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I've noticed recently that the USCF have started posting what color each player played in a tournament.  I think it's nice that they are doing this, but I'm not really sure what the point of it is.  Does this help us in any way?  It seems like it would slow down how quickly tournament directors are able to report tournament results becuase there is more information to input.  I'm not complaining at all.  I think it's nice infomation to know.  I'm just trying to figure out what I can do with this additional information.  Has anyone heard why they're doing this now?  Any ideas on how any of us benefit from this information?

February 3, 2012 at 12:35 PM Flag Quote & Reply

"Jerry" Weldin
Posts: 25

At the top levels GM's "expect to win" with white and draw with black. So it might help someone get a better understanding in the results. Also in Europe the number of blacks is starting to become the primary tie breaker; that is how Carlson won the Tal Memorial over Adronian and was used in the E-town Chess Club's 2011 Club Championship.

February 4, 2012 at 9:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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