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Topic started by Spud on 16 Apr 2011, 05:20:12
Spud
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16 Apr 2011, 05:20:12
 
Pirc. Austrian Attack: OFFICIAL THREAD
Hi all
 
Things are a bit quiet on the Tourney front so lets see what we can get happening.
 
The Opening I’ve chosen is Pirc: Austrian attack:
1. e2e4 d7d6 2. d2d4 g8f6 3. b1c3 g7g6 4. f2f4.

Nominations open immediately by replying to this post and the Tournament will commence on 1 May.
 
Usual Correspondence rules: play everyone twice, once as black and once as white with the standard Challenge format.
 
Cheers
 
Spud
Edited on 30 Apr 2011 at 14:37:10
thornydevil
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16 Apr 2011, 06:15:45
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Re: Pirc. Austrian Attack
Spud said:
1. e2e4 d7d6 2. d2d4 g8f6 3. b1c3 g7g6 4. f2f4.
 
Moninations open mediately by perlying to this post
 The opening is a little odd
but I'm in.
Spud is posting while drunk.
Spud
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16 Apr 2011, 06:36:32
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Re: Pirc. Austrian Attack

 
I meant 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3,...not drunk...just crap at C&P...
DualSpace
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16 Apr 2011, 14:14:20
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Re: Pirc. Austrian Attack
I'm in. I need more Pirc in my game. :P
TrencherKnight
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16 Apr 2011, 16:20:28
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Re: Pirc. Austrian Attack
I'm in.
Zilon
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17 Apr 2011, 19:31:20
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Re: Pirc. Austrian Attack
Im in. Good opening choise, it should be interesting games.
Spud
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18 Apr 2011, 09:54:48
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Re: Pirc. Austrian Attack
Happy to consider smaller groups with a playoff at the end...lets see how many we end up with.....
jaume1959
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18 Apr 2011, 20:49:42
 
Re: Pirc. Austrian Attack
Hi Spud! I'm in
Grim
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19 Apr 2011, 15:28:25
 
Re: Pirc. Austrian Attack
I kind of liked his original opening ... not sure how that would have worked, though. :)
 
I'm always in, my friend.
 
-J
yaman
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20 Apr 2011, 22:05:43
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Re: Pirc. Austrian Attack
Hey Spud
Thanks for organizing this.I'd normally join but I have just started playing in the USCF again with my goal to regain my Postal Master rating. (Had it, lost it about 15 years ago and stopped playing there)So for now I will have to pass and concentrate my energies there.
Spud
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21 Apr 2011, 10:16:21
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No problem...all the best with the USCF and I hope we can catch up later
WizardNo1
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21 Apr 2011, 10:18:09
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Re: Pirc. Austrian Attack
(For the purposes of fully appreciating my entry poem, one must understand that, "Pirc" is pronounced, "Perts.") LOL
 
I do not like this opening, Pirc
As I get positons so bad it hurts
Still add me to the entry list
As a Spud Event just can't be missed!
Kingsfull
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24 Apr 2011, 22:30:51
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Re: Pirc. Austrian Attack
I'm in
Vindicus
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25 Apr 2011, 15:43:57
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Re: Pirc. Austrian Attack
How are we doing with entries and groupings. One suggestion is you might try seeding the groups by taking the top two from four gruops (8 total) and ditributuing them 1-8, 4-5, 3-6, 2-7 and then just randomly assigning the rest to the groups. Sort of like the tennis. Or you might try seeding all the players by place in group, like the World Cup.. Using the above example of four gruops, that would have the top players seeded 1-4, the 2nd place in each gruop 4-8, the 3rd place in each gruop 9-12 and so on. Either way would probably be fine. Hope these suggestions help.
Spud
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25 Apr 2011, 22:11:19
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Re: Pirc. Austrian Attack
Thanks for the suggestions, Im gonna see what the spread is like at the close-off but will probally do a Tennis draw.
Spud
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30 Apr 2011, 14:44:22
 
Re: Pirc. Austrian Attack: OFFICIAL THREAD
Ok people...its nearly show time and it looks like we've got all the players we're gonna get so here's the two groups with some temporary names...feel free to change them if you want...I'll set up a CrossTable Thread for each where the groups can post games etc...there will be a play-off at the end of the Tourney between winners of the the two groups to decide the overall Tourney winner...
 
....start challenging
 
 
"The Producers"
 
WizardNo1
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"The Dolittles"
 
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Edited on 30 Apr 2011 at 15:10:31
WizardNo1
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5 May 2011, 21:22:48
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Re: Pirc. Austrian Attack: OFFICIAL THREAD
How many cusses could a Vindicus cuss if a Vindicus could cuss cusses?
DualSpace
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13 May 2011, 00:52:53
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Re: Pirc. Austrian Attack: OFFICIAL THREAD
Some very large roman numeral number, I bet.
 
If anyone wants inspiration, the World Chess Championship Candidate matches are underway, Kamsky (USA) is doing very well, now in the Semis after taking out Topalov.
 
Candidate Matches WCC (winner to face Anand)
yaman
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14 May 2011, 03:34:23
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Re: Pirc. Austrian Attack: OFFICIAL THREAD
that was a big surprise when he knocked out Topolov.Where are Carlson and Nakamoro (sp) in this? Why aren't they playing? Are they seeded into another round or something?
Grim
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16 May 2011, 13:33:31
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Re: Pirc. Austrian Attack: OFFICIAL THREAD
One is not required to watch Fischer to be inspired to chess. Mozart is not the only composer to inspire musicians, nor Dostoyevsky writers, nor Picasso artists.
 
Inspiration is where one finds it.