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Old August 17th 03, 02:33 AM
Miriling
 
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Default U.S. Open official player count should be 455

The number of players who competed in the 2003 U.S. Open in Los Angeles should
be listed officially as 455 and not 458, as has been posted in several places
on the newsgroup.
Three players are listed twice in the final standings: GM Edhi Handoko (2529),
Neil Regan (1926) and Robert Hughes (1603). All three were re-entries - the
only ones in the 12-round tournament.
Thus, the official player count is 455 and should be listed as such in all news
releases about the event, especially the news release from the USCF and any
press release from The Associated Press, the latter of which once again has
failed miserably in reporting about this prestigious tournament. Apart from
Jack Peters' excellent column in the Los Angeles Times, the LA Times did not go
out of its way in reporting about this event.
The wire services, especially AP, have once again demonstrated that they are
not interested in chess. AP is very erratic about its chess coverage, sending
stringer Robert Huntington of Massachusetts to cover some international events
(only because he fights hard to have them send him), but it could care less
about reporting on events in the USA.

George Mirijanian

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Old August 17th 03, 04:02 AM
John Fernandez
 
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Default U.S. Open official player count should be 455

Uh, aren't re-entries not allowed in FIDE rated events?

John Fernandez
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