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  1. Standard member TRACKHEAD21
    Total Domination
    10 Nov '05 14:46
    Why the heck did it start so fast, now I'm stuck in the darn thing. Just hopped in until I'm high enough to enter the 1500-2500 one. :-(
  2. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    10 Nov '05 14:48
    ?

    You could have bailed out of this one days ago and just wait patiently for Monster Mash 1500-2500 to enter...
  3. Standard member TRACKHEAD21
    Total Domination
    10 Nov '05 15:25
    Originally posted by Aiko
    ?

    You could have bailed out of this one days ago and just wait patiently for Monster Mash 1500-2500 to enter...
    too many freakin games and none will be any fun :-(
  4. Standard member Gatecrasher
    Whale watching
    10 Nov '05 15:33
    Originally posted by TRACKHEAD21
    too many freakin games and none will be any fun :-(
    So do the honourable thing and resign them all - it will not affect your rating if you don't move in them. It will also be much fairer to those who were hoping to play opponents of similar ability.
  5. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    10 Nov '05 16:12
    Originally posted by TRACKHEAD21
    too many freakin games and none will be any fun :-(
    would it be an abuse to call you a hypocrite?

    Give up your games and shame on you!

    Double shame on you for whining about 'uninteresting games'.
  6. Subscriber dinc168
    no where man
    10 Nov '05 16:13
    Originally posted by TRACKHEAD21
    Why the heck did it start so fast, now I'm stuck in the darn thing. Just hopped in until I'm high enough to enter the 1500-2500 one. :-(
    It's okay we all feel sorry for you,just like all the other "players" on this site that let there ratings drop 500 points,then enter a lower rated tournament,but that's what makes rhp such a good site,fine upstanding people like your self.
  7. Donation Anthem On Vacation
    The Ferocious Camel
    10 Nov '05 18:35
    Well, it doesn't look like you'll have to worry about the 1500-2500 one starting before you can join. What's wrong with higher rated players that no one wants to join tournaments for only higher rated players (not that 1500 is even all that high)?
  8. Standard member TRACKHEAD21
    Total Domination
    10 Nov '05 20:02 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Anthem
    Well, it doesn't look like you'll have to worry about the 1500-2500 one starting before you can join. What's wrong with higher rated players that no one wants to join tournaments for only higher rated players (not that 1500 is even all that high)?
    I'm not going to win, I'm going to eventually resign everything. Oh and Im not igh enough for the 1500-2500 one yet. I've been playing even at work but everyone is moving so darn slow, only finished 4 games since ive been back, or maybe its 6, i forget.
  9. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    11 Nov '05 08:59
    Originally posted by Anthem
    ....What's wrong with higher rated players that no one wants to join tournaments for only higher rated players (not that 1500 is even all that high)?
    It's really very simple. There's an engine in there and those of us in the know won't have a bar of it.

    skeeter
  10. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    11 Nov '05 09:33
    Originally posted by skeeter
    It's really very simple. There's an engine in there and those of us in the know won't have a bar of it.

    skeeter
    Umm........that does need some clarification. I was only alluding to the Monster Mash 1500 -2500 tourney.

    Anyone presently entered who wants a breakdown then PM me. Open advise says others enter at your own peril.

    skeeter
  11. Standard member TRACKHEAD21
    Total Domination
    11 Nov '05 18:41
    Thats the main reason tournaments for only high rated players never get filled. Generally its known who is most likely using an engine and the players who arent using engines have no desire to play against computers. Also, people were saying I had time, and as you cann see the 1500-2500 started already and I wasnt high enough to get in. And if wondering why I would join a tourney with 2 engines in it its simply because I figure I could probably draw the engines and still get some points with my rating the way it is right now.
  12. Donation Anthem On Vacation
    The Ferocious Camel
    11 Nov '05 18:58
    Originally posted by skeeter
    It's really very simple. There's an engine in there and those of us in the know won't have a bar of it.

    skeeter
    I didn't think of that. Makes me glad that I'm not good enough to be affected much by engine use. To me it'll only be a few losses out of many in this tournament, and I won't lose much in the way of rating points from them.

    By the way, how do players like you know who is using engines? Are there patterns that engines follow that make it obvious to good players, or do you just analyse their games with an engine?
  13. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    11 Nov '05 19:53
    Its just a feeling you get. After playing for as long as I have you get to sense somethings not quite right and then you go searching. I have a friend who is an IT guru. She has access to a Cray XT3 that has processors capable of blue shift. I get the matches run through her chess engine database.

    skeeter
  14. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    12 Nov '05 00:39
    Originally posted by skeeter
    Its just a feeling you get. After playing for as long as I have you get to sense somethings not quite right and then you go searching. I have a friend who is an IT guru. She has access to a Cray XT3 that has processors capable of blue shift. I get the matches run through her chess engine database.

    skeeter
    Blue shift is the phenomenon that the frequency of an electromagnetic wave (such as light) emitted by a source moving towards the observer is shifted towards the blue side of the electromagnetic spectrum (that is, its wavelength is decreased).

    The phenomenon of shifting wavelengths in frames of reference moving relatively to each other is commonly known as Doppler shift or Doppler effect.
  15. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    12 Nov '05 02:06
    Yes. I was using the term to indicate that the Cray's processing speed was very fast. Faster than the speed of light which is when blue shift occurs. Probably a bad asimilie.(sp?)

    But it is nice to see that all the efforts from the sciences fac at CU is not completely wasted on you Xanth.

    skeeter