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by Roger de Coverly
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rating/grading bounds correlations
Replies: 28
Views: 2060

Re: Rating/grading bounds correlations

although they have similarities they are basically different and cannot be cobbled together, satisfactorily, in an elegant, mainly seamless fashion. For those playing exclusively in the 4NCL and FIDE rated tournaments in England, it's a case of having two different measures of the same results. The...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Is there a win here?
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: Is there a win here?

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:41 pm

How do you look it up?
Search position using database software.

Initially I thought the position had arisen from the Zaitsev line in the Spanish. It turned out to be the closely related Breyer instead
by Roger de Coverly
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF ACCREDITED COACH: COMPLAINTS SYSTEM?
Replies: 38
Views: 3019

Re: ECF ACCREDITED COACH: COMPLAINTS SYSTEM?

Claims for £600-700 are quite common I know for rogue trader builder/roofer type actions, but I don't know enough about the system to say you can definitely bring a number of smaller claims together easily, and just pay the fees for the action once. We don't know the full story, but it's presumably...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF ACCREDITED COACH: COMPLAINTS SYSTEM?
Replies: 38
Views: 3019

Re: ECF ACCREDITED COACH: COMPLAINTS SYSTEM?

it's unlikely that s/he will want to resort to Law over sums which are small even by Small Claims Court standards. An earlier posert wrote of several hundred pounds in total. A Congress found itself in the Small Claims Court when it withheld a prize from the winner of a rating restricted section wh...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF ACCREDITED COACH: COMPLAINTS SYSTEM?
Replies: 38
Views: 3019

Re: ECF ACCREDITED COACH: COMPLAINTS SYSTEM?

Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:48 pm
However it would not solve the immediate problem, namely the refund of fees.
Does the ECF need to be involved? Make a claim at the Small Claims Court.
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 5588

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

Apologies if I've missed an explanation here or on the ECF website but what is the age restriction for the "Seniors Rated" event from 27th to 31st July? I doubt they've defined what it is. The announcement suggests that second week adult events were still to be finalised. Presumably it would still ...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 5588

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

Anyway, a 10am start is unpleasant too. The way the notes are drafted implies that the Over 50 and Over 65 start at 9:15 am on the final Sunday. On this year's room layout, they shared with the Championship and Major Open, so a differential start seems unlikely. I do wonder how much demand there wo...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 5588

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

A schedule for the festival is available here. This is scheduling the British Championship and Major Open from Saturday 18th July to Sunday 26th July with the Seniors tournaments running from Monday 20th to Sunday 26th. Given that the Congress will still be running on Monday 27th, is there any real...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Champions Showdown - Kasparov playing Sept 2nd - 5th
Replies: 15
Views: 1232

Re: Champions Showdown - Kasparov playing Sept 2nd - 5th

Having not played this time control before I kept staring at the clock waiting for it to move rather than looking at the position. Does it depend on the make of clock? I had an idea that DGTs add the delay. So if you have five seconds left with ten second delay, it jumps to fifteen to show the time...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix
Replies: 60
Views: 4788

Re: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix

Ian Thompson wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:23 am

Where's the evidence for this?
If the calculations use the entire grading data, they are going to be blind to when the data was submitted. To enforce the submission date would require using a subset of grading data with late submitted results excluded.
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix
Replies: 60
Views: 4788

Re: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix

As I've said in other threads, it was known that the July list missed events out even when it was published in July If result reporting is so poor that Grand Prix positions cannot reliably be reported in near real time then monthly rating is a non-starter until these problems can be sorted out. It'...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Preferences for a weekender
Replies: 23
Views: 1616

Re: Preferences for a weekender

The 7-round Easter Weekenders, such as the Surrey (recently revived as a 5-rounder Fri. - Sun. ) and Southend (still going on), are what I remember as the only regular local tournaments where a FIDE part-rating could be tried for in the old days. FIDE had a rule specifying a minimum number of round...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Is there a win here?
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: Is there a win here?

AValjee wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:34 pm
Can white win?
It's a position from an actual game, so I've looked it up. The winning idea is quite spectacular.
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rating/grading bounds correlations
Replies: 28
Views: 2060

Re: Rating/grading bounds correlations

If a player has only a FIDE or ECF number then use that. If they have both use the average of FIDE and converted ECF. Perhaps that could be followed through into the number used for pairings. It would avoid the apparent randomisation when the top half by FIDE rating meets the bottom half in the fir...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rating/grading bounds correlations
Replies: 28
Views: 2060

Re: Rating/grading bounds correlations

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.) You could fall in line with the 4NCL Congresses or alternatively diverge from them. FIDE Rated U2000: Open to (1) FIDE rated players rated bel...