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  The English Language Team


The task of the team is the English language support in the club.
The table below show what parts of the whole task are managed by who. They are all volunteers, who give their work and free time for English speaking players, letting them play in the club.

Since the whole task is divided into sub-tasks, the load is less on the individual contributors, so they can do it next to their everyday job and their family.

Task Contributors Enough? Vacancy?
Base Text Editors
They maintain the English texts of the server. Andras Galos writes the new things, and the others check and correct them. Requires no direct contact with the players, this is a background job. A native English checker would be nice here.
Galos, Andras (GalosA)
Hassim, Unes (Max)
Wilkins, Todd (wilkins)
Yes Yes
Supporters
Sometimes players bumping into problems they can't solve, in this case they need to ask help in English. Usually minor things are these, all common thing can be found in the documentation.
Galos, Andras (GalosA) Yes Yes
Newsletter Managers
As the server develops, players are informed about the new things by the newsletter lists. English speaking players by the Newsletter list. Andras Galos composes the newsletter message in English (and in Hungarian), and these messages are checked by the Newsletter Managers and sent to the Newsletter. Native English would be nice here.
Galos, Andras (GalosA)
Hassim, Unes (Max)
Yes Yes
Website Maintainers
These pages are maintained by them. Somethimes this and that change and new things come. Andras Galos writes the things on the pages, but it's better to correct his English by a native speaker.
Galos, Andras (GalosA) No Yes
Forum Moderators
They keep their eyes on the English speaking forums, and keep contact with the foruming players, answer their questions, etc. This sub-task requires some more online presence, especially if the forum traffic grows. Some forum knowledge is useful here, but these can also be learned.
Galos, Andras (GalosA)
Hassim, Unes (Max)
Yes Yes

A language support thougth safe if two contributors are for each sub-task. They help each other also, and, if something happens with one of them, the others can take that job temporarly.
Starting supporting a new language is best if the two-two contributors are given.

If you feel you can shoulder one or more of the above tasks, then contact us!

There is a mailing list for the English Language Team, where they can talk each other, can talk about technical things too, so they can do anything that is important for the successfull work of the team.


 
Wilhelm Steinitz

SteinitzBorn in 1836 in Prague, world champion between 1866 and 1894.
He laid down the base of positional game, therefore he is known as the founder of the modern chess. No doubt, Steinitz has opened a new chapter in the history of the game. Because of his careness, efforts for the economical play, the great attackers of his age (Chigorin, Gunsberg) have lost in order. His approach was not appreciated by the age he lived in. Players didn't take too much care of the pawn, the structure of the game, opposing to Steinitz, who probably took too much care of these.
On the first official world championship, in 1886 in New York and in St. Luis, Steinitz played 10:5 with 5 draws against the Polish Johannes Hermann Zukertort. He defended his title against Isidor Gunsberg, and twice against Mihail Chigorin too. Then lost it in 1894 against Emanuel Lasker in the final.
Finished his life in 1900 in New York in a mental hospital.
 
Classes

The game is the most exciting, when the two players are on the same playing strength. If the difference is too high between their strength, then one player will see the same game boring, that the other will see annihilating.
The playing strength are defined by the elo rating, its value is usually between 800 and 2600 points. Players are divided into different classes according to their playing strength, their elo rating. Players in the same class are in similar playing level.
Tournaments are usually class based, so players in the same level play each other in tournaments (mostly).
The following classes are defined in the club:

Class M 2200-
Class X 2000-2199
Class A 1800-1999
Class B 1600-1799
Class C 1400-1599
Class D 1200-1399
Class E 1000-1199
Class F 000-999
 
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