The remarkable rating changes of Ljupco Steriev are available at:
Does anybody know the story of how this happened?
"DAVID GRANIK" <email@example.com> wrote:
Miguel A. Ballicora wrote in message <firstname.lastname@example.org>... >>In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Sam >Sloan) says:
The Stan Vaughan Nevada Problem finally reaches the International
It had to happen sooner of later and now finally it did. Some kid with >>>a vastly inflated Stan Vaughan rating got into a national or >>>international event, thereby depriving some other kid who had worked >>>hard of a chance to play.
Did understand it right? US sends the junior representatives
to the world championships based on the USCF rating????
No competition whatsoever?
I can't believe it. Then the people wonder why US does notI agree.
produce the number of GM that they should.
This is a perfect self destructive system!
I have an advice for US: make all the U16 unrated,That is a good idea. You don't need ANY ratings to run a Swiss System
then they are going to concentrate on the game.
David Bronstein was right about all the evils that the ranking system >hydes.
tournament. Ratings are only useful to define a player's class for prize >money eligibilty--not an issue with scholastic events.
In fact, it might not be such a bad idea for the USCF to get rid of
ratings for everybody. Goichberg and his CCA could keep track of the ratings >for his big $$ tournaments.
Last year, Ljupco Steriev qualified for the US junior Closed solely on
the basis of rating . He finished 0-9. As white, he managed to lose a Rook >AND Queen within 15 moves in one game. After the tournament, the USCF >adjusted Steriev's rating downward from over 2400 to about 1300, because the >2400 rating he had "earned" was obviously quite unrepresentative of his true >ability.
I truly don't know why the USCF doesn't use the results of actual scholastic >events to determine who earns a spot in Junior and Youth closed >competitions, both in the US and abroad.
|Location:||Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK|
|Nodes:||8 (1 / 7)|