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2nd London Chess Classic 2010

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Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

Post by Sean Hewitt » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:03 pm

I see that the Busy Persons event is limited to players rated below 2200, although it doesn't seem to say that on the entry form.
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Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

Post by Jon D'Souza-Eva » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:31 pm

There is a typo in the prices table - the second "ADULT WEEKDAY" should read "ADULT WEEKEND".

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Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

Post by Graham Borrowdale » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:36 pm

The Busy Persons FIDE Open seems to have an identical schedule to the Weekend Open, ie 5 rounds in 2 days (30/75+15), followed by a further 4 rounds tacked on from Monday to Wednesday, at a more leisurely time limit (40/120 + 30). Is there any particular rationale for this? It looks like two different disciplines in one tournament.

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Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:49 pm

Graham Borrowdale wrote:Is there any particular rationale for this? It looks like two different disciplines in one tournament.
It's an American idea of dubious value which enables the rich to re-enter after a poor start. Unless there's a rating restriction on the first 5 rounds, only the last 4 games are slow enough to be internationally rated.

Whether you can play the same person twice if you, they or both of you have re-entered remains to be seen.

Be careful with American imported ideas, next year you might be required to bring your own set, board and clock.

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Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

Post by Gareth Harley-Yeo » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:11 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Be careful with American imported ideas, next year you might be required to bring your own set, board and clock.
I'd love to play with my own set! I took my own DGT clock to club matches for several seasons before clubs starting investing in them.
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Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

Post by Alan Walton » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:12 pm

The Busy Persons tournament is slightly different to the American system which happens at the World Open in Philidelphia, where you play in the same section but at different schedules, eventually converging into one tournament

This seems to be a separate tournament which caters for players who want to play over less days, and also giving bad performers in the 'normal' open a second chance

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Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

Post by Steve Rooney » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:29 pm

The Coaching events look very interesting. Anyone know who is leading them?

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Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

Post by Adam Raoof » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:00 pm

Dear Friends,

London Chess Classic Tickets and Side Event Entries (Weekender, Rapidplay, Blitz every evening) including the Simultaneous Displays with Victor Korchnoi are now available online. You know it will be busy - so get in first!

Here are all the relevant links:

Classic Event Information:
http://www.ukgamesshop.com/Merchant2/me ... de=classic

Buy Tickets:
http://www.ukgamesshop.com/Merchant2/me ... ssicticket

Link to Download Printable Entry Form:
http://www.ukgamesshop.com/Merchant2/do ... _final.pdf

Side Event Online Entry:
http://www.ukgamesshop.com/Merchant2/me ... ssicevents

FIDE Open Standard Entry:
http://www.ukgamesshop.com/Merchant2/me ... ssicevents

FIDE OPEN Bust Entry:
http://www.ukgamesshop.com/Merchant2/me ... ssicevents

Weekend Classic Entry:
http://www.ukgamesshop.com/Merchant2/me ... ssicevents

Classic Rapidplay Entry:
http://www.ukgamesshop.com/Merchant2/me ... ssicevents

Classic Blitz Entry:
http://www.ukgamesshop.com/Merchant2/me ... ssicevents

Victor Korchnoi Simultaneous Display Entry:
http://www.ukgamesshop.com/Merchant2/me ... ssicevents

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Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

Post by Adam Raoof » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:05 pm

Sean Hewitt wrote:I see that the Busy Persons event is limited to players rated below 2200, although it doesn't seem to say that on the entry form.
Where does it say this, Sean?

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Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

Post by John Upham » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:53 pm

Gareth Harley-Yeo wrote:
Roger de Coverly wrote:
Be careful with American imported ideas, next year you might be required to bring your own set, board and clock.
I'd love to play with my own set! I took my own DGT clock to club matches for several seasons before clubs starting investing in them.
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I take my own set and DGT XL clock for home matches and some opponents are happy for them in away matches also.
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Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

Post by Matthew Turner » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:08 pm

Alan,
Looking at the playing schedule, it appears that they are following the American model (the busy persons' event starts with 3 hour playing sessions then moves to a 5 hour session, the same as the 'main' event.

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Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

Post by Adam Raoof » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:20 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:Alan,
Looking at the playing schedule, it appears that they are following the American model (the busy persons' event starts with 3 hour playing sessions then moves to a 5 hour session, the same as the 'main' event.
It's the same tournament - the schedules converge. However the busy schedule does not allow for norms.

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Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

Post by Anthony Higgs » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:59 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:Unless there's a rating restriction on the first 5 rounds, only the last 4 games are slow enough to be internationally rated.
Is this correct Adam? I'm thinking of entering the 'busy persons' event but will only do so if all rounds are FIDE-rated.
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Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

Post by Alex Holowczak » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:01 pm

Anthony Higgs wrote:
Roger de Coverly wrote:Unless there's a rating restriction on the first 5 rounds, only the last 4 games are slow enough to be internationally rated.
Is this correct Adam? I'm thinking of entering the 'busy persons' event but will only do so if all rounds are FIDE-rated.
If the time control is as stated (30/75 + 15), then it can't be FIDE-rated; you need 40 moves in the first time period (if you're going to have one) for it to be FIDE-rated.

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