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Have some questions regarding FIDE ratings:
Zack who is previously unrated, competes in a FIDE rated event and plays 6 games (4 against FIDE rated opponents & 2 against unrated players).
Say he manages just a draw against an unrated opponent, would he still earn FIDE rating points for all 6 games played?
I do not know how FIDE works but it is probably very similar to what we have in the US.
In the US in order to be rated or become rated you must be a member of the US Chess Federation and play in their sanctioned tournaments.
I would imagine if your friend plays in a FIDE rated tournament he will get or lose FIDE points but all the players must have FIDE ratings even if those ratings are "provisional".
If the tournament he plays in a non-FIDE sanctioned tournament I would think that it would not count a FIDE rated games.
Thanks Chuck, so inspite of his poor outing in the tournament, he wud still get a rating from FIDE, albeit a provisional one.
Does FIDE have a base (min) rating to start?
You have to win a certain number of games against FIDE rated opponents before you get a FIDE rating -- I know because I recently played in a dule rated (USCF / FIDE) tourney and because I didn't win against my FIDE opponents I don't have a FIDE rating at all.
I only got to face 2 out of the 7 rounds, against one I blundered in the opening (doh) and against the other I had a good advantage, then got cocky and over pressed it to turn it into a loss (darn).
Maybe next time
Thanks orangehonda, Zack found out that he'd have to have played a minimum 9 games against FIDE rated opponents (regardless of the result) before he cud get a rating.
Well, pick more carefully the tournaments you participate, and press USCF to adopt the FIDE rating instead of its own odd one.
Factly almost all Chess Federations worldwide are considering abandoning their national ELO systems and adopting FIDE ratings, since anno 2012 it is very easy to access the FIDE data and submit tournament results (via the Swiss Manager software, or something similar).
Just so. There is no reason to maintain separate national or transnational ratings when FIDE's system is available. All it does is run up costs unnecessarily and sow confusion about ratings.
The last impediment was the ability to rate lower players, and now FIDE is permitting that. USCF might have to keep separate ratings for scholastic chess, but it's already almost a completely separate system since there is so little interplay between the school and adult pools.
yeah I was a bit unlucky with my opponents in my first tournament. Just to show what I was talking about in my previous posts, here is my FIDE scorecard.
2/25/2012 tournament - got 3 FIDE rated opponents, but one of them didn't get his rating until 3/1. So entire tournament is considered unrated. What a shame, I had a stellar tournament.
(sorry, I'm new here, not much of a chess player, just passing through, and saw this comment)
According to some google searches, you have two years to get your FIDE rating. So it's not really a shame you played so well 12 months or so ago, because you still have a year left to complete the minimum nine games.
the nutty chesser
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