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  1. 10 Aug '15 14:54
    I am new to tournaments and am confused by some of the opening boards. Typically, the tournament game looks like the beginning of any chess game...no pieces moved on either side. But a few times, I have had a new tournament game appear in my Inbox in which pieces have already been moved...not by me....I guess automated?

    Can anyone explain this?
  2. 10 Aug '15 16:32
    Set-piece games are those that start from a position other than the standard set-up.

    Set-piece games can be created and sent to you by individual players. There are also set-piece tourneys; that would have been in the description when you signed up for the tourney.
  3. 10 Aug '15 17:50
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    Set-piece games are those that start from a position other than the standard set-up.

    Set-piece games can be created and sent to you by individual players. There are also set-piece tourneys; that would have been in the description when you signed up for the tourney.
    Thank you for your answer 🙂
    Can you tell me ...what is the purpose of them?
    Why not just have a regular starting chess game?
  4. 10 Aug '15 18:03
    In tournaments it may be to explore a specific opening. I am currently playing in a Scandinavian tourney where each game starts with a White pawn on e4 and a Black pawn on d5. I am getting a lot of experience from both sides of the board for that opening.

    There could also be Fisher-type games where the Knights and Bishops are reversed in position or other differences. One idea behind that type is to take you away from memorized lines.

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  5. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    10 Aug '15 18:44
    Originally posted by Landisqueen170
    I am new to tournaments and am confused by some of the opening boards. Typically, the tournament game looks like the beginning of any chess game...no pieces moved on either side. But a few times, I have had a new tournament game appear in my Inbox in which pieces have already been moved...not by me....I guess automated?

    Can anyone explain this?
    I think you are talking about Thematic tournaments.
    These are tournaments set up to mimic a certain opening sequence i.e the French defence advance variation.
    These tournaments will always have the letter "T" in a square displayed alongside.
  6. 10 Aug '15 18:52
    Originally posted by venda
    I think you are talking about Thematic tournaments.
    These are tournaments set up to mimic a certain opening sequence i.e the French defence advance variation.
    These tournaments will always have the letter "T" in a square displayed alongside.
    Thank you!
    I obviously do not know enough about the game or I would have known this1
  7. 10 Aug '15 18:53
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    In tournaments it may be to explore a specific opening. I am currently playing in a Scandinavian tourney where each game starts with a White pawn on e4 and a Black pawn on d5. I am getting a lot of experience from both sides of the board for that opening.

    There could also be Fisher-type games where the Knights and Bishops are reversed in position or other differences. One idea behind that type is to take you away from memorized lines.

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    Hmmmmm - did not know any of this! Just a novice 🙂

    Thank you for taking the time to answer!
  8. 10 Aug '15 22:06
    Being unclear on what a thematic tourney is didn't stop you from winning two of them! 🙂

    Tournament 18676
    Tournament 18322
  9. 13 Aug '15 19:06
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    Being unclear on what a thematic tourney is didn't stop you from winning two of them! 🙂

    Tournament 18676
    Tournament 18322
    I thought they were perhaps glitches in the system. Lol lol
    Thanks 🙂