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  1. Donationtenebr8
    Lord of the Air
    Rock City
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    29 Aug '02 21:04
    When I signed up for the Baker Invitational, my rating was in the high
    1400's, and I ended up getting a bye in the first round. Now my
    rating is over 1550, and I feel a little guilty about playing in the
    1400's. Believe me, I know that any player in the 1400's is capable of
    beating me, and I also know that the rules were laid out plainly at the
    start-- you played in the tourney according to your rating when you
    signed up. But it just doesn't seem quite fair to me. So, I'd like
    some input here.
    Thanks.
    Tim
    The Dark Squire
  2. Donationvaknso
    The Ambassador
    Charleston SC. USA
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    29 Aug '02 21:32
    Tim,
    It's fair. Ratings will fluctuate up and down. You have no I idea
    who you will play in the next round. You could end up playing
    someone whose rating is now 1600. How about that possibility..
    John
    Assistant Td Baker Invitational.
    PS: Just dont feel bad that you have improved or have been lucky in
    last several games.
  3. Donationtenebr8
    Lord of the Air
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    29 Aug '02 21:53
    Thanks to everyone who responded-- I feel a bit more comfortable
    about the whole thing now. And I'll probably get whipped in my first
    games, and I will have worried over nothing🙂
    Tim
    The Dark Squire
  4. Standard memberSchliemann
    The Diplomat
    Slightly Left :D
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    30 Aug '02 03:03
    Dude...everyone knew the rules when they signed up.

    And after all of the games and lessons we have had and you still carry
    that negative attitude around...if you think you are going to lose then
    more than likely you will. Be positive...no matter who you play.
    Negativity gives your opponent half the game already.

    Dave
    KO TD
  5. Donationtenebr8
    Lord of the Air
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    30 Aug '02 05:34
    Well said, and appreciated. Bring it on.
    Tim
    The Dark Squire
  6. Standard membergotti2000
    The winemaker
    Austria
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    30 Aug '02 14:43
    I find the current rules rather encouraging for weak players. I used to
    play tennis tournaments where the best players usually play the
    weakest players in the first round, often leaving them without any
    chance to play more than that single game in the whole tournament.
    In the Baker Invitational you can play people which are close to your
    own ranking. Well, I guess there are enough examples where a weak
    rated player beat a higher rated one, anyway.

    Gotti
  7. Standard memberSchliemann
    The Diplomat
    Slightly Left :D
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    30 Aug '02 19:05
    That was the whole idea of the tourney.

    Dave
    KO TD
  8. Donationbelgianfreak
    stitching you up
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    29 Aug '02 21:39
    rules is rules. We had a pretty close one (although you did win
    eventually) and I'm in the 1300's.
    Everyone's score fluctuates, and it's not like you deliberatly
    manipulated yours to be in a lower group.
    Play on, and if you win I'll see you in the winners playoffs. LOL.

    Freak - who's 1 game down
  9. Antwerp, Belgium
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    29 Aug '02 21:43
    Tim, please don't feel bad about it. When I signed up for the tourney,
    I was in the low 1500. Since that time I've been in the 1600 but now
    I'm back in the 1500 again. Things can turn out very strange. That's
    universe!
    Julia
  10. Joined
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    29 Aug '02 23:14

    Just wanted to say to Tim (and the other 1400 peeps) sorry for
    holding the 1400s section up. Hardcorepawn and I are getting through
    the games as fast as we can. Despite us living only 80 or so miles
    away (in the hotbed of chess that is South Wales ;o) ) from each
    other we seem to be logging in to RHP at different times.

    Thanks for your patience!

    Mark
    The Squirrel Lover
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