Graif,William in IM Oct-Nov in Budapest

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  • Graif,William in IM Oct-Nov in Budapest

    There is a Graif,William(CAN) in Vezerkepzo IM Oct-Nov in Budapest with 4/5 so far


    Ranking crosstable after Round 5
    Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
    1 Graif William 2231 CAN * ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ 4,0 0,0 3 8,25
    2 IM Issa Rafat 2357 JOR * ˝ 1 1 ˝ 3,0 1,5 2 6,75
    3 IM To Nhat Minh 2356 HUN ˝ * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 3,0 1,0 1 6,50
    4 Sadubayev Airat 2273 KAZ ˝ 0 ˝ * 1 1 3,0 0,5 2 6,50
    5 FM Leszko Bence 2258 HUN 0 ˝ * 0 1 1 2,5 0,0 2 5,00
    6 FM Gombocz Ferenc Jr. 2188 HUN 0 1 * ˝ 0 ˝ 2,0 0,5 1 4,25
    7 IM Nemeth Zoltan 2265 HUN 0 ˝ * ˝ 1 2,0 0,5 1 3,25
    8 WIM Mihok-Juhasz Barbara 2264 HUN 0 0 1 ˝ * 0 1,5 0,0 1 3,00
    9 Kishan Gangolli 2128 IND 0 0 0 ˝ 1 * 1,5 0,0 1 2,50
    10 Adarsh Tripathi 2115 IND ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 * 1,5 0,0 0 5,00

  • #2
    He has dual citizenship...winning some Canadian titles while living in the US. One parent is from Montreal; the other is from Toronto. Https://nscfchess.org/national-master-william-graif/

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    • #3
      Now at 5/8


      Ranking crosstable after Round 8
      Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
      1 Sadubayev Airat 2273 KAZ * ˝ ˝ 0 1 1 ˝ 1 1 5,5 0,5 4 19,50
      2 IM To Nhat Minh 2356 HUN ˝ * 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 5,5 0,5 3 20,75
      3 Graif William 2231 CAN ˝ 0 * 0 1 1 1 ˝ 1 5,0 0,0 4 17,00
      4 IM Issa Rafat 2357 JOR 1 ˝ * ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 4,5 0,0 2 17,00
      5 WIM Mihok-Juhasz Barbara 2264 HUN 0 0 1 ˝ * 1 1 ˝ 0 4,0 1,0 3 16,50
      6 FM Gombocz Ferenc Jr. 2188 HUN 0 0 1 0 * 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 4,0 0,0 3 13,25
      7 FM Leszko Bence 2258 HUN ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 * 1 ˝ 1 3,5 1,0 2 11,75
      8 IM Nemeth Zoltan 2265 HUN ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 * 1 3,5 0,0 1 14,25
      9 Adarsh Tripathi 2115 IND 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 * ˝ 2,5 0,0 0 10,25
      10 Kishan Gangolli 2128 IND 0 0 0 0 1 ˝ 0 ˝ * 2,0 0,0 1 7,25

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      • #4
        Final score 6/9 is pretty good


        Final Ranking crosstable after 9 Rounds
        Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
        1 Sadubayev Airat 2273 KAZ * ˝ ˝ 1 1 0 ˝ 1 1 1 6,5 0,0 5 26,00
        2 IM To Nhat Minh 2356 HUN ˝ * 1 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 6,0 1,0 3 26,00
        3 Graif William 2231 CAN ˝ 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 6,0 0,0 5 23,75
        4 WIM Mihok-Juhasz Barbara 2264 HUN 0 0 1 * 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 0 4,5 1,5 3 19,75
        5 FM Gombocz Ferenc Jr. 2188 HUN 0 ˝ 0 0 * 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 4,5 1,0 3 17,25
        6 IM Issa Rafat 2357 JOR 1 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 4,5 0,5 2 19,50
        7 IM Nemeth Zoltan 2265 HUN ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ * 0 1 ˝ 4,0 0,0 1 17,25
        8 FM Leszko Bence 2258 HUN 0 ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ 1 * ˝ 1 3,5 0,0 2 13,25
        9 Adarsh Tripathi 2115 IND 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ * ˝ 3,0 0,0 0 13,50
        10 Kishan Gangolli 2128 IND 0 0 0 1 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ * 2,5 0,0 1 10,25

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        • #5
          Any idea what score was needed for a GM or IM norm? I guess he is looking for an IM norm?
          ...Mike Pence: the Lord of the fly.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kerry Liles View Post
            Any idea what score was needed for a GM or IM norm? I guess he is looking for an IM norm?
            GM norm is obviously out of question in this tournament (no GMs). With very low average rating a player needs at least 7/9 to get IM norm. So, even the winner likely couldn't achieve it.

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            • #7
              Thanks Victor. Duh... I hadn't even noticed there were no GMs so of course the only possibility would be an IM norm. Clearly the average rating is way too low too.
              Maybe he is over there and is just tuning up for a "real" tournament soon (sorry to imply that these norm tournaments are not "real" but that is the impression we have been given - somewhat staged and perhaps too much manipulation of the mix of players.)
              ...Mike Pence: the Lord of the fly.

