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  1. 14 Aug '02 00:10
    Having opted out of the current tournament because of a theoretical
    holiday that may or may not happen sometime at the end of
    September, I am now feeling thoroughly left out and despondent as
    all the results start rolling in. The only solution is more tournaments,
    surely - lots of them, even bigger and better and preferably starting
    mid October. Any of you wonderful organiser types fancy taking up the
    challenge? All efforts are much appreciated incidentally.

    Rich.
  2. Standard member Schliemann
    The Diplomat
    14 Aug '02 00:32
    I am thinking about another...but still working on this one.

    Dave
  3. Donation vaknso
    The Ambassador
    14 Aug '02 03:14
    Dave,
    My the Baker Invitational will take somewhere from 6 month to a
    year to complete. The Donadoni is still in progress after, I believe two
    months.
    John
    Still very busy with the Baker Invitational
  4. Donation tenebr8
    Lord of the Air
    16 Aug '02 01:05
    Yeah, let's be careful not to have TOO many tourneys at once-- at
    GameKnot.com, I am playing in the 7th GK Tournament, and the
    SECOND is still in progress! I do sympathize with anyone who feels
    left out-- all I can say is, keep playing until the next one, and you'll
    be that much more ready for it.

    I'm trying to come up with some kind of novel idea for the next one
    (mostly because I want it to be named after me!), but have drawn a
    blank so far. I'm tempted to suggest a Pawn Stars Only tournament,
    but I don't want to seem exclusionary-- I do realize that some people
    lack stars simply because they lack the finances at the moment. I
    also like the idea of a "fast" tourney-- use the three-day timeout
    instead of the seven. Or-- Russ and Chris-- is there a way to add an
    even quicker option, or is that too much of a hassle? I know some
    sites offer a one-day timeout. Now THAT tournament would be a test
    of one's committment to playing Internet chess, at the expense of
    jobs, family, and all other obligations. Sounds right up my alley...
    Tim
    The Dark Squire
  5. Donation vaknso
    The Ambassador
    16 Aug '02 02:49
    RedHotPawn live should be able to have fast tournaments, When it is
    fully operational.
    John
    (Omitting tittles to save server space)
  6. 16 Aug '02 19:14

    Yeah OK, I think I was a bit tipsy when I suggested a tournament
    every other day. Waiting until this one is at least approaching
    completion would seem sensible. I'd like to take part in one though.
    I'm at my highest ever rating at the moment (1478 - no idea how that
    happened) so I'm quite keen to test myself out under the white hot
    pressure of a championship situation.

    Rich.
  7. Subscriber shougi
    the misteke makor
    21 Aug '02 14:30
    how about playing in two-person teams?
  8. Donation richjohnson
    TANSTAAFL
    21 Aug '02 20:52
    Ever tried playing "doubles" chess? Two players per side taking turns
    moving. No discussion of strategy or coaching is allowed. Having one
    experienced player and one rookie per side makes for some
    interesting positions.
  9. Donation tenebr8
    Lord of the Air
    22 Aug '02 19:03
    I love this idea!
    Tim
    The Dark Squire
  10. Subscriber shougi
    the misteke makor
    23 Aug '02 16:06
    me too. But wouldn't it require a lot of work on the part of Russ and
    Chris setting up a board that allowed alternate moves by two players?