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  1. 28 Nov '06 18:41
    The french defense clan isn't able to offer any prizes at this point, but please join in the fun.

    Tournament 1600


    1/21 time controls

    I guess I forgot to ask for it to be duels but group size is 4, pairings random.
  2. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    28 Nov '06 20:15
    I cant believe the time out is 1 day
  3. 28 Nov '06 21:26
    never seen that before, interesting set up, should be fun.
  4. 28 Nov '06 21:55
    Originally posted by trevor33
    never seen that before, interesting set up, should be fun.
    It's somewhat out of style with 7. 0-0 being more common from what I've seen. I'm rather hoping to learn something from the higher rated players.


    As far as the 1 day timout goes, my reasoning was that I want to see about 15 differnt thematic tournaments, and if we keep them short, we can play a reasonable amount of them in a year.The next one up would probably be the Winawer declined 5. ... Ba5 variation followed by a french exchange and then a Tarrasch tournament.
  5. Standard member Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    28 Nov '06 22:21
    Wow, way to shake it up! A thematic with a 1/21 T/O!! What a refreshing format, pity my sub has expired.
  6. 29 Nov '06 00:53
    The more I play 7 0-0 the less I like it so Im hoping to learn some more about the poisoned pawn myself.

    Cant wait!
  7. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    29 Nov '06 02:49 / 1 edit
    I guess I forgot to ask for it to be duels but group size is 4, pairings random.[/b]
    i am glad you did! if it was duels it would take forever to finish ...

    duels, groupsize 2:2x2x2x2x2x2x2 = 128 means 7 rounds.
    which would take years to finish.

    groupsize 4: 4x4x4x4=256, 4 rounds.
    maybe a year to finish.

    groupsize 6: 6x6x6 = 216, 3 rounds
    probably finished in a few months.
  8. 29 Nov '06 13:24
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Wow, way to shake it up! A thematic with a 1/21 T/O!! What a refreshing format, pity my sub has expired.
    So resubscribe all ready you lazy git! Besides we don't want those funkies disbanding and spreading their filth to the rest of this upstanding community.
  9. 30 Nov '06 13:31
    ten more to go. hurry up!!!
  10. 30 Nov '06 14:08
    In case people need to make complete pgns, the first 7 moves are...

    1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nb1c3 Bf8b4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bb4xc3 6. bxc3 Ng8e7 7. Qd1g4 Qd8c7

    Typically blacks moves c5 and Ne7 can be made in either order (Weyerstrass seems to play Ne7 first).

    and this is the fen...
    rnb1k2r/ppq1nppp/4p3/2ppP3/3P2Q1/P1P5/2P2PPP/R1B1KBNR w KQkq - 0 1
  11. 30 Nov '06 16:19
    Originally posted by Tengu
    ten more to go. hurry up!!!
    7 spots left now... let's get this show on the road!
  12. Standard member pawnfondler
    no edits
    02 Dec '06 04:08
    all i can say is lol at everyone who im playing as black who all didnt see q c3 check rook fork.
  13. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    02 Dec '06 06:59
    really strange first moves by procurer
  14. 02 Dec '06 22:10
    what is the point of entering a tourney and resigning after a few moves????
  15. 04 Dec '06 04:33
    Originally posted by zebano
    7 spots left now... let's get this show on the road!
    looks like you'll have to wait to the next round to get a decent game in this tournament zebano.