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|Apr-09-09|| ||chessgames.com: This tournament takes place in Mashantucket, Connecticut from now until April 12th.|
Official site: http://www.foxwoodsopen.com/
The top players include: Hikaru Nakamura (2757), Loek Van Wely (2730), Yury Shulman (2697), Julio Becerra (2672), Varuzhan Akobian (2664), Jaan Ehlvest (2649), Alexander Shabalov (2625), Darmen Sadvakasov (2611), Alex Lenderman, Eugene Perelshteyn (2599), Alexander Ivanov (2596), and Alex Yermolinsky (2582).
There is a live game page here: http://www.chesstournamentservices....
|Apr-09-09|| ||WhiteRook48: boring tournament standings|
|Apr-09-09|| ||laskersteinitz: It's Foxwoods, with an "s".|
|Apr-09-09|| ||laskersteinitz: Otherwise, thank you ChessGames.com, for having a page for this tournament.|
|Apr-10-09|| ||Billy Vaughan: Plenty of fighting spirit the first round! Good to see Van Wely win every once in a while.|
|Apr-10-09|| ||Andrijadj: Van Wely's rating's not 2730...|
|Apr-10-09|| ||laskersteinitz: 2730 is his USCF rating.|
|Apr-10-09|| ||notyetagm: <laskersteinitz: It's Foxwoods, with an "s".>|
<CG.COM> Yes, it is "Foxwoods" with an "s" and "Ledyard" without the "s" on the end.
I was raised in the neighboring town of Groton, CT so you can trust me on this.
|Apr-10-09|| ||laskersteinitz: That's funny, they put an "s" where there shouldn't be one, and no "s" where there should be!|
|Apr-10-09|| ||dumbgai: Ah, nice. Using USCF ratings instead of FIDE to make the tournament seem bigger than it is.|
|Apr-10-09|| ||Andrijadj: I thought that only players registered with the USCF and playing for the USA had USCF rating.Obviously I was wrong...|
|Apr-10-09|| ||PhilFeeley: Only 9 games? They've played 3 rounds so far. And there are 126 people in the Open group.|
|Apr-10-09|| ||dx9293: The players are paired based on their USCF ratings, which is the reason why these are used.|
99% or the time, FIDE-rated tournaments that take place in the USA are paired according to USCF ratings and then the tournament report is submitted to FIDE where it is FIDE-rated.
|Apr-10-09|| ||notyetagm: <dx9293: The players are paired based on their USCF ratings, which is the reason why these are used.|
99% or the time, FIDE-rated tournaments that take place in the USA are paired according to USCF ratings and then the tournament report is submitted to FIDE where it is FIDE-rated.>
Yes, probably because many of these players do *not* have FIDE ratings but *all* of them have USCF ratings.
|Apr-10-09|| ||MaxxLange: The early rounds feature lots of awesome 2500 vs. 2200 beatdowns. I can't get enough of these. Some of them look like the weaker master just choked, but a lot of them are very instructive.|
|Apr-10-09|| ||dumbgai: I still say they use USCF ratings to make average GMs feel better about themselves.|
|Apr-10-09|| ||Illogic: Wow, British GMs must feel REAL bad about themselves when they play in a BCF rated tourney. Their ratings are only like 200-250 in BCF! Poor guys.|
|Apr-10-09|| ||notyetagm: <MaxxLange: The early rounds feature lots of awesome 2500 vs. 2200 beatdowns. I can't get enough of these.>|
|Apr-10-09|| ||laskersteinitz: Hess is just steaming along! He just beat Nakamura with Black!|
|Apr-10-09|| ||notyetagm: <laskersteinitz: Hess is just steaming along! He just beat Nakamura with Black!>|
And check out Shulman's nice ♖x♗d5! tactic against Van Wely from the same round.
|Apr-10-09|| ||blacksburg: i also find the <sadism> games to be very instructive.|
|Apr-11-09|| ||fromoort: Yes, absolutely. In fact, they seem like simple chess. But so effective!|
|Apr-11-09|| ||sisyphus: <notyetagm: many of these players do *not* have FIDE ratings but *all* of them have USCF ratings>|
Not necessarily; foreign players may have a FIDE rating but not a prior USCF rating. The way I understand it, Continental Chess Association seeds them as USCF = FIDE+100.
|Apr-11-09|| ||PhilFeeley: Interesting position in today's round. Charbonneau vs. Perelshteyn:|
click for larger view
Here, Pascal played 22. Nf5+ and Eugene accepted 22...gxf5 23. Qg5+ Kh7 24. Qxh5 Kg7...
It's not over yet!
|Apr-11-09|| ||PhilFeeley: Draw by perpetual. On to another game...|
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