Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Date : 3 & 4 October (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 2.00pm - 6.30pm Saturday, 9.00am - 6.30pm Sunday
Organizer : Johor Chess Association
Round 1 : 2.00pm-4.00pm
Round 2 : 4.15pm-6.15pm
Round 3 : 9.00am-11.00am
Round 4 : 11.15am-1.15am
Round 5 : 2.00pm-4.00pm
Round 6 : 4.15pm-6.15pm
1st : RM200
2nd : RM150
3rd : RM100
4th : RM80
5th : RM50
6th - 8th : RM40
- Best Veteran : RM50
- Best Lady : RM50
- Best Junior: RM50
Contact Person : Leong Mun Wan 016-7419960
Rule & Regulation
- Base on Fide Law
- Time control : 1 hour perside
- Notation : compulsary (last 5 minutes no need for recording)
- The winner will be select go to Sarawak team championship on December ( National closed 2010 may will be select base on this event also)
- Non-Johorean can taking part but only can win the prize, no in representation.
- limited to 60 players only.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
GiLoCatur dan keluarga akan pulang ke kampung esok pagi selepas subuh. Sejam yang lalu, GiLoCatur telah selesai membereskan segala urusan dan keperluan kucing-kucing GiLoCatur sekeluarga. Begitulah kebiasaan GiLoCatur bila pulang ke kampung atau bermalam di luar kawasan. Kami ada 12 ekor kucing Siam jenis soaked. Comel, siibu kucing, ada 8 ekor anak dari 3 generasi (batch). Brownie dan BB dari generasi kedua. Dua adik-beradik mereka telah mati. 3 ekor anak Comel dari generasi pertama semuanya mati sewaktu masih kecil. Comel, Brownie dan BB tidak dikurung di dalam kandang. Ini kerana kandang akan terlalu sesak. Tambahan pula Brownie dan BB tidak boleh berdekatan kerana mereka akan bergaduh. Mungkin disebabkan mereka telah menjadi kucing jantan dewasa. Tetapi GiLocatur sekeluarga tidak risau kerana mereka tahu untuk pulang ke rumah. Apa yang perlu GiLoCatur lakukan ialah dengan menyediakan makanan mereka di luar dan belakang rumah.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
her advise on playing good chess to the children"to first get the knights and bishops out to control the center of the board, to not move the same pieces twice in the beginning, and to put the king in a safety position."Susan strongly believes that,a) "Chess inspires logical thinking and decision-making"b) "Every move is a change in circumstances like in real life. To have young people see changes is an important skill."c) ... and if chess were used more in schools, society would be better educated.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Understanding Chess Ratings
When talking about chess, you might hear statements such as "I'm a 1600 player," or "we're playing in the under 2000 section." These numbers being thrown around are called chess ratings, and are an important part of the chess community.
What is a Rating?Ratings are numbers used to represent the playing strength of chess players. Most rating systems are based on the work of Arpad Elo, and are known as Elo rating systems.
The internal workings of chess rating systems can be quite complex, but the basics are simple. Ratings are based on the results of of games between players -- usually, games played in chess tournaments. If a player wins games, his rating will increase; if he loses games, his rating will decrease.
The rating of a player's opponents also effect how that player's rating will change. Defeating a much lower-rated opponent will cause a gain of few (if any) rating points, while defeating a much higher-rated foe will earn a large number of rating points. Losses work the game way, though in the opposite direction; losing to a much stronger player won't effect a player's rating much, but losing to a weaker opponent will cost quite a few points. Draws also effect ratings in a similar manner (drawing a higher-rated player increases ones rating, while drawing a lower-rated player decreases it), though not as dramatically.
Over time, a player's rating should approximate their skill level, allowing players to compare themselves to their peers. As a player improves, their rating will tend to rise.
What do Chess Ratings Mean?Ratings vary depending on who is issuing them. In terms of United States Chess Federation (or USCF) ratings, a complete beginner who has just learned the rules of chess would likely earn the minimum rating of 100. The average scholastic tournament player has a rating of around 600. A "strong" non-tournament player, or a beginning tournament player that has gained some basic experience might have a rating around 800 or 1000.
The average adult tournament player in the USCF is rated around 1400. Very strong adult tournament competitors -- the top 10% or so of that group -- are rated over 1900.
(Since the latest GiLoCatur's (July 2009) national rating is 1143, it means that GiLoCatur is still a below average chess player. Thus, GiLocatur will work hard to achieve a rating of about 1400 so that GiLoCatur can become a better chess player. So, it is GiLoCatur's next target or mission then.)
Prestigious titles are available to the strongest players. These titles are usually award partially or entirely based on ratings. Experts are players with ratings over 2000. Masters are players with ratings over 2200. Earning the International Master or Grandmaster title requires more than just a high rating, but these players are typically rated over 2400 and 2500, respectively. The best players in the world are rated over 2700; the highest rating ever achieved was 2851, by former World Champion Garry Kasparov.
How do Players Earn Ratings?A chess rating can be earned in a variety of ways. Online chess sites often offer their own ratings, which are useful for finding appropriate opponents while playing online. Some chess clubs also keep their own informal ratings.
When most people speak of chess ratings, however, they are speaking of ratings assigned by a national chess federation (or by FIDE, the International Chess Federation). These ratings are earned by playing in sanctioned tournaments. After each tournament, the results are sent to the federation rating the event, where they are processed and used to update the ratings of the competitors.
(The sad part in our local chess tournaments is that not many are national-rated ones. For a chess tournament to be a national-rated event, the organizer has to pay a fee and submitted to the authorized ratings officer which is Mr IA (International Arbiter) Lim Tse-Pin. The tournament also needs to fulfill certain criteria like enough minimum percentage of rated players.)