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by Paul McKeown
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phone latest
Replies: 10
Views: 2023

Re: Mobile Phone latest

Most of this is paranoid drivel. Android is open source and anyone can inspect the source code, compile it and reinstall on their phone if they believe their phone is compromised. They are free to find any security flaws, write their own code to remove them and install their modified code, too. Ther...
by Paul McKeown
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 5949 moves : is this a maximum ?
Replies: 7
Views: 891

Re: 5949 moves : is this a maximum ?

It assumes the 50 move rule as being automatically enforceable. That is, as we know, not correct. It is the 75 move rule that is a guillotine.
by Paul McKeown
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rating/grading bounds correlations
Replies: 28
Views: 2056

Re: Rating/grading bounds correlations

You seem dissatisfied with Stewart's, above, response - perhaps because he refuses to cooperate, here, in trying to get the two systems to come closer together and kind of agree more with each other in a better/best possible fit? I would prefer it if you were not to put words into my mouth, as I ha...
by Paul McKeown
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rating/grading bounds correlations
Replies: 28
Views: 2056

Re: Rating/grading bounds correlations

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:38 pm
Why does anyybody expect the ECF Grade to coincide precisely with a FIDE Rating and that to wrok wih different numbers?
And here we have a typical rhetorical device. Attack a strawman and do it to death.
by Paul McKeown
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Preferences for a weekender
Replies: 23
Views: 1614

Re: Preferences for a weekender

John, you can always vote for multiple options, if there are several formats that appeal.

I would add "BankHol. Fri. - Mon. 7 rounds" if I knew how, but it doesn't seem possible to amend the poll options after initial declaration. Apologies for the ineptitude.
by Paul McKeown
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Preferences for a weekender
Replies: 23
Views: 1614

Re: Preferences for a weekender

what kind of weekender do you primarily prefer I barely play these days at all. Too busy trying to organise. I'm trying to ascertain what active players themselves would like to see, rather than project my own ideas. (The idea of personally playing a standard play at the moment would terrify me! I ...
by Paul McKeown
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rating/grading bounds correlations
Replies: 28
Views: 2056

Re: Rating/grading bounds correlations

Thanks, Roger, but isn't that just per the current formula (FIDE = 7.5 * ECF + 700), rounded to the nearest nice number? (It's also agrees exactly with the old formula, FIDE = 8 * ECF + 600, which held from the 1970s will into the 2000s...) Do you think 175 and 2000 are equivalent? (My impression is...
by Paul McKeown
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rating/grading bounds correlations
Replies: 28
Views: 2056

Re: Rating/grading bounds correlations

Roger, rather a gnomic utterance. Pinning you down on a number is the devil's own job. Would you care to make an actual suggestion? (I'm trying to set fair cut-offs for grading prizes and section entries, not some abstruse "ranking" exercise.)
by Paul McKeown
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Preferences for a weekender
Replies: 23
Views: 1614

Re: Preferences for a weekender

That's 240 minutes (4 hours) for each player. 8 hours elapsed time in total for two rounds. Add a third game and it's 12 hours. Roger, I think you mean it's 4 hours for the game, not for each player. Yes, 12 hours for 3 games, which is in accordance with the regulation: 3. Playing Time per Day 3.1 ...
by Paul McKeown
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rating/grading bounds correlations
Replies: 28
Views: 2056

Re: Rating/grading bounds correlations

Ok, I'm going to make a proposal: 2200 approx 210 (official formula gives 200) 2000 approx 185 (173) 1800 approx 160 (147) 1600 approx 135 (120) 1400 approx 110 (93) Does this reflect reality? Am I off-beam? Or am I just attempting the impossible, riding two horses, the stably rated adult population...
by Paul McKeown
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Preferences for a weekender
Replies: 23
Views: 1614

Re: Preferences for a weekender

These would correspond to the following time limits >2200 90 minutes per player per game plus 30 seconds per move If the intention is to run a tournament that's both Open and FIDE rated, the choice of formats is constrained by the four hour or longer sessions this time limit implies. I think Hastin...
by Paul McKeown
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Preferences for a weekender
Replies: 23
Views: 1614

Re: Preferences for a weekender

Brian, you could always make some choices in the poll, and then specify your assumptions in making your assumptions, and even how your choices would vary if the assumptions changed. FIDE sets three basic rating bands for the rating of standard play tournaments: For a game to be rated, each player m...
by Paul McKeown
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rating/grading bounds correlations
Replies: 28
Views: 2056

Re: Rating/grading bounds correlations

Brian, thank you for all the work that you have put into improving the grading system over many years, now, and good luck with the conversion to four digits (hugely overdue*) and monthly updates (one hopes this one is not a "Bridge too Far"). What would you suggest are suitable corresponding ECF bou...
by Paul McKeown
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE title hierarchy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1260

Re: FIDE title hierarchy?

Happy to believe that some correspondence players can be 200 or 300 points better than otb. One need only think of CJS Purdy, for instance. A decent IM for the time, otb, but the first correspondence world champion. Certainly no computer assistance, back then. It's not however credible if they are 5...
by Paul McKeown
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Preferences for a weekender
Replies: 23
Views: 1614

Re: Preferences for a weekender

I have no idea, Matt. Just trying to work out what people would like to see in a new tournament.