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Hyroglyphx
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Message 16 of 76 (557637)
04-27-2010 11:23 AM


BUMP: Last Call for Chess Tourney
It doesn't look like too many people are interested in playing chess. This is the last call for alcohol. Starting tomorrow I will be sending out invitations.

So far we have:

1. Hyroglyphx (Paradigm_Lost)
2. CosmicChimp
3. Slavesque
4. Hotjer
5. Caffeine (Hydraulic_Organ)
6. Son Goku (Ceithearnach)
7. Apothecus
8. Omni (defunct EvC member interested in playing)

Tentative is Catholic Scientist.

This is the last call.

If some of you out there are interested but are intimitated, don't be. It's just for kicks.

My Elo rating hovers around 1125 to 1275. That places me as a Class D to Class E player. In other words, in terms of competition I'm still considered a beginner and that's after 600 + games.

Those with a clean slate will start out at 1200 and will remain at 1200 for 5 games until computer analysis determines your true Elo rating based on win/loss ratio.

So I encourage you to play and have fun. If you think time will be a factor, don't let that worry you. You will have 2 or 3 days to contemplate each move. This isn't speed chess.

Edited by Hyroglyphx, : No reason given.


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Hyroglyphx
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Message 17 of 76 (557638)
04-27-2010 11:33 AM
Reply to: Message 2 by New Cat's Eye
04-09-2010 4:46 PM


I'm not seeing you on Gameknot. Do you have an account open?

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Hyroglyphx
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Message 18 of 76 (557639)
04-27-2010 11:38 AM
Reply to: Message 15 by Apothecus
04-23-2010 9:07 PM


when I get home and sign up

Be sure to sign up by tomorrow and provide me your screen name in here. Thanks!


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Message 19 of 76 (557640)
04-27-2010 11:42 AM
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04-27-2010 11:33 AM


Sorry, count me out. We got busy and I'll be out of town next week.

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Apothecus
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Message 20 of 76 (557644)
04-27-2010 12:05 PM
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04-27-2010 11:38 AM


Will do.

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Hyroglyphx
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Message 21 of 76 (557648)
04-27-2010 12:35 PM
Reply to: Message 20 by Apothecus
04-27-2010 12:05 PM


This goes for everyone
You can actually contact me directly on gameknot (paradigm_lost) and add me to your friends list. We can correspond either here, at Gameknot, or via email.

http://gameknot.com/stats.pl


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Hyroglyphx
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Message 22 of 76 (557650)
04-27-2010 12:56 PM


Bumpity, bump
It doesn't look like too many people are interested in playing chess. This is the last call for alcohol. Starting tomorrow I will be sending out invitations.
So far we have:

1. Hyroglyphx (Paradigm_Lost)
2. CosmicChimp
3. Slavesque
4. Hotjer
5. Caffeine (Hydraulic_Organ)
6. Son Goku (Ceithearnach)
7. Apothecus
8. Omni (defunct EvC member interested in playing)

Tentative is Catholic Scientist.

This is the last call.

If some of you out there are interested but are intimitated, don't be. It's just for kicks.

My Elo rating hovers around 1125 to 1275. That places me as a Class D to Class E player. In other words, in terms of competition I'm still considered a beginner and that's after 600 + games.

Those with a clean slate will start out at 1200 and will remain at 1200 for 5 games until computer analysis determines your true Elo rating based on win/loss ratio.

So I encourage you to play and have fun. If you think time will be a factor, don't let that worry you. You will have 2 or 3 days to contemplate each move. This isn't speed chess.


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Message 23 of 76 (557672)
04-27-2010 3:51 PM
Reply to: Message 22 by Hyroglyphx
04-27-2010 12:56 PM


Re: Bumpity, bump
I'll give it a go


"Some people think God is an outsized, light-skinned male with a long white beard, sitting on a throne somewhere up there in the sky, busily tallying the fall of every sparrow. Others—for example Baruch Spinoza and Albert Einstein—considered God to be essentially the sum total of the physical laws which describe the universe. I do not know of any compelling evidence for anthropomorphic patriarchs controlling human destiny from some hidden celestial vantage point, but it would be madness to deny the existence of physical laws."-Carl Sagan

"Show me where Christ said "Love thy fellow man, except for the gay ones." Gay people, too, are made in my God's image. I would never worship a homophobic God." -Desmond Tutu


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Hyroglyphx
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Message 24 of 76 (557761)
04-27-2010 8:03 PM
Reply to: Message 23 by hooah212002
04-27-2010 3:51 PM


Re: Bumpity, bump
Cool, Hooah, just go to this website create a profile and let me know what your screen name is so I can invite you tomorrow.


