Tim Just

just the Rules by Tim Just
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 »
just the Rules by Tim Just
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 »
just the Rules by Tim Just
Here is my list of inspirations of what yours truly would like to see at tournaments. Read More »
just the Rules by Tim Just
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 »
just the Rules by Tim Just
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 »
just the Rules by Tim Just
Nostalgia has a way of making us feel good about the past. We look at things through the “warm and fuzzy” lens of time. We tend to ignore the idea… Read More »
just the Rules by Tim Just
It’s the small stuff that makes up the quality of a good tournament experience. You have some control over that. Have a look at an… Read More »
Tim Just, CLO columnist
The claim of insufficient losing chances while playing in sudden death has taken a long windy path to return right back where it started.Read More »
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