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Canterbury Rapid 2021

Canterbury Rapid Championship 2021 has finished.
Fred Flatow and Vlad Dragalchuk were equal 1st with 8/9, and our new player Ali Esmaili was the 3rd.

Improvement score:

1Esmaili, Ali0.426
2Dragalchuk, Vladislav0.229
3Ullah, Sami0.091

Ali scored 42.6% more points than expected given his rating. That’s enormous. Congratulations!

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Canterbury Open 2020

Canterbury Open 2020 has finished. You can find the results here.

Also, I’ve calculated the improvement score for each player. Please see the previous post to become familiar with it. The results are in the table below. You can find a more detailed report in Comments.

1Ullah,Sami0.26u1600 =2nd
2Allison,Brian C0.24u1800 1st
3Ng,Clive0.19Open 2nd
4Monir,Arman0.12
5Gergis,Steven0.11
6Dragalchuk,Vladislav0.09Open 3rd
7Dib,Michel0.06u1600 1st
8Fernandez,Daniel Howard0.02Open 1st
9Flatow,A (Fred)-0.01
10Drastik,Penelope-0.02
11Huynh,Arthur-0.10
12Allison,Graham-0.10u1800 2nd
13Tefanis,Frank-0.12
14Plaza-Quinteros,Francisco-0.12
15Brown,Ted-0.26u1600 =2nd
Ineligible players
(not enough rated games):
16Ahmed,Zafar0.00
17Merhi,Alexandre-0.11u1800 3rd
18Issa,Mostafa-0.39
19Zirdum,Ivan-0.43

The last column is the standard official rating category prize the player has won. It’s not based on the improvement score.

I think this shows how the standard rating category prize distribution fails: in the cases 12, 15, 17 the players performed pretty badly given their current ratings but still won u1800 or u1600 prizes.
Also, Sami Ullah had an impressive performance but got only the equal 2nd prize under 1600.

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Annual Meeting

You are all invited to the Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Monday 3rd February 2020.

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Correspondence Game vs Russia

We have played a correspondence game against the united team of two Russian chess forums Zugzwang Club and Kasparov Chess.
We lost but the game was interesting. It was the 5th such game, Russia leads 4-1.

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GM Anton Smirnov plays at Canterbury

On the 15th of July, the Canterbury Chess Club was visited by the youngest Australian grandmaster Anton Smirnov. He played against 6 players rated under 2000, blindfolded. The Anton’s result was four wins, two losses.

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Arman Monir is the Lightning Champion

Arman has scored 6.5/7 in his pretty much first tournament in our club today and won the lightning champion title. Congratulations!

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Arthur Huynh is the Club Champion

Arthur Huynh won the Club Championship 2019 with a 5.5/7 score. The equal second were Fred Flatow and Nazari Sattar – 5.

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Ready for the 2019 Championship

From Jesse Noel Gavino:

Hi FM Fred and all,
Thanks for the chat, games and photo..
Will visit again soon as project is done…
Please see attached picture..

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Vlad Dragalchuk is the 2019 Rapid Champion

Scored 8/9. The equal second are Fred Flatow, Arthur Hyunh, Tahir Yaqub — 7/9.

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Arthur Huynh is the Lightning Champion

Arthur scored 8/9. The second was Fred Flatow with 7.5, and the third was Ertan John Huseyin with 7.