Are you trying to qualify? If not, can we have feedback? :)

DanielRensch

Hey Everyone!

We've had hundreds of people sign up and pay to try and qualify for the first ever FRWCC, but with this post I'm wondering how many more people might have considered signing up. but simply chose not to in the end... and if so, why? 

Obviously this is the first event of its kind in many ways. FIDE's first ever "official" Fischer Random WCC, the first time an online chess community has the chance to qualify for a WCC (and in theory play Magnus  ) -- AND even if you don't make it to Norway  you still get to play in a prestigious prize-money event vs titled players -- BUT it's also our first time ever offering "paid entry" tournaments.  

If I'm being presumptuous and you didn't even KNOW about this event, then please comment that! If you did know, but don't have the time, I'd love to hear that too... but assuming neither of those is true (i.e., you knew about the event and have the time to play!), then I'd love any other thoughts, comments, feedback, etc you have for our team here. 

Thank you for the feedback in advance. 

Much love. 

Danny

PS -- This is an update to any and all of those interested in playing: https://www.chess.com/news/view/qualified-players-world-fischer-random-championship of those who've qualified already! Congrats to them on the accomplishment. 

EOGuel

It's exciting how you're putting this on, Danny. I actually paid the entry fee for all of the events, though I couldn't play because of my schedule (is there a way to get a refund lol!) tongue.png

 

Thank you!

frankiesheehy

There are so many events on this website- to the credit of chess.com- that there is sometimes a feeling for me of oversaturation. This didn't feel any more special than some of the other events on the website, so I just didn't really feel like paying more money to play in it.

JamesAgadir

I nearly didn't sign up because the paying was on a different website. Giving a website which isn't chess.com our bank details was a hard choice. It would be nice to increase the number of payment options and maybe make it possible to pay on chess.com next time.

If not it was great.

DanielRensch
JamesAgadir wrote:

I nearly didn't sign up because the paying was on a different website. Giving a website which isn't chess.com our bank details was a hard choice. It would be nice to increase the number of payment options and maybe make it possible to pay on chess.com next time.

If not it was great.

Great feedback! Thank you!

DanielRensch
frankiesheehy wrote:

There are so many events on this website- to the credit of chess.com- that there is sometimes a feeling for me of oversaturation. This didn't feel any more special than some of the other events on the website, so I just didn't really feel like paying more money to play in it.

That's fair. We do have a lot going on. 

BUT the fact that YOU could play in this one makes it different than the Speed Chess Championship, right? Was that just lost in translation somewhere? What can we do better to help people feel motivated that THEY can play this one?

DanielRensch
EOGuel wrote:

It's exciting how you're putting this on, Danny. I actually paid the entry fee for all of the events, though I couldn't play because of my schedule (is there a way to get a refund lol!)

 

Thank you!

Haha! Sorry to hear that. You're too busy

JamesColeman

I’m signing up if that guy called Danny Rensch is playing! Without him being able to bore me with his Scotch Game, the path to Nakamura and Carlsen looks like a gimme!

 

In all seriousness it’s a great initiative and I hope to be able to support it if my schedule permits. 

TheAdultProdigy

I had no clue about the event.

DamonevicSmithlov

Yeah Danny, y'all need to advertise it more by putting weekly articles showing who won each event. Also, some live coverage like when Carlsen and Nakamura played their FR match last year would have giant returns. It would generate enormous interest.

I didn't find a way to watch it live on here and I even posted a thread to y'all asking for info.

I'd love to play just to be part of the first official FR championship. Many more would too if y'all could do live commentary for these first qualifying tournaments.

Edit: just saw the article about the qualifiers. It'd still be awesome having live coverage and commentary.

PawnstormPossie

I actually thought about it, even though I had never played a 960 game before.

I saw the dates were all on Sundays.

I didn't see any specific time of day for play to begin.

The time controls I saw were somewhat fast for me (not played before).

There didn’t seem to be much emphasis on wanting people like me in it. Kinda like it would be allowed, but the news release title didn't mention anything. Actually, I was bored. The only reason I read the "news" and found out about it in the first place.

It was kinda short notice. 10 days (I think). Wondered how well planned it was, honestly.

I would need to pay $20 because I'd need every chance given.

I decided to see how things went, check out some of the competitors, and maybe try it next time...my schedule allowing.

Nickalispicalis71

More notice and more payment options seem to be a universal consensus.  I competed in two of the qualifiers and felt it was a positive experience. Was able to report an engine user during the tournament and the arbiters took immediate action and expelled the offender forthwith. 

Side note. For all the time that Fischer spent promoting his variant, do we have even a single game recorded of him playing anyone? I have never seen one. I think some of claimed to have played him privately, but there is no record of it. 

hikarunaku

Is the diamond membership for signing up for all qualifiers or single one? 

I didn't sign up till now cause I know I won't qualify any further so it will be like a normal tournament for me. 🏆💪

chessknight222

I am still a kid I can not pay for it. and I do not likw 960

 

Yenny-Leon

I had not heard of the event.  But I don't care for 960 chess anyway.

createsure

I didn't know about it (or forgot if I did!), but I do like playing 960.

logis10

Didn't know. But wouldn't have signed in anyways because already to busy with other things.

Yifanfan

I am interested in watching these games on chess tv live or rebroadcast / I have never played in a tournament and get beaten within ten minutes every time I play here. It's painful enough to always lose for free - I have no intention of paying to lose. I am new to this - never played online before. Maybe after I have some lessons. Do others feel as I do? Being a beginner is exciting as there is much to learn. Being destroyed in every game is discouraging though, so it's better to learn and practice first. Let real games come later 

Yifanfan

I have no idea what 960 is

wars_64

Why beat them one by one?

Why not beat them all at once?

 

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