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by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1442

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Maybe a project should be undertaken to put these neglected games online. With those with access to BCM and CHESS going back a long time, working with those who do databases (such as Britbase and others - not sure what others I am thinking of right now!).
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 11
Views: 535

Re: One Hundred years celebration

I think David is referring to the fact that this appears to be the 100th county championship competition; it was first contested in 1908 but not during the war years. A good spot that. I think that we are indebted to the current Controller, Mark Murrell, for the spot. Indeed. For the record, Mark M...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: England's highest rated player
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: England's highest rated player

Can anyone actually shed any light on this? Like, which games have been (or will be) officially rated and which have not? (Gawain Jones got a good result in Reykjavik and has a live rating of 2701.8, Howell has a live rating of 2697.8, Adams has a live rating of 2692.7, but two games may not have be...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2995

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

Oh, does Gawain lose on tie-break? Still, maybe we can argue until the cows come home who is England's leading player by rating?

Oh, Gawain looks to be fourth on tie-break, with eight(!) players tying for first.

Final standings.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 44
Views: 1920

Re: Old Chestnut

I was going to say that there will likely have been cases like this already (generally, unless the person is a prominent player, gender changes and/or reassignment won't be obvious outside the circle of those who know the person). Alex, can I ask if FIDE have had to handle this sort of thing as well...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2666

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

Thanks for the updates and explanations. Were there any norms (is it possible to look that up anywhere rather than try and calculate it)?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2666

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

Sadly, in round 8 of the 50+, Keith lost to Sturua and Terry drew, putting them both out of contention for medals. The joint leaders (Sturua and Pavlovic) won in the last two rounds and the tiebreak is very close. [There are some errors in the round 7 totals given in Tim's summary for the round 8 pa...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2666

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

Terry Chapman lost in round 6 (to Milos Pavlovic), but in round 7 he is one of a group of 5 on 4.5/6, half a point behind his conqueror who is the new leader. Keith Arkell in a group of 6 on 4/6. Round 7 is later today. Terry playing Fabio Bruno.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: April Council meeting 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2649

Re: April Council meeting 2019

Agree that a bit more of a breakdown would help. Including trainer/coach fees. Hope the disparity in appearance fee totals between the men (sorry, Open) and women's team is not too much... (even giving that might divulge too much information, but it would be good to have that - and no-one has I don'...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2666

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

Board 2 was drawn as well. That leaves Terry Chapman still in the sole lead by half a point with four rounds to go, having played the top two seeds. Let's hope he can keep that lead intact in the next round and indeed to the end of the event!
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2666

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

I think that game is still in progress, despite being shown as a win for Black.

Terry Chapman drew with Zurab Sturura, so will be at least still tied for the lead depending on the result on board 2.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April
Replies: 37
Views: 2183

Re: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April

This column:

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/ ... azerbaijan

Yes, +5, 7/9, two points ahead of second place, a TPR of nearly 2991, and a live rating of 2860.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: International News
Topic: England's highest rated player
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: England's highest rated player

(For the record, in the April 2019 FIDE rating list, Howell was number 37 in the world at 2701, Adams was number 40 at 2698 and Jones was number 41 at 2698; with the same number of games for Adams and Jones, I presume the order there was done alphabetically?) If players are tied on rating, the one ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: England's highest rated player
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: England's highest rated player

Oh. Thanks for spotting that, David. I seem to have jumped the gun here. My opinion of 2700chess has gone down a bit now! :? [Part of me does wonder how much the players themselves find the prospect of all being around the same rating for the next few months - daunting, exciting, motivating, irrelev...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: England's highest rated player
Replies: 9
Views: 833

England's highest rated player

In the live ratings, due to draws and losses in the Bundesliga by Mickey Adams and David Howell, the new number one for England is Gawain Jones (currently at his highest ever rating of 2698). Is this the first time Gawain has been number one in the ratings for England (live or published)? (For the r...