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Old January 21st 17, 03:15 PM posted to rec.games.chess.misc
Paul
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Default Adjustment to the way the piece drop rule is enforced

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SotLa7akTwo

This video features games which are lost through a touchmove or piece drop
violation.

In important games where one arbiter is available to watch throughout, I don't
understand why players are being forced to snitch on their opponents.

This is terrible for player-player relationships -- there's already enough
animosity as it is.

The arbiter should be alert to the piece drop and the arbiter should
stop the game and award the point if necessary. The onus should not
be on the players to point out that their opponents have violated touchmove
or piece drop rules. Where one arbiter is available for an entire game,
the rules should explicitly say that a piece drop or touchmove violation
only happens if the arbiter sees it happen, or if the offender volunteers
a confession.

The system shown on the video is equivalent to Wimbledon players calling
their opponents' shots out.

Otherwise, why even have arbiters?

Paul
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Old February 18th 17, 10:13 PM posted to rec.games.chess.misc
RayLopez99
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Default Adjustment to the way the piece drop rule is enforced

On Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:15:48 AM UTC-5, Paul wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SotLa7akTwo

This video features games which are lost through a touchmove or piece drop
violation.

In important games where one arbiter is available to watch throughout, I don't
understand why players are being forced to snitch on their opponents.

This is terrible for player-player relationships -- there's already enough
animosity as it is.

The arbiter should be alert to the piece drop and the arbiter should
stop the game and award the point if necessary. The onus should not
be on the players to point out that their opponents have violated touchmove
or piece drop rules. Where one arbiter is available for an entire game,
the rules should explicitly say that a piece drop or touchmove violation
only happens if the arbiter sees it happen, or if the offender volunteers
a confession.

The system shown on the video is equivalent to Wimbledon players calling
their opponents' shots out.

Otherwise, why even have arbiters?

Paul


Without watching the video, based on your description, I agree.

RL
 




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