Originally posted by RavelloYes, again, why was the banded tounie setup changed?? It was fine with 3/7.
Can I ask why on earth Banded tournaments, which are the best, have so slow time controls like 7/14 ?
Why not 3/7 or 3/14 ?
I'd like to join one of them but the idea of completing the first round in 2007 is not that appealing.......
The last tournament I took part with 7/14 as time control lasted two years.
Originally posted by huckleberryhoundwe need timebanks - but you're all right 7/14 to too much, i entered the january banded tournament and there’s still 3 games being played, which are taking ages. the viking tournament with 3/14 was far better, its gives you enough timebank that if you can't move for a while you won't be timed out but with only 3 days to move most of the games go quite quickly. i think the viking one started in march and i wouldn't be surprised if the vikings final round started before the january banded tourney
they should be 3/na, or 7/na.
timebanks are like giving someone two clocks.
Originally posted by RavelloThanks Russ/Chris!!! Our prayers have been answered!!!
Thanks Russ for starting a second group of June banded tournaments [b]still with elephantiac time controls.
I have the vain hope that sometime I'll enter again a banded tournament with 3/7 or 3/14 (1/7 is asking too much) time controls.............[/b]
Originally posted by trentreznorAgreed!! 7/14 is just ridiculous!
If you're playing correspondence chess games, games could last for weeks maybe months: you guys know this. However it's impossible to always be available to make your move: to lose your game because the other guy timed you out is really annoying so timebanks are necessary. A 3 day period for making up your move is obviously ok (for it includes a possible ...[text shortened]... t 7/14 time controls are slowing the game too much and should be changed to 3/14 or something.