Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Tournaments Forum

Tournaments Forum

  1. Standard member ohfreak
    El Freak0
    16 Mar '05 19:57
    ...tourneys needed! Last one started over a month ago.

    Fire it up baby.
  2. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    16 Mar '05 23:22
    More indeed!
  3. Standard member boiledcod
    lord deepwater
    17 Mar '05 08:22
    i don,t stand a chance in these big opens,a lamb to the slaughter.Come on give us some smaller banded contest please!!!!
  4. Standard member Alcra
    Lazy Sod
    17 Mar '05 11:23
    Originally posted by ohfreak
    ...tourneys needed! Last one started over a month ago.

    Fire it up baby.
    Yes - Yes - Yes please!
  5. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    21 Mar '05 22:13
    More more more more more...
  6. 22 Mar '05 19:34
    Any chance of combining a couple of formats and running a banded duel? 64 entrants, one on one, 3/7? Something like that..?
  7. 24 Mar '05 03:17
    I don't think anyone is listening.

    To be honest for us lower level players the big open tournaments aren't much use. Okay we get the occasional pleasure of beating someone ranked a few hundred points above us. But usually its a little pointless. We are not there to masssage the egos of the top site players. Although granted we may learn a little. But with little idea of what we are doing, how are our brains set up to learn.

    Thus I would favour the vast majority of tournos from now on to be banded rather than open. What do other site members think?

    Perhaps Russ is waiting for other tournaments to finish and clear first?
  8. 24 Mar '05 03:28
    I agree with banded tournys for some of novice or "rusty" players. I'm getting killed in almost all my tourny games by people that are 300-600 points higher than me.

  9. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    24 Mar '05 10:15
    Originally posted by Hopster
    Thus I would favour the vast majority of tournos from now on to be banded rather than open. What do other site members think?
    I think half of the tournaments should be rating controlled (including a section of 1800-1999 and 2000-2500 or something) and the other half 'for all'.
  10. 24 Mar '05 13:45
    I agree, I think the vast majority of tournaments should be banded.

    Speaking purely personally, there's really no pleasure to be had in getting your arse handed to you on a plate by a much more highly-ranked player, on either side, I'd imagine. I play chess to relax after work, to improve my game and to modestly increase my rating. I find the best way to do this is to take on players of a similar ability, with an occasional higher-ranked opponent to test myself against (which is why I enjoy clan play).

    I'm not interested in providing yet more cannon fodder for the best 20 players, which is why I haven't entered and large-scale open tournaments for some time now...

    Just IMHO.
  11. Standard member Hegemon
    A Lost Bobby
    24 Mar '05 14:10
    The Lost Bobby's clan will be sponsoring a few banded tourneys very soon. So it might not be a bad thing having a bit of a gap since the last banded tourneys.

    I agree 100% Banded comps are the best. I want to win a comp one-day and unless everyone 2000+ are off sick, I and and everyone else has got bucklies chance in none at any of the grouped randoms.

    Looking at the stats:
    52 players rated 2000+
    261 players rated 1700-2000
    332 players rated 1600 - 1700
    etc... big whopping great low rated shifted bell curve

    Don't know exact figures but 6700 players are mentioned on the player table. That means that really, the grouped random's are for less than 1% of the community (ie 2000+). whereas banded comps can cover ALL or just particular segments at a time.

    Competition is good and losing is fine, but to know that you have NO CHANCE is demorilizing and takes all the fun out of it.

    Of course cheats (specifically rating manipulators) can ruin those banded tourneys.

    I don't know what's going on with Russ, generally great work, but seems a bit distracted at the moment. Then again, I am a high maintenance member.. asking all sorts of stuff from him.. he he...

