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Topic started by Gladiator on 12 Nov 2010, 19:27:45
Gladiator
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12 Nov 2010, 19:27:45
 
New MOT the Catalan Opening
This is my favourite opening with white when playing 1 c4 or 1 d4.
 
The game moves will be 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 g3 d5 4 Bg2 Be7 5 Nf3 0-0
6 0-0 dc4
 
I expect players like Yaman or Jaume1959 to join the tourney quickly because it suits their playing style perfectly.
 
There will be only 1 crosstable even if 50 players register.It will start the 1st of january 2011.
 
This is the diagram position:
 
 
 

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[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[WhiteELO "?"]
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%Created by Caissa's Web PGN Editor
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O dxc4

Edited on 12 Nov 2010 at 19:30:47
Grim
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12 Nov 2010, 19:51:41
In reply to Gladiator
Re: New MOT the Catalan Opening
I'm in. :)
 
Though, admittedly, I think I'm going to be way over my head in this one.
Edited on 12 Nov 2010 at 19:52:20
jaume1959
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12 Nov 2010, 21:08:22
 
Re: New MOT the Catalan Opening
As catalan from Catalonia I'm happy to play this MOT
yaman
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12 Nov 2010, 21:13:01
In reply to jaume1959
Re: New MOT the Catalan Opening
me 2.Anand used this a lot against topolov in their match
Vindicus
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12 Nov 2010, 21:49:58
 
Re: New MOT the Catalan Opening
The Closed Catalan is close enough to the Caro for me. I'm in.
But please give some thought to sections. 20 games is a ball-buster of a game load. Perhaps a Swiss? That is always fun for those who have never played one.
Spud
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12 Nov 2010, 22:15:54
In reply to Gladiator
Re: New MOT the Catalan Opening
I'm in .....I have a soft spot for anything Spanish
Gladiator
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13 Nov 2010, 00:00:34
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Re: New MOT the Catalan Opening
Wow 6 registered players in 5 hours I am impressed!!
Kingsfull
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13 Nov 2010, 00:22:03
In reply to Gladiator
Re: New MOT the Catalan Opening
count me in
yaman
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13 Nov 2010, 03:53:36
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Re: New MOT the Catalan Opening
I don't understand how a swiss would work in correspondence? If it was like an OTB event a 5 round swiss could take a year or so to play.Perhaps in correspondence the term "swiss" means something all together different.Could you please explain what a swiss correspondence event means?
kastelka
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14 Nov 2010, 19:09:45
 
Re: New MOT the Catalan Opening
I am in.
Honestly, it's hard to miss such an opportunity!
Great idea Gladiator!
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LongAgo
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15 Nov 2010, 01:14:22
 
Re: New MOT the Catalan Opening
Is this an online tournament or correspondence?
jaume1959
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15 Nov 2010, 07:59:02
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Re: New MOT the Catalan Opening
Hi Longago. Catalan Opening MOT is correspondence tournament.
 
Jaume
BrandonE
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17 Nov 2010, 05:51:33
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Re: New MOT the Catalan Opening
Sounds like fun, count me in. If I remember correctly this was one of Anand's favorites, and was quite sucessful with it.
Gladiator
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5 Dec 2010, 22:46:26
 
Re: New MOT the Catalan Opening
So far, we have 10 players so I hope to have 3 or 4 more to get started next month.
 
Gladiator
BrandonE
Yaman
Spud
Grim
Kastelka
Vindicus
Jaume1959
Kingsfull
Thornydevil
Edited on 9 Dec 2010 at 19:43:23
thornydevil
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9 Dec 2010, 09:16:48
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Re: New MOT the Catalan Opening
Hello Gladiator. Please register me for this mot.
DOORMAN
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10 Dec 2010, 02:02:40
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Re: New MOT the Catalan Opening
I'd Like to play.
 
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Vindicus
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10 Dec 2010, 02:09:29
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Re: New MOT the Catalan Opening
time would have to be limited. instead of 20/30, we could try 10/15 and then 10/10 after that. 20/30 is glacial.
Gladiator
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10 Dec 2010, 08:23:13
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Re: New MOT the Catalan Opening
People on this site are used to this format, so we will stick to it. But if you want to organise a MOT with a different time control, I would be happy to join.
BrandonE
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10 Dec 2010, 09:59:47
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Re: New MOT the Catalan Opening
Check my post in this section on a live tournament. I know alot of folks enjoy the game but I realize alot of these games take a month or more to play sometimes. For a live tournament I would take suggestions on a a particular opening or position or just whatever the players choose. It would be a format where I would make a cross-table for each class and the two players matched for play would correspond with eachother to determine what date and time would be best for them to meet and play. I shall post the game time and date giving members time to come watch the game, disuss the moves and the like. I think this would be beneficial to both the players and just for an overall good time. I was thinking a 30/30 time period for the tourney. Im also open to 30/60 or 30/15 but no blitz as there is already a G/2 tournament forming.
Gladiator
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10 Dec 2010, 11:46:14
In reply to BrandonE
Re: New MOT the Catalan Opening
I would like to play in a 30/30 format