"Political correctness is tyranny with manners." -- Charlton Heston

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Apothecus
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Message 25 of 76 (557763)
04-27-2010 8:11 PM
Reply to: Message 21 by Hyroglyphx
04-27-2010 12:35 PM


Re: This goes for everyone
I'm there. Username = piltdownrook. Let me know what we do next. Brackets? Set it up, dude.

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hooah212002
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Message 26 of 76 (557764)
04-27-2010 8:13 PM
Reply to: Message 24 by Hyroglyphx
04-27-2010 8:03 PM


Re: Bumpity, bump
My username is the same everywhere.


"Some people think God is an outsized, light-skinned male with a long white beard, sitting on a throne somewhere up there in the sky, busily tallying the fall of every sparrow. Others—for example Baruch Spinoza and Albert Einstein—considered God to be essentially the sum total of the physical laws which describe the universe. I do not know of any compelling evidence for anthropomorphic patriarchs controlling human destiny from some hidden celestial vantage point, but it would be madness to deny the existence of physical laws."-Carl Sagan

"Show me where Christ said "Love thy fellow man, except for the gay ones." Gay people, too, are made in my God's image. I would never worship a homophobic God." -Desmond Tutu


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Hyroglyphx
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Message 27 of 76 (557767)
04-27-2010 8:20 PM
Reply to: Message 25 by Apothecus
04-27-2010 8:11 PM


Re: This goes for everyone
We start tomorrow. I'm holding out for straggler's who might join at the last minute like Hooah.


"Political correctness is tyranny with manners." -- Charlton Heston

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hooah212002
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Message 28 of 76 (557840)
04-28-2010 8:30 AM


Whoa. So my first game is one in which there are 3 days allowed between moves......is this going to be the format for the tourney? I don't know if I will remember my strategy if I have to wait days to play lol.


"Some people think God is an outsized, light-skinned male with a long white beard, sitting on a throne somewhere up there in the sky, busily tallying the fall of every sparrow. Others—for example Baruch Spinoza and Albert Einstein—considered God to be essentially the sum total of the physical laws which describe the universe. I do not know of any compelling evidence for anthropomorphic patriarchs controlling human destiny from some hidden celestial vantage point, but it would be madness to deny the existence of physical laws."-Carl Sagan

"Show me where Christ said "Love thy fellow man, except for the gay ones." Gay people, too, are made in my God's image. I would never worship a homophobic God." -Desmond Tutu


    
Hyroglyphx
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Message 29 of 76 (557841)
04-28-2010 8:49 AM


Problem
Alright we've got some issues. New rules stipulate that "at least 5 previous wins in any rated games are required for participation in mini-tournaments."

Mini-tournament rules

For fuck's sake.... it doesn't look like this thing is going to happen.


"Political correctness is tyranny with manners." -- Charlton Heston

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caffeine
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Message 30 of 76 (557848)
04-28-2010 9:25 AM
Reply to: Message 29 by Hyroglyphx
04-28-2010 8:49 AM


Re: Problem
You know, we could just play games against one another, and arrange the tournament ourselves. I know that we've all become a little bit reliant on technology these days, but they were able to play chess tournaments before people designed computer programs that would keep the score, and I think we're up to it too!

What type of tournament were we planning on? We could have everyone play everyone as each colour, with +1 point for a win, -1 for a loss, and 0 for a draw; then a playoff for the top two or top four. How does that sound? This is just an idea - I'm not fussy about format.

ABE: A quick read establishes that +1 for a win, +1/2 for a draw and 0 for a loss is more standard chess scoring. We up for that, and do we want a playoff?

Edited by caffeine, : No reason given.


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