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Re: FIDE Website

Post by NickFaulks » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:59 pm

Back to the topic, some of my requests do seem to have been implemented, although I still wish that they would stop using the live site as their development environment.

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Alex Holowczak » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:26 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:42 pm
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.
If "all eight players were known", how could they choose a wildcard given the size of the tournament is eight players?

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Leonard Barden » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:16 pm

Well spotted!

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:48 pm

If "all eight players were known", how could they choose a wildcard given the size of the tournament is eight players?

Possibly the wildcard is a reserve in case somebody drops out.

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Tim Harding » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:27 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:48 pm
If "all eight players were known", how could they choose a wildcard given the size of the tournament is eight players?

Possibly the wildcard is a reserve in case somebody drops out.
I think eight was just a misprint for seven. The wildcard plays in the event, is not a reserve.

if Wikipedia is right (and in this instance I think it is);

In 2013 (first of the new series) Radjabov got the wild card.
In 2014 the organisers' chose Svidler as wildcard.
In 2016 Aronian got a place in the Moscow candidates as wildcard when the sponsor was a Russian-Armenian business?
In 2018 Kramnik was the wild card choice of Agon, the organisers.
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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:08 pm

I think that's right; the Azeris funded the London Candidates and that's how Radjabov got it in 2013; 2014 was in Khanty; 2016 was funded by an Armenian

2018 was interesting, as Kramnik was the nearest on average rating, but first reserve was Radjabov due to the GP; a reminder that Radjabov has done well before winning the recent World Cup

World Chess get to choose the wildcard this time
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Re: FIDE Website

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:36 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:59 pm
Back to the topic, some of my requests do seem to have been implemented, although I still wish that they would stop using the live site as their development environment.
Do you know if it was intentional to stop showing an unrated player's part rating calculations? Whilst it's possible to do those calculations yourself via "individual calculations" on a player's rating profile it was helpful to have each part rating listed so you could see at a quick glance how many games were needed to complete a rating.

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Adam Raoof » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:27 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:59 pm
Back to the topic, some of my requests do seem to have been implemented, although I still wish that they would stop using the live site as their development environment.
This is a dreadful site which makes it virtually impossible to explain the process of fide rating to a new player!

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Alex Holowczak » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:35 am

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:36 am
Do you know if it was intentional
We don't know what any of the intentions are/were, no.

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:58 am

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:35 am
We don't know what any of the intentions are/were, no.
It has that typical look of a site that has been reconfigured to look good on a phone and as a consequence looks worse on a PC.

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Stewart Reuben » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:09 pm

There is also the matter of the English.
e.g. FIDE have said that they are waiving FIDE entry fees for veterans. For many years the term 'veteran' has not been used internationally. 'Senior' means 50+. Of course that is an area that interests me.

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Re: FIDE Website

Post by Brian Towers » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:18 pm

If you want to search for a player by name or FIN then use this url. If you find who you are looking for then click on the name in the list in the usual way and you will get the old fashioned profile page.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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