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Old March 13th 05, 01:47 AM
HB Super Event
 
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The organizers of the HB Global Chess Challenge wish to ensure, to the
maximum level we are capable, that this historic tournament is handled
in a way that guarantees the maximum fairness to all participants.
While we believe that 99% of all chess players are honorable
competitors, we are well aware there is a small minority who do not put
a premium on fair play. Because of this unfortunate reality, we are
instituting a strong ratings policy to counter sandbaggers and
cheaters. This will work in concert with our Security Policy, which
together should cover most of the circumstances that may arise.

Cheating: Zero Tolerance Policy

On-site security will be very tight at the tournament. Any player who
is proven to be cheating by using electronic devices or computers,
talking to anyone without permission from a TD, speaking in a different
language to anyone while that person's game is in progress, making
unusually frequent or lengthy trips away from the board or any method
of illegally exploiting the system will be kicked out of the tournament
and no longer allowed to play in any future HB or Generation Chess
events. There will be no refund of entry fees.

USCF Ratings Alert:

To prevent sandbagging, the tournament will use each players' highest
published rating between October 1, 2004 and April 2005. Also, the
Tournament Director reserves the right to use CCA ratings, which are
fair assessments based on Continental Chess Tournaments held by premier
organizer Bill Goichberg over the last 30 years.

Players With Multiple Ratings:

The tournament will use players' highest rating on any official rating
list, including any added-on points, for pairing and prize purposes.
This includes FIDE, USCF, BCF, CFC etc.

For Players With:

* FIDE ratings -100 points will be added
* Bermuda, Canada (other than Quebec), Jamaica - no change
* Quebec (FQE) -100 points added
* England - x8 + 700
* German Ingo - x8, that result subtracted from 2940 (the lower the
Ingo the stronger the player)
* Other national ratings with confirmation from national website or
official federation - 200 points added
* Non-verified foreign ratings- director will assign a rating that,
in most cases, will not be less than 2200

Important Rating Policy Update

Players who have an established USCF rating, or comparable, i.e. those
for which no points are added, may be allowed to use that rating, even
if they have a FIDE rating as well. For instance, there are many
players who have an active national rating (especially USCF players,
where the rating history can be checked easily) and also a FIDE rating
earned through primarily US tournaments. The FIDE rating is often a bit
lower, or nearly the same as the USCF rating. Often the FIDE rating is
outdated or based on a few games which would not reflect a player's
true rating strength if the standard USCF formula of FIDE rating + 100
points were used. In the spirit of fairness and to remain consistent
with the principle at the heart of the HB Global Chess Challenge's
policy, the Chief TD reserves the right to make a final decision
regarding which rating will be used. This decision will be made after a
complete and thorough check of the player's rating history has been
done. If there is any doubt or lack of information, the standard
formula will apply.

Foreign Players:

Foreign players must provide proof of their rating in the last year in
order to play in sections other than the Open or Unrated. No player
will be allowed to play in any class section without a rating
(provisional ratings do not count). Rating equivalents will be used.

Players should confirm their section before committing their travel
plans. No refunds (other than entry fees) will be given to players who
disagree with the Chief Tournament Director's decision as to which
section they will be assigned. Traveling players who plan to register
at the tournament should be forewarned that they may end up playing a
section that they did not anticipate. The best policy is to register
well in advance so that you may be notified very early on of the Chief
TD's decision.

Provisional Ratings:

Players with Provisional Ratings will have to play in either the Open
or Unrated section (no exceptions).

In order to be considered as having a standard USCF non-provisional
rating, you must show proof to the Tournament Director of having played
25 USCF Rated Tournament games. This applies in cases where a player
has played the required number of games before April 1, can show the
cross tables, but the USCF has not yet managed to rate the games.

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Old March 13th 05, 10:14 AM
Jerzy
 
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"HB Super Event" wrote in message
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Cheating: Zero Tolerance Policy

On-site security will be very tight at the tournament. Any player who
is proven to be cheating by using electronic devices or computers,
talking to anyone without permission from a TD, speaking in a different
language to anyone while that person's game is in progress, making
unusually frequent or lengthy trips away from the board or any method
of illegally exploiting the system will be kicked out of the tournament
and no longer allowed to play in any future HB or Generation Chess
events. There will be no refund of entry fees.


Sounds good.

Foreign Players:

Foreign players must provide proof of their rating in the last year in
order to play in sections other than the Open or Unrated. No player
will be allowed to play in any class section without a rating
(provisional ratings do not count). Rating equivalents will be used.

Players should confirm their section before committing their travel
plans. No refunds (other than entry fees) will be given to players who
disagree with the Chief Tournament Director's decision as to which
section they will be assigned. Traveling players who plan to register
at the tournament should be forewarned that they may end up playing a
section that they did not anticipate. The best policy is to register
well in advance so that you may be notified very early on of the Chief
TD's decision.


Well, IMHO you should exclude possibilities of frauds here. I can imagine
that in many lower ratings sections will play just frauds and cheaters.

Jerzy


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Old March 13th 05, 11:57 AM
David Ames
 
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"HB Super Event" wrote in message
oups.com...
Cheating: Zero Tolerance Policy

On-site security will be very tight at the tournament. Any player

who
is proven to be cheating by using electronic devices or computers,
talking to anyone without permission from a TD, speaking in a

different
language to anyone while that person's game is in progress, making
unusually frequent or lengthy trips away from the board or any

method
of illegally exploiting the system will be kicked out of the

tournament
and no longer allowed to play in any future HB or Generation Chess
events. There will be no refund of entry fees.



Which languages are considered to be "different"? What are they
different from?

David Ames

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Old March 13th 05, 07:53 PM
Ray Gordon
 
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Cheating: Zero Tolerance Policy

On-site security will be very tight at the tournament. Any player who
is proven to be cheating by using electronic devices or computers,
talking to anyone without permission from a TD, speaking in a different
language to anyone while that person's game is in progress, making
unusually frequent or lengthy trips away from the board


ANY trip away from the board is suspect.


* Other national ratings with confirmation from national website or
official federation - 200 points added


I can almost hear the laughter from some small country's "chess federation"
webmaster.


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