Thursday, September 13, 2012

#1068 U.S. Correspondence Ch. Semi-Finals

The top seeds in the 20th U.S. Correspondence Championship Semi-Finals are:

1. IM Carl I Siefring 2479
2. SIM Ciaran O'Hare 2429
3. Harry Ingersol 2414
4. Grayling V. Hill 2373
5. IM Keith A. Rodriguez 2365
6. Daniel M. Horwitz 2360

I will be playing in section 3, along with Ingersol, Kenneth E. Jones (2256), William J. Morris (2200 provisional), Seydar Akent (2175), Kyle Biedermann (2146) and Lester P. Weiss (2051).
You won't be able to see my games, or the others, until they are finished and at least 7 games in the section are done.


Wolff said...

So how did you manage to instantly get a 2300 rating when it took me 4 years of hard work? I had to climb from 1800p all the way up, but your records show you were just 'assigned' a 2300 rating. That's one of the things that angers me the most about ICCF is the inconsistent handling of ratings for new players.

Chess Coroner said...

I acquired a 2300 rating by scoring 7.5/11 (actually 8.5/12) in the 15th USCCC Preliminaries and getting a subsequent draw.

Because the ICCF voided my 2000 win over Kremen and canceled my games vs. Tiba, it took me 11 1/2 years to reach 2300.