Ingo_Zachos wrote:Great and heroic effort, Sune.
At last we got it!
You are absolutely right that especially those who claim that numbers irritate them made at least a few totally illegal moves in each of their games.
At least if we assume their own record would be accurate
I would not slap them, but it must be recommended to use numbered boards, as they seem to need it badly, including two very reknown World Champions.
Ingo_Zachos wrote:One last request:
are the games of the women and junior event, and if I may dream, also the games of the Irish Open 2010, recorded?
I do not demand them to publish them at once, as I know it takes time to decipher,enter and check them all, but were these games recorded for the history books of our game?
They surely deserve to be preserved.
Alex_Moiseyev wrote:People, who require numbered board should be recognise on the street:
They have to wear T-shirts with message: "Learning numbers every day !"
Yes I also have those scoresheets but I got very tired when I attempted to transcribe the games since they were in an even worse shape.
Mac, thanks for your input.Mac Banks wrote:I know most players don't like a numbered checker board but this is what it make take to get the games copied correctly.
Alex_Moiseyev wrote:Mac, thanks for your input.Mac Banks wrote:I know most players don't like a numbered checker board but this is what it make take to get the games copied correctly.
What makes you think this way ? We know that on numbered boards people makes errors in recording, but why you think number of error will be significantly dropped on numbered boards ?
This is quite untested statement. And indeed - these numbers has alot of disturbing influence on quality of games.
Alex_Moiseyev wrote:We are worry about quality of recording, but the main value is - quality of games themselves ... thats why we want these games be recorded and that why we heend them for history.
I am recording all my games since 1996, more than 2,000 today, and usually I make mistake only 3-4 times during standard state tournament, - 12-14 games, 250-300 moves. And all other master players have the same or close percentage. When pressure is growing (like in Beijing) - the percentage of errors is also growing, and numbered boards will not help us much to improve things.
Alex_Moiseyev wrote:Starting using numbered boards will beneft some players for expense of other. We have to think about ordinary master and grandmaster players, not only novice elite.
Alex_Moiseyev wrote:I am OK if my opponent use numbered board outside of my observation, 10-15 feets away - so I can't see him/her and this F(ine) board.
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