Friday, July 02, 2010

New Brunswick Open

19 year old
Elias Oussedik(left) won clear first with

5 Rounds 40/120, G/60

There were 24 players.

2 Masters
5 Experts

The top seed was Horton, Joe (2236)

I broke even.
  1. Win vs Cui, Leonardo (1069)
  2. Draw vs Davis, Neil (2056)
  3. Loss vs MacDonald, Jonathan (2209)
  4. Loss vs McKim, Fred (2027)
  5. Win vs Ossinger, Brian (1611)
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  1. Good luck! You are doing well so far.

    Canada, how did you get from Texas to there? ;-D

  2. On a 45 day road trip!

    Corpus Christi, Dallas, Nashville, New Youk, New England, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Chicago, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Missouri, Texas

  3. Good grief, you should be able to reach 2000 by then. ;-p Kidding. Actually, you could be the first one to reach 1900 of quite a few of us bloggers who have tried; someone's gotta do it.

    Sounds like a lot of fun. :-) Good luck on your chess!

  4. The tournament in Canada won't count, since it is not a USCF event.

    I only have one other event scheduled right now, the Green Bay Open July 24-25

  5. Ivan, there is an action tmt in Ypsilanti, MI (about 30 mins from Windsor) on July 17th. I'll play in it if you do. Here is the link:


  6. I will let you know. I am toying with the idea of playing in the Blitz event of the Canadian Open on the same day

  7. 45 day road trip ? Are you now a full time chess player ?

  8. It's not really a chess trip although I plan to play in about 3 event.

    I have the summers off now that I am a teacher

    I will be in Milwaukee for a day or two on the way to the Green Bay Open

  9. Perhaps we can play a game at the Green Bay Open. See you in Green Bay. Safe travels! Robin

  10. Those class things dont ring a bell to me. What rating does an expert have? Or an A, B class player?

    Why is it that USCF ratings are higher then Fide rating? For example, USCF Nakamura has for ages a rating over 2700+ while he just now broke that Fide 2700 barrier.

    Anyway, good luck with your upcoming tournaments.

  11. It is what it is. In that vein, don't forget that Canadian ratings tend to be weaker than USCF:

    Bring me 1782 FIDE player and lets see who's stronger, me or him. 2 Whites, 2 Blacks, standard tournament controls. I would love to put this theory to rest one way or the other.

  12. If FIDE rating is only higher at the top that could make sense. How many 2700+ players are active in the USA vs. Europe? C'mon that's like comparing us in soccer, err, I mean futbol.

  13. LinxusGuy,
    FIDE ratings don't mean anything below 2000 --- because there are so few of them.

    In the past, a player would be considered FIDE unrated unless that players rating was over 2000, although I don't think it is that way anymore.

  14. That is interesting, anonymous, I wonder why so few under 2000. I heard somewhere that < 2200 or at least at Class level, the ratings should correlate similarly FIDE to USCF.

  15. How did you like Atlantic Canada. I see you played Fred McKim from PEI (my home province)Hope you had fun. If you want to continue your Canadian Travels there is a great tournament on the border of Alberta and Saskatchewan on Sept 4-6. Check out my website or the official website at

    By the way, great site. Like you my goal is to get to 2000. Unfortunately we don't have rating floors and I have dropped under 1800. I need to play more often to become more consistent.

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