The Chess Thread - TOURNAMENT IS LIVE!

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PostRe: The Chess Thread
by Dowbocop » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:04 pm

I downloaded the Chess.com app and the lessons have really helped me (hit the weekly limit yesterday which was a bit annoying). I understand a bit about controlling the centre and opening up diagonals, and have managed to engineer a few pawn promotions against one of their bots. Also managed to salvage a stalemate from a terrible game which I had no idea about this time last week. A lot of my moves are blunders and I don't always understand why yet!

I'm up for a tournament if someone wants an effective bye to the next round!

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PostRe: The Chess Thread
by Pancake » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:09 pm

Tomous wrote:TOURNAMENT SIGN UPS
Tomous
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PostRe: The Chess Thread
by Tomous » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:11 pm

TOURNAMENT SIGN UPS
Tomous (TomChess1912)
Pancake (Jonty-Bonty)



Good idea on adding usernames

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PostRe: The Chess Thread
by Blue Eyes » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:23 pm

Tomous wrote:
TOURNAMENT SIGN UPS
Tomous (TomChess1912)
Pancake (Jonty-Bonty)
Blue Eyes (Jimby2)



Good idea on adding usernames

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PostRe: The Chess Thread
by Cuttooth » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:24 pm

Tomous wrote:
TOURNAMENT SIGN UPS
Tomous (TomChess1912)
Pancake (Jonty-Bonty)
Blue Eyes (Jimby2)
Cuttooth (quilatoo)

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PostRe: The Chess Thread
by Dowbocop » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:31 pm

Cuttooth wrote:
Tomous wrote:
TOURNAMENT SIGN UPS
Tomous (TomChess1912)
Pancake (Jonty-Bonty)
Blue Eyes (Jimby2)
Cuttooth (quilatoo)
Dowbocop (Dowbocop)

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PostRe: The Chess Thread
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:23 pm

Tomous wrote:TOURNAMENT SIGN UPS
Cora
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PostRe: The Chess Thread
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:24 pm

Cuttooth wrote:
Tomous wrote:
TOURNAMENT SIGN UPS
Tomous (TomChess1912)
Pancake (Jonty-Bonty)
Blue Eyes (Jimby2)
Cuttooth (quilatoo)
Cora (username pending)

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PostRe: The Chess Thread
by Tomous » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:32 pm

Current:

TOURNAMENT SIGN UPS
Tomous (TomChess1912)
Pancake (Jonty-Bonty)
Blue Eyes (Jimby2)
Cuttooth (quilatoo)
Cora (username pending)
Dowbocop (Dowbocop)


A couple more would be good to get to 8

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PostRe: The Chess Thread - TOURNAMENT SIGNUPS ARE LIVE!
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:47 pm

Username is RetroCora.

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PostRe: The Chess Thread
by Super Dragon 64 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:53 pm

TOURNAMENT SIGN UPS
Tomous (TomChess1912)
Pancake (Jonty-Bonty)
Blue Eyes (Jimby2)
Cuttooth (quilatoo)
Cora (username pending)
Dowbocop (Dowbocop)
Super Dragon 64 (Super_Dragon_64)

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PostRe: The Chess Thread - TOURNAMENT SIGNUPS ARE LIVE!
by Tomous » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:57 pm

What are people's thoughts on a format?

I was thinking we do 10 minute matches and give people 48 hour windows to arrange a game between themselves.


Alternatively, you can allow max time per turn and give people 48 hours to complete a game so they can take it at their own pace?

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PostRe: The Chess Thread - TOURNAMENT SIGNUPS ARE LIVE!
by Pancake » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:38 pm

I'm happy with either really. Timed games are more stressful and might be more complicated to arrange but equally there is a benefit to getting it over with in one go. Having said that, have you thought about a best of 3 format to mitigate the slight white advantage? Or are we all too pants to worry about that? :slol:

Also, round robin or knock out style?

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PostRe: The Chess Thread - TOURNAMENT SIGNUPS ARE LIVE!
by Blue Eyes » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:42 pm

Round robin might be a bit more interesting. Knockouts would just mean it's over in no time. Having said that, I'm cool with either.

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PostRe: The Chess Thread - TOURNAMENT SIGNUPS ARE LIVE!
by Tomous » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:47 pm

I think numbers permitting, round robin will be preferable so everyone can play everyone.

Rather than best of 3, we could just do 2 matches versus everyone, with one black and one white? Then you get 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw.

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PostRe: The Chess Thread - TOURNAMENT SIGNUPS ARE LIVE!
by Pancake » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:51 pm

Sounds good to me. Although usual chess scoring would be 1 for a win and 0.5 for a draw, none of this football nonsense. :P

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PostRe: The Chess Thread - TOURNAMENT SIGNUPS ARE LIVE!
by Tomous » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:55 pm

Yeah, but I think we should encourage more attacking chess :datass:

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PostRe: The Chess Thread - TOURNAMENT SIGNUPS ARE LIVE!
by Super Dragon 64 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:23 pm

Tomous wrote:What are people's thoughts on a format?

I was thinking we do 10 minute matches and give people 48 hour windows to arrange a game between themselves.


Alternatively, you can allow max time per turn and give people 48 hours to complete a game so they can take it at their own pace?

I'd be up for max time per turn instead of a 10 minute match but happy to go with the majority.

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PostRe: The Chess Thread - TOURNAMENT SIGNUPS ARE LIVE!
by Dowbocop » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:09 pm

Seeing as I'm now playing far more matches than I thought I would I'd go for ten minutes per game!

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PostRe: The Chess Thread - TOURNAMENT SIGNUPS ARE LIVE!
by Hypes » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:26 pm

Might join in, would prefer like 48hrs to finish a game rather than dedicating a 10 minute slot

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