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by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 234
Views: 10226

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

I don't know what's going on in Saric-Najer, but it looks fun.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3045
Views: 135085

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:11 pm
What does it mean that "terror is a self-fulfilling prophecy"?
A self-fulfilling prophecy is one where the existence of the prophecy itself causes the events it prophesies to happen. So in this case it would be that the knowledge of future terror would itself be terrifying.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship
Replies: 35
Views: 2158

Re: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship

Football goes to great lengths to avoid pairings that will cause this sort of incident. That's true in that, as in sport generally, Israel is rather curiously defined as being in Europe rather than Asia. Individual globally based events are more difficult to fix. There are rather more restrictions ...
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship
Replies: 35
Views: 2158

Re: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship

(I'm not sure what would happen if they did. Would FIDE invalidate norms from their own event?) I would certainly hope so. One thing that the new administration has got right is to follow other sports in outlawing such discrimatory behaviour. It is disappointing, although perhaps not surprising, th...
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship
Replies: 35
Views: 2158

Re: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship

Can’t they manipulate the pairings slightly to avoid somebody having to default? FIDE have, in their infinite wisdom, decided that slightly-less-than-strictly-by-the-rules pairings are a greater evil than by-the-rules pairings that won't actually be played, and so the arbiters are not allowed to do...
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Irish Chess Union Rating Conversion?
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Irish Chess Union Rating Conversion?

I suggest you do a linear interpolation from the FIDE and ICU ratings you have to work out what FIDE rating that player would probably have if they had one, and then convert from that.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 234
Views: 10226

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:30 pm
Tari v Paehtz 1-0 with no moves
Elisabeth's ill.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 234
Views: 10226

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:23 am
Perhaps the KO event we have just seen should not be a qualifier for the World Championship as it confuses the issue?
The knockout is fine; it's the qualification by rating that's the issue. It's the only method of the four where playing extra chess games can make you less likely to qualify.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 5560

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

Rule E could arguably be clearer; the intention of it, and the way I'm interpreting the rules, is that provided the tournament's number of rounds, time controls, arbiting team and so on are appropriate for a norm event, the event is a qualifier.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 5560

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

I'm also keeping track of qualifiers by route E, which gets calculated before route F for events where it matters. The ones I know of so far are:

South Wales International: Jonathan Blackburn, Alex Bullen, Grzegorz Toczek
Paignton: Justin Horton
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 5560

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

I am monitoring it as best I can. So far, from events I know about, we have: South Wales International: Mike Waddington 4NCL South Normanton: John Merriman, Martin Burrows, Henrik Stepanyan, Max Turner, (Additionally from that event: Rajat Makkar, whose TPR goes above 2300 if we drop his round 1 win.)
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12458

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

I did manage to work it out by a process of elimination; white clearly hadn't opened 1.e4 or 1.d4, so it was probably an English, with the c3 pawn being the original b-pawn.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Mike Kaye
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Mike Kaye

Just got a message from Mike Kaye's son, saying that he recently died at the age of 84.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12458

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

There's a wildcard place, and a limited number of ways to become eligible for it, and among them are "finish in the top non-qualifying place in any of the official qualifying events". One wild card is selected by the organizer. This player must participate in at least two of the three qualifying tou...
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would You Pay Extra to Win Prize Money?
Replies: 42
Views: 2648

Re: Would You Pay Extra to Win Prize Money?

The last tournament I played in had no prizes (but then, it was a title-norm all-play-all, so there was still something at stake for six of the ten competitors).