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  1. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    03 Jan '13 22:56 / 1 edit
    Tournament 13577

    Four players still in the running. Seems nobody is even interested any more.
  2. Subscriber jankrb
    Conductor
    04 Jan '13 11:16
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Tournament 13577

    Four players still in the running. Seems nobody is even interested any more.
    Guess why.....
  3. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    07 Jan '13 03:53
    Originally posted by jankrb
    Guess why.....
    I'm guessing you mean it's dragging on a little...who's the favourite anyway ??

    I must say that I was 'pulling' for Elgallo, I'd imagine you also...sadly that is \ was plainly not ever going to be possible...
  4. 16 Jan '13 19:57
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Tournament 13577

    Four players still in the running. Seems nobody is even interested any more.
    wgt2000 is going to win on time. The game is drawn, except for the clock... Brodaty has put himself on vacation, but as soon as the vacation flag lifts he'll be timed out. So wgt2000 just needs to be patient-he'll win on time and he'll top chucker even with chucker beating lute4...
  5. 16 Jan '13 20:17
    Can't he claim a draw based on insufficient material. He can't be mated by a knight and a King.
  6. 16 Jan '13 20:21
    Also, at least I believe in FIDE rules, even if one times out, it is still a draw if there is no possibility for the opponent to win (i.e. insufficient material).
  7. 16 Jan '13 21:27
    Originally posted by wsossin
    Can't he claim a draw based on insufficient material. He can't be mated by a knight and a King.
    I'm not sure how the rules would apply (perhaps someone can enlighten us). There is still a pawn on the board, so technically there is sufficient material to win, although anyone with any sense can see what wgt2000 is doing. He won't take the pawn I suspect and will just wait to claim a win on time.
  8. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    17 Jan '13 11:43
    Brodaty posted in the "help" forum about this. I can't believe that this can be true. To me it looks like a K vs. K position can be achieved and thena draw can be claimed. As I am only a patzer this certainly can't count as "outside help"
  9. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    17 Jan '13 11:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Brodaty posted in the "help" forum about this. I can't believe that this can be true. To me it looks like a K vs. K position can be achieved and thena draw can be claimed. As I am only a patzer this certainly can't count as "outside help"
    I 'think' it's lost anyway with 60 \ 0 Championship games...but, like yourself, I made more notes over in 'help'...also, I believe it's the '50 move rule' that applies.

    Edit: Here Thread 150106
  10. 17 Jan '13 16:35
    Well, the game has been drawn, so no more concerns about fair play.
  11. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    17 Jan '13 21:23
    Originally posted by wsossin
    Well, the game has been drawn, so no more concerns about fair play.
    This is just my opinion, but I don;t think we could infer that this game would have concluded in an unfair manner had it not finished a draw. Both players follow the same rules and both players start with the same timebank...'wqt2008' didn't HAVE to accept the offer, and given the fact that he may well lose The Championship by doing so, I personally think he was very sporting to actually have accepted the draw.. ?
  12. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    18 Jan '13 15:51
    This tournament is over with a known winner with 2 games left.

    Can we get the 2013 Tournament running?
  13. 19 Jan '13 03:04
    i offered a draw and ended the story ..

    there is no pleasure in winning a game and losing a friend

    ali
  14. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    31 Jan '13 21:05
    Chucker Wins!

    Congrates to you Chucker.
  15. Standard member atticus2
    Frustrate the Bad
    20 Feb '13 23:55
    LOL!