Thanks Babloo for the lengthy, sincere and clarifying post on Negi's situation with respect to current rating / GM norms!!Kujo, there are people who care to report, that too, accurately.
I am sure you'll appreciate any sincere effort.
I do appreciate the work you have done in clarifying all my concerns. I am not sure whether you report to any newspapers or not though!? Pardon my ignorance on that front!!
So I got that one right!! I wish the tournament site had helped in resolving this little problem of K=10 being the default value used and re-claculating Negi's rating change with the correct K=15 value....Since Negi is still short of 2400 (as per rating list he is still 2396) the chart shows a gain of 24 points (as per K-10). So you add 50% of 24 which is 12 to it and reach 36. That was what you got. Great!
Okay, I admit, I didn't know this rule for the norm calculations. I read a rule that said, any opponent beyond 350 rating points difference should be resolved as only 350 points from the player. So I calculated Santosh Baala 1971 as 2396-350 = 2046 for the purposes of average opponent rating!! This resulted in 2388 instead of 2381!!Secondly, when a GM norm requirements are calculated for a player, a rating of a maximum of two opponents (whose rating is less than 2250) is calculated at 2250. In the case of Negi, his first three opponents had the following ratings:
Round 1 : Santosh Baala 1971
Round 2 : Soumya Swaminathan 2156
Round 3: N. Srinath 2160
Therefore, as per the provisions of GM norm calcutions, the ratings of Santosh and Soumya were taken as 2250 while calcutaing the average of 10 opponents at the end of the tournament.
Okay, this part is what I really don't get!! Is there a typographical error in there somewhere?? Are you talking about Karjakin's record or Carlsen here?!For the benefit of our chess followers, I am giving below the chart of youngest GMs as given by Chessbase site. You'll notice that Karjakin's record is given as 13 years, three months and 27 days (which I think is not correct).