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    Australasian Masters GM Norm + IM Norm 14-22 Dec

    Just starting thread as ER asked in the shoutbox and I can't find one.

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    Interested in how the two Qlders go I think both could be an outside chance of the norm. Also pleased to see both playing in these prestigious tournaments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bundys_bro View Post
    Interested in how the two Qlders go I think both could be an outside chance of the norm. Also pleased to see both playing in these prestigious tournaments.
    Brodie is a definite GM norm chance, if everything goes well. I don't see Tom as an IM yet, but FM is very likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Brodie is a definite GM norm chance, if everything goes well. I don't see Tom as an IM yet, but FM is very likely.
    And knowing Patrick and his deep Chess Knowledge,I agree with his assessment.

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    In IM tournament, I predict no norms. The 3 IMs are all strong or very strong. The 7 title contenders are all not that strong
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    Temur will kick arse in the GMs.
    Brodie is not (yet) GM material, he could be in the future if he followed GM David Smerdon's no nonsense invaluable advice:


    Quote Originally Posted by David Smerdon in another forum - not the other place
    Play anyway. Opening prep only counts for so much in these events, especially as many of your opponents will be trying to dodge your prep anyway.
    Far more important is the fact that you have the opportunity to play a GM norm event when you're in great form.
    As everyone knows (including you!), your biggest weakness is your tendency to go 'on tilt'. Time to get over it and focus back on the chess!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ER View Post
    Temur will kick arse in the GMs.
    Brodie is not (yet) GM material, he could be in the future if he followed GM David Smerdon's no nonsense invaluable advice:
    I know Brodie very well and he is GM level no doubt, he is raw talent,if he puts it all together who knows how far he could go.as per my favourite saying "Time will Tell".

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIRKO View Post
    "Time will Tell".
    I agree to that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIRKO View Post
    I know Brodie very well and he is GM level no doubt, he is raw talent,if he puts it all together who knows how far he could go.as per my favourite saying "Time will Tell".
    Brodie is a very nice guy...But he level of play currently is not 2500 (GM level) in my view. But hopefully, he will prove me wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Brodie is a definite GM norm chance, if everything goes well.
    I agree. Would like to see him also as an Olympiad place contender, since he has very good head-to-head scores against other recent Olympians. How he will do will depend very much on his ‘form’, and I think GM Dr Smerdon gave good advice.
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    Hmm. Why are Ari Dale and James Morris playing in the IM tournament and not the GM one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    Hmm. Why are Ari Dale and James Morris playing in the IM tournament and not the GM one?
    You need to have three IMs playing in the IM tournament so that IM norms will be available, and James is especially useful for the IM event because of his relatively high rating. Of course the challenge for the organiser is then convincing the IMs to play in the IM tournament rather than chasing GM norms, but there are various ways this can be done.

    Organising the field for these things so as to provide a realistic chance of norms must be very hard work, it's a real juggling act.
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    Thanks for the explanation, Kevin. Much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    You need to have three IMs playing in the IM tournament so that IM norms will be available, and James is especially useful for the IM event because of his relatively high rating. Of course the challenge for the organiser is then convincing the IMs to play in the IM tournament rather than chasing GM norms, but there are various ways this can be done.

    Organising the field for these things so as to provide a realistic chance of norms must be very hard work, it's a real juggling act.
    Re Organisers: I agree.
    And as for players motivation to play in the IM event, I won't throw in the numbers that may be regarded as semi-confidential but IMs who play the IM norm event get an appearance fee for participating (and have a strong chance to win prizes) while those who play in GM event have to pay an entry fee that they may consider as high so they may find playing in the IM event more feasible.
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