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by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:09 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Bodhana Sivanandan's first 2000+ FIDE classical rating
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Bodhana Sivanandan's first 2000+ FIDE classical rating

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/ ... et-records

Missing 's' on the end of URL (or it was changed)? The link above works.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:08 am
Forum: Rating Debate
Topic: FIDE ratings revaluation
Replies: 12
Views: 1952

Re: FIDE ratings revaluation

Thanks, Matt. The jumps make it look like I am active again! :D
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:05 am
Forum: Rating Debate
Topic: P Grades question
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: P Grades question

Having played no classical chess since 2020 I was surprised to see that my game from the 4NCL in February 2024 gave me an ECF provisional rating of 2453. My previous rating was 2290 so is this P rating just based on the 2024 game or is there more to the calculation than that? Click on the red ratin...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:26 am
Forum: Rating Debate
Topic: FIDE ratings revaluation
Replies: 12
Views: 1952

Re: FIDE ratings revaluation

Looking at my three sets of (largely inactive) FIDE ratings: https://ratings.fide.com/profile/470589/chart I see that my ratings jumped as follows: Standard: 1978 to 1987 Rapid: 1878 to 1927 Blitz: 1955 to 1973 Is that the expected behaviour? At least they are all now in the range 1900-2000... :D
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Feb 28, 2024 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Game by an English Player (the vote)
Replies: 57
Views: 1764

Re: Best Game by an English Player (the vote)

Thanks, Geoff. I hope Nigel will not mind too much me pointing out that loss... :D It is one of his more famous games, IMO.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Feb 28, 2024 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Game by an English Player (the vote)
Replies: 57
Views: 1764

Re: Best Game by an English Player (the vote)

Are we allowed near-misses? The game Short nearly won against Kasparov in the 1993 match, and then lost on time (I think?), that was exciting. If he had found the right finish, would that have been one for the ages? Can anyone post that (or a link to it)?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Feb 25, 2024 2:44 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Cambridge International Open
Replies: 109
Views: 8883

Re: 2nd Cambridge International Open

In terms of the terminology of the new ECF rating rules, FIDE uses the K formula approach to calculate TPRs whereas the 400's formula uses the P formula approach. You can find details of how P ratings are calculated versus K ratings on the ECF rating site under "Help". So why is there such a big di...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Feb 25, 2024 2:44 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Cambridge International Open
Replies: 109
Views: 8883

Re: 2nd Cambridge International Open

NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2024 12:36 pm
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2024 12:15 pm
But that said "File not found".
Good!
The FIDE rating change calculator is not much use either.
Is there a way to reach that directly via the website rather than through a search?
From the menu option at the top:

https://ratings.fide.com/

Click on 'calculators'.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Feb 25, 2024 12:15 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Cambridge International Open
Replies: 109
Views: 8883

Re: 2nd Cambridge International Open

Thank you Roger. I tried to use the FIDE rating calculator here:

https://ratings.fide.com/calculator_rp.phtml

But that said "File not found". The FIDE rating change calculator is not much use either.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:59 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Cambridge International Open
Replies: 109
Views: 8883

Re: 2nd Cambridge International Open

Anyway, maybe it is best not to dwell on it too long or in too much detail, as Fava appears to have gained 138 rating points(!) and must be close to 2300 now, and has a draw with the current British Chess Champion under his belt. Agreed, I think far too much fuss is made about title norms ( and tit...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:57 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Cambridge International Open
Replies: 109
Views: 8883

Re: 2nd Cambridge International Open

That's what I thought as well, but then I put the numbers in here: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/CalculatorPage.html This needs some context. What do you believe the output is supposed to mean? Because I am lazy about calculating a TPR for 6/9, I thought that a random T...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:48 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Cambridge International Open
Replies: 109
Views: 8883

Re: 2nd Cambridge International Open

That's what I thought as well, but then I put the numbers in here:

https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-cont ... rPage.html

Why is that calculator telling me the adjusted TPR is 2443. Is it doing some adjustments under the hood?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:35 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Cambridge International Open
Replies: 109
Views: 8883

Re: 2nd Cambridge International Open

Fava needed to have played at least four players who weren't Italian (he did), three players who weren't English (he didn't), and players from two non-Italy nationalities (he didn't). The Lithuanian FM Aras Vardanyan might be a good example of how it was possible to meet a good mix of federations i...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:15 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Cambridge International Open
Replies: 109
Views: 8883

Re: 2nd Cambridge International Open

My question still stands, if they had been present for all nine rounds, would a non-ENG WGM or WIM (or indeed another non-ENG IM or GM) have meant the exemption requirements were met? Yes. And what exactly was the reasoning behind the 20 and 10 figures? Plucked out of thin air, or were there reason...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Feb 25, 2024 1:39 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Cambridge International Open
Replies: 109
Views: 8883

Re: 2nd Cambridge International Open

I count 9 non-English IMs and GMs. Am I right that if there had also been a non-ENG WGM or WIM that would have met the requirements? No. You are including one player who never arrived and another who was missing from three rounds. Well spotted: Bogdan Borsos is the Ukrainian IM who was missing from...