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[quote]9. PRIZES – TITLES The World Amateur Champion shall be awarded the title of FIDE master and a rating of 2200. The Women’s World Amateur Champion shall be awarded the title of Woman FIDE master and a rating of 2050. In the Open Section the winner of the Silver Medal shall be awarded a rating of 2100 and the Bronze Medal a rating of 2050.[/quote]
So am I reading this right? In othe words, you can have a USCF rating of 1300 something, win the world amateur chess tournament somehow, then all of a sudden you go from USCF rating of 1300 to FIDE rating of 2200 and become a master overnight???
You don't "somehow" win the World Amateur, a 2200 rating sounds about right.
I played in one 9 or 10 years ago, (finished #100 ). Shabier Bhawoodien won that one, and his rating must have been around there.
 His rating before the tournament was 2128
The people who win will be close to 2200 anyway.
But let's say you play and train but never enter tournaments for a long time, then all of a sudden you play like a 2000 level player but your rating is still 1300...
yeah so you go to 2200. Even though 1300-2200 is a huge leap, if you wouldve been a 2000 player if you had actively played tournaments then its not that big of a deal.Though id be suprised if a 2000 rated player won the open. If its the womens then they only gain 50 points anyway.
I don't understand why there are women only chess tournaments, it's not like boxing where there is a physical disadvantage...
It doesn't even come off as sexist, just pointless.
Its to encourage participation.Men dominate the chess scene, if women had to play in competition with men all the time interest would dwindle.If women chess players were just as common as men they wouldn't have these restrictions.
I can't say I agree with anything you said there - But I don't want to get into an argument on the Internet, so...
Ok, then let's say you're a USCF 1450 player, but play at a FIDE performance of 2200, then that would be epic to jump from 1450 to 2200 in one tournament. It can be done.
A USCF 1450 player will not play at a FIDE 2200 performance in a World Amateur Championship across 9 rounds.
I played in one and did okay for my 1800 rating at the time. My friend Andrew Hubbard won the event.
Why not? A USCF 1450 can play at 2200 if he or she improves, but doesn't play in tournaments anymore so their ratings are stagnant..
not looking for an argument but what dont you agree with.Theres basically 3 points>More men play chess>FIDE wants to encourage women>FIDE creates women tournaments and titles to encourage them
seems like basic logic to me.
sure, but then the rating jump is irrelevent since they are really that strong anyway.What we're saying is that there is no way a REAL 1450 player could fluke a 2200 performance rating and get a 750 point increase.To win this thing you need to be at least close to the 2200 mark, my guess is a 150 point jump is about the biggest any winner would get.
Its to encourage participation.Men dominate the chess scene, if women had to play in competition with men all the time interest would dwindle.
That's what I don't agree with (don't know where you pulled those three points from ); and even if I did think that was the case it's not enough of a reason to create women only tournaments.
There aren't as many black chess players either, let's create official (keyword there) black only chess tournaments to encourage participation...
Again, in a physical sport where it actually matters whether you are playing a man or a women I could understand it, but not in a purely mental sport.
Look at the results after round 8. 1st place has a rating of 1966 and 2nd place has a rating of 0.
That's basic logic only under the assumption that women feel encouraged by having their own tournaments and titles, which may be the case, but is not at all clear.
You give a very hypothetical example... but a more realistic example would be some 1800 rated 11yr old prodigy who doesn't enter too many adult tournaments due to school and age etc... but one day begs his dad to take him to a tournament and wipes the floor with 1900-2100 players, his real strength is probably 2250 plus because he is so young he improves massively after each game... this happens: Anand, Anish Giri, Wesley So etc.
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