There is my prediction for the quick fire tournament -->
1- My first idea was to give the first rank to Gandolfini because of his
rating, but it's hard for me to level his play because I've never play
him before and we've just made about 15 moves in our tourney
games. Based on what I saw in my games I give the first rank to:
MWEST This guy's very good!
2- GANDOLFINI Well... he's a 1700's player!! His weaknest is that he
might lost few games by move timeout because his not playing
3- LATEX BISHOP He's already 2nd behind T1000 and have few more
games to finish
4- NOGOODAMI He's very tough with his Scandinavian opening!
5- DANFORTH Well... I hope!! 🙂
6- T1000 I think Mark deserve to be 3th or 4th but he lost 2 big
games against me... (Very Unsual for him to lost against me)
After that it's hard to say... but since I played vaknso and GenieGML
often I predict :
p.s. Don't take this predictions too seriously... I'm not enough a
good player to evaluate strenght of others!! 🙂
Oh aye no probs Dave, I've found/finding these tournaments to be
really good for the site. It's good to see some new names there.
I really hope that they help to increase the number of subscriptions.
The work Russ and Chris do for us, for our enjoyment, well, they
deserve everything word of praise and every few pennies and cents etc
that they get.
I do feel a bit disappointed about my performance. But fair play to
Yan and Andrew, I always have good games with them and they
deserved their wins without a doubt. They were too good for me on the
day. And the draw with John, well, he knows that there was a win (for
him) there for the taking.
I'm cutting back on many of my games and am going to come back
with a bit more hunger hopefully. Anyway, yadda yadda yadda, all I
really want to say is Yep! The tournaments are great!
I got so excited getting into a no lose situation. And on the
other hand I got scared of losing it by playing a position I was not
familiar with. I know beter for next time. My dream lives on. What is
life without a dream.
Dreaming of a win against T-1000
Apologies Jake! Such was the mental trauma inflicted by you over the
course of the two tonkings you gave me, I have been forced to try and
put the games out of my mind. Hence my forgetting to add you to the
list of my tournament tormentors!
I should add for completeness that Jake outplayed me in two games!
Hmm... I think Gandolfini is the class of the tournament in terms of
skill. Note that he beat mwest in one of their games, and is up a
piece in the other.
Still, if he loses any more by timeout he might have a hard time
winning it. I'd be surprised if he lost any games any other way,
however, so if he avoids any more timeouts I think he'll pull it out.
Your ratings look very plausible. One quibble-- I think I'll manage
to pick up the coveted 7th spot. 🙂 With any luck (and barring
timeouts) I'll probably get 12-15 more points out of the rest of my
games, and I don't think Smuuuv will be able to match that.
This tournament has been a lot of fun! I've played some of my best
chess and my worst chess ever. I don't think I'll be joining any more
1 day TO tourneys, at least until I get internet at home, but I'm glad I
did this one.
Do you all think tournament games should be rated or unrated? I
think it might be nice if they were unrated, but I haven't thought
about it very thoroughly.