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  1. Standard member najdorfslayer
    The Ever Living
    29 Aug '07 15:34
    Just wondering why the recent Grunfeld Thematic is for players over 1800 only, when they struggled to fill the 1800+ Grunfeld Banded duel.
  2. Standard member thesonofsaul
    King of the Ashes
    29 Aug '07 15:39
    I don't understand the banded thematic tournaments at all. Rather pointless.
  3. 29 Aug '07 21:56
    Originally posted by thesonofsaul
    I don't understand the banded thematic tournaments at all. Rather pointless.
    Surely the idea is to allow everyone an opportunity to compete against those at their level.

  4. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    29 Aug '07 23:55
    minimum entrants 32, maximum entrants 128???, that's messed up!
  5. Standard member thesonofsaul
    King of the Ashes
    30 Aug '07 00:09
    Originally posted by adramforall
    Surely the idea is to allow everyone an opportunity to compete against those at their level.

    That's the idea behind the banded part, not the thematic part. Only a small percentage of players are above 1800 here, and most of them know how to practice and study the openings they want to use.
  6. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    30 Aug '07 00:13
  7. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    04 Sep '07 19:14
    Look's like it's no longer just 1800+, it's now open to anyone.