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Topic started by Gladiator on 5 Feb 2008, 00:57:49
Gladiator
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5 Feb 2008, 00:57:49
 
Corres tournament # 2 suggestions
I think we could start a new tournament in about 2 or 3 weeks.Here are my suggestions:
 
English Opening Four Knights 1 c4 e5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 Nf3 Nf6
 
Nimzo Indian Opening 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4
 
Sicilian Defence 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cd 4 Nd4 Nf6 5 Bd3
 
yaman
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5 Feb 2008, 22:55:55
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Re: Corres tournament # 2 suggestions
I up for anything as long as the opening is sound for both sides
LarryN
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15 Feb 2008, 11:22:40
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Re: Corres tournament # 2 suggestions
I'm in. The Nimzo is a good idea. How about the Gruenfeld...d4, Nf6, c4, g6, Nc3, d5, cxd5, Nxd5, e4, Nxc3, bxc3, Bg7 Or maybe a Caro Kann Panov or Advanced Variation.
Gladiator
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16 Feb 2008, 17:00:02
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Re: Corres tournament # 2 suggestions
We already played the Grunfeld
Gladiator
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17 Feb 2008, 13:22:32
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Re: Corres tournament # 2 suggestions
Ok I would recommend the Nimzovitch , which is probably the most clever chess opening ever created. And the only one that has been played by ALL world chess champions. I will now try to contact all the players I know.
 
So far ,we have Yaman,Wizardno1,LarryN and Gladiator.
 
If any of us has a problem during this tourney, he should try to contact me and we can reschedule the games once the problem has been solved. My games with Procyk were very interesting and I felt it was sad to terminate them suddenly.
 
I am planning to start the tourney next friday at 2400GMT.
TrencherKnight
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17 Feb 2008, 18:40:41
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Re: Corres tournament # 2 suggestions
I'm in.
Tknight
Gladiator
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18 Feb 2008, 16:27:24
 
Re: Corres tournament # 2 suggestions
Well so far we have 9 players interested in playing.
 
Gladiator 2673
Wizardno1 2382
Yaman 2317
Bgh 2171
TorpedoRun 2059
Rpsjr 2056
LarryN 1726
TrencherKnight 1705
Grevillea 1703
LarryN
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23 Feb 2008, 02:48:46
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Re: Corres tournament # 2 suggestions

When is the oficial start date?
Gladiator
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23 Feb 2008, 12:04:57
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Re: Corres tournament # 2 suggestions
This is today the beginning of this MOT. Each player needs to play 2 games against each other in this tournament. 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, one with black, one with white. On the "comment" tab,you can state the opening .

I remind you the opening we are going to play.

Nimzo-Indian defence
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4!
 
This is the list of all the players involved in that event.

Gladiator 2673
Wizardno1 2382
Yaman 2317
Bgh 2171
TorpedoRun 2063
Rpsjr 2056
Procyk 1752
LarryN 1766
TrencherKnight 1713
Grevillea 1730
 
I want to stress that if anyone has got a problem during his games he should contact me. I would allow anyone to take a vacation if necessary. Remember we have TEN days for ONE move. Also to remind you not to rush when you have a move to play this is not a live game.

I will challenge all the players right away for my own games. Good luck in your games! When you finish one game could you please post the result on this board or email me or Wizardno1? Thank you very much.
Gladiator
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25 Feb 2008, 11:27:13
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Re: Corres tournament # 2 suggestions
very good marijan thank you very much
Gladiator
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5 Mar 2008, 08:52:21
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Wizard-Procuk 1-0 . I don't understand why a draw was concluded between Larry and Wiz, it's a clear win for white.
LarryN
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6 Mar 2008, 11:31:39
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Re: Corres tournament # 2 suggestions
I feel bad for accepting that draw. It took me about 5 minutes to accept it. I thought he might be feeling sorry for me as he was crushing me once again. I know it's a draw on Caissa's system. But give Wiz a win for the tournament game. Give me the loss I deserve.
 
Larry
Gladiator
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8 Mar 2008, 12:48:41
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Yes really this is good. We don't have your speed to finish our games as quickly as you. Rollercoaster Wiz.
Gladiator
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10 Mar 2008, 09:52:04
 
Re: Corres tournament # 2 suggestions
I have won my second game against Grevillea
Gladiator
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13 Mar 2008, 13:35:14
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Grevillea-Procyk 1-0 a wonderful game that everyone should see.
 
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Edited on 1 May 2008 at 11:13:58
grevillea
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13 Mar 2008, 21:05:12
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Thanks Gladiator. I did not expect a win against a good player, so this game was a big thrill for me. [and I hope also for Trencher and Larry] .Some of the credit must go to Procyk, because I followed his advice to "do not be afraid to sacrifice". I think everyone should see Gladiator - grevillea where you sacrificed your rook for a pawn. That was a brilliant move. I could not resist taking the rook and paid the price. The Nimzo was a good choice...so many ways that the game can develop after the opening.
yaman
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13 Mar 2008, 22:03:45
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Re: Corres tournament # 2 suggestions
That was a pretty game
Gladiator
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13 Mar 2008, 22:58:11
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I suggest a new thing for the next MOT. To give a beauty prize for the best game of the tourney.What do you think?
AdminBrian
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14 Mar 2008, 00:03:07
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Re: Corres tournament # 2 suggestions
Hope you all don't mind me barging in here, but just wanted to remind you of a nice feature where you can view a game from the bulletin board. Just copy and paste the game score from the results or your scorebook into a bulletin board post. The system will automatically add a "View game" link.
[Event "Challenge"]
[Site "Caissa's Web"]
[Date "2008.02.25"]
[White "grevillea"]
[Black "procyk"]
[Result "1-0"]
[TimeControl "20/720"]
[WhiteELO "1760"]
[BlackELO "1781"]
[ECO "E20"]
[Opening "Nimzo-Indian defense"]
 
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bd2 b6 5. Nf3 Bb7 6. a3 Be7 7. e3 O-O 8. Bd3 d5
9. b3 Nbd7 10. Qc2 dxc4 11. bxc4 c5 12. O-O Bxf3 13. gxf3 cxd4 14. exd4 g6 15. Ne4
Rc8 16. Kh1 Nh5 17. Rg1 f5 18. Ng5 Bxg5 19. Bxg5 Ndf6 20. Qc3 Kg7 21. Rae1 Qd7 22.
Qd2 Rfe8 23. Qb2 h6 24. Bh4 g5 25. d5 exd5 26. Bxg5 hxg5 27. Rxg5 Kh6 28. Reg1 Rg8
29. Bxf5 Qd6 30. Rg6
grevillea
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14 Mar 2008, 02:15:08
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Re: Corres tournament # 2 suggestions
Yes, a good idea. IT could be expanded to best mating sequence, etc. The prize need not be physical...it can be just the glory of it all. In which case, it would be nice if Admin Brian could provide a tournament winners' page to keep a permanent record of major MOT results.