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  • STW Chess Tournament – anyone up for it?
  • Premier Icon kennyp
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    @kennyp Sorry about that last game, had completely forgotten about repeated moves causing a draw…mind you I was pretty much out of ideas by then😄

    No need to apologise. By that point I was happy with a draw. I did wonder if you’d forgotten about that rule. I didn’t think you had done it deliberately as you were ahead in material. About 10 or 12 moves before that I had a chance to capture your rook but moved my bishop to the wrong square. After that I was totally on the defensive. I was out of ideas too I admit. Had you just traded pieces I think you’d have won. Good close game though, and a marathon at about 5 weeks or something like that.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Fairplay, you’ve totally undone me 😀

    I’ve just gone through the game analysis of the one we’ve just played @gauss1777 , and all it came up with was a list of blunders from both of us! 🤣
    I played the endgame OK, it was my early/middle bit that really needs some work. I’ve put in a rematch request anyway.

    Premier Icon gauss1777
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    all it came up with was a list of blunders from both of us! 🤣

    Shh don’t tell everyone 😂

    Rematch accepted.

    I’m not sure of the etiquette, but I shall offer ongoing rematches to those that I’m playing on here. I fully understand if anyone does not want to accept for any reason.

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    Is there any way of starting the second round before the first has finished? Reason being that there’s only one game outstanding in the first round, and the result won’t affect who qualifies for the second round (I don’t think). That game’s been going on for nearly a month and only six moves have been made, so we could be looking at June or July.

    Not complaining per se, more that I’ve really been enjoying both tournaments and keen to play more. Most of the games I’ve played have either been narrow wins or narrow defeats, so looks like this is the ideal level for me.

    Or we start a third tournament, maybe 24 hours per move.

    In the meantime if anyone wants a friendly game……

    Premier Icon grum
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    I’m up for a game any time username is grahamwynne

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    Ta, just sent you a game invite.

    Premier Icon bugeye
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    Waiting is just part of these sort of tournaments…. some people play fast, some slow.

    You can post open games on Chess.com so you can play as many games as you want while you wait, in fact too many if you’re not carefull!

    Premier Icon irc
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    Or we start a third tournament, maybe 24 hours per move.

    Waiting is just part of daily chess. I’m currently in 15 touraments but only 10 active games.

    Happy to organise another tournament if the interest is there. 1 day per move. Similiar to last with groups of 5 with top 2 going through.

    Anyone interested reply with chess.com username. If we can get 20 or more that is enough for a viable tourament.

    I’ll wait until I see how many names are in before setting it up so I can choose the most suitable group size. 25 is 5×5. 28 coud be 4×7 with 3 going though etc.

    Premier Icon Rio
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    I enjoyed the original tournament even though I got embarassingly thrashed, so I’d be up for another one. User name xebeq.

    Premier Icon gauss1777
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    Since saying much the same as kennyp last week, I’ve played several games against people on here and not won a single game : (
    However, I’m keen to be included:
    Django2357

    Ps 24hr a move works well.

    Premier Icon fruitbat
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    In the interests of keeping the average rating low, I’ll go for it – Chess.com username =  KevinPhilipsBong

    Premier Icon lowey
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    Yes please.

    flushthetoilet

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Yeah I’d be up for one with 24hrs/move. Zilog6128 on chess as well

    Premier Icon crewlie
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    Me too,  crewlie on chess,com

    Premier Icon rony
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    Yes please -Chessron99

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    Me too. It’s kprook.

    Premier Icon ewangronk
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    I’ll go in for another as well. Enjoyed first round but the 5 days per move is a bit long in my opinion and loses a lot of momentum, 24 hrs more than enough.

    Add me in, I’m neverumind on chess.com

    Premier Icon grum
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    I’m in: grahamwynne

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    In please, jlyon77.
    24hrs per move is fine although if there’s a way of specifying that no game can run for longer than (say) 5 days overall, that would cut the waiting time down a lot as well.

    Premier Icon MWyer
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    Yes please, MWyer. You know me, we are currently having a good match!

    Premier Icon tommyhine
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    yes please, tomhine82

    Premier Icon sofaman
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    +1 if still space: sofamanuk

    Premier Icon irc
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    crazy-legs
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    In please, jlyon77.
    24hrs per move is fine although if there’s a way of specifying that no game can run for longer than (say) 5 days overall, that would cut the waiting time down a lot as well.

    I have looked at the time thing. Other than making it 24hrs rather than 3 days, 5 days etc, and making it a no vacation tournament there is no way of enforcing faster moves after a tourament starts.

    The best suggestion I have seen is that if there is one or two games left to play in a round that the players involved arrange between themselves to set up an hour or two when they will both be online and play the game out in one session. That is of course completely up to them.

    Probably easier to make faster moves in one session than coming back to a game after a day or longer and needing to study it again before moving.

    Premier Icon irc
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    MWyer
    Yes please, MWyer. You know me, we are currently having a good match!

    Yes, think you are edging it, but some play left.

    Entries for T3 so far.

    xebeq
    Django2357
    KevinPhilipsBong
    flushthetoilet
    Zilog6128
    crewlie
    Chessron99
    kprook
    neverumind
    grahamwynne
    jlyon77
    MWyer
    tomhine82
    sofamanuk
    irc1979

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Probably easier to make faster moves in one session than coming back to a game after a day or longer and needing to study it again before moving.

    yeah this was the mistake I made with most of the games in the first tourny (having not played one before!)

    Premier Icon gauss1777
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    study it again before moving

    ah, that’s why you kept beating me ; )

    Premier Icon grum
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    Good game @kennyp – though it got a bit torturous at the end, I’m sure I should have been able to finish it much sooner but you were like the black knight in the Holy Grail 🙂

    Premier Icon lord_summerisle
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    Was fun, eventho i got resoundedly thrashed so up for another one.

    BeardyMark

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    Good game @kennyp – though it got a bit torturous at the end, I’m sure I should have been able to finish it much sooner but you were like the black knight in the Holy Grail 🙂

    I enjoyed it too. Other than that moment I clicked to commit to a move and then instantly realised I had missed an attack on my queen. I could have kicked myself at that moment. My own stupid fault though. At the end I was trying to capture your last couple of pawns in the hope of forcing a draw. With hindsight though the polite thing to do would have been to resign instead of dragging it out. I gather that’s generally good chess etiquette so apologies. Well played though and anytime you fancy a rematch give me a shout.

    Premier Icon grum
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    I don’t mind at all even though it was annoying, ha! In that situation it’s up to me to be able to force check mate and I’m sure I had opportunities that a better player than me could have taken.

    You were very good at making it difficult for me though!

    Blundering to lose your queen is gutting, I have done it way too many times…

    Premier Icon 2bit
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    I’m up for T2 as long as it’s better than T2!

    2Bitbish

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Go on then – I am on an appalling run of form at the moment so happy to be pawn fodder for someone. Chalk me down for T3 🙂

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    I was playing the computer the other day and it came up with an opening move I’ve never seen before. Within about 6 moves I was being thrashed.

    So I tried using the same opening move against @gauss1777 in one of our daily games, we’ve been playing pretty regularly.

    Note to self: do not try and be clever with unfamiliar openings, it doesn’t work…

    Premier Icon irc
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    17 In so far for 3rd tournament. I’ll let in run for a few more days for any more interest.

    xebeq
    Django2357
    KevinPhilipsBong
    flushthetoilet
    Zilog6128
    crewlie
    Chessron99
    kprook
    neverumind
    grahamwynne
    jlyon77
    MWyer
    tomhine82
    sofamanuk
    irc1979
    2Bitbish
    dannybgoode

    Premier Icon irc
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    Bump for the evening crowd. Any more for STW Chess 3? Reply with your chess.com user name.

    Premier Icon irc
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    No more takers. I’ll set it up as a 4 groups tournament then. 3 of 4 and 1 of 5 with top 2 going through. That leaves 3 spaces for any latecomers before it starts.

    Premier Icon gauss1777
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    Sounds good, cheers.

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    Brilliant thanks.

    Premier Icon lowey
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    Thanks for sorting.

    Premier Icon RamseyNeil
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    I’m in if it’s not too late was never great is the name

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