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  1. 05 Jun '07 14:24
    Hi

    What do you think about more thematic tournaments ?

    I think the quartets formula are not very suitable for te people who want to study a new opening.
    It's too few games, if you loose the first roung 🙁

    Maybe the split (or similary) is more adequate for this purpose.
    Eg, see King's Gambit. Muzio gambit
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/tournament/view.php?tid=2060

    What do you think ?

    Cheers
    GG
  2. Standard member rotk
    Orc slayer
    05 Jun '07 15:08
    maybe you should "send feedback"
    its at the bottom of the page.
  3. 05 Jun '07 15:13
    Originally posted by rotk
    maybe you should "send feedback"
    its at the bottom of the page.
    Hi

    Originally posted by rotk
    maybe you should "send feedback"
    its at the bottom of the page.


    True, I'll do it.
    But first, I want to know your opinion, if I'm not the only one...

    Cheers
    GG
  4. 05 Jun '07 16:29
    splits are almost too many games. When I want to learn a new opening, I will focus on one line. This means that I would have 11 nearly identical games which is far too many or I would be playing two lines I am unfamiliar with which is tons of extra work.
  5. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    05 Jun '07 16:47
    id like themes to have one on one knockouts...
  6. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    06 Jun '07 17:15
    that would be cool....winner gets a sean connery bond tape 😀
  7. 11 Jun '07 18:49
    Hi

    splits are almost too many games.
    You may be right, I think but...

    When I want to learn a new opening, I will focus on one line.
    The problem is many thematic tournaments I see here are too general.
    E.g., you have French Defense with one move position or Italian Game or Ruy Lopez with three moves position.
    Really, too precocious, in my opinion.
    In this case, you can't concentrate in one line if you have only SIX games in a quartet...
    Your opponent may choose very, very different lines.
    So, I think, a 'split' approach may be interesting for this kind of 'general' tournament but if you have, e.g. the Old Steinitz variant in the Ruy Lopez opening, the quartet approach seems really better, you're right.

    BTW.
    I'm not fanaticv about split, e.g. if you have 8 (eight) players in a group, it may give a idea of this kind of general opening...

    Cheers
    GG
  8. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    11 Jun '07 20:25 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by 4gats

    First, I want to know your opinion, if I'm not the only one...

    Cheers
    GG[/b]
    I suggested the French Defense Thematic tourney. Better hurry, as of now, there's only one spot left. 😉
  9. Standard member UmbrageOfSnow
    All Bark, No Bite
    16 Jun '07 14:24
    Originally posted by 4gats
    Hi

    [b]splits are almost too many games.

    You may be right, I think but...

    When I want to learn a new opening, I will focus on one line.
    The problem is many thematic tournaments I see here are too general.
    E.g., you have French Defense with one move position or Italian Game or Ruy Lopez with three moves position.
    Really, too precocious, in ...[text shortened]... ) players in a group, it may give a idea of this kind of general opening...

    Cheers
    GG[/b]
    You are right about the positions being so early being annoying. And I can't figure why in both French Tourneys, for example, there are so many people playing not that great lines that just kind of avoid the main French setup, I'd have thought the people signing up would be the ones who tended to like to actually play the French Defense. Maybe if it started two moves in or something, or there were like specific variations like a Winawer tourney, then it would tend more towards what a lot of us expected.
  10. 19 Jun '07 22:43
    Originally posted by UmbrageOfSnow
    You are right about the positions being so early being annoying. And I can't figure why in both French Tourneys, for example, there are so many people playing not that great lines that just kind of avoid the main French setup, I'd have thought the people signing up would be the ones who tended to like to actually play the French Defense. Maybe if it ...[text shortened]... variations like a Winawer tourney, then it would tend more towards what a lot of us expected.
    Yes and no.

    I.e., in the real life, I use often the art of early deviation of transposition when I'm fighting against a stronger opponent or when I'm faced to an opening I don't understand or simply I don't like...
    It's a part of the game 🙂

    I'll be glad to see Winawer, Rubinstein, Tarrasch variations of the French Defense as quartets but in a split, I'll gladly try to take SOME opponents by surprise... damn, it works 🙂

    BTW.
    I have now two thematic splits on the road.
    44 games.
    Maybe the splits are a good idea but not so often...

    Cheers
    GG