Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Only Chess Forum

Only Chess Forum

  1. 03 Jul '06 05:29
    i know this is a dumb question, i just don't know what it is.
  2. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    03 Jul '06 05:33
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege
  3. 03 Jul '06 05:36
    i understand what the word means. i am asking what they are on this website.
  4. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    03 Jul '06 05:39
    http://www.timeforchess.com/siege/index.php
  5. 03 Jul '06 06:25
    sieges are games where one person is white and has to defend the board. this means that a successful defend is a win. a draw or a loss cause that person to lose command of the board and the person who beat you takes control of the board until he loses a game and it keeps going.
  6. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    03 Jul '06 06:52
    Originally posted by kmac27
    sieges are games where one person is white and has to defend the board. this means that a successful defend is a win. a draw or a loss cause that person to lose command of the board and the person who beat you takes control of the board until he loses a game and it keeps going.
    Perhaps you should leave the explaining to those of us who have actually played a siege. The defender plays with black.
  7. 03 Jul '06 09:11
    Trust me to join a 7 day timeout siege. I joined the queue on the 25th August 2004. I am still in position 9.

    Odds are I will lose in one game against Prefect.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/siege/siegequeue.php?siegeid=10
  8. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    03 Jul '06 13:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by lausey
    Trust me to join a 7 day timeout siege. I joined the queue on the 25th August 2004. I am still in position 9.

    Odds are I will lose in one game against Prefect.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/siege/siegequeue.php?siegeid=10
    All the x/0 and x/3 (x=1,3,7,14,21) siege queues are oversubscribed - the 1/0 red board has a queue with 35 people in. In general I don't think the ones with larger timebanks actually take much longer - the timebank can only be used once, but you can drag your feet for ages even with a fairly small timeout. Try joining one of the x/14 or x/21 queues, there's normally at most 2 people in the queue and I've not had to wait all that long ....