    hege
  12. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    25 Mar '05 00:49 / 12 edits
    Originally posted by Hegemon
    Looking at the stats:
    52 players rated 2000+
    261 players rated 1700-2000
    332 players rated 1600 - 1700
    etc... big whopping great low rated shifted bell curve
    Provisional ratings excluded from highest rating table Non-movers in the last 100 days not shown.
    1 IronMan31 2447 816 2 18 22820 2159 25 Mar '05 11:00
    2 Akizy 2348 215 2 14 6319 149 24 Mar '05 17:01
    3 David Tebb 2293 587 20 108 23703 1518 25 Mar '05 11:19
    15 Weyerstrass 2201 187 0 14 5924 319 25 Mar '05 11:15
    16 Brett L 2192 200 31 22 7735 122 24 Mar '05 22:10
    38 Dynamic09 2104 185 9 24 6703 577 25 Mar '05 03:17
    39 El Bruto 2098 59 6 9 2563 85 24 Mar '05 23:41
    53 Boby Fisher 2005 395 176 57 17314 181 25 Mar '05 05:10
    54 Gatecrasher 1996 372 85 26 14068 481 23 Mar '05 21:41
    94 Sovane 1903 99 19 16 4175 204 25 Mar '05 07:12
    95 BillDny 1899 148 28 11 5014 64 20 Mar '05 03:56
    173 Redmike 1801 477 165 45 20895 1384 25 Mar '05 06:53
    174 Kaoslos 1799 222 121 32 12232 585 25 Mar '05 02:42
    313 Dragofonz 1700 315 177 16 17660 329 25 Mar '05 03:10
    314 kristjan 1699 56 13 9 2928 379 20 Mar '05 11:34
    594 Qiwi 1600 73 18 7 2817 0 01 Feb '05 12:46
    595 Elt3 1599 35 7 0 1144 0 04 Feb '05 12:55
    1094 tkhands7 1500 17 4 0 610 53 24 Mar '05 21:54
    1095 chesspjn 1499 35 18 3 1269 0 30 Jan '05 21:19
    1863 WickWelsh 1400 104 106 6 6783 917 25 Mar '05 09:47
    1864 Celsius I 1399 129 118 9 11391 2591 25 Mar '05 01:52
    3005 Vader01 1300 133 108 16 10086 364 25 Mar '05 05:22
    3006 amarba 1299 10 21 2 1041 0 31 Dec '04 22:39
    4238 wilydunk 1200 91 103 7 5932 507 25 Mar '05 10:43
    4239 Big Taz 1199 26 19 1 1369 67 25 Mar '05 02:48
    5221 mak99hi 1100 5 23 3 1359 142 25 Mar '05 10:17
    5222 APPLEBAM 1099 4 18 0 467 19 22 Mar '05 08:11
    5832 vickie marshall 1000 45 97 3 4548 388 25 Mar '05 09:22
    5833 Anathane 999 60 160 1 5696 716 24 Mar '05 07:09
    6086 gizzard 900 7 69 3 2544 222 25 Mar '05 10:03
    6087 bushtatheman 899 3 37 0 1382 125 19 Mar '05 09:09
    6175 thegreatest 801 3 23 0 696 5 19 Mar '05 02:21
    6176 jasonhickey 786 17 51 3 1711 0 11 Feb '05 04:41
    6199 aka baldrick 703 81 346 9 12487 0 29 Jan '05 19:42
    6200 knight77 685 35 288 1 5384 19 16 Mar '05 08:20
    6205 zach918 612 429 1234 79 40900 0 30 Dec '04 03:59

    so we have:
    0600-0700 6
    0700-0800 . 24
    0800-0900 .... 89
    0900-1000 .......... 254
    1000-1100 ........................ 611
    1200-1300 .................................................. 1233
    1300-1400 .............................................. 1142
    1400-1500 .............................. 769
    1500-1600 .................... 500
    1600-1700 ............ 281
    1700-1800 ...... 140
    1800-1900 ... 79
    1900-2000 .. 41
    2000-2100 . 15
    2100-2200 . 23
    2200-2300 . 13
    2300-2400 1
    2400-2500 1

    perhaps a fairer way of running banded tourneys is for 6 tournaments:
    1 tournament for the best 1000 players; rated over 1512
    1 tournament for the next 1000 players; rated 1386-1512
    1 tournament for the next 1000 players; rated 1300-1386
    1 tournament for the next 1000 players; rated 1218-1300
    1 tournament for the next 1000 players; rated 1129-1218
    1 tournament for the next 1000 players; rated under 1129

    of course the bandings are arranged by highest rating in the last 30 days so i spose all the ratings need to be shifted up twenty points or so.

  13. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    25 Mar '05 02:02 / 4 edits
    i just thought how to show this to more advantage:
    0600s 006
    0700s 024..
    0800s 089........
    0900s 254....................
    1000s 611................................................
    1200s1233....................................................................................................
    1300s1142............................................................................................
    1400s 769............................................................
    1500s 500........................................
    1600s 281........................
    1700s 140............
    1800s 079......
    1900s 041....
    2000s 015.
    2100s 023..
    2200s 013.
    2300s 001
    2400s 001
  14. 25 Mar '05 12:04
    Well, there are three new banded tourneys open to entry, but they're 8x8's for crying out loud. FOURTEEN new games? When the hell have I got time to concentrate on fourteen new games?

    Dammit, I said banded duel... D-U-E-L!!!
  15. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    25 Mar '05 12:13
    Have you used the feedback option already? I asked a few weeks ago for a 8x8 banded tournament, which Chris started right away. What a service! If you ask it directly we'll be having a duel tournament very soon, I guess.