Tim Just

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As long as there have been chess rules there have been thousands of different ways of bending them. Sometimes those bends are intentional, but most… Read More »
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An Unrated Wins the Upset Prize Chess rules simply can’t be written to cover every possibility, especially for unintended results.… Read More »
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What did the Delegates do this year at their annual meeting rulebook-wise?Read More »
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A lot of the same kind of info appears in just about every tournament ad: dates, round times, time controls, prizes, site address, entry fees, bye… Read More »
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Just what is a wiggle room rule? A specifically worded rule with some leeway—an escape hatch—built into it. In the chess universe that means someone… Read More »
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Here is my list of inspirations of what yours truly would like to see at tournaments. Read More »
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An unrated player is a puzzle waiting to be solved. On the one hand they are often—especially at the scholastic level—beginners that are just… Read More »
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Without TDs (tournament directors) chess events would be a mess. Someone has to process those entries—though organizers (often the TD) can also crank… Read More »
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