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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    Have you read Bob Brookings book on the MCC? I wonder how many years the Russian chess clubs go back?
    None of the Russia Clubs are as old as MCC! In fact I believe there are few chess clubs worldwide that are older than MCC!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    None of the Russia Clubs are as old as MCC! In fact I believe there are few chess clubs worldwide that are older than MCC!
    Zurich could be it - 200 years plus
    https://en.chessbase.com/post/the-wo...t-i-1809-1914-
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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    Zurich could be it - 200 years plus
    https://en.chessbase.com/post/the-wo...t-i-1809-1914-
    You could be right about Zurich....
    But tomorrow ...it is MCC not Zurich that is running a lovely Allegro tournament! Be there at 2!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    were your kidney stones playing up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    were your kidney stones playing up?
    Just played badly.
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    Allegro at 2 PM tomorrow! Perfect opportunity to get some chess practice for the Hjorth weekender@!
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    https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/ev...o--38/pairings
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    After a 1 week break that was due to Hjorth. ALLEGRO IS BACK! See you on Saturday, everyone!
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    https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/ev...o--39/pairings

    4-way tie for first....and of course some ''tornelo-style'' pairings once again .
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    "Torn"elo pairing App has lot of ongoing issues and bugs. It pairs weaker opponents to a stronger players and vice versa.even to the last rounds ..

    Good and Bad for every players....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/ev...o--39/pairings

    4-way tie for first....and of course some ''tornelo-style'' pairings once again .
    At least now the players are not playing others on the wrong score entirely, but it appears there are still serious problems.

    For instance in round 4, the pairing Ryjanova (3) - Poberezovsky (2). Some player on 3 must float down to play a player on 2 but there is no reason to float down Ryjanova instead of Beaumont, whose rating is lower and whose colour and float histories are the same. Also there is no reason to upfloat Poberezovsky instead of Savige, whose rating is higher and whose colour and float histories are the same.

    It's very unclear to me what principle, if any, of floater selection it is using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    At least now the players are not playing others on the wrong score entirely, but it appears there are still serious problems.

    For instance in round 4, the pairing Ryjanova (3) - Poberezovsky (2). Some player on 3 must float down to play a player on 2 but there is no reason to float down Ryjanova instead of Beaumont, whose rating is lower and whose colour and float histories are the same. Also there is no reason to upfloat Poberezovsky instead of Savige, whose rating is higher and whose colour and float histories are the same.

    It's very unclear to me what principle, if any, of floater selection it is using.
    Also, people get floated twice in a row...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Also, people get floated twice in a row...
    On the positive side..at least some improvements have been made...so its better than it used to be...as used to be even worth .
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Also, people get floated twice in a row...
    Yes, Ryjanova is downfloated in round 4 and then again in round 5, which is obviously wrong.

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