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Marc Lacrosse    (2006-08-04)
WCH tournaments

In the 7-players qualification tournaments for the Wch there are usually two 2100+ players together with five players with a much lower rating.
As there is only one player qualified for the next step, isn't there an enormous advantage for the one of the two better rated players who happens to be white in the game with the other higher rated player (assuming that both can hope for very good results against lower-rated players)?
This is probably unavoidable ...


PS what does happen if two players finish 1st ex aequo with a draw in their mutual encounter and similar results against all others?

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-08-04 17:47:56)
WCH tournaments

Hello Marc.

The new group you're playing in (probably the last built before august 15) has a bigger gap ("Úcart-type") than others.. It was not possible to build it in another way.

The advantage is given by the rating to the 'best' player in all stages (knockout or round-robin), but that's the challenge, and the way of these WCH rules.. (see previous threads about WCH)

However, it's not obvious that top players win all other games... A single draw should decide.

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-08-13 15:09:54)
WCH waiting list closed

Hello to all.

It won't be possible to start new WCH tournaments for this first stage.

Total : 21 groups, 2 groups M, 4 knockout quarter final, 169 players playing, about 190 entered the waiting list (replacements, forfeits...)

The waiting list will be closed during a few months.

Heinz-Georg Lehnhoff    (2006-08-14 16:46:36)
Activities on the FICGS server

Hello Thibault,

nice statistics! Can you tell us how many of the FICGS members have started to play at least one game of chess, one game of go, and how many haven't started to play any game at all?

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-08-14 19:39:28)
Activities on the FICGS server

I'll think about that. I have to make a "static" statistic page anyway...

Inactive players
Active chess players
Active Go players

Any other ideas ?

Heinz-Georg Lehnhoff    (2006-08-15 17:32:04)

Some suggestions:

- all winners of a tournament (including the number of won tournaments)
- the player which plays or has ended most games
- the player which has obtained most points