An adult player's quest to get a Master rating.
IM Angelo Young's Touch Move Chess Center
I find it highly interesting that a 2350 player loses to an 1800 player and draws to two 2000 players!!!
He is an IM too and used to be over 2500 at one time. Maybe he doesn't care about these small events
I can clear up this issue. It was actually Angelo's idea to run another FIDE event in the summer. I didn't want to because it's too hot. Angelo is really trying to keep his club going and he's hurting. He was very distracted by many side issues. And it's hard to stay motivated when there is no prize fund or incentive. The majority of the field were playing for the chance to earn their rating norm. I will post the game where Angelo lost. Dixon played way above his level. Anthony Parker had Angelo in a lost posititon and let it slip away. Angelo wasn't really playing well against anyone. I would not allow any funny business, I take these tournaments very seriously.
Who cares obout getting a FIDE rating???The only people who care are ones good enough to earn FIDE titles, that means Masters and above.That rules out most of us wood pushers.
You are a defeatist. Sure the FIDE rating is as wortless as the USCF rating or the rating of any other country. Why do we play chess? I guess you are saying if we don't play at the level of a master we shouldn't play at all. Who cares about Chris' tournaments or FIDE, it's about trying to better yourself. I've seen many lower rated players beat much higher rated players,USCF or FIDE. The rating doesn't win your games only good moves. I welcome any competition. I am not a quitter. I believe in myself. I am not a master, but it doesn't mean I can't play good chess.
You obviously didn't read what I wrote.I said a FIDE rating is useless for any one not going for FIDE titles.I never said no need to play chess unless you are a master. In other words ones you get to the Master level in USCF you can think about getting a FIDE rating and get FIDE titles, until then USCF is all you need.
I just want to know in what way is it useless? It is a different measurement of different playing criteria. The minute the USCF and FIDE have the same time controls, number of rounds per tournament, etc. then I would agree with you. FIDE has longer tournaments, usually less rounds each day and a different time control.What I said about your defeatist attitude is anyone can say, "this sucks, it's no good." I say get the facts and look at how it is good. I believe any experience can help you as a chess player and a person. You are a factor in the equation. It has meaning only if you give it meaning. What is meaningful to you is not to others. Chess is not meaningful to many people, but can they say it has not meaning? We know they are wrong. Because what chess offers is something that an opinion can't negate. You have obviously never played in a FIDE event.
Finally, some people see what I am trying to do! FIDE tournaments don't take anything away from USCF because they are USCF tournaments too! They offer a new level of competition, something new to strive for. Titles are another level, Sevan handles this, that's why I a focused on giving people the opportunity to play chess the way THE REST OF THE WORLD plays chess. You just might play people from outside the US. I had a person who played in Thailand in MCA IV. MCA V has a preregister from someone who plays in France. They bring new ideas with them. You don't have to play the same guy at your club for the 1000th time.
OK we can settle this. Next time have FIDE only rated tournament and see how many people show up.It's great that you organize chess events. The point I am trying to make is that for 99% of us players a FIDE rating is of no value.
Everyone thought the first 2 FIDE events that were run were only FIDE rated. We got 48 and 34 players.