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  1. 10 May '06 04:57
    Why don't the better players post more games to the "open invites" list?
    I'm currently 2068.
    I was 2220, but stuff happens.
    1700's using a program.

    I'm playing people in "tournaments" that are rated in the 1500's.
    If I win I get 0 points, if I lose, I lose 20/25 points gained 3 or 4 at a time.

    I "challenge good players", I get a reply, "I only play in tournaments".

    Why don't the players rated over 2000, just start playing each other, and leave the weenies alone.

    Or maybe it is because they do not want to lose their rating, that means nothing.

    Just a thought.
  2. Subscriber no1marauder
    Humble and Kind
    10 May '06 05:08
    Originally posted by Mary Ann
    Why don't the better players post more games to the "open invites" list?
    I'm currently 2068.
    I was 2220, but stuff happens.
    1700's using a program.

    I'm playing people in "tournaments" that are rated in the 1500's.
    If I win I get 0 points, if I lose, I lose 20/25 points gained 3 or 4 at a time.

    I "challenge good players", I get a reply, "I only p ...[text shortened]... ause they do not want to lose their rating, that means nothing.

    Just a thought.
    91 games isn't enough for ya?? Some of us can't shred so many opponents at one time. And if you think the rating "means nothing", why do you care sooooooooooooo much about risking 20-25 utterly meaningless points?
  3. 10 May '06 05:15
    join a clan, get some games with 2000-2200 players then leave or make yourself unavailable for challenges until you want some more games.
  4. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    10 May '06 06:17
    Originally posted by Mary Ann
    Why don't the better players post more games to the "open invites" list?
    I'm currently 2068.
    I was 2220, but stuff happens.
    1700's using a program.

    I'm playing people in "tournaments" that are rated in the 1500's.
    If I win I get 0 points, if I lose, I lose 20/25 points gained 3 or 4 at a time.

    I "challenge good players", I get a reply, "I only p ...[text shortened]... ause they do not want to lose their rating, that means nothing.

    Just a thought.
    I'd accept them but you've ignored me. What's with that?
  5. 10 May '06 07:13
    Maybe you didn't PM her before challenging her to a game. After all, you set me to ignore for that.
  6. 10 May '06 08:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Mary Ann
    Why don't the better players post more games to the "open invites" list?...I was 2220, but stuff happens... 1700's using a program.
    I think you answered your own question. They are probably terrified of being ambushed by some points-hungry cheat.
  7. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    10 May '06 10:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Mary Ann
    1700's using a program.
    it's pretty much impossible to be only 1700 using a program... if someone is, they're doing it so wrong it hurts to even think about it.

    maybe you should request more tournaments for 2000+?

    not accepting challenges sounds very odd indeed. you'd think all higher rated players suffered from the same lack of strong opponents...
  8. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    10 May '06 11:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Mary Ann
    Why don't the better players post more games to the "open invites" list?
    I'm currently 2068.
    I was 2220, but stuff happens.
    1700's using a program.

    I'm playing people in "tournaments" that are rated in the 1500's.
    If I win I get 0 points, if I lose, I lose 20/25 points gained 3 or 4 at a time.

    I "challenge good players", I get a reply, "I only p ause they do not want to lose their rating, that means nothing.

    Just a thought.
    Join a Clan if you want High rated opponents. You'll ALWAYS have someone at your level playing in a team....

    EDIT: Oh yeh, i've been meaning to ask you... On my travels i cam across this game Game 1625906. Why did you resign? It's a draw, there is no way to Queen the pawn as long as the white rook remains on theg-file, no?
  9. Standard member Mctayto
    Highlander
    10 May '06 11:39
    Originally posted by marinakatomb
    Join a Clan if you want High rated opponents. You'll ALWAYS have someone at your level playing in a team....
    Read her profile, clearly states all clans may go forth
  10. Standard member Smiffy
    SPS CLAN
    10 May '06 11:49
    Originally posted by marinakatomb
    Join a Clan if you want High rated opponents. You'll ALWAYS have someone at your level playing in a team....

    EDIT: Oh yeh, i've been meaning to ask you... On my travels i cam across this game Game 1625906. Why did you resign? It's a draw, there is no way to Queen the pawn as long as the white rook remains on theg-file, no?
    rook f1 then he would try for the exchange
  11. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    10 May '06 11:59
    Originally posted by smiffy
    rook f1 then he would try for the exchange
    Except that KPK endings with an a or h file pawn are drawn (discounting the obviously won positions with the weaker king cutoff from the promotion square already).
  12. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    10 May '06 12:27
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    pawn h2, rook g1.

    what's wrong with that?
    Ke2 ..h2
    Ke3 ..Ra8
    Kf3 ..Ra1
    Rg6 ..Rg1
    Rh6 and the king is still trapped, i can't find a way he can get out of the way of the pawn...
  13. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    10 May '06 15:39
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    Ke2 .. Kh2
    Ke3 .. Ra8
    Kf3 .. Ra2
    Rg3 .. Rg2
    1.Ke2 .. Kh2
    2.Ke3 .. Ra8
    3.Kf3 .. Ra2

    All good so far but Rg3 is a blunder as it traps the white rook and allows black to force an exchange. Anywhere else is still a draw....

    4.Rg6 ..Rg2
    5.Rh6 and black has nothing better than perpetual check or giving up the pawn....
  14. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    11 May '06 04:05
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    i am not a 2000+ rated player so please don't let my game affect what you think of Mary Ann. anyways people don't always resign games strictly for chess the involved. If we were to come out and target anyone on this chess site, i'm sure we could find faults in their game also.

    5.Rh6 .. Rg3
    6.Kf2 .. Rg8
    7.Kf3 .. RF8
    8.
    What have you accomplished?

    8. Ke3 and we're still drawn.

    Look we're not saying we think it's drawn. It is drawn. I can find the exact position in an endgame tablebase and it will say that the position is drawn.
  15. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    12 May '06 15:05
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    i have been testing it out, nothing wrong with that. i have cleared the rook off the g file and managed to move the king to the e-file. this is the best i can find, and after looking i would also agree with you in the draw.

    i also found a nice little sequence in the king being played to g4 instead of going to the e-file.

    8.Kg4 .. Kg2
    9.R*H3 .. Rg8 (chec ...[text shortened]... ke this and learning how to move.

    thanks for running over it with me marinakatomb, i enjoyed.
    No problem, i enjoyed it too.