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  • 4 years ago · Quote · #461

    Samsch

    leggy wrote:

    You spelled JOIN wrong...

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #462

    celbom

    i`ve been observing set up and i appreciate all efforts the officials of this organization do that help those who have time to learn more on chess.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #463

    alecmce

    I'm 'playing' in the semi-slav thematic tournament. It's the first tournament I've been part of and I feel strongly that tournaments are badly broken.

    The tournament started on 1 August, 2011. Now, approaching Christmas, one or two games continue to be played in the initial round. A round shouldn't take 4 months to complete. None of the players in the games that are on-going can proceed in the tournament. There has been only a handful of games pending in the tournament for the last month or two.

    There is a general apathy and antipathy developing in the tournament against the players who continue to play, and against the tournament in general.

    There are a bunch of potential solutions: overall game time limits, limiting number of vacation days a player can take, some sort of good-will ranking system rolled-out across the site, chaninging tournament rules to iteratively determine subsequent groups and allowing rounds to happen simultaneously... there are plenty of solutions. At least some of them should be seriously considered, and something done to fix the current broken state of these big tournaments.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #464

    Samsch

    Here's a tournament you should join, http://www.chess.com/tournament/chess-kids-tournament!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #465

    whisper2020

    Is it common for a player's rating to jump by over 600 points during the first round in a low rating range tournament?

    If it really looks like sandbagging can the TD disqualify him?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #466

    Puchiko

    In a low rating range, it's very possible. Beginners improve quickly.

    A TD has the right to disqualify a player, however that won't affect any ongoing games, it will bar the player from playing in the next round.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #467

    MartinLS

    DANG!!!

    I just lost 11 of my 15 unfinished tournament records.  Chess.com has reprogrammed the record keeping for "My Completed Tournaments".  I lost all the records of tournaments where I had been eliminated, had accumulated tournament points but the tournaments were not yet completed.  Now, I can't keep track of them to see where they are and in what stage of completion they are in.  Any suggestions on how to get or find this information without sifting thru hundreds of pages of stuff?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #468

    tenke

    What are common chess clock times for local club tournaments? 

    I just got a clock, but am not sure of a good time setting to practice getting used to.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #469

    DrMac

    I just tried to create my first tournament but don't see it in the list of upcoming tournaments. Is there a time gap before tournaments appear? If so, how long?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #470

    kohai

    Is the tournament you created outside of your own rating?

    For example if you're rated 1500, did the one you create have 1600-1800 on it?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #471

    DrMac

    No. Im qualified for it.
  • 4 years ago · Quote · #472

    DrMac

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  • 4 years ago · Quote · #473

    DrMac

    No
  • 4 years ago · Quote · #474

    HunterTahu

    This guy (name removed by kohai)

    plays like a grand master! Is it alright to use sites and software to help (play for you)?  If not, is there any way to tell?  This gut might just be under-rated, or I might just be a whiner/poor loser, but Wow!

     

    Please don't use the forums to name and shame people you feel are/may be cheating.

    If you suspect someone, please use the top corner Help link. When that page opens, click on the left side option where it says Contact Us and submit a 'Suspected Cheat' ticket.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #475

    BH143

    Hi ,

    I am Binash Hasheer (BH101). I am nowundergoing a tournment ( 13th Chess.com Thematic Tournament - Ruy Lopez Schliemann Defense (1001-1200) - Round2 . I know it is not fare to discuss about an unfinished game , but I have to raise the question. I had been playing chess for almost 10 years, but I haven't seen a move made by one of my opponent . If this form gives the ideas about chess , then please advice about the move made by my opponent . Here's the link below

     http://www.chess.com/explorer/index.html?id=48452046&ply=20&black=0

     

    the last move played by me is (f4) , the move played by my opponent is (exf3).

    How is it possible????? That blind move has turned the entire game from me. I has  decided to make further move unless , anybody advice or explains me about this move. So please let know about it .

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #476

    BH143

    ChristianSoldier007 wrote:
    BH101 wrote:

    Hi ,

    I am Binash Hasheer (BH101). I am nowundergoing a tournment ( 13th Chess.com Thematic Tournament - Ruy Lopez Schliemann Defense (1001-1200) - Round2 . I know it is not fare to discuss about an unfinished game , but I have to raise the question. I had been playing chess for almost 10 years, but I haven't seen a move made by one of my opponent . If this form gives the ideas about chess , then please advice about the move made by my opponent . Here's the link below

     http://www.chess.com/explorer/index.html?id=48452046&ply=20&black=0

     

    the last move played by me is (f4) , the move played by my opponent is (exf3).

    How is it possible????? That blind move has turned the entire game from me. I has  decided to make further move unless , anybody advice or explains me about this move. So please let know about it .


     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/En_passant


     Thanks for the information!!!!!!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #477

    chris_tucker_

    If I have my vacation turned on and a tournement that I am regestered for starts whilst on vacation, will those games automatically be put on vacation?

    E.G. Can I regester for a tournement that I know I will have turned vacation on for, for when it starts or will I automatically time out all of the games?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #478

    kohai

    Only if those tournaments are marked specifically as 'No Vacation'.

    Your vacation time will pause all games except those ones.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #479

    chris_tucker_

    Thanks, but I can't work out where to see if vacation is active in a tournement, I am looking to join this one:

    http://www.chess.com/tournament/16th-chesscom-quick-knockouts-1201-1400

    which starts on the 1st of April and I will be on vacation until the 4th/5th. I don't want to regester and instantly lose 10 games!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #480

    jfnobel

    You have probably heard this quetion many times but please humor me. I have set up a tournament (All for one fun tourney). The tournament is for rating 800 - 1200. When I set it up I had a rating <1200. The signing up for the tournament is going really slow. Only one person so far. But I am keeping it on the list. However, in a mean time my own rating has gone above 1200. Should I know amend the tournament max rating? Or is my rating from the time I set up the tournament valid?


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