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Topic started by Grim on 23 Jun 2011, 18:51:40
yaman
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8 Jul 2011, 02:23:30
In reply to WizardNo1
Re: Anyone up for the Benko-Volga? And, official rules
i remember 30ish years ago when benko developed this system.I don't keep up with chess theory anymore but at the time it was well worth the pawn.
Grim
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11 Jul 2011, 17:02:14
 
Re: Anyone up for the Benko-Volga? And, official rules
it's a little depressing to be losing every game in the tourney I'm hosting ... :)
Spud
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11 Jul 2011, 20:59:00
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Re: Anyone up for the Benko-Volga? And, official rules
welcome to my world
Grim
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12 Sep 2011, 15:32:41
 
Re: Anyone up for the Benko-Volga? And, official rules
Thank you all for participating in a fine tournament! There was virtually no argument or bickering, no rudeness, and everyone played and completed their games with style and grace.
 
The final results of the two groups are as follows:
 
                  1     2     3     4     5     6       Score
1 WizardNo1 X/X ½/½ 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 9
2 power ½/½ X/X 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 9
3 Thornydevil 0/0 0/0 X/X 1/½ 0/1 1/1 4½
4 Dualspace 0/0 0/0 ½/0 X/X 0/1 1/1 3½
5 Kingsfull 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/1 X/X 0/½ 2½
6 Spud 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 ½/1 X/X 1½
 
1 2 3 4 5 Score
1 jaume1959 X/X 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 8
2 kastelka 0/0 X/X 1/1 1/1 1/1 6
3 blue 0/0 0/0 X/X 1/1 0/1 3
4 TrencherKnight 0/0 0/0 0/0 X/X 0/0 0
5 Grim 0/0 0/0 0/1 1/1 X/X 3

 
I'm really intrigued by the results from Group 1, with a very linear progression of points from bottom to top (excepting the tied leaders).
 
In Group 2, Blue was able to skid into a victory at the last minute to tie my 3 points, so I don't get to brag about beating him in this tourney. :( But we often split our games, so that's no surprise.
 
Best to all, and I'm looking forward to the next MOT starting on Oct 1!
 
-Grim
 
 
Blue
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13 Sep 2011, 21:22:14
In reply to Grim
Re: Anyone up for the Benko-Volga? And, official rules
Thanks for running the tourney. I look forward to beating up on you in the next one.
WizardNo1
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15 Sep 2011, 23:07:34
In reply to Grim
Re: Anyone up for the Benko-Volga? And, official rules
Thanks for the Tourney, Grim, and congratulations to power and jaume1959! Am ready to sign up for the next one!
 
Wiz
Spud
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16 Sep 2011, 08:50:59
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Re: Anyone up for the Benko-Volga? And, official rules
Ditto