MAJOR WTF blocking live feed for thousands of viewers of a very, very important chess event






  • It's just a treat.

    Stupid humour, and crap software! Combined, can ru(-in?)le the world. Enjoy!!!



  • To cut the story short, a Bulgarian Mayor was supposed to play the first move of the Carlsen-Topalov game. He actually played two moves, only to say a stupid joke that at their place "they had a special rule that allowed that".

    The chess software (responsible for transmitting the moves) choked, and none of the engineers of M-TEL was able to restore it!!! It's a telecommunications company for Pete's sake!



  •  I must be missing something.

    How does the software shitting itself prevent broadcast of the game?



  • The relaying system wasn't manual; it was integrated with the board, so when sensors detected a move, a program would automatically broadcast it.

    Why they didn't, or couldn't, just reset the frikking machine, is beyond me. Perhaps they don't manufacture "reset" buttons in Bulgaria?

    They Mayor either hadn't a clue, or wasn't informed of just how crappy the software was!

    Now the chess community will forever remember as "the Borisov Gambit" (after the Mayor's name) those two particular illegal opening moves that left thousands of chess funs wondering just what was happening...

    (Why they didn't just email the moves? I guess they hardly have computers over at M-Tel's...)



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    very, very important chess event

     

    I don't think that means what you think it means...



  • @notromda said:

     

    very, very important chess event

     

    I don't think that means what you think it means...


    Hey...how do you know what I mean? :)



  • @ounos said:

    The relaying system wasn't manual; it was integrated with the board, so when sensors detected a move, a program would automatically broadcast it.

    Why they didn't, or couldn't, just reset the frikking machine, is beyond me. Perhaps they don't manufacture "reset" buttons in Bulgaria?

    They Mayor either hadn't a clue, or wasn't informed of just how crappy the software was!

    Now the chess community will forever remember as "the Borisov Gambit" (after the Mayor's name) those two particular illegal opening moves that left thousands of chess funs wondering just what was happening...

    (Why they didn't just email the moves? I guess they hardly have computers over at M-Tel's...)

     

    Why didn't they just aim the frikking cameras themselves?



  • @Master Chief said:

    @ounos said:

    The relaying system wasn't manual; it was integrated with the board, so when sensors detected a move, a program would automatically broadcast it.

    Why they didn't, or couldn't, just reset the frikking machine, is beyond me. Perhaps they don't manufacture "reset" buttons in Bulgaria?

    They Mayor either hadn't a clue, or wasn't informed of just how crappy the software was!

    Now the chess community will forever remember as "the Borisov Gambit" (after the Mayor's name) those two particular illegal opening moves that left thousands of chess funs wondering just what was happening...

    (Why they didn't just email the moves? I guess they hardly have computers over at M-Tel's...)

     

    Why didn't they just aim the frikking cameras themselves?


    Dunno. Probably in communist Bulgaria, the camera aims you.



  • @ounos said:

    Combined, can ru(-in?)le the world.
    Ruinle?

    Damn near front-page worthy though.



  • @Master Chief said:

    Why didn't they just aim the frikking cameras themselves?

     

    ARE YOU INSANE??!!?!!1!?!!?!one? FOR F*CK'S SAKE HOW DO YOU EVEN DARE TO THINK ABOUT THAT?!!?!?!?

    Borisov The Terrible was there pal. Do you have any idea of what could have happened if cameras suddenly stops aiming him?

    Choices were blood or cameras on Borisov. Hell, he's powerful enough to alter chess's rules!. Please, don't ever, EVER, say that again.



  • Wow. It seems that the Borisov Gambit inventor broke his leg playing soccer the day after the incident.

    Bad Karma? WTF?



  • @Xelort said:

    ARE YOU INSANE??!!?!!1!?!!?!one? FOR F*CK'S SAKE HOW DO YOU EVEN DARE TO THINK ABOUT THAT?!!?!?!?

    Borisov The Terrible was there pal. Do you have any idea of what could have happened if cameras suddenly stops aiming him?

    Choices were blood or cameras on Borisov. Hell, he's powerful enough to alter chess's rules!. Please, don't ever, EVER, say that again.

     

    O_____o


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