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by Paul Dargan
Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: GRADING ANOMALIES
Replies: 565
Views: 81940

I agree with the higher k factor for juniors. Certainly Ireland used to set k=50 for under 21's
by Paul Dargan
Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: GRADING ANOMALIES
Replies: 565
Views: 81940

You may not see any reason for any ointrinsic difference between two grading bands - and the models treat the grading difference as the sole factor causing the results between two players - but does the real world data support that? When I said real performance curve - perhaps I should have said 'ob...
by Paul Dargan
Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: GRADING ANOMALIES
Replies: 565
Views: 81940

Statistical Tests

It seems to me that statistical tests should only be applied to test the underlying assumptions within the models that are proposed. So we are all familiar with the assumption built into the current system that performance between two players should be linear, between 50 and 100% based on grading di...
by Paul Dargan
Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF Coaching web site
Replies: 15
Views: 4878

Interested in the definitive list....

I remember gaining a regional coach qualification (at a weekend event with John Littlewood) several years ago...is this still valid?? I had a badge and everything..

Could you let me know how to get my name on the 'official' list again?

Regards,

Paul D.
by Paul Dargan
Tue May 22, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Off beat or Mainline?
Replies: 5
Views: 2387

A fence sitting reply of it depends...on opponent's strength, your view of their level of theory, your propensity for time trouble and theirs, etc. etc..

Indeed sometimes I churn out 20+ moves of theory - other times we're both on our own from move 5 or 6

Paul