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  1. Standard member paper
    tiger
    07 Mar '03 19:29
    How do you start a Tournament?
  2. Standard member schweigi
    Member of Gonzo Clan
    07 Mar '03 19:33
    Well ... as a start, you have to be a pawnstar to play in the tournaments ...

    GET A PAWNSTAR
  3. Donation ChessNut
    Lightly Salted...
    07 Mar '03 19:54
    Originally posted by paper
    How do you start a Tournament?
    We can't start any tournaments. The site owners (Russ and Chris) start them for the members to play in. You do have to be a pawn star to play in them but Schweigi(?) didn't have to be rude about it. I'm not sure when the next one will start as they are not on any kind of schedule. Just keep checking and one will pop up open sooner or later.

    Bryan
  4. Standard member paper
    tiger
    07 Mar '03 20:13
    Originally posted by ChessNut
    We can't start any tournaments. The site owners (Russ and Chris) start them for the members to play in. You do have to be a pawn star to play in them but Schweigi(?) didn't have to be rude about it. I'm not sure when the next one will start as they are not on any kind of schedule. Just keep checking and one will pop up open sooner or later.

    Bryan
    Thanks.
  5. Standard member paper
    tiger
    07 Mar '03 20:17
    Originally posted by schweigi
    Well ... as a start, you have to be a pawnstar to play in the tournaments ...

    GET A PAWNSTAR
    Yeesh, give me a break. I just found the site today.
  6. Standard member schweigi
    Member of Gonzo Clan
    07 Mar '03 20:40
    Sorry ... I am not native English ... I didn't intend to be rude... so please excuse me ... I just wanted to make it clear that you have to be a pawnstar to play in the tournaments

  7. Donation ChessNut
    Lightly Salted...
    07 Mar '03 20:47
    That's ok, I just didn't want it to be his first impression of the people here. I had a feeling that you didn't mean to be rude from what I've read on some of your posts I just wasn't sure if he would know that.
  8. Standard member paper
    tiger
    07 Mar '03 21:28
    Originally posted by schweigi
    Sorry ... I am not native English ... I didn't intend to be rude... so please excuse me ... I just wanted to make it clear that you have to be a pawnstar to play in the tournaments

    Okay, sorry, no problem, I should have noticed the language difference.
  9. Standard member schweigi
    Member of Gonzo Clan
    07 Mar '03 21:29
    I am happy you understand it ... maybe we play sometimes???
  10. Standard member paper
    tiger
    07 Mar '03 21:43
    Originally posted by schweigi
    I am happy you understand it ... maybe we play sometimes???
    Absolutely. Please challenge me, as you are currently refusing challenges. By the way, I just paid for Pawn Star subscription. It says it can take 48 hours to process, maybe more because I have free e-mail.
  11. Donation bbarr
    Chief Justice
    07 Mar '03 22:02
    Originally posted by paper
    Absolutely. Please challenge me, as you are currently refusing challenges. By the way, I just paid for Pawn Star subscription. It says it can take 48 hours to process, maybe more because I have free e-mail.
    I just read your profile, and see you don't use databases. Although it's common knowledge here at RHP that program use is cheating, many people here, myself included, make use of substantial game databases and chess literature. This isn't considered cheating in correspondence chess, and that is what many of us take ourselves to be playing. Just consider this a head's up about what is accepted here and what isn't. If you want to limit your opponents to those who don't use databases, I'm sure that's O.K., but it might be a good idea to mention it at the start of your games as well as posting it in your profile.
  12. Donation willatkins
    Frustrated...
    08 Mar '03 03:28
    Originally posted by bbarr
    I just read your profile, and see you don't use databases. Although it's common knowledge here at RHP that program use is cheating, many people here, myself included, make use of substantial game databases and chess literature. This isn't considered cheating in correspondence chess, and that is what many of us take ourselves to be playing. Just consider ...[text shortened]... be a good idea to mention it at the start of your games as well as posting it in your profile.
    Bennett,

    Is a database something other than a book of chess openings?

    Thanks,

    Bill
  13. Donation ChessNut
    Lightly Salted...
    08 Mar '03 03:52 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by willatkins
    Bennett,

    Is a database something other than a book of chess openings?

    Thanks,

    Bill
    Bill,

    A database is a collection of games that can be searched by replicating a position and then searching all of the games within the DB to pull out all of the games that had that same position at some point in the game. Whew! Sort of long winded explanation there, sorry about that.

    It can be very powerful when used correctly. It is different than a chess engine in that it does not tell you what the 'best' move is. You still have to do that on your own.

    Bryan
  14. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    08 Mar '03 09:57
    Originally posted by paper
    By the way, I just paid for Pawn Star subscription. It says it can take 48 hours to process, maybe more because I have free e-mail.
    I signed up some weeks ago and I got my pawnstar within less then an hour (although I signed up on the weekend). That's cool
    th
  15. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    08 Mar '03 11:00
    Originally posted by bbarr
    Although it's common knowledge here at RHP that program use is cheating, many people here, myself included, make use of substantial game databases and chess literature. This isn't considered cheating in correspondence chess, ...
    is there something like 'official' correspondence chess rules?