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by Paul Dupré
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 87
Views: 13793

Re: Minimum Grades

Is there any-one on here that would let this guy play in an under 170 event. Kidlington allowed it, but he got hacked up. http://www.ecfgrading.org.uk/?ref=101820G&listid=173402054 Is he the same as this guy . I believe they are the same. Different FIDE rating code though. After further investigati...
by Paul Dupré
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 87
Views: 13793

Re: Minimum Grades

Grading/rating has to be accurate, but also has to be informed. Is there any-one on here that would let this guy play in an under 170 event. I personally don't believe anybody should be aloud to enter a grading limited event if they don't have a grade. I see too many graded events won by ungraded p...
by Paul Dupré
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 87
Views: 13793

Re: Minimum Grades

Sean Hewitt wrote:
Paul Dupré wrote:Now the only chess I am involved in is grading the Surrey Chess Congress, so I want to know who is playing in our event.
Good to know. Let's hope you do a better job than the guy who FIDE rated the 2010 Surrey Major event. What a cock up that was.
Enlighten me.......
by Paul Dupré
Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bullying at chess
Replies: 69
Views: 7207

Re: Bullying at chess

I've come across this before, but it was the juniors and not the adults using these distracting tactics. I've also had a Junior in forced mate - and rather than make his one remaining move or resign, he simply allowed all his time to run out (about 30 minutes :roll:) He then stood up and left the b...
by Paul Dupré
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 87
Views: 13793

Re: Minimum Grades

Oh, and another problem with the casual way ECF approach grading. Tony is Anthony, Bill is William, Andy is Andrew etc. etc. etc. so amateurish. I don't care what you nickname is your real name is 'Smith, Thomas', not Tommy 'Bulldog' Smith.

When are the ECF going to get a grip?
by Paul Dupré
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 87
Views: 13793

Re: Minimum Grades

Sean Hewitt wrote:
Paul Dupré wrote:Now the only chess I am involved in is grading the Surrey Chess Congress, so I want to know who is playing in our event.
Good to know. Let's hope you do a better job than the guy who FIDE rated the 2010 Surrey Major event. What a cock up that was.
There was no mistakes there you know...
by Paul Dupré
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Deaths of Chess Players
Replies: 22
Views: 7753

Re: Deaths of Chess Players

Vera Menchik survived the German bombing of the National Chess Centre on 23 September 1940 where she was manager (http://www.westlondonchess.com/node/134) but died when a V-1 rocket hit her home in Kent on June 26, 1944. Does anyone have marriage records as I just read that she was Vera Menchik-Ste...
by Paul Dupré
Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Deaths of Chess Players
Replies: 22
Views: 7753

Re: Deaths of Chess Players

Vera Menchik survived the German bombing of the National Chess Centre on 23 September 1940 where she was manager (http://www.westlondonchess.com/node/134) but died when a V-1 rocket hit her home in Kent on June 26, 1944. Does anyone have marriage records as I just read that she was Vera Menchik-Ste...
by Paul Dupré
Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 87
Views: 13793

Re: Minimum Grades

Mistakes keep happening. OK an example, I've just noticed a new member called Johnathan Rothwell, on the ECF grading list as Jonathan Rothwell - simple mistake maybe, but a mistake all the same. Unless we started asking for proof of identity for all new players, then what chance have we got of ever ...
by Paul Dupré
Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Title norms held by English players
Replies: 97
Views: 18870

Re: Title norms held by English players

Paul Dupré wrote:Can we have a chart of titles (GM, IM, FM, WGM, WIM, WFM) achieved over the last 40 years.
Numbers on the Y-Axis, years on the X-Axis please.

Thanks, Paul
EnglishGMs.png
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A starting point - 39 GMs, though missing year for Tony Kosten.
by Paul Dupré
Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 87
Views: 13793

Re: Minimum Grades

IMO, there is very little need for official 'real time ratings' under the ECF system, either to ensure the accuracy of the system, or to fulfill the purpose of creating a rating list at all. OK, understand where your coming from Richard. However, think about this - what about all the data that's lo...
by Paul Dupré
Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 87
Views: 13793

Re: Minimum Grades

Practicalities surely. Elo based systems don't have any problem with discarding results against players without a rating. If you want to include such games in a recalculation for a rated player, then you need to know what to include. Online servers get around this problem by giving all new players ...
by Paul Dupré
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 87
Views: 13793

Re: Minimum Grades

Stop trying to big up how the "successful ECF grading system" works. It's obvious that the latest "improvement" was a MASSIVE disaster. A massive disaster in the sense that it provides a reliable rating system to estimate the strength of players who play games under the auspices of the ECF? What ar...
by Paul Dupré
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 87
Views: 13793

Re: Minimum Grades

30 was chosen because there is a 95% confidence in the grade being correct. Further explanation can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confidence_interval 10 is another confidence interval, but I can't remember off-hand exactly what it is. It was reduced to 9 because there was enough deman...
by Paul Dupré
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 87
Views: 13793

Re: Minimum Grades

If you want near real time ratings, you cannot hold up the processing for a new player to play another 15 games. I agree, but I don't care what solution you come up with, whether it's a continuous Clarke Grading System or an Elo Rating System (preferable). I just want action - and I don't see it. T...