How reliable are FIDE ratings for top Juniors? Results are in for all to see.

Going on the reliability of FIDE ratings I have made the following predictions at 7:11pm Thursday Qld. time –

Using FIDE ratings, and supposedly unreliable Junior FIDE ratings, my prediction over 8 boards was out by half a point.

Australia 1 v England 2-2 (Prediction 2-2)

Australia 2 v Switzerland 1-3 (Prediction 1.5-2.5)

About time Australian adult chess grew up a bit and started using the World Rating System, FIDE.

Arbiters, you are being paid to do your job properly.


A good win by another rising star of Australian Chess.


Mattenberger, Matthias (2276) – Thogata, Randheer (1636)
FIDE World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2023 (Eindhoven), 18.08.2023

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.h4 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nb6 6.h5 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.e5 Bg4 9.h6 Bf8 10.Bb5+ Nc6 11.Rh4 Bf5 12.Nc3 Nd5 13.Qa4 Ndb4 14.d5 a6 15.Bxc6+ bxc6 16.e6 fxe6 17.dxc6 Nc2+ 18.Kf1 Nxa1 19.Ne5 Qc7 20.Bf4 g5 21.Nb5 Qb6 22.Nd6+ exd6 23.c7+ Qb5+ 24.Qxb5+ axb5 25.Bxg5 dxe5 26.g4 Bd3+ 27.Kg1 Bd6 28.Rh3 c4 29.Rf3 Rg8 30.Bd8 Rxg4+ 31.Kh1 Be4


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