Sunday, April 06, 2008

NM Mark Glickman - "Chess Ratings: An Insider's Perspective

The Boylston Chess Club Presents:
“Chess Ratings:

An Insider's Perspective”

Professor Mark Glickman,
Chairman, USCF Rating Committee
Wednesday April 16, 2008 at 7:00 pm
Boylston Chess Club, 240B Elm Street, Suite B9, Somerville, MA

In this non-technical presentation, Prof. Glickman will provide an overview of the USCF rating system, an insider's view of the work by the USCF ratings committee (including methods used to monitor the rating system), some recent history of the rating system, and some insights into how the rating system works. Prof. Glickman will also answer questions you have about the chess ratings, so come prepared!

Mark Glickman is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Boston University School of Public Health, and Senior Statistician at the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economics Research in Bedford, a Veterans Administration Center of Excellence. He is a USCF national master, has served on the USCF Ratings Committee since 1985, and has been chair of the committee continuously since 1992. Mark, a PhD in Statistics from Harvard University, publishes much of his scholarly work on the development and refinement of rating systems for chess players and other competitors. More information:

Free to BCC Member
$10 to Non -Members
Refreshments will be served.
For More Information:
BCC: 617-351-7668
Chris Chase:, 617-417-8800.

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