what happens when you pass away as a chess player??

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what happens when you pass away as a chess player??

Post by charlesgalofre » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:40 pm

any ideas on what happens when you pass away as a chess player??
I have no purpose in life.
what do you suggest?
Has anyone been able to find a f**king blindfold chess application/tool? thanks.

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Re: what happens when you pass away as a chess player??

Post by David Blower » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:46 pm

I assume you mean in terms of your ECF grade. The games played before the person has died are submitted for ECF grading in the normal way. The person will then become an ungraded player.

If this is because of an ongoing situation I will just add hope everything is alright as well.

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Re: what happens when you pass away as a chess player??

Post by Ian Thompson » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:03 pm

David Blower wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:46 pm
The person will then become an ungraded player.
They'll actually retain their grade until it expires, just like anyone else. If the ECF knows they've died, they'll have "(deceased)" appended to their name.
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Re: what happens when you pass away as a chess player??

Post by MJMcCready » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:58 am

Quite a lot. It will be difficult to enter tournaments, that's for sure.

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Re: what happens when you pass away as a chess player??

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:50 am

You can still join some committees though.

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Re: what happens when you pass away as a chess player??

Post by Stewart Reuben » Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:50 am

If you had a FIDE Rating, your name and last rating continues to appear in the FIDE Rating List until removed.

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Re: what happens when you pass away as a chess player??

Post by Andy McCulloch » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:06 am

No sh_t.

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Re: what happens when you pass away as a chess player??

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:47 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:50 am
If you had a FIDE Rating, your name and last rating continues to appear in the FIDE Rating List until removed.
… which will happen as soon as your Federation notifies FIDE of your demise.

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Re: what happens when you pass away as a chess player??

Post by Mike Gunn » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:51 pm

You lose on time ...

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Re: what happens when you pass away as a chess player??

Post by Stewart Reuben » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:34 pm

In the past, I had great difficulty removing some names from the FIDE list. The ECF is much better now and FIE respond more efficiently. . I doubt all federations are as efficient.

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Re: what happens when you pass away as a chess player??

Post by Keith Arkell » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:05 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:50 am
You can still join some committees though.
And you could probably get away with sitting in the spectator seats at Hastings unnoticed.

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Re: what happens when you pass away as a chess player??

Post by Neil Graham » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:32 am

When someone unfortunately is deceased, your local grader should be informed so the ECF grading system can be amended to show (deceased). Bearing in mind that the on-line data goes back to 1994 there must be dozens of players who have passed on, often with no one being aware.

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Re: what happens when you pass away as a chess player??

Post by J T Melsom » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:03 am

Neil - that's all very well in theory, but is only practical where the player continues to be active and/or in contact with the chess community until they depart. The grading list contains many players young as well as old who play a limited amount and then vanish completely. I've had the experience of players dying and the grader being correctly advised, but just as common people returning after a ten or thirty year break.

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Re: what happens when you pass away as a chess player??

Post by Neil Graham » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:43 pm

J T Melsom wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:03 am
Neil - that's all very well in theory, but is only practical where the player continues to be active and/or in contact with the chess community until they depart. The grading list contains many players young as well as old who play a limited amount and then vanish completely. I've had the experience of players dying and the grader being correctly advised, but just as common people returning after a ten or thirty year break.
I agree totally - however I guess there are plenty of players (or ex-players) who have died where someone has the knowledge to ask for amendments to be made. I know of a couple - I'll let the local grader know so the players are marked as (deceased).

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Re: what happens when you pass away as a chess player??

Post by J T Melsom » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:16 pm

Neil - now would be a good time for any club officers on this forum to do a check of members on the grading list, graded and un-graded. I've just found an oversight on my own patch, particularly unfortunate as I attended the funeral. Sadly I suspect there are others unknown to me.

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