Hastings13-14

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Alex McFarlane » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:28 pm

He needs 2.5/3 with opponents of average 2343.25 in last two rounds.
or 2/3 with 2586.25 average.

(To be confirmed!!!)

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Alan Walton » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:30 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Not to put a jinx on it, but if Hawkins does well in the final three rounds, does he have a chance at that final GM norm?

http://www.hastingschess.com/2014/SMWSite/index.html

He needs one more GM after round 7 (where he is playing his second GM), which shouldn't be too difficult (providing he wins or draws). The requirement for federations of his opponents (2 non-ENG, maximum 5 ENG, maximum 6 from one federation) look to be easily met. Achieving a 2600 TPR might be more difficult. Current TPR is 2540.
Let's say he wins today, he will still need 1.5/2 against 2458 average (1/2 would need a 2633 average which isn't achievable)

If he draws today he will need 2/2 against 2458 (1.5/2 isn't achievable as above)

Achievable but anything but a win today is necessary I believe

UPDATE : Just realised that the 400 point rule will have impacted my calc, still using the old 350 rule, so Alex is correct

**Alex has posted so my rough calcs may be overridden**
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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:38 pm

Presumably the live games have frozen for everyone, and not just for me?

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:39 pm

Thanks. The link I meant to post was this one:

http://www.hastingschess.com/2014/SMWSi ... /p009.html

Peter Sowray could be on course to boost his rating again after his London Chess Classic FIDE Open performance:

http://www.hastingschess.com/2014/SMWSi ... /p025.html

He gained 28 points at the London Chess Classic FIDE Open. Hopefully he can do something similar here.

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Phil Neatherway » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:45 pm

My observation would be that only some of the games have frozen.

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by John Upham » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:53 pm

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Stewart Reuben » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:59 pm

Butting in, but since he decided to attack me:
Greg Breed >Sorry Stewart, but that is just a stupid thing to say and seems rather strange considering I like your common sense approach to some of the things occurring in the "Laws of Chess" thread! It is not necessary to say that "titled players cannot"... take byes", as it is implied. If you are not an untitled player you must therefore be a titled player. There are only two options available. :roll: tut tut tut

'Untitled players in the LCC could take up to 3 half point byes.'
The rules were silent on what titled players could do in this respect and there is no hint as to what they might be allowed. The rule was poorly worded. Had I entered and cared, I would have asked for clarification. It may have been intended that I, a CM, could not take a half point bye at all. It might not. If the latter, why not state 'A titled player may not take a half point bye.'

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Alex McFarlane » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:30 am

HASTINGS MASTERS
Norm Chances (subject to confirmation)

GM Norms
J Hawkins requires 2/2 v GM in round 9
J Sakar requires 2/2 v 2440 in round 9
P Sowray requires 2/2 v2623 in round 9

IM Norms
P Sowray requires ½/2 v 2533, 1/2 v 2128 or 1½/2 v 1759 in round 9
J Kipper requires 1/2 v 2347 (titled) or 1½/2 v a titled player (1978)
R Haria requires 2/2 v 2574

Typo corrected
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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:12 am

Alex McFarlane wrote:HASTINGS MASTERS
Norm Chances (subject to confirmation)
IM Norms
P Sowray requires ½/2 v 2533, 1/2 v 2128 or ½/2 v 1759 in round 9
J Kipper requires 1/2 v 2347 (titled) or 1½/2 v a titled player (1978)
R Haria requires 2/2 v 2574
I note with pleasure the good performances of Kipper and Haria, both of whom have wins published in this week's Guardian column:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/j ... ing-ground

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:53 pm

Who is Kipper? I've not heard the name before. (Actually, not heard of Sakar before, but as Leonard didn't mention him or her I'm assuming they are titled already or non-ENG). Best of luck to all today and tomorrow.


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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by John Upham » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:19 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Who is Kipper? I've not heard the name before.
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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by John Moore » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:30 pm

Looking at the norm possibilities, I can't see how Ravi can get a 2574 in the last round. Apologies Alex if I am misreading this.

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Alex McFarlane » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:39 pm

There is always the possibility that someone could be docked points and then paired against him!!!

I just do the maths! Unless it is totally impossible I give the figures.

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:54 pm

Well, looking at the results so far, Sarker (not Sakar) from the USA won in round 8 and presumably if he wins tomorrow in round 9 will get a GM norm. Hawkins drew, so cannot now get a GM norm. Kipper (from Germany, not sure why I thought he might be ENG) is the one who drew with Hawkins. Ravi Haria lost, sadly. Sowray still playing - if he wins he will be in the joint lead going into the final round! There are four tying for the lead on 6/8, with potentially two more to join them. EDIT: I see Sowray lost, sadly. But Gormally might be able to win to join the lead.

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