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by Sean Hewitt
Tue May 31, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4508

Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

Gatwick PrizeWinners With the addition of several grading prizes, £3,200 prize money was paid out in total as follows:- Open Name nat T rat. Place Prize MF tot W-We Bates, Richard A ENG IM 2321 1= £283.33 M 5.5 1.11 Wells, Peter K ENG GM 2424 1= £283.33 M 5.5 0.25 Hebden, Mark L ENG GM 2506 1= £283...
by Sean Hewitt
Mon May 30, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4508

Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

All results from all sections now online at www.e2e4.org.uk together with pgns from all four sections.
by Sean Hewitt
Sun May 29, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4508

Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Can't see any results from Gatwick yet. Though the advert space at the website did try to persuade me to vote 'Leave' in the European referendum.
Nothing to do with me! Google Ads tailors it's adverts according to the users browsing history.
by Sean Hewitt
Sun May 29, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4508

Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

Sean Hewitt wrote:By my reckoning she would go to 2327.8 in that scenrio so your premise about her potential ranking is correct!
Didn't quite work out Open Results
by Sean Hewitt
Sun May 29, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4508

Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

I'm sure Jack, Lawrence and/or Sean will correct me if I'm wrong, but this is how I see it. At this moment Akshaya, for the purposes of the exercise still 2223 (Sean gives 2233 above, but I assume this is a typo) is playing John Richardson, 2311, a difference of 78 points which translates to an exp...
by Sean Hewitt
Sun May 29, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4508

Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

8.56 K is the development coefficient. K = 40 for a player new to the rating list until he has completed events with at least 30 games K = 20 as long as a player's rating remains under 2400. K = 10 once a player's published rating has reached 2400 and remains at that level subsequently, even if the...
by Sean Hewitt
Sun May 29, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4508

Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

The most important aspect of this table is that Akshaya's rating has surged to within close range, 21 points or less, of her rivals, including Vaishari and Shuvalova against whom she has had difficulty in World Girls tournaments. And there are still four rounds to go. Given that she is still playin...
by Sean Hewitt
Sat May 28, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4508

Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

Carl Hibbard wrote:Do we have the game score?
Hi Carl - if you go to www.e2e4.org.uk you can download all the pgn files. Round 3 games are already input and uploaded onto the website.
by Sean Hewitt
Sat May 28, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4508

e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

It's a bit early for results as we've only just finished round 3, but congratulations to British Women's Champion Akshaya Kalaiyalahan whose draw with Mark Hebden takes her live rating to 2303 and with that the right to claim the FIDE Master title. :D https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTypH6lW4AEuFoZ.jpg
by Sean Hewitt
Sat May 28, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: The plans for the Grading System
Replies: 261
Views: 22921

Re: The plans for the Grading System

An API to consume real-time grading and membership data is vital. Downloading the grading database periodically is no real hardship, but live membership would be useful not only for leagues who have eligibility rules but also for congresses. Being able to report grading results automatically is a gi...
by Sean Hewitt
Sun May 22, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Gatwick Summer Bank Holiday Congress 26-29 August 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 647

e2e4 Gatwick Summer Bank Holiday Congress 26-29 August 2016

Entries are now open for the e2e4 Gatwick Summer Bank Holiday Congress, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Gatwick from 26-29 August 2016. http://www.e2e4.org.uk/images/crowneplaza_gatwick_exterior.jpg The event is a 7 round event over the Late Summer bank holiday weekend, offering three FIDE rated sect...
by Sean Hewitt
Wed May 18, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament play and 'so-called bio-rhythms'
Replies: 21
Views: 1807

Re: Tournament play and 'so-called bio-rhythms'

If a 9 day tournament has one game each day which begins at 3pm but then on the last day of the tournament (to allow more time to get to the airport) games begin at 9am, are there genuine grounds for complaint? The last one we had, and there have been a great many over the years, is that a player's...
by Sean Hewitt
Tue May 17, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What should happen in this situation?
Replies: 63
Views: 4285

Re: What should happen in this situation?

If I ever felt the desire to claim a game under these circumstances I'd know it was time to give up playing. This thread has been turned around, as often happens, and is now about whether players should pounce on some technical infringement of the Laws to claim the game. It wasn't about that, it wa...
by Sean Hewitt
Mon May 16, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What should happen in this situation?
Replies: 63
Views: 4285

Re: What should happen in this situation?

If I ever felt the desire to claim a game under these circumstances I'd know it was time to give up playing.
by Sean Hewitt
Mon May 02, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question regarding dispute
Replies: 26
Views: 2500

Re: Question regarding dispute

My observations are based on the facts as presented. There may of course be another side to the story! Black should have required white to keep score, and claim a two minute time penalty for him not doing so, as well as make him bring his scoresheet up to date. You don't say whose move it was when w...