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According to the website for the engine it was written by international arbiter Roberto Ricco: The author JaVaFo is authored and intellectually owned by Roberto Ricca, former programmer, International Arbiter and current Secretary of the FIDE Commission “Systems of Pairings and Programs” (SPPC), formerly known as “Swiss Pairings Programs”. The name The name ...


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Can anyone please help me to understand about what's going on? Yes, it is nice that we can look up our entries on the FIDE rating website but actually there is a business need for this information for arbiters and tournament organizers to avoid fines from FIDE. Whenever a FIDE rated tournament is rated by FIDE (standard time control only because rapid and ...


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Yes. You should disambiguate by adding either the file of departure (if they differ); or the rank of departure (if the files are the same but the ranks differ); or both the file and rank of departure (if neither alone is sufficient to identify the piece – which occurs only in rare cases where a player has three or more identical pieces able to reach the ...


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After two players with different scores have played each other in a round, the higher ranked player receives a downfloat, the lower one an upfloat. This is just marking the fact that the higher ranked player had to downfloat and the lower ranked player had to upfloat. The algorithm tries to minimize the number of times this happens to the same player, at ...


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According to definition A.2 the player rank changes dynamically, round after round No, I don't think you fully understand what is going on. During the pairing process for a particular round in a given score group the ranking within a score group is fixed according to what the original ranking before the first round. A.2 Order For pairings purposes only, ...


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There are online tournaments organized by FIDE (https://new.arena.myfide.net). They are more or less like lichess tournaments and you get a special online FIDE rating and you can receive special online titles (https://www.notion.so/FIDE-Online-Arena-Titles-045a5cbfb0994e0b9c04e05ee44c0491). To my best knowledge, there are no tournaments in which you can ...


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Assume a 9 round Swiss tournament with 2^9 players, White always wins. Will the pairing computer (definitely not super quantum) go berserk? Thank you for clarifying the difference between NA (National Arbiter) exam you took in Germany and the full FA (FIDE Arbiter) exam. This kind of stuff is covered in the FA exam. The program won't go berserk. Here is the ...


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I'm not sure what 'colours reversed' means in this rule. It is really very simple. Suppose you and I are playing in a Swiss tournament. The draw shows that you are to play white against me in the next round. By accident we sit at the board with the black pieces in front of you and the white pieces in front of me and we start our game. We are playing the ...


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