Yes, I understand why notations are made. What I don't understand is why the PLAYER make them. The coaches at least are standing right there, right? Although I guess coaches could have multiple players going at once.
zippy: Impressive how DU was able to answer in a matter of picoseconds. Trillions of them.
DU deserves our praise. How many attoboys would be sufficient?
Christian Bauer, tied for first in the penultimate round, learned that his four-month old son had died, and withdrew. … After consultation with the players, the final round was cancelled and a playoff was to be held to determine the champion of the final three, Bauer having left. However, in a show of solidarity, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Etienne Bacrot, and Romain Edouard refused, and the understanding federation declared the four as joint champions.
That's a fun disparity... no interest in update the basic technology of the board
but no attention paid to the really glaringly, punishingly obvious vulnerability of letting players sit their with basically unsupervised handheld computers!
Muradian remains convinced [eNotate is] hack-proof.
The USCF rulebook specifically states that to gain tournament certification, vendors of electronic score sheets must prove that anybody using the score sheet "cannot access a chess engine or any stored games, openings, or analysis contained within the electronics of the device."
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