Tata Steel (2019) – a TWIC snapshot (R10)

Here’s TWIC view of the tournament, as of R10, via the pgn they provide: First, the tournament list (Click image to enlarge) This time there is but one tournament found in the 70 games, because Mark Crowther is an old hand at this business, and appreciates the need for properly normalized PGN. Let’s show the…

Daniel Freeman / Demetrius Cross pictures

There’s pretty much no doubt that Daniel Freeman = Demetrius Cross after seeing these early photographs. I have some from his college days but on another computer – so stop by later for updates. Eventually I hope to write up a brief biography with a few details missing from his “official” CG bio. Bonus feature…

Olympiad Tiebreak system

[Work in progress – tb1, tb2, tb3, tb4 complete] Olympiad Tiebreak system (2018) This is a little complicated, because the ranking of results for the recent Olympiad depends on four tiebreak numbers. Let’s start with the two that are the most straight-forward, tb1, and tb3. Each of these are directly calculated quantities that don’t involve…

43e Olympiad (Batumi GEO 2018) – defaults

Several teams were noted as not being paired during the first round, according to the official Chess-Results R1 page: ————————————————————————– No SNo Team Team Pts MP Res MP Pts Team Team Sno ————————————————————————– 90 91 NGR Nigeria 0 0 : 0 0 not paired -2 91 106 PAK Pakistan 0 0 : 0 0 not…

43e Olympiad (Batumi GEO 2018)

[Working draft! – beware as always] This is just an excuse to post the  following links to my working versions of the PGN, the most useful one being the stubified version of the team match version of the tournament.  Currently complete to R11 (i.e. final round)… China wins the Olympiad on tiebreak (tb2). Tournament PGN…