Giulio Simeone wrote:What do you think about it? When I play chess tournaments, I often think that with a bit more of imagination and flexibility, they could be much interesting and enjoyable.
Roger de Coverly wrote:What you describe is the equivalent of the normal British model, look at the e2e4 website for instance.
Giulio Simeone wrote:However, often there are several unrated players who play in our open tournaments, let's say 10% - 20%, and that's a bit annoying as games are often very unbalanced.
Giulio Simeone wrote: Around here, instead, often novices and unrated players play in the unique open tournament:
John McKenna wrote:This concept extended downwards could result in a Major section 1800-2199 for rated players only and a Minor for those rated below 1800 and all unrateds!?
John McKenna wrote:. However, there are no lower limits (such as the Dieren Open's no lower than 2200) in force in English events. I wonder why? I've seen it said by some 2200-2400 players that they don't like to play people rated below that range in case they fail to win.
John McKenna wrote:Upper limits on sections below Open are strictly enforced. However, there are no lower limits (such as the Dieren Open's no lower than 2200) in force in English events. I wonder why?
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