Originally posted by FabianFnas
Sometimes people are eager to comment on a game, albeit the game is in progress. We cannot do that of course, becaue the outcome of the game can very well change because of the comments.
I have an idea:
Let two players play a secret game. Noone but the two players know how the game progresses, so it cannot be commented upon.
But what happens if the ...[text shortened]... will generate a very nice thread with much comments and much to learn from.
What do you say?
This is a great idea. I am not a code monkey, or even a code idiot, so i have no idea how hard it is, but if it is doable, then some version should be done.
Here's an alternate version that might be cool.
Secret Blog Tournament
The tournament games progress in public, with a blog attached.
The games are shown in real time, the Blog is hidden until the game is over.
After the game ends (or maybe the entire tournament), the Blog is open for public viewing.
Those who are nervy enough can post their predictions and analysis along the way.
Those with engines can post what the engines would do, along with their own comments.
The players themselves can comment on what their thoughts are, if they care to.
A couple of things can happen:
(1) no one posts anything and Russ wasted his time. (There is no waste of time in trying new things, though, and finding out what doesn't work. I bet it's easy to do.)
(2) there's a storm of activity that amounts to not much more than stupid noise. (That's okay, it's easy to bypass the noisemakers and read the posts of those you respect or are interested in reading.)
(3) there are very few posts and only some of them are interesting. (That seems like a good outcome to me.)
Anyway, I like the idea overall. (recommended)