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  1. 17 Sep '03 15:00
    On your request Huntingbear this idea of mine in a new thread on the <Help & Site Ideas> forum:


    Maybe there should be candidate matches and after that a match to decide who will be the RHP champion for one year !

    How about that, Russ ?

    Joe
  2. 18 Sep '03 13:34
    I think a match-based championship would rock. I'd love to study the games from it!
    Why, RHP's top players could end up with fans among the rest of us! 🙂
  3. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    21 Sep '03 05:36
    How about:
    The top 5 rated players keen to enter.
    Plus the best player under 4000 moves,
    and the best under 2000 moves,
    and the best under 1000 moves.
    That makes 8 players.
    All play all makes either 7 or 14 games each.
  4. Standard member Prophylaxis
    Bad Bishop
    21 Sep '03 11:05
    what about candidate tournaments to select 8 players who then face each other in quarter, semi- and final matches? (just like in real life, well, eh, at least until recently, now we've got 3 or 4 world champions walking around) This would give more players an chanche to compete for the title.

  5. 21 Sep '03 11:38 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Prophylaxis
    what about candidate tournaments to select 8 players who then face each other in quarter, semi- and final matches? (just like in real life, well, eh, at least until recently, now we've got 3 or 4 world champions walking around) This would give more players an chanche to compete for the title.

    In my view a good idea, were making progress in this matter !!

    But I've been wrong before, .... 😞

  6. Standard member SirLoseALot
    Shut Gorohoviy!
    21 Sep '03 20:23
    I like this idea a lot!But let the champion reign for at least two years,maybe even three,'cause I think it might take a year,or more, for such a tourney to end.
  7. Standard member Prophylaxis
    Bad Bishop
    14 Nov '03 23:21
    just wanted to get this thread on top again ( in some kind of a desparate attempt to safe it from the claws of oblivion:'( ) I'm aware of the many 'technical' difficulties that would arise in organising a RHP championship (think alone of the time the championship will take, a 1? 2? year cycle), but wouldn't it be a great 'community-thingy'? Any thoughts? A reaction from one of the top players maybe?
  8. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    15 Nov '03 13:37
    My two cups worth. Swiss format, top twenty/thirty/** RHP ranked invitational tourney. Time controls: 1st 20 moves / 36 hr T/O : thereafter 48 hr T/O Winner is holder of the 'RHP Champion' title until the next tourney. skeeter