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              • #8
                The organizer (and friends of) asked if I was interested to play in the FM group of Vezerkepzo and I politely declined. This is a copycat of the First Saturday series that schedules events in the second half of each month. This seems like a shame at first as in theory I could be playing in two sets of tournaments each month and I am only living here to play/study chess. I am not a desperate tourist any more and have a fairly good idea of what is happening. There is a small core of foreign players living here that also does not play in this type of tournament. These are tourist events or for norm seekers. The Budapest Team Ch has just started and this combined with local events give me more than I can handle. Now I spend my time training to get 12 more elo points and reach 2000(again!) which I was only in June this year. The competition is fierce here, I have to work very hard just to be a normal level player

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the clarification Michael. Good luck in your quest.
                  ...Mike Pence: the Lord of the fly.

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                  • #10
                    Graif is in First Saturday IM November 2021 with 1/3



                    Ranking crosstable after Round 3
                    Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
                    1 WFM Sahithi Varshini M 2141 IND * 1 1 1 3,0 3,0 0,0 3
                    2 IM Martic Zlatko 2286 CRO * 1 ˝ 1 2,5 2,5 0,0 2
                    3 IM To Nhat Minh 2365 HUN * ˝ 1 1 2,5 2,5 0,0 2
                    4 FM Hansen Soren Bech 2304 DEN * 1 0 1 2,0 2,0 0,0 2
                    5 IM Borsuk Konstantin 2432 UKR 0 ˝ * 1 1,5 1,5 0,0 1
                    6 FM Walker Martin G 2196 ENG ˝ 0 * 1 1,5 1,5 0,0 1
                    7 Graif William 2216 CAN 0 1 * 0 1,0 1,0 0,0 1
                    8 FM Mohamed Ahmed Khaled 2264 EGY 0 0 1 * 1,0 1,0 0,0 1
                    IM Chakravarthi Reddy M 2332 IND 0 0 * 1 1,0 1,0 0,0 1
                    10 Adarsh Tripathi 2191 IND 0 0 * 1 1,0 1,0 0,0 1
                    Bossy Arnim 2191 GER 0 0 * 1 1,0 1,0 0,0 1
                    12 FM Lyell Mark 2108 ENG 0 0 0 * 0,0 0,0 0,0 0

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                    • #11
                      Hi Michael,

                      Long time no chat!

                      Based on your knowledge of Hungary and Canada, is there a formula that you think could work in Canada to produce norms based on the Hungarian model and that makes financial sense?

                      Larry

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                      • #12
                        Hi Larry
                        Definitely long time! Well it depends on what kind of norms you want to produce. Let us say CMA desires 'quality' norms with 3 IMs in the 2375-2425 range. The main problem is getting the appropriate number of foreigners. By luck, FM Mark Lyell(ENG) is a permanent resident in BP so he great eases the worry of getting enough foreigners by playing in pretty well every IM RR. You will have to overcome this hurdle with creativity. The next barrier is getting a cheap site. CMA has its own building so this problem is solved. I would try for a summer Norm Tour for example May-June-July-August with 2 RRs per month with 1st prize cash(just pick something like 1000 CAN). start with an IM norm tour and see how it goes, an build up to IM and GM norms. Thee is the problem of getting a large pool of FIDE rated players. This is a second major problem. You could consider offering monthly FIDE rated tournaments. The background here is that Hungary does not have an equivalent to a national rating system or a CMA rating system, let alone an FQE system. Kids get a FIDE rating very early and it is a huge advantage in the norm business. You might have to do something creative to reduce the cost of lodging for traveling players- I am not sure what to suggest here. If CMA can manage a summer tour this would be a massive achievement.

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                        • #13
                          Lefong Hua had a number of norm events in pre Covid times in Montreal. Free site (College Brebeuf), and foreigners were usually visiting foreign university students or nearby Americans.

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                          • #14
                            Just a quick note (I'm scrambling to get somewhere today), the CCYC is planning an IM norm event for the first week in January, in Richmond Hill.

                            We already have more than the required mix of 10 players, and I would say there's a 50-50 chance we'll have two sections. I'll post more within days.

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                            • #15

                              Ranking crosstable after Round 8
                              Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
                              1 IM To Nhat Minh 2365 HUN * ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 7,0 7,0 0,0 6
                              2 IM Borsuk Konstantin 2432 UKR ˝ * 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 6,5 6,5 0,0 6
                              3 Graif William 2216 CAN * 1 1 1 0 0 ˝ 1 1 5,5 5,5 0,0 5
                              4 FM Hansen Soren Bech 2304 DEN 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 5,0 5,0 0,0 5
                              5 IM Chakravarthi Reddy M 2332 IND 0 0 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 4,0 4,0 0,0 4
                              6 WFM Sahithi Varshini M 2141 IND 0 0 1 * ˝ ˝ 0 1 1 4,0 4,0 0,0 3
                              7 FM Walker Martin G 2196 ENG 0 0 0 ˝ * ˝ 1 1 1 4,0 4,0 0,0 3
                              8 IM Martic Zlatko 2286 CRO ˝ 1 1 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ 0 4,0 4,0 0,0 2
                              9 FM Mohamed Ahmed Khaled 2264 EGY 0 0 1 0 0 1 ˝ * 0 2,5 2,5 0,0 2
                              10 Adarsh Tripathi 2191 IND 0 0 ˝ 0 0 0 * 1 1 2,5 2,5 0,0 2
                              11 FM Lyell Mark 2108 ENG 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 * 0 2,0 2,0 0,0 2
                              12 Bossy Arnim 2191 GER 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 1,0 1,0 0,0 1

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