sábado, 11 de septiembre de 2010

Debate sobre Elo Fada y Fide

     Resumen de lo que le expone Guillermo B. Arbitro Internacional y expresidente de ajedrez de Granada a las reclamaciones de Antonio Cebrian sobre que muchos torneos no se mandan y por ello su ello es tan bajo.

Hola, Antonio.
En el blog de Juan Luis intento aclarar algunas cosas que dices sobre el elo. Desconozco si hay un error o no en los cálculos. Claro que es posible, como ocurre con toda tarea humana. Incluso tú eres capaz de equivocarte.
Por lo menos hay algunas cosas que decir:
- si tú estás convencido de que hay error (o algo peor), lo lógico, lo justo, lo eficaz es decirlo con precisión en el sitio adecuado. En la web de la FADA tienes toda la información, especialmente desde que entró el nuevo Administrador, el cordobés José Arjona. Es un tio verdaderamente eficiente y competente. Ahí puedes ver los datos recibidos, torneo a torneo, partida a partida. Lo más fácil del mundo es recopilar tus torneos (todos, en los que ganas y en los que pierdes), anotando tus rivales, sus elos y los resultados. A partir de ahí es muy fácil comprobar. Lo que no resulta lógico ni práctico es hacer acusaciones vagas.
- Lo que sí me resulta difícil de admitir, aunque tampoco es un imposible teórico, es que se produzca con alguien un error persistente, prolongado, masivo, que hace que su elo en vez de tener X tenga X-200. El elo tiene cierta cualidad, ¿como llamarla?: autoreparadora. Tras tus cientos de partidas... 351 partidas, para ser exactos. No creo que pienses que hay alguien haciéndote intencionadamente la pascua. Yo, por supuesto, no lo creo ni durante un segundo.
- Es curioso que reproches tanto al elo FADA, donde tienes 1911, y no reproches nada al elo FIDE, donde sólo tienes 1830. O sea, ¡81 puntos menos! Comprende que eso no se entiende bien. Como mínimo deberías decir que en el elo FIDE...hay cosas más raras todavía. ¿No?
- Creo que el problema se basa en la combinación de dos factores. Por un lado, tu desconocimiento del sistema elo. Por otro, en que tu mejora en el ajedrez de competición ha sido grande pero producida en el último año o en el último año y medio. Te explico un poco. Vienes a decir lo siguiente: "¿Cómo es posible que suba tanto en el elo FIDE y tan poco en el elo FADA? ¡Aquí hay gato encerrado!" Y no. Puede que no haya gato.
     En primer lugar, el elo FADA se basa en más torneos que el elo FIDE, ya que cuentan torneos de rápidas. Puede que ahí tu performance no haya sido tan buena... Habría que verlo.
     En segundo lugar, es que tu elo FIDE inicial era 1766 y el elo FADA, más alto, creo que 1923. Hay algo fundamental en el sistema elo: lo que un jugador sube o baja depende tanto del elo de los oponentes como del propio elo. Un ejemplo: supón que dos gemelos juegan un torneo contra los mismos oponentes y obtienen los mismos resultados. El gemelo de 1766 subirá bastante más (o perderá bastante menos) que el gemelo de 1923. Pese a obtener idénticos resultados.
     Es lógico, pues, que subas más en el elo FIDE, ya que partes de un punto más bajo. (Y todo esto sin contar que la lista FIDE y la FADA son listas completamente diferentes).
     Estoy completamente seguro que si formulas una reclamación responsable, con datos, ante la FADA, obtendrás o una rectificación de su error o una aclaración de tu error. Eso sería mejor que los desprecios o las vagas acusaciones.
Las federaciones organizan muchos cursos de árbitros pero nunca pequeños cursos o conferencias para jugadores (y papás)... que podrían ser útiles y podrían costearse con una pequeña cuota.

Un saludo,

miércoles, 8 de septiembre de 2010

How to improve or advance in Chess?

How to improve or advance in Chess?

By request of some fans blog.Aunque there is always a link to see the old in the right column.

Hello, I would like to show all the fans who want to improve your chess several methods to achieve it. They are those who think they are the best. (If you suggest for me will be enough and not one to give advice (I'm not a chess master in any of its levels) exposed only that, I repeat, I think, and are not rules, some of them have change
1) Evidence at work. (Knowledge Opening, Middle and End Game, Pawn structure, game systems, tactics and strategy).

2) Practice of tournaments. (Experience)

3) Directory of openings, little changed (although this is contrary to my conception of complete chess and never performed). It is good to change the openings to have a broader notion of chess as possible.

4) Study of final important to know. (A simple but ejmplo to start is the book of de la Villa "100 end you need to know") would be good to start. (End Torres)

5) Knowing well the same: to know how you like to play and if you are a good strategist or tactician. To know what type of position play. (Dynamic or static positions). But it does not entail a dependency on the identity (Rowson read book "Chess for Zebras" page 38 et seq.). Could show which aspects must be improved and what field you have to do ma hincapie.Incluso the psychological aspect of the player: if he gets nervous in trouble, whether against a particular player often loses and all other aspects, then go in another section.

6) Systematic study of basic positions opening-half games find plans for them. (Items Model)

7) Analysis of own items. (Important)

8) You must have a mentor teacher to guide you in your learning, to tell you how your progress and will improve because you consider your weaknesses and shortcomings and make them focus. Need not be a graduate (depends on where you want to go, it is important to know that you like to transmit and teach.)

9) Understand chess as a game boxes, that is broken, ie it is very important the control of certain boxes depending on the system or existing pawn structure, see Weak boxes, strong boxes for the passage of parts one wing to another, breaking boxes or shock boxes for an advanced point, and cause any of them, and etc.. (relate it to the other steps because they are all set, for example the first is where learned knowledge is weak box, castling checked, and all that ......

10) Understanding static and dynamic positions. "The secret of transformation" Marovic "know when you can switch from one to another and whether or not. Understand the elements of each of them and the different types (types of closed-center, open ...." understand the dynamic interplay of pawns "of the books will help you autor.Esos.

11) pawn formation (central or not), structures, systems. And as you drive, see your openings and paying attention to them (eg French variant put forward the pawns on the board and study it to see where the pieces are better, breakpoints, weaknesses, ..

12) Players Model, players and scholars (theoretical ) to know that players would be estudiar.Aquí note that all Matchs study by the World Title to be a part of task to enjoy both the best games and meetings with many anecdotes, it will improve your game and you can check the change in this fabulous game-art from its beginnings.

13) Do not commit seven sinstwo (I recommend the book Rowson, I have to pay so much publicity). Que Son: Thinking, greed, materialism, selfishness, Dispersion and Relaxation Enhancement.

(The Seven Deadly Sins of Chess and Chess for Zebras, author said)

14) You play because you like doing for fun, for fun. Not ready to be better than the friend or neighbor. Enjoy long if you do not play. Be polite. Share your knowledge with others. And never say I'm better this my Fritz gives me a clear advantage, does not work. The games will be won or lost once, if you lose is not to say you had won or was crushed because you lost and now you had a chance. Using chess as a tool that Abstract of the real world and you do have a good time.

15) Knowledge with Skill Mix, and train both, is important to have very good skills and training, practicing advantageous positions against strong programs to see if you can win them, problems, and practice late etc ...

16) On the comment of an Argentinian friend nick jugadormar:

"In another order of things and if I may humbly make a contribution as possible, I would like you add to your work, the psychological impact both for personal growth:

For example that the student should not have in mind to win, but to study to play well, it's best to understand and reason posible.Estudiar getting better, as did the great masters of all time to address the strategy and tactics that combined in any position.

As to such a layer or Alekhine to play the Queen's Gambit laborious.

As Fischer or any of the three K to play the Sicilian.

Personally in my classes in public schools in Argentina, the courses start with an introductory talk, where I tell the kids. Or you put your mind, that "I'm going to bust this" such a good friend jugadoromar hug and congratulations.

I think the advice you give to your students to help them raise their self-esteem among other things. Who believe in their abilities and do not be afraid to rival even Elo name or have more than them. The important thing is what is in the position of pieces on the board at any given time because for every time we move a lot, not be nicer to move twice. Chess practical grounds could be defined.

As you say friend, understanding and reason is very important and I think from my point of view as anything I say here, what I look for are ideas, and we will stand a bit in this word IDEAS, good for them to refer to the soil and is called PLAN, I always thought it better to have a bad plan than no I think I've learned to "play like a grandmaster" of Kotov, I have studied little or no young, but this book and I read it great. (It used to was seeing and analyzing games.) Ideas is very general as the concept, examples of which would seek to end love and parts should I change to get it. Normally I look for tower end not because it is an expert but the opposite is more complicated than they appear and have given me many points. An old rival once told me, is that if I reach a rook ending a pawn taking you even more I am inclined to lose. He notably failed him all the basics of the end of Tower explain in comment: Torres active and not eating what you peons to my opponent and follow-

17) And not wanting to look for general solutions, they should look at each game and after each game comes a new problem to be solved. It is no use putting the Fritz or any other program for hours to find the solution to a position if there are no solutions. We must learn to practice knowing that every time your turn must solve the problem in question and to put on over ( The more they say) better your opponent. In this way and testing the program be improved and use can be good if you know how to use to practice vantage points, for exercises of any kind.

18) It should be mentioned in accordance with all the above that would be necessary to schedule a board of studies and topics of the same. For example 30 minutes initial tactical problems (no programs) with 30 other strategic issues, one hour opening repertoire, an hour Skills (*), annotated games an hour, another hour analyzing my games, with three daily departures program semirapidas our level more or less and on the Internet if you want but with some time to think and not many to frenetic rhythms. Well could spend all day writing because it is easier said than done to improve. Patience, study and practice.