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Topic started by DualSpace on 17 Sep 2011, 02:13:28
DualSpace
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17 Sep 2011, 02:13:28
 
MOT - standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
I'm proposing a correspondence tourny for Hallowe'en. Since Dr. Nunn is someone I look up to, I checked his wilkepedia info and lo and behold, a swashbuckler's opening.
 
I think this is the perfect tourney for trick or treats.
 
Frankenstein–Dracula Variation
 
1.e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nxe4
 
This is the move that defines the Frankenstein–Dracula Variation. White cannot of course win material immediately, since 4. Nxe4 brings 4...d5.
 
Therefore, do not continue with 4. Nxe4...
 
Anyone interested can post here or email me and I'll get it organized - for once.
Edited on 24 Sep 2011 at 17:42:31
PearlyGates
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17 Sep 2011, 05:20:03
 
Re: MOT - standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
Non sequitur


Spud
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17 Sep 2011, 07:39:47
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Re: MOT - standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
I'm in
TrencherKnight
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17 Sep 2011, 16:00:21
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Re: MOT - standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
I'm in
kastelka
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17 Sep 2011, 18:52:02
 
Re: MOT - standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
I am in!
WizardNo1
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20 Sep 2011, 10:38:44
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Re: MOT - standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
An Event with the Monster, Wolfman, and Dracula
Should turn out to be Spectacular
 
There will be great games before this one is done
Because we know Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun.
 
And while The Mummy was one you missed
Still, place me on the Entry List!
Edited on 21 Sep 2011 at 05:10:19
Grim
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20 Sep 2011, 14:55:14
 
Re: MOT - standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
Anything named the Frankenstein-Dracula Variation must be tried. I'm in.
 
 
"Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein"
Poor Dracula isn't on the marquee sign.
And while chess may not be the monster's forte,
That doesn't stop me from wanting to play.
With All Hallow's Eve approaching so near,
My message to all is "Have no fear!"
Facing Grim OTB, you're certain to win.
So follow up this post with, "Sign me in!"
Kingsfull
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21 Sep 2011, 05:03:22
 
Re: MOT - standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
You really don’t have to ask
But for this MOT I’ll wear a mask
With this particular monsters ball
I fully expect my rating to fall
WizardNo1
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21 Sep 2011, 05:19:42
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Re: MOT - standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
Watch out for falling body parts
Even before the first game starts
He knew it was coming, that ole Lasker bud
with Chess For Fun And Chess For Blood
 
And as I attempt, this thing to win
Igor! Don't drop that good brain jar again!
And Drac wants to know, before an entry he makes:
"Tell me please, what are the Stakes?"
Edited on 21 Sep 2011 at 07:12:51
WizardNo1
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21 Sep 2011, 05:27:52
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Re: MOT - standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
Your 'chute might not open; you might fall too fast
Either way, your life wouldn't last
And you might fall in a briary thicket!
It's a helluva way to keep from buying a ticket!
PearlyGates
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21 Sep 2011, 12:01:31
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Re: MOT - standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
Ha-ha! .. Good one, Wiz! -- Speaking, of a tourney idea, that does Not involve playing, fellow human 'Caissans'..{which we weren't}. Every entrant, would commit themselves to playing, 4 games {let's say}, at 'chess-960'.. against "AgentSmith" {eg- Of unofficial, "All-World," ability level.. at that variant!}; At a uniform time-control, of no faster than 'g/10'..{10 min. per game}; And in a pre-arranged, 4-game-tourney, {2 'white'; 2 'black' games}; Beginning & end, dates.
 
Each player entered, would also be required to post, their 4 games, versus "AgentSmith" {at 'chess-960'}; On the "Analysis-chess" bulletin-board. Thereby, making their total 'W-L-D' score; Apparent.. for all to see. -- I believe, that, a 'chess-960' tourney, would be more interesting, for All, {even the 'pure' spectator}; Since, there's No denying, that it's impossible to prepare {in advance}; Of the 960, possible starting positions, that might be randomly assigned!
 
Obviously, the first 2 steps, in organizing this; Is a volunteer/committed 'TD' {who may also play; Though, it Won't be I!}; Plus the obligatory 'sign-up' page; With the game & tourney, parameters, stipulated.
Ps.- Expect, more than a few games, to be 'minitiatures'..{with the 'human' player, on the losing end}; And, any game that an entrant, fails to post {on the 'chess-analysis' bb}; Will be treated, as a 'forfeit.'
Pps.- I would be remiss in saying, that this concept, is Not 'cheat-proof'; But Most of you, would know, in what way I mean. Further; I like to think, that All of us, are at least, That minimally honorable; Especially.. when No $$$, are 'on-the-line'! --
{comments?; Including, a volunteer {presumably competent}, 'TD,' for this '960' tourney concept?!}. --'Take-it-away,' from there; Or, Not! --
DualSpace
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22 Sep 2011, 01:16:48
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Re: MOT - standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
Okay folks, the tournament starts weekend of October 22-23rd.
 
Opening: Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
1.e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nxe4
 
So far, one division, each player plays one game as white and black against each opponent, standard correspondence time controls.
 
If the players feel we should split this into two divisions due to the large number of games we'll assess closer to the date.
 
Ratings and more info. with follow soon.
 
List of players so far. Sign up until Oct 16th (my birthday):
Spud
DualSpace
kastelka
WizardNo1
Grim
Kingsfull
TrencherKnight
Power
 
Edited on 23 Sep 2011 at 02:27:00
power
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22 Sep 2011, 06:54:48
 
Re: MOT - standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
ok count me in
Azathoth
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23 Sep 2011, 06:31:21
 
Re: MOT - standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
I am new in this web. If it is possible to participate in this tournament I would like. Thanks
Gladiator
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23 Sep 2011, 19:17:26
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Re: MOT - standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein
I am in. My own MOT will be after your one.
DualSpace
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23 Sep 2011, 23:57:31
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MOT standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein - Dracula Variation@20110923
Opening: Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
1.e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nxe4

 
Standard correspondence time controls. Ratings and more info. with follow soon.
 
Likely 2 Divisions.

List of players as of 20110923. Sign up until Oct 16th (my birthday):
Spud
DualSpace
kastelka
WizardNo1
Grim
Kingsfull
TrencherKnight
Power
Azathoth
Gladiator
Edited on 23 Sep 2011 at 23:59:01
DualSpace
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1 Oct 2011, 02:33:41
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Re: MOT - standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
Gladiator, thanks for letting this one start first.
Blue
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3 Oct 2011, 16:11:25
 
Re: MOT - standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
I'm in. Always loved Halloween.
 
I'm tempted to post old photos of Grim in costume. Now that's scary!
Spud
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3 Oct 2011, 20:32:16
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Re: MOT - standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
“I can resist anything except temptation.”
...go on...do it!!!!!
WizardNo1
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4 Oct 2011, 07:45:40
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Re: MOT - standard Corr. Vienna Gamme, Frankenstein Dracula Variation
I'm sure that your old photos of Grim
Would be much like a horror film
But you could post each of our Caissa mates
And still not catch up with PearlyGates!