Biel Interzonal (1985) – Round Dates – Working Notes

[Notes not completely formatted, stop by later if you would] Extensive research notes, largely based on the Dutch newspaper research tool, Delpher: http://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/results?query=biel&page=1&maxperpage=50&sortfield=date&cql%5B%5D=%28date+_gte_+%2201-07-1985%22%29&cql%5B%5D=%28date+_lte_+%2201-08-1985%22%29&cql%5B%5D=ppn+any+%28832675288%29&coll=ddd (The above is a ample search to use as a beginning point.) When reading the following notes, be aware you might need to scroll horizontally to see a complete line. The notes…

US Open (1997) – D8 section schedule

The original impression that <Phony> and I had was that the Eight-day section of the tournament, denoted as D8, began on Friday, August 8, with two session/day, finally merging with the main stream, or TR section, on Tuesday, August 12, pm session. This is shown below, and was presented, slightly incorrectly, in my earlier post…

US Open (1996) – first pass

Having developed the machinery with ’97, let’s explore ’96. First step is to load in the USCF Swiss xtab, and hope it gets parsed out correctly: C:Users\..\Chess> py -i parse-xtab.py “USCF – US Open (1996).xtab.txt” Processed input:  N_players = 543,  N_rounds = 12,  N_games =  2700                   N_byes = 542,  N_unplayed = 522,  N_forfeits =…

US Open 1997 – MIRV’s and Best Balls

The final chapter in disentanglement is almost as complicated as the topic of entanglement in Quantum Mechanics. Actually more so, as quantum entanglement is really an over-inflated term designed to make things more mysterious than they really are. Ah, but I best try to stay on topic… The problem at hand is to try to…

USOpen97 – xtab cross contamination

<Phony> found a problem with <Carl Boor>, who appears to mostly play D5’s (i.e. 5-Day schedule players). But in R7 he plays <Aleks Wojtkiewicz>, a solid BP (i.e. Busy Person, those given R1-6 byes). <Phony> was kind enough to provide the xtab index number, 173, of <Boor>. So let’s see who he played.  >>> score(173)…

US Open 1997 – The Strange Case of Multiple Entries

Here is a very informative post with tournament details by <Phony Benoni>: Mar-20-15 Phony Benoni: <zanzibar> So far I am not seeing a lot of those games in the bulletins, but it’s hard to tell. There were six (!) different playing schedules:1) Traditional. One round per day from 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM.Rds 1-6 Sunday 8/3…