A Conversation for Etiquette for Chess Spectators
Martin Harper Started conversation Sep 18, 2002
It's a piece edited in-house, so naturally it's typo city...
> "knocking into a player may force him to touch a player"
or, more critically, touch a PIECE.
> "The result is that the longer the tournament progresses the more of the top players you are going to have to get a result against most of them to remain in with a chance of winning."
> "So, apart from the first round where the top ranked player faces the player with the best ranking from the lower half of the draw, all the best action is going to start to become focused on the top few boards as these are players, who even dropping half a point, might jeopardise their success in the tournament."
try "who in dropping even half a point", I guess. And split into a couple of sentences, preferably.
the third man(temporary armistice)n strike) Posted Sep 18, 2002
What about the great chess walkers. Kasparov I believe is one of chess's all-time great stage pacers. Also, how about the snacks? Was it the Spassky-Fischer match were one side were accused of sending messages via yogurt?
j Posted Sep 18, 2002
Karpov vs Korchnoi in the 1978 World Championship wasn't it?
Tube - the being being back for the time being Posted Sep 18, 2002
"There will always be a point in a game that a player has to make a choice between two moves of equal outcome in their eyes; it may have lead to victory or success depending on what the opponent had seen."
Rather: "... victory or defeat..."
"... failure or success..." ?
Great entry, nevertheless.
djemaelfna Posted Sep 20, 2002
lucinda (and Al, apparently) you are so right to point out these errors. is the general opinion of the editors that if you cant make the piece interesting, at least make it grammatically torturous? if the contributors at the beeb are editing articles for offensive content they should also allow the same censor police to edit the boring, the illiterate and the plain incomprehensible.
Recumbentman Posted May 22, 2005
'By in large', near the beginning. The usual expression is 'by and large' -- is this a Belfast version?
Array Posted Nov 24, 2008
"There will always be a point in a game that a player has to make a choice between two moves of equal outcome in their eyes; it may have ***lead*** to victory or success depending on what the opponent had seen."
"Lead" is a mineral useful for blocking radiation. "Led" is the past-tense of "to lead", the verb meaning....umm..... "To lead."
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