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  • STW Chess Tournament – anyone up for it?
  • Premier Icon Bianchi-Boy
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    Just wanted to say thank you to @dannybgoode for setting it up.

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    @kennyp. No it’s 5 days per move so nice and leisurely. You can turn on notifications if you install the app otherwise just keep checking but at 5 days per move you don’t need to worry if you forget to check one day.

    Premier Icon nosedive
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    This is a great idea thanks for setting it up. So do we all have 3 games on the go?

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    @nosedive. Yes, and then everyone will have at least another 3 as the opposite colour (I think!) and then the top 2 from each group progress.

    Premier Icon nosedive
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    Good fun so far… will have to stop for the day soon though Ive had 3 pints already

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    Thanks Danny. That could make for some seriously long games though. And thanks for setting it up.

    Another wee question for chess.com regulars. At the top and bottom it shows the pieces captured. The white ones show up well but the black ones are very hard to see against the background. Is there a way round this?

    Premier Icon kelron
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    You can choose different themes in the settings somewhere.

    Premier Icon i_like_food
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    It has begun! I’ve made three moves and still have all my pieces. That’s a win in my mind.

    Now, chess trash talk…? Is it even possible 🤔

    Premier Icon grum
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    grahamwynne on chess.com – add me please! If it’s not too late

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    Ah c’mon @nosedive you’ll play better when drunk 😉

    Premier Icon wors
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    Just made my first 3 moves 😄

    Premier Icon uphillcursing
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    What a kicking I am getting. Still, all part of the learning curve.

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    It’s quite addictive this online chess thingy. Our group’s already on its second round of games. Is there a limit to how many times you play each other person in the group?

    Premier Icon iancity1
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    Quite enjoying this but struggling…3 games on the go at the same time, trying to snatch 5 minutes in between games of COD, or ludo with the little un is trying…lost my Queen today while daughter shouting come on Daddy throw the dice 🙂
    Feel I need to organise my time a bit better !

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    @iancity1. You have 5 days to make each move do not need to panic and rush. Take your time and enjoy 🙂

    Premier Icon iancity1
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    Well, thats my first (or second, after the Queen) mistake, I thought it was 5 days per game, not 5 days per move – can I start again 😉

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    If people enjoy it I’ll happily set up another. Will set up an STW chess club on chess.com also 🙂

    Premier Icon nosedive
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    Who is ‘sillysillySTW’ ? You need to move first. Though to be fair its given me a chance to think about the other games

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    I’m with IanCity – tough to pay attention.  That’s my excuse for letting nosedive beat me anyway!

    Premier Icon nosedive
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    Was a good game Jimmy! I made a couple of mistakes this afternoon. Looking forward to getting stuck into the rematch

    Premier Icon i_like_food
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    I’m getting crushed. I’d like to say it’s to do with sharing my attention, but that would be a lie.

    Premier Icon sillysilly
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    Me – I’ll log in and make first move tonight. Don’t worry about me deliberating moves for 5 days – total beginner.

    Premier Icon seosamh77
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    As suspected, I’m getting skelped about all over the shop! 😆

    Premier Icon nosedive
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    No worries sillysilly quite happy to have a long burn game. Good luck!

    Premier Icon uphillcursing
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    I just realised that the number next to the user name is the ranking. No wonder I am getting spanked. Nearly 1400 i ask you.

    Premier Icon si77
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    Anyone taken to popping pills and staring at the ceiling yet?

    With this Champion’s League style format can we have a Europey League for the 3rd and 4th place finishers? A place to hone their skills against more even opposition? Asking for a friend 😉

    Premier Icon wors
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    I’m currently getting spanked by Steve mcd and fatcroe 😞😞

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    si77
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    Anyone taken to popping pills and staring at the ceiling yet?

    With this Champion’s League style format can we have a Europey League for the 3rd and 4th place finishers? A place to hone their skills against more even opposition? Asking for a friend 😉

    haha, yes, fine idea. 😆

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Yes I can, once the first rounds are complete set up a tournament for those that didn’t progress 🙂

    You can invite each other for games as well either rated or unrated just for practice.

    Premier Icon kelron
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    I’m waiting for my opponents to realise I don’t actually know how to play chess.

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    Well,  I’m getting whooped but it’s fun.

    Premier Icon i_like_food
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    I’m really enjoying this, even though I’m 0 and 2.

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    Maintaining my 100% record here.

    Premier Icon crewlie
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    Enjoying this, I haven’t played since my wife, who doesn’t really play, beat me on a giant open air board at Les Arcs, must be 10 years ago. Not that I’m a bad loser…

    I really like the relaxed pace, but it does mean that whatever I had planned for my next move is forgotten by the time I come to make it 😜

    Premier Icon chipps
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    I’m pretty terrible and have never played online either. But count me in!

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    Will set up an STW chess club on chess.com also

    That would be great. Our group games are all done now. Enjoyed all six matches, including the ones I lost. Happy to play anyone else that fancies a game while we wait for the next round to start.

    Has reignited my love of chess.

    Premier Icon iancity1
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    Really enjoyed the first round of games (and somehow fluked 2nd place). We just hang around now waiting for all the games to finish then presume we will get some notification of the next games?
    Kennyp, if I can work out how, I’ll give you a game 🙂

    Premier Icon richwales
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    Is there any way of viewing the tournament World Cup wallchart style? Other game results, progress etc.

    Premier Icon bugeye
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    Premier Icon jimmy
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    @kennyp – are you kprook?  I’ll give you a game. I lost all mine so am out – no pressure not to lose to me…

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