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Thursday, August 15, 2013 15:32
After Polish GM Bartek Macieja posted his first article on the probability of success at the World Cup, some of the readers immediately expressed their opinion that such a model was too simple and that the calculations needed to be repeated with a draw possibility included. Despite his initial feeling that the inclusion of the third possible...
Macieja on the luck that's needed in the World Cup
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 16:08
When we asked Peter Svidler at the opening ceremony what is needed to win a World Cup, his answer was: "Well, lots of luck, obviously, and a reasonably stable nerves system. Those are the two main ingredients, I think. And then some more luck." But how much luck exactly is needed? GM Bartek Macieja was intrigued by this question and decided to...
Macieja on fighting cheating in chess
Thursday, July 11, 2013 9:53
Polish grandmaster Bartek Macieja posted a new article on his blog yesterday about fighting cheating in chess. We decided to cross-post it in full on the home page, because many of you might have missed it: A week ago Chessbase published an interview with two grandmasters: Irina Lymar and Oleg Korneev. The topic was important, many valuable...
Macieja starts the discussion: new FIDE title, above GM?
Thursday, March 08, 2012 22:32
In a new blog post on ChessVibes, Polish GM Bartek Macieja started a discussion on a topic that almost any chess player will have discussed at some point with his friends: should we introduce a new FIDE title, above GM? In this article we summarize Macieja's post, which you can read it in full here. Macieja, who is the General Secretary of the...