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Topic started by Grim on 1 Jul 2011, 03:29:40
Grim
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1 Jul 2011, 03:29:40
 
Benko-Volga official thread
Gents and/or ladies (if there ever were any here)
 
This is the official thread.
 
The opening moves of the Benko-Volga shall be as follows:
 
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5
 
The rules are as follows:
This will be a standard (for us) two-games per opponent pair setup, meaning each player will play his opponent twice, once as white and once as black.
Each player will send a challenge, as white, to his opponent, for a correspondence game. Time controls for the games shall be set to 15 moves over 15 days. It is the responsibility of the player assuming the white pieces to initiate a challenge. (If one of your opponents sends you two challenges, one as white and one as black, prior to you sending your own challenge, that is okay.)
It is the responsibility of the victor to post the results. I will start a new thread prior to the tourney's initiation for that purpose.

I would be neat, but is not required, for players to import their games into the thread.
 
Note the bold text: Time controls for the games shall be set to 15 moves over 15 days.
 
There will be two groups. I ranked each player by their correspondence rating, and then alternated players between groups 1 and 2. This gives the lower ranked players the chance to win a game or two, and simultaneously get some experience getting their collective rooks handed to them by the higher ranked players. Anyone who doesn't like it is welcome to forfeit their games to me. :)
 
Group 1:
WizardNo1
power
Thornydevil
Dualspace
Kingsfull
Spud
 
Group 2:
jaume1959
kastelka
blue
TrencherKnight
Grim
 
You are welcome to name your own groups. :)
 
Please post game results in the corresponding threads that I'm about to create.
 
-Jon
Edited on 1 Jul 2011 at 03:32:23
Grim
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1 Jul 2011, 03:44:03
 
Re: Benko-Volga official thread
Oh, and one more thing.
 
I do not promise to update the leaderboards EVERY SINGLE DAY. I'll do my best, but I also have vacation time coming up, as well as kid duty and personal time. So chilax if I don't get to it right away.
TrencherKnight
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1 Jul 2011, 13:50:17
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Re: Benko-Volga official thread
Are there any results yet ?
 
Grim
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1 Jul 2011, 14:19:47
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Re: Benko-Volga official thread
TrencherKnight said:
Are there any results yet ?
 
Yes. Mate in 32 on our game, but you don't see it yet.
 

 
Edited on 1 Jul 2011 at 14:20:55
TrencherKnight
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1 Jul 2011, 16:39:37
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Re: Benko-Volga official thread
Well then hopefully my rating will be lower by move 32 so you don't steal as many points ;)