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  1. 25 Feb '10 01:45
    Help. This tournament just started and all of my games were given a board that is about 8 moves into it. The games are identical, and my clock is running. What are we supposed to do?
  2. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    25 Feb '10 02:18
    Originally posted by gilaadm
    Help. This tournament just started and all of my games were given a board that is about 8 moves into it. The games are identical, and my clock is running. What are we supposed to do?
    its a thematic tournament., each start starts from the set opening position. luckily you joined a tourney with not too hard of an opening, or dangerous

    try to look up a few sites that talk about it and get some pointers.
    http://www.zukertort.com/Zukertort-Excerpts.html
    has a few excerpts from the book
  3. 25 Feb '10 05:15
    Thanks. I'm pretty new to tournaments.
  4. Standard member zozozozo
    Thread Killing Chimp
    25 Feb '10 07:19
    Originally posted by gilaadm
    Thanks. I'm pretty new to tournaments.
    If you go to the tournaments page there can be a little white square with a black T in it behind a tournament name. This T indicates its an Thematic tournament.
    All other tournaments start (normal) games with 0 moves made.
  5. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    25 Feb '10 08:07
    I'm playing in that tournament too (different band of course) and you may be interested in this:

    http://www.chessville.com/instruction/openings/FourKeystotheColle-Zukertort.htm
  6. 26 Feb '10 23:11
    Thanks again to all of you. I was looking to increase my number of games, and just randomly entered tournaments for which I was eligible.

    One more question -- Are these games rated the same way as other games?
  7. 26 Feb '10 23:15
    Originally posted by gilaadm
    One more question -- Are these games rated the same way as other games?
    Yes.
  8. 28 Feb '10 04:15
    Thanks again.