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    17 Nov '13 13:10
    You don't get to choose your color in chess tournaments over the board. I suggest that rated games should force a "random color" on the person creating the game, and the person accepting should not know that color until the game has been accepted.
  2. SubscriberKewpie
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    17 Nov '13 21:30
    Some of us like to play repeated games against the same opponent, and choose the colours opposite to that played in the last game, for fairness. How would your proposal deal with this?
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    17 Nov '13 22:25
    Maybe only for posting an "open game." That would preserve your right to challenge a specific friend normally.
  4. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    18 Nov '13 00:56
    Originally posted by dpressnell
    You don't get to choose your color in chess tournaments over the board. I suggest that rated games should force a "random color" on the person creating the game, and the person accepting should not know that color until the game has been accepted.
    This isn't an over-the-board tourney. I like to set up a bunch of open invites and make half white and half black, and your suggestion would ruin that for me.

    In general, I don't like suggestions that take options away from the users.

    Voted down.
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    18 Nov '13 01:44
    That's what I do too (set half as white and half as black). The ones that are set as black get chosen first by others 🙂 leaving me with a preponderance of white, and I wonder if some people think I'm just a "white hog" when that happens.

    I guess it's a matter of preference. I would like to just select "random color" myself every time, but I think the color is chosen when I create the open invite, and then it looks like just another game with a color I chose. Like I said, I think that's what happens. I could be wrong and others may see it differently since it's my game, but I'm not sure. (That is, others see a button that says "play as white" or "play as black." I don't think I've ever seen a button in the open invites list that says "play as random color."😉
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    18 Nov '13 01:46
    Wow.. Quotation marks followed by closing parenthesis is shown as a wink...

    Not what I intended.
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    18 Nov '13 04:15
    I don't know why " ) should come out as a wink, because , ) is how a wink is normally made here, but I've been caught on it too (and other accidental smileys where I least expected them). Nowadays I add a space if I'm doing any two symbols in sequence, just to be on the safe side.
  8. Standard memberfinnegan
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    19 Nov '13 23:28
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    This isn't an over-the-board tourney. I like to set up a bunch of open invites and make half white and half black, and your suggestion would ruin that for me.

    In general, I don't like suggestions that take options away from the users.

    Voted down.
    If the colours were truly random, then half would be White and half would be Black unless you are aware of another possibility, like green?
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    20 Nov '13 00:28
    Originally posted by finnegan
    If the colours were truly random, then half would be White and half would be Black unless you are aware of another possibility, like green?
    Random choice doesn't have memories... they could be 50% white and 50% black or it could be 73% white and 27% black.

    The point is, why take the freedom of choice away from people?
  10. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    20 Nov '13 02:401 edit
    Originally posted by finnegan
    If the colours were truly random, then half would be White and half would be Black unless you are aware of another possibility, like green?
    If the colors were truly random, I could get spurts of 10 blacks in a row, for all I know.

    Plus, what Trev said. If I want to try out a Fried Liver Attack against a guy who swears he knows how to defend it, I have to be white.
  11. SubscriberPonderable
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    16 Dec '13 12:42
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    If the colors were truly random, I could get spurts of 10 blacks in a row, for all I know.

    Plus, what Trev said. If I want to try out a Fried Liver Attack against a guy who swears he knows how to defend it, I have to be white.
    For this I would suggest a set-game.
  12. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    16 Dec '13 21:21
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    For this I would suggest a set-game.
    Way ahead of you. 🙂

    Game 10271881
  13. Donationketchuplover
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    23 Dec '13 17:00
    The challenger should always be black in at least one game imo.
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