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Topic started by Grim on 1 Oct 2013, 13:04:48
Grim
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1 Oct 2013, 13:04:48
 
MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results
This is quite the field of players. Perhaps not the largest number, but certainly a lot of quality, and variety in play styles.
 
Rather than take the top rated players in one pool, I split things up so that everyone gets a chance to play against a variety of people. And, to even out the size of the pools to six each, I've taken a spot in both pools (I'm the organizer, I get to do what I want. :) This should not preclude anyoe from one pool challenging another player in the other pool. If you like, I'll keep track of a "challenges" table as well, as long as you announce them here.
 
The opening will be:

1. e4 d6
2. d4 Nf6
3. Nc3 g6
4. Be3 Bg7
 
So, the standard rules:
 
Each player in a pool plays every other player in the same pool, twice -- once as White and once as Black. That will allow everyone to have ten games.
 
White challenges, please post here when all your games are under way so I can track.
 
Please post results here as well.
 
And, without further adieu, here are the tables:
 
Table 1
 
            1/1    2/2    3/3    4/4    5/5    6/6     Score
1. WizardNo1 x/x 0/0 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 8
2. Azathoth 1/1 x/x 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 10
3. SPYponders 0/0 0/0 x/x 1/0 ½/1 1/1 4½
4. Blue 0/0 0/0 1/0 x/x 1/0 0/0 2
5. Grim 0/0 0/0 0/½ 1/0 x/x 0/1 2½
6. Trencherknight 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 1/0 x/x 3

 
Table 2

1/1 2/2 3/3 4/4 5/5 6/6 Score
1. Bartvinnik x/x 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 10
2. Power 0/0 x/x 1/0 1/1 1/0 0/0 4
3. atena 0/0 1/0 x/x 1/1 1/0 1/1 6
4. albell 0/0 0/0 0/0 x/x 1/1 ½/0 2½
5. spud 0/0 0/1 1/0 0/0 x/x 0/0 2
6. Grim 0/0 1/1 0/0 1/½ 1/1 x/x 5½
 

 
 
Lay on!
 
 
All games underway.
Edited on 6 Jan 2014 at 11:10:59
Grim
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1 Oct 2013, 13:10:22
 
Re: MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results
All my challenges have been sent. Spyponders and I are already under way in our game with me as White.
 
All games underway except albell and atena, who have to challenge me.
Edited on 5 Oct 2013 at 01:43:58
Grim
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2 Oct 2013, 04:23:05
In reply to WizardNo1
Re: MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results
WizardNo1 said:
I agree with Bartvinnik.
 
How uncharacteristically non-rhyming of you ... :)
Grim
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2 Oct 2013, 04:28:45
 
Re: MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results
I understand the confusion, now.
 
In my effort to edit on the fly without reviewing, I seem to have removed the part about challenges. That's my fault.
 
The challenge tables are only there if a player wishes to challenge another player from a different table. Those challenges do not count toward the tournament score at all, and are solely for the enjoyment of the two players. I've put small tables here in case folks want to track those challenges, but neither the challenges themselves nor the tracking of those games are required. It's purely for fun. (Actually, the whole MOT is for fun, but in this case the challenge games do not count toward the Table score.)
 
The only scores that count toward table points are the games between opponents on the same table.
 
-J
WizardNo1
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2 Oct 2013, 12:11:08
In reply to Grim
Re: MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results
Bartvinnik made a proper post
And I agree with him the most
If all do play on every table
No winner figuring you'll be able
 
And sorry about that post in prose
I guess I was just in a doze
But now you have explained it all
And brought back order to this Hall
albell
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2 Oct 2013, 15:23:19
In reply to WizardNo1
Re: MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results
HA HA...... Love it Wiz
WizardNo1
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2 Oct 2013, 18:31:25
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Re: MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results
If your play is steady
And you never shimmy
And you win this Event
Do you get a, "Grimmy"?
Grim
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3 Oct 2013, 23:17:38
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Re: MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results

If you would try to get a "Grimmy,"
Start by giving your hair a trimmy,
Sing with a voice that's much too tinny,
And play chess like a foolish ninny.
 
 
That's all I can do with the "Grimmy."
 
All my challenges are now under way.
Spud
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4 Oct 2013, 06:49:56
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Re: MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results
All challenges out..games with grim and bartvinnik underway
Blue
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4 Oct 2013, 12:07:08
 
Re: MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results
All games underway.
 
Blue
Azathoth
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5 Oct 2013, 18:35:11
 
Re: MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results
All my games are underway.
 
Azathoth
SPYponders
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6 Oct 2013, 14:58:15
 
Re: MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results
All games underway and losing.
 
Thanks Grim for the MOT.
 
-SPY
Grim
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6 Oct 2013, 16:09:57
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Re: MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results
SPYponders said:
All games underway and losing.
 
 
You should take a closer look at our games. :)
Azathoth
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7 Oct 2013, 22:39:57
 
Re: MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results
Azathoth-Grim 1-0
Grim
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8 Oct 2013, 16:39:21
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Re: MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results
Azathoth said:
Azathoth-Grim 1-0
 
That was a painfully fast game.
 
Azathoth
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8 Oct 2013, 19:49:54
In reply to Grim
Re: MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results
Hi Grim! 6... e6 followed of 7... e5 was a double mistake that left white a very advantageous position. Better is 6... c6 to continue with the spirit of the opening.
 
TrencherKnight
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9 Oct 2013, 03:54:23
In reply to Bartvinnik
Re: MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results
I've never made the same mistake so many times - my apologies to my oppenents.
atena
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9 Oct 2013, 08:33:38
In reply to Grim
Re: MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results
I think all my games started now in my table. Regards Atena
Grim
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10 Oct 2013, 04:32:29
In reply to WizardNo1
Re: MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results
And for my first (and possibly only) victory of the tourney ... Grim 1 - Spud 0.
power
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10 Oct 2013, 09:23:33
 
Re: MOT: Kasparov - Topolov Tables and Results
All games underway: