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  1. Standard memberwittywonka
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    08 May '07 00:37
    Well, since I didn't get into a recently requested tourney of mine 🙁, how about one that fewer players will pounce on but would still be interesting? 😉

    We should have a Wandering King Opening

    1. f3 e5 2. Kf2



    It would be interesting to see if you could defend your king (as white) and make a comeback...

    What do you think?
  2. Standard memberChaosChild
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    08 May '07 06:13
    looks good, i'd be interested playing this in a tournament.
  3. Standard memberslappy115
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    08 May '07 06:45
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Well, since I didn't get into a recently requested tourney of mine 🙁, how about one that fewer players will pounce on but would still be interesting? 😉

    We should have a Wandering King Opening

    1. f3 e5 2. Kf2

    [fen]rnbqkbnr/pppp1ppp/8/4p3/8/5P2/PPPPPKPP/RNBQ1BNR[/fen]

    It would be interesting to see if you could defend your king (as white) and make a comeback...

    What do you think?
    I brought that up a month or two ago. No one was interested. But I would love to enter a tournament like that.
  4. Standard memberEveRyDay
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    08 May '07 14:38
    I think it would be a fun idea - banded or unbanded.
    Unbanded would mean higher rated players being trolled and trashed on if they enter - but would also mean more fun. Lower against higher - as black - would be an experience on making correct attacking plans against a stronger player for the lower side and a fun experience for defensive play (if black plays right) for the stronger side. While with same ratings it could be a run to who can draw / who can win as white more.
    I think it should be done, because we have too many people taking too many tourneys far too serious. It would be nice to have a change with a fun setup - even if with much less player interested.
    Let's see if there'll be such a tournament in a week and if not I might sponsor one - that way there will surely be one. 🙂
  5. Standard memberEveRyDay
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    08 May '07 15:32
    I am to sponsor a thematic turney based on this opening - what time setting should it be 3/21 or 7/7?
  6. Standard memberRamned
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    08 May '07 16:21
    Originally posted by EveRyDay
    I am to sponsor a thematic turney based on this opening - what time setting should it be 3/21 or 7/7?
    3/21 would be a better compromise between fast and slow movers

    Interesting opening
  7. Standard memberChaosChild
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    08 May '07 16:55
    Originally posted by EveRyDay
    I am to sponsor a thematic turney based on this opening - what time setting should it be 3/21 or 7/7?
    i'd prefer 3/7 or 7/7, but then again, i'm not too much concerned about the time setting.
  8. Standard memberwittywonka
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    09 May '07 02:41
    Wow, I never thought I'd get a sponsored tourney out of this idea, but thanks! I vote for 7/7, but I'm flexible... 😉
  9. Standard memberslappy115
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    09 May '07 02:59
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Well, since I didn't get into a recently requested tourney of mine 🙁, how about one that fewer players will pounce on but would still be interesting? 😉

    We should have a Wandering King Opening

    1. f3 e5 2. Kf2

    [fen]rnbqkbnr/pppp1ppp/8/4p3/8/5P2/PPPPPKPP/RNBQ1BNR[/fen]

    It would be interesting to see if you could defend your king (as white) and make a comeback...

    What do you think?
    I like this opening and sometimes use it but the Drunken King (Tumbleweed) opening is as follows:

    1. e4 e5
    2. f4 exf4
    3. Kf2

  10. Standard memberwittywonka
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    09 May '07 03:06
    Originally posted by slappy115
    I like this opening and sometimes use it but the Drunken King (Tumbleweed) opening is as follows:

    1. e4 e5
    2. f4 exf4
    3. Kf2

    [fen]rnbqkbnr/pppp1ppp/8/8/4Pp2/8/PPPP1KPP/RNBQ1BNR w kq - 0 1[/fen]
    Oooh, that looks even more difficult to defend...and therefore probably more fun! 😉

    I don't know though, I've seen similar openings but all "called" the "drunken/wandering/etc. king." Doesn't matter, it's fun either way...
  11. Standard memberslappy115
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    09 May '07 03:12
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Oooh, that looks even more difficult to defend...and therefore probably more fun! 😉

    I don't know though, I've seen similar openings but all "called" the "drunken/wandering/etc. king." Doesn't matter, it's fun either way...
    True, either way it should be fun. I like the opening, especially if you know how to save the king. Lousy drunk.
  12. Standard memberslappy115
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    09 May '07 12:52
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Oooh, that looks even more difficult to defend...and therefore probably more fun! 😉

    I don't know though, I've seen similar openings but all "called" the "drunken/wandering/etc. king." Doesn't matter, it's fun either way...
    Oh yeah, at least this opening is better than the Grob.
  13. Standard memberDragon Fire
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    09 May '07 12:591 edit
    Originally posted by slappy115
    Oh yeah, at least this opening is better than the Grob.
    Yes its great! Especially when played Grob style.

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  14. Standard memberEveRyDay
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    09 May '07 13:11
    Well. I've posted the feedback a few hours ago, so this should be on the run shortly. I made it 3/21 because I hope to attract the most players that way.
    I will participate, too - but in case of me winning the second place will get the prize - and people whom I might cut off in earlier rounds will get a special consolation prize. But that occurs only for the seconds.
    I hope to have around a hundred people joining so I will wait a couple of days before starting.

    Cheers,
    Ry
  15. Standard memberslappy115
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    09 May '07 13:11
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    Yes its great! Especially when played Grob style.

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    I love this opening. Here is what can happen when someone aggressively attacks the king's side.

    Sorry Witty. 😉

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