Also making it a 14 round event again would help.Roger de Coverly wrote: ↑Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:39 pmNo one has complained against the pairing method, which use the same formula. So a simple enough solution, keep the pairings as they are, but use game points for the final rankings. Simple to calculate and everyone knows where they will stand.
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Alexandra Kosteniuk is at the moment co-commentating with Morozevich on the Ju-Lagno game. During the commentary she referred back to her last round claim for threefold repetition in her match with Ju at Batumi and was embarrassed later to find out that at the time she made the claim the position on the board was the first time it had occurred!
That may be true, but it is certainly not the case that this was the reason why the reduction to eleven rounds was made.
In 2004 there were three venues competing for the 2008 Olympiad which was ( disastrously, as it turned out ) awarded to Dresden. All three bids were for 11 rounds, and the official FIDE line was that this was all they were willing to offer. However, when asked directly about this, all three confirmed independently to me that they had been preparing 14 round bids but had been told to change them.
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Sorry for the late reply, but the arbiter makes an illegal move first, which then stops the recording of the game, then places the kings on the correct squares, which is then not recorded.Roger de Coverly wrote: ↑Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:35 pmHow does the sensory software know that Ke4 has been placed by an arbiter, rather than played? Easy enough if it's not a legal move, but if it is?