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

jeroen_n75 wrote:

I think it is a great idea to organize an event like this. The real downside for me that it looks like a ponzi scheme, where the weaker players create the prize fund for the stronger players. If it where possible to play in a rating pool with players below 2000 ELO it would be a lot more attractive for me.


Also, as posted in an earlier comment, handing out private information such as bank details to a third party website doesn’t really go well by me. Why not use my details as stored here on the website? I would be more than happy to identify myself. I do trust you guys to protect my data. So, why make it so “difficult”.

Now that you mention it, It really does sound like a ponzi scheme.


Hmmm I would join if my sked permits.


loosing to higher rated or lower still leaves a bