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pax
09-02-2005, 03:17 PM
Looking at the results on TWIC:
http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/twic535.html#5

I notice that Puchen Wang (NZL 2218) in the standings is listed as Philip Xiao Wang in the crosstable (USA FM 2306). Presumably the former is correct (the official website has no mention of PX Wang), but the question is, why are the standings different from the crosstable? Was it generated from a different SP file?

arosar
09-02-2005, 03:21 PM
Yeah...I noticed that last night when viewing the games in Chessbase. Some players are listed with a totally different country. I think that has more to do with the spelling and Chessbase just sorta picks that up automatically. I dunno.

AR

eclectic
09-02-2005, 04:29 PM
Looking at the results on TWIC:
http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/twic535.html#5

I notice that Puchen Wang (NZL 2218) in the standings is listed as Philip Xiao Wang in the crosstable (USA FM 2306). Presumably the former is correct (the official website has no mention of PX Wang), but the question is, why are the standings different from the crosstable? Was it generated from a different SP file?

I would have thought FIDE provided players with unique ID numbers (cf database key) so that such confusion is avoided.

Mark

pax
09-02-2005, 06:15 PM
I would have thought FIDE provided players with unique ID numbers (cf database key) so that such confusion is avoided.

Mark

They do. That doesn't mean everyone uses them properly!

Bill Gletsos
09-02-2005, 06:31 PM
Yeah...I noticed that last night when viewing the games in Chessbase. Some players are listed with a totally different country. I think that has more to do with the spelling and Chessbase just sorta picks that up automatically. I dunno.
I believe its a Chessbase issue.
If you look virtually all the first names are nothing but an initial.
It picks the most likely candidate name from its players encyclopedia.