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  1. 01 Mar '06 08:23
    So far there are no entries for this tourney, as far as I know most of the tourneys once they are availble they will be filled up very fast. I wonder why?
  2. Standard member The Slow Pawn
    HIT THE LIGHTS
    01 Mar '06 08:27
    Originally posted by what is going on
    So far there are no entries for this tourney, as far as I know most of the tourneys once they are availble they will be filled up very fast. I wonder why?
    what?
  3. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    01 Mar '06 09:05
    Originally posted by what is going on
    So far there are no entries for this tourney, as far as I know most of the tourneys once they are availble they will be filled up very fast. I wonder why?
    Actually the rate at which tournaments fill is very dependant on the type of tournament, banded tournaments fill slower (especially at the higher end) as only a subset of players can join the tournament.

    This tournament has a min rating of 2200 meaning only 24 players (22 over 2200 plus Brett L and cludi who are currently below it but have Max in the past 30 days that qualify).

    So if only 24 players could join if they wanted to is it all that surprising that none have yet? How many of those have seen the tournament so far? How many are willing to take on 6 more games against the cream of the site (which will obviously require lots of time compared to games against 1200 players)?
  4. Standard member Gatecrasher
    Whale watching
    01 Mar '06 09:48
    It's going to be even more difficult to fill because three clan leagues have just started....
  5. 02 Mar '06 01:30
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Actually the rate at which tournaments fill is very dependant on the type of tournament, banded tournaments fill slower (especially at the higher end) as only a subset of players can join the tournament.

    This tournament has a min rating of 2200 meaning only 24 players (22 over 2200 plus Brett L and cludi who are currently below it but have Max in the p ...[text shortened]... of the site (which will obviously require lots of time compared to games against 1200 players)?
    Thanks for the explaination. I get it now. But the March banded tourneys have just started too. I will be signing up for it. Looks like the Big Guns will remain as it is because many players prefer the banded ones though.
  6. 02 Mar '06 15:44
    Also, how many of those big guns arn't playing in a couple of high band tournaments or the 2006 championship? It would certainly be interesting to watch (our own Linares Super Tournament), but I doubt it will get off the ground.
  7. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    03 Mar '06 08:55
    i sent each of the 2200+ players this message:
    "I am messaging all 2200+ players to let them know:

    the Big guns tournament is ONLY for players like you,

    if you like the tournament then ... i wish you luck ...

    good luck too all, and very good chess,

    flex 🙂"

    so they all know it is on ...

    maybe some other players will grow their rating enough to enter too ...

    we will soon know ..
  8. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    03 Mar '06 11:49
    the tourney will take place there are four entrants!
  9. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    03 Mar '06 19:07
    It would have had far more entries if this tournament was named 'Big-Uns'...
  10. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    15 Mar '06 00:42
    Since when do awful breast jokes kill off threads?
  11. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    15 Mar '06 01:19
    Originally posted by Aiko
    Since when do awful breast jokes kill off threads?
    I thought it was a balls joke.