Originally posted by derek9037That's a really interesting, though mostly unrelated idea. I think it'd be really cool to have RHP OTB tournaments in various regions. We'd get to meet one another, and play some chess in a friendly environment. It would be open to everyone, not just RHP players, but it would be heavily advertised here.
I suppose it would depend how seriously you take your chess, as to how much you'd be willing to pay.
I've just had my first top3 in a OTB tournament in over 20 years (mind you I stopped playing tournaments for 18 of those!) and I put that down to sharpening my game by playing more games here, but I do often find it hard to make the time and chess is ...[text shortened]... n the 'what dll's are running on your PC' route. Or as I have said in another forum, webcams.
Originally posted by ark13I actually think this OTB idea deserves a thread of its own. Not a bad idea actually. Still use Corsican Scoring as on RHP?
That's a really interesting, though mostly unrelated idea. I think it'd be really cool to have RHP OTB tournaments in various regions. We'd get to meet one another, and play some chess in a friendly environment. It would be open to everyone, not just RHP players, but it would be heavily advertised here.
Originally posted by Exy$100 = 55 over there (how do you do that Pound symbol?).. but..
$100 = £55 - is that really too much to ask to play unlimited chess online for a year? The increase would cover the drop in subscription overall.
Originally posted by ExyIt might even encourage cheats. If the site cost $100 and anyone still played here, there would be very few subscribers and everyone would just get illegal multiple non-sub accounts. These wouldnt cost anything and most of them wouldnt even have a reputation to uphold, so there would be no consequences. Plenty of people will pay $30 for all the chess they want, but triple that and suddenly it isn't worth the money, most people would either move to another site, or break the rules and make multiple accounts. It would increase the overall % of dishonest users.
The fact of the matter is no matter how sophisticated the methods of detecting cheats becomes, when you build a better mousetrap the mice get smarter too!
The one best deterrent I can think of which would cost Russ nothing and actually radically improve the site would be to raise the costs of subscription. I know this will be criticised and deemed unpopular, ...[text shortened]... and it would encourage those that want to play against real people to sign up.
Originally posted by derek9037I've heard this argument a few times but there are a couple things wrong with it that immediately spring to mind. Firstly, I myself, don't have any dll's on my machine and there are a significant number of people who also don't have any.
Somehow I cannot see many wanting to pay $100 though and a much cheaper way would be to go down the 'what dll's are running on your PC' route. Or as I have said in another forum, webcams.