Another new IM

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Tim Harding
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Re: Another new IM

Post by Tim Harding » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:27 pm

James lost in the last round today but he said he has gained enough points.
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Re: Another new IM

Post by Alan Walton » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:18 pm

Nick Burrows wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:06 pm
Alan Walton wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:06 am
It very simple really; just put the round by round results into the FIDE rating calculator; and hey bingo it gives you your answer
I thought you yourself said it was uncertain?
I was pretty sure it was achieved by 0.4 points; but I was just thinking to get an extra point to be on the safe side because of the rounding effects which may have been in place (or not)

But you could have easily checked this yourself using the calculator

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Re: Another new IM

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:55 am

Tim Harding wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:27 pm
James lost in the last round today but he said he has gained enough points.
I concur.

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Re: Another new IM

Post by Jim Wadsworth » Sun May 05, 2019 6:34 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:53 am
To be confirmed, etc etc, but Matthew Wadsworth had three valid norms when, rated 2396, he beat Andrew Ledger on Saturday at 4NCL, so he can certainly be called IM-elect with some confidence until his title is ratified. (He seems to be playing closer to 2450+ level right now).
Following Southend at Easter, his rating on the latest list is 2413 (See https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=415804), so ratification of the IM title is presumably now just a formality at the next relevant FIDE meeting.

And today's win at the 4NCL means he has also just secured his first GM norm (subject to formal confirmation). Can't help being very proud, and somewhat in awe, of him. :)

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Re: Another new IM

Post by David Sedgwick » Sun May 05, 2019 7:25 pm

Jim Wadsworth wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 6:34 pm
Following Southend at Easter, his rating on the latest list is 2413 (See https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=415804), so ratification of the IM title is presumably now just a formality at the next relevant FIDE meeting.
There is still paperwork to be done, but I know that David Clayton has this in hand.

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Re: Another new IM

Post by Alex Holowczak » Mon May 06, 2019 12:42 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 7:25 pm
Jim Wadsworth wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 6:34 pm
Following Southend at Easter, his rating on the latest list is 2413 (See https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=415804), so ratification of the IM title is presumably now just a formality at the next relevant FIDE meeting.
There is still paperwork to be done, but I know that David Clayton has this in hand.
He spent yesterday morning at the 4NCL doing it in the Office. :)

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Re: Another new IM

Post by Paul Cooksey » Tue May 07, 2019 8:01 am

Many congratulations to Matthew on the GM norm. I have to admit that him getting the IM title seems a bit unremarkable, because he has been at that level for quite a while. :)

Also I saw on Twitter:
Deborah Taylor wrote:So so proud of... and happy for Adam who today (subject to FIDE approval of course) earnt his #chess IM title at @4NCL ... it's been a journey with many highs and a few lows but always knew it was #neverindoubt! Thanks to all who helped along the way 😊 @ECFJuniors2019 @ecfchess

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Re: Another new IM

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:04 pm

The recent FIDE Board meeting confirms the three new English IMs.

https://www.fide.com/component/content/ ... ijan-.html

Jackson, James P 416860 ENG

Taylor, Adam C 424668 ENG

Wadsworth, Matthew J 415804 ENG

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