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Topic started by Gladiator on 1 Dec 2007, 10:54:46
Gladiator
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1 Dec 2007, 10:54:46
 
Corres tournament
Here is my suggestion for the first Member Organized Tournament on the new Caissa website.
 
Sicilian Najdorf , Polugavsky variation.
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cd4 4 Nd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 a6 6 Bg5 e6 7 f4 b5 .
One of the most complicated variations of the Sicilian.
Hawkeye
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1 Dec 2007, 23:13:37
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Re: Corres tournament
I offer the Budapest Gambit, Adler Variation.
 
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ng4 4.Nf3 Bc5
 
I've played this opening in live games and leads to very interesting games with a lot of good attacking chances for black.
procyk
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10 Dec 2007, 05:46:16
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Re: Corres tournament
I would definitly not mind KID 4 pawns attack:
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Ng7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 0-0 6.Nf3
gammaburst
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10 Dec 2007, 07:32:30
 
Re: Corres tournament
.. Although I haven't played correspondence chess for the past
ten years..{thanks, in large part to computer data-bases, and
the frequent lack-of-honor among All competitors}.. I person-
ally can't understand the fascination among the relatively few
adherents, Re. 'Thematic-opening' correspondence tourneys{?!}
 
..When you give a moderately chess-savvy player the prescribed
first 5 or more opening moves that are Required to be played,
that most definitely reduces Both players options to display
their skill,{compared to how games normally procede}.. as if
the drawing-chances in regular chess are not discouraging enough{!?}
 
.. and helps insure that the eventual winner will be the one who
is the more patient with the increased 'drawing-chances' 'bs'..
{I mean, prospects}.
..Not to point out the obvious here, but personally.. I would
rather devote my attentions to games such as "GO," 'Chess-960'
and others, where the 'solved portions' of known theory, are
Not so ridiculously high! { :
Gladiator
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11 Dec 2007, 18:14:31
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Re: Corres tournament
We did this variation 2 years ago. Any other suggestion, Marijan?
procyk
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12 Dec 2007, 03:50:08
 
Re: Corres tournament
Sorry, I forgot, but I would not mind to play it again. I had a few tournaments in which I played a few games in KID 4 pawns and was indeed a success.
Ok.
Maybe we did not play Noteboom:
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 dxc
but if we did - what about Anti-Noteboom: Marshall Gambit:
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e4.
 
Another suggestion Caro-Kann advanced variation with Na6.
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Na6.
LarryN
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13 Dec 2007, 18:05:58
 
Re: Corres tournament
I am interested in plating. The opening doesn't really matter. The Noteboom and 4 pawns sound the best so far.
Gladiator
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15 Dec 2007, 11:10:35
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Re: Corres tournament
I suggest we play 2 mini tournaments because we don't have many members registered so far. I will email everyone and suggest my opening and one of Procyk's, the anti-noteboom.two games against each player with both colors.
DualSpace
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16 Dec 2007, 19:31:49
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Re: Corres tournament
I'm in. Things have stabled out and it's a good season for snow, hot chocolate, and some good chess. Any opening is okay with me.
 
Dale
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16 Dec 2007, 19:55:27
 
Re: Corres tournament
I'm in as well. Thought it'll probably be wine instead of hot chocolate and no snow in TN.
 
Tknight
Gladiator
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16 Dec 2007, 22:15:31
 
Re: Corres tournament
The deadline to respect to play those 2 tourneys is tuesday 18 at 2400 GMT.
So far we have DualSpace, Yaman, Bgh, Gladiator,LarryN, TrencherKnight,TheShaman.
 
I expect Procyk and Wizardn01 to join as well.
Hawkeye
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16 Dec 2007, 23:08:30
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Re: Corres tournament
Im in as well
procyk
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17 Dec 2007, 05:46:17
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Re: Corres tournament
Sure I am in.
Gladiator
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17 Dec 2007, 10:38:14
 
Re: Corres tournament
So far we have by rating registered the following players:
 
Gladiator 2653
Yaman 2325
Bgh 2136
Hawkeye 2021
Procyk 1848
LarryN 1680
TrencherKnight 1526
DualSpace 1451
TheShaman 1374
 
I will make the 2 crosstables for the 2 tourneys on tuesday night at 2400 GMT. I would like Wiz to join us but for technical reasons it seems he can only log in on the normal site. I know all of you very well we used to play games on the old site. What I suggest is to play the 2 mini tourneys on the old site with Wiz if I can't reach the new site. He is a great player and a great person to talk to.
Gladiator
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17 Dec 2007, 12:00:09
 
Re: Corres tournament
Let me remind you the 2 openings we will put our minds into.
 
Sicilian Najdorf , Polugavsky variation.
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cd4 4 Nd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 a6 6 Bg5 e6 7 f4 b5
 
Anti-Noteboom: Marshall Gambit:
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e4.
 
 
Gladiator
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19 Dec 2007, 09:48:03
 
Re: Corres tournament
This is today the beginning of those 2 MOT. Each player needs to play 2 games against each other in 2 separate tournaments. I wish to state that the time limit will be a typical one for corres games, you don't have to change it.to challenge someone, go to "corr games" one of the tabs of the main screen. Select "challenges". Select "show advanced options". You can issue a challenge by typing the name of your opponent.
The speed remains the same.Challenge your opponent twice with both colors. On the "comment" tab,you can state the opening .
 
I remind you the 2 openings we are going to play.
 
Sicilian Najdorf , Polugavsky variation.
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cd4 4 Nd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 a6 6 Bg5 e6 7 f4 b5
 
Anti-Noteboom: Marshall Gambit:
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e4
 
This is the list of all the players involved in that event.
 
Gladiator 2653
Wizardno1 2328
Yaman 2325
Bgh 2136
Hawkeye 2021
Procyk 1848
LarryN 1680
TrencherKnight 1526
DualSpace 1451
TheShaman 1374
 
I will challenge all the players right away for my own games. Good luck in your games!
yaman
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26 Dec 2007, 01:41:05
In reply to Gladiator
Re: Corres tournament
Merry xmas to everyone
DualSpace
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28 Dec 2007, 02:42:20
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Re: Corres tournament
my games are on the way. just didn't think i'd have to work this holiday. I will start or challenge all my games tomorrow (friday) night.
 
sorry!
Dale
procyk
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1 Jan 2008, 05:51:14
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Re: Corres tournament
Happy New Year!
Gladiator
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1 Jan 2008, 11:08:24
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Re: Corres tournament
happy new year