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by Paul McKeown
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Preferences for a weekender
Replies: 23
Views: 1890

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: 1890

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: 2336

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: 2336

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: 1890

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: 2336

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: 1890

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: 1890

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: 2336

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: 1503

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: 1890

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.
by Paul McKeown
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rating/grading bounds correlations
Replies: 28
Views: 2336

Rating/grading bounds correlations

What are people's view of the best correlations between bounds for tournament sections and/or grading prizes, please?

One could use the formula of FIDE = 7.5 * ECF + 700.

However, that seems to put most ECF grades - to my eye anyway - at too high a FIDE level.

What do others suggest?
by Paul McKeown
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Preferences for a weekender
Replies: 23
Views: 1890

Preferences for a weekender

I would be obliged if players could give me their preferences for a proposed new weekender tournament.
by Paul McKeown
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running a standard play tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: Running a standard play tournament

Thanks all for your prompt and helpful responses.

I guess I will scrap the idea of the inaugural Richmond Star Barred taking place at the start of December. This is a project that gets postponed every time it is attempted: there never seems to be a suitable time in the calendar!
by Paul McKeown
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE title hierarchy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1503

Re: FIDE title hierarchy?

A similar situation may have applied regarding 'correspondence' chess for some time - I know of an otb player no better than about 150 (ECF grade) who attained a rating of 2400 plus, and a master title to boot, in postal play. I was at university with a player who was graded 120 or 130 otb. He has ...