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FIDE Website

Post by Chris Rice » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:35 pm

FIDE's website has had a makeover.

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Ian Thompson » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:00 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:35 pm
FIDE's website has had a makeover.
... and looks far better than the old one did.

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:11 pm

That might not be hard tbf.
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Re: FIDE Website

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:35 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:00 pm
... and looks far better than the old one did.
It certainly does, which was obviously the priority of the developers. It's a shame that serious users can no longer access all of the information they need.

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Alex Holowczak » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:20 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:35 pm
Ian Thompson wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:00 pm
... and looks far better than the old one did.
It certainly does, which was obviously the priority of the developers. It's a shame that serious users can no longer access all of the information they need.
Sometimes, ratings.fide.com even loads! :cry:

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Post by Alex Holowczak » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:24 pm

So, should I keep pressing F5 on the FIDE website in the hope that I might be able to look up children's FIDE IDs before a tournament on Saturday to get the live broadcast working, or shall I just give up and forget about it until tomorrow?

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Ian Thompson » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:31 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:35 pm
It's a shame that serious users can no longer access all of the information they need.
Also a shame that the "Other Tournaments" listing has been replaced by a list of what looks like all events registered for FIDE rating. At the very least it needs the ability to either select only tournaments (or to filter out leagues) and preferably only one entry per tournament, not one entry per section of each tournament. In Europe in December, for example, 22 out of the first 25 entries are various divisions of various leagues, which are probably of no interest to anyone (as players in those leagues will probably use a league website to get information about them).

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Ian Thompson » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:40 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:35 pm
It's a shame that serious users can no longer access all of the information they need.
ChessBase point out that the old site can still be accessed from https://old.fide.com/. However, I tried a few links from this site and they all went to a page on the new site, so not much use.

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:00 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:40 pm
NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:35 pm
It's a shame that serious users can no longer access all of the information they need.
ChessBase point out that the old site can still be accessed from https://old.fide.com/. However, I tried a few links from this site and they all went to a page on the new site, so not much use.
After experimenting and with some help from Elista, it turns out that most of the things you need can indeed be accessed on the new site if you know where to look. The disdain in which the developers, whoever they may be, hold those who need to use the FIDE site is still clear to see.

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Adam Raoof » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:15 pm

Is it too much to ask them to add the actual fide ID numbers to the initial search results?

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:25 pm

Adam Raoof wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:15 pm
Is it too much to ask them to add the actual fide ID numbers to the initial search results?
How to really annoy organisers without effort.

If the ECF ever revamps its own grading/rating website, it should whisper in the ears of the developers that displaying codes would be a "good thing".

If when entering a tournament, you are asked to quote your ECF grading code and FIDE rating code, both are available at the ecfgrading site, but not the FIDE rating.

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Alex Holowczak » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:42 pm

Adam Raoof wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:15 pm
Is it too much to ask them to add the actual fide ID numbers to the initial search results?
Hear, hear.

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:31 am

Presidential Board decisions
The joint bid of Shanghai (China) and Vladivostok (Russia) to hold Women's World Championship match in January of 2020 has been approved. Thanks to the consolidated effort of two cities the guaranteed prize fund of the match reached €500,000 (2.5 times as much comparing to the previous classical World Championship match in the spring of 2018). The match will be played in both participants’ native countries, thus ensuring full equality for the opponents.
The bid of Yekaterinburg (Russia) to hold FIDE Candidates Tournament in the spring of 2020 has been approved. Yekaterinburg is known for its long chess traditions – it is sufficient to recall that in 2006 the city hosted the knockout Women’s World Championship; the local team has won the European Chess Club Cup. FIDE expects the highest level of organization of the upcoming event.
I assume that means a Russian wildcard
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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Leonard Barden » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:42 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:31 am
Presidential Board decisions


The bid of Yekaterinburg (Russia) to hold FIDE Candidates Tournament in the spring of 2020 has been approved. Yekaterinburg is known for its long chess traditions – it is sufficient to recall that in 2006 the city hosted the knockout Women’s World Championship; the local team has won the European Chess Club Cup. FIDE expects the highest level of organization of the upcoming event.
I assume that means a Russian wildcard
The point has already been made:

Fide has announced Ekaterinburg, the former Sverdlovsk, as its venue for the 2020 candidates. In earlier years the host city was only settled after all eight players were known, and the successful organisers would then choose a wildcard.

This early decision means that Russia’s top three, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Grischuk, and Sergey Karjakin, have the wildcard in reserve as insurance against failing to qualify via other routes. Pairing rules ensure that players from the same country meet in an early round, but the venue is still a negative for Ding and especially for Caruana, who is qualified for the candidates as the defeated 2018 challenger but has not played in Russia since 2015.

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Paul Cooksey » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:46 pm

I'd think Artemiev probably has a decent wildcard chance too, depending on who the sponsor is.

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