2020 European Online Chess Championships

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Re: 2020 European Online Chess Championships

Post by Matthew Turner » Fri May 22, 2020 10:00 am

Here is one of the 'weak' players he beat, a 2878 rated GM
https://www.chess.com/live/game/4846768 ... harut-1998

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Re: 2020 European Online Chess Championships

Post by Ian Thompson » Fri May 22, 2020 10:03 am

Chris Rice wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 9:10 am
"My name is Harut Barseghyan, IM, ELO 2463 (born 1998). I am writing to you because I had some unpleasant experience lately with your anti-cheating team and as a result my account was closed.

Then when I was playing my 4th game with a weaker player as well in the middle of the game when I had about 1 minutes someone from Chess.com started to write in English but I understand very poorly as my English is bad and this situation was very strange. But I realized that I need to open something I opened the link and it was visible the blue screen the board was not visible.

... (before the game against Van Forest I was late for about 10 seconds because I was showing my apartment).
Disturbing players while games are in progress is clearly unacceptable.

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Re: 2020 European Online Chess Championships

Post by NickFaulks » Fri May 22, 2020 10:46 am

Matthew Turner wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 10:00 am
Here is one of the 'weak' players he beat, a 2878 rated GM
https://www.chess.com/live/game/4846768 ... harut-1998
An anonymous player with a high online rating, that doesn't tell us much.

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Re: 2020 European Online Chess Championships

Post by Matthew Turner » Fri May 22, 2020 11:02 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 10:46 am
Matthew Turner wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 10:00 am
Here is one of the 'weak' players he beat, a 2878 rated GM
https://www.chess.com/live/game/4846768 ... harut-1998
An anonymous player with a high online rating, that doesn't tell us much.
Apologies we both made a mistake here, this isn't one of the 'weak' players referred to it's the Daniil Lintchevsky game. Here is the opponent's profile
https://ratings.fide.com/profile/4171055

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Re: 2020 European Online Chess Championships

Post by JustinHorton » Fri May 22, 2020 11:13 am

Ian Thompson wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 10:03 am
Chris Rice wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 9:10 am
"My name is Harut Barseghyan, IM, ELO 2463 (born 1998). I am writing to you because I had some unpleasant experience lately with your anti-cheating team and as a result my account was closed.

Then when I was playing my 4th game with a weaker player as well in the middle of the game when I had about 1 minutes someone from Chess.com started to write in English but I understand very poorly as my English is bad and this situation was very strange. But I realized that I need to open something I opened the link and it was visible the blue screen the board was not visible.

... (before the game against Van Forest I was late for about 10 seconds because I was showing my apartment).
Disturbing players while games are in progress is clearly unacceptable.
It doesn't exactly speak of a rigorous and professional approach.
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Re: 2020 European Online Chess Championships

Post by Nick Burrows » Fri May 22, 2020 4:19 pm

Highest entrant so far (In the Under 2000 Section) is IM Artur Davtyan 2461 Fide :roll:

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Re: 2020 European Online Chess Championships

Post by Adam Raoof » Fri May 22, 2020 4:21 pm

What is the logic behind hosting an event like this on a platform with a live rating system? Are there any regulations which insist that entrants have to have played X number of games before allowing them to enter a rating limited section? That their rating should never have exceeded X?
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Re: 2020 European Online Chess Championships

Post by Andy Stoker » Fri May 22, 2020 4:45 pm

Not clear what else could have been done - the grades we have are FIDE grades. Last time I looked, I think >800 in my section (<2000) so I guess ~4000 players in total. The IM mentioned has just joined with a freakishly low rapid grade

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Re: 2020 European Online Chess Championships

Post by Nick Burrows » Fri May 22, 2020 5:12 pm

2 Im's. 3 FM's.

A fide standard play rating cap is a simple solution. As it is the sections are meaningless

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Re: 2020 European Online Chess Championships

Post by Ian Thompson » Fri May 22, 2020 5:22 pm

Adam Raoof wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:21 pm
What is the logic behind hosting an event like this on a platform with a live rating system?
Eligibility to play is determined by FIDE rapidplay rating so chess.com ratings are irrelevant. As we've seen at OTB events (e.g. London Classic rapidplays) there are players with very high standard FIDE ratings and very low rapidplay FIDE ratings.

If an IM, a GM or someone FIDE rated over 2300 were to win one of the rating limited sections they wouldn't be eligible to take up the first prize. I don't think the rules cover that possibility. Is the prize given to the winner regardless of rating, to the highest placed currently eligible player, or what?

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