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  1. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    13 Jul '17 13:43
    ..send feedback. We will create them on demand and see what is popular.
  2. 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. Subscriber KellyJayonline
    Walk your Faith
    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.
  4. 29 Aug '17 15:51
    Swiss?
  5. Subscriber flyingcodonline
    Zoltar's Henchman
    07 Sep '17 01:30
    More themed Octets.

    fc
  6. 09 Sep '17 09:45
    7/14 Quartets, my favourites, are quite scarce.
  7. 26 Sep '17 18:49 / 1 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. Subscriber vandervelde
    medieval punk rocker
    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. Standard member mchill
    Green Lantern
    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.