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    2012 Guam International

    2012 Guam International - Travel Grants available - please see attachment
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    Guam is in my "places to visit" list! It's a paradise on earth, quite high cost of living ($US is their currency) but well you can't please them all! I wouldn't go there to play chess though so Brian the $750 is safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa
    Yes, there are - just look a bit harder for the Guam link at http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/med...ernational.pdf

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    Does anyone know the prize pool for this tournament?

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Xie
    Does anyone know the prize pool for this tournament?
    Not very big!

    You are too strong for this event!

    Better you play in Fiji Open or Noumea Open later in the year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_Jones
    2012 Guam International - Travel Grants available - please see attachment
    My computer just goes into a loop when I try to open that attachment...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_Jones
    You are too strong for this event!

    Better you play in Fiji Open or Noumea Open later in the year!
    So what sort of strength is right for the Guam International? 2200, 2000 or what? Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watto
    So what sort of strength is right for the Guam International? 2200, 2000 or what? Just curious.
    As a guide the New Caledonia event was won by the top seed, as it happens a member of the Jones family!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbes
    As a guide the New Caledonia event was won by the top seed, as it happens a member of the Jones family!
    Jones family member winning means the strength of the event was...
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    Michael, why you keep making the same point over and over. I think everybody is tired of you making the comparison that you are 2300 player, which means you are stronger than any Jones family members (except for Garry) because they are 2100s.

    Ok, I am 2400. Should I constantly go to the MCC lightning thread and say something like: "Michael is winning only because I am not playing. He is my client. I have 100% score against him. How could you lose to this sapog, valenok, etc?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad
    Michael, why you keep making the same point over and over. I think everybody is tired of you making the comparison that you are 2300 player, which means you are stronger than any Jones family members (except for Garry) because they are 2100s.

    Ok, I am 2400. Should I constantly go to the MCC lightning thread and say something like: "Michael is winning only because I am not playing. He is my client. I have 100% score against him. How could you lose to this sapog, valenok, etc?"
    Vlad, you are welcome to play at MCC events! Would be great to see you playing. Btw, these days I am not winning any more. Last few weeks, - I've been overtaken by James and Jessie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watto
    My computer just goes into a loop when I try to open that attachment...
    Get a new computer?


    Quote Originally Posted by Watto
    So what sort of strength is right for the Guam International? 2200, 2000 or what? Just curious.
    The objective is to get FIDE ratings for the seven Guam players who are probably sub-2000. So we need overseas rated players in the 1500-2100 range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_Jones
    Get a new computer?

    No, the computer is very new and a good one. Just something about that attachment it doesn't handle, not sure why. Doesn't matter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_Jones
    The objective is to get FIDE ratings for the seven Guam players who are probably sub-2000. So we need overseas rated players in the 1500-2100 range.
    Okay, thanks for the explanation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_Jones
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    The objective is to get FIDE ratings for the seven Guam players who are probably sub-2000. So we need overseas rated players in the 1500-2100 range.
    Then the ideal tournament would comprise them vs seven players rated in that range, with all players in one team playing all players in the other. Twice, maybe, so they'd all be credited with 14 games..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa
    Then the ideal tournament would comprise them vs seven players rated in that range, with all players in one team playing all players in the other. Twice, maybe, so they'd all be credited with 14 games..
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scheveningen_system
    FIDE decided not to rate Scheveningen tournaments/matches involving unrated players back in 2000.

    Quote Originally Posted by TWIC 272 24th January 2000
    FIDE did vote to not rate Scheveningen tournaments with unrated players (from immediate effect) which has been seen in the past as the most effective way of manufacturing rated players.
    I am unsure if this decision has changed since then.
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