1. SubscriberRuss
    RHP Code Monkey
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    13 Jul '17 13:43
    ..send feedback. We will create them on demand and see what is popular.
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    14 Jul '17 11:48
    Originally posted by Russ
    ..send feedback. We will create them on demand and see what is popular.
    This may be an insane concept, but is it feasible to have a 'handicap' system on a tournament, where the stronger player starts with a reduced number of pieces.

    Such as: Less than 200 points difference - no changes
    200 - 400 points difference = loss of a pawn (perhaps a centre one Queen or King)
    400 - 600 points difference = loss of major piece (knight or bishop)
    600 - 800 points difference = loss of King's Rook
    800 + points difference = loss of Queen

    The above are just basic thoughts, and certainly not fixed, but if it was an unrated tournament (would be harsh for the higher rated player) then it could throw up some unexpected results.

    As you can tell from my rating, I'm an average player on my best days, but perhaps a 'proper' player could consider the handicap?

    Perhaps the rating handicap could be based on the 5 year average rating, to allow for recent peaks or troughs?

    Thanks
    Paul
  3. Standard memberKellyJay
    Walk your Faith
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    14 Jul '17 23:55
    Originally posted by Russ
    ..send feedback. We will create them on demand and see what is popular.
    Invitation tournaments where friends can setup and ask others to join.
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    29 Aug '17 15:51
    Swiss?
  5. Subscriberflyingcodonline
    Berg Katze
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    07 Sep '17 01:30
    More themed Octets.

    fc
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    09 Sep '17 09:45
    7/14 Quartets, my favourites, are quite scarce.
  7. Joined
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    26 Sep '17 18:491 edit
    How about annual RHP Championships, along the line of USCF's Golden Knights? Random Pairings, multiple rounds, 3-7 Time limits. Though i'd never have a chance of winning, it could be some interrsting chess.
  8. Account suspended
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    20 Oct '17 21:54
    3/7 for 21 players
    3/7 for 8
    and rating variations of them 1800+, 1650+

    I see now fine innovations Hardcore 1800+ 1650+, good thing!

    I would compete but at the moment I simply can't afford even so little as renewing a sub, dang.

    Other suggestions:

    Hardcore quartets
    and rating variations of it 1800 +, 1650+
  9. Behind the scenes
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    25 Nov '17 00:56
    Originally posted by @russ
    ..send feedback. We will create them on demand and see what is popular.
    Perhaps a few more w/ 7 day per move time controls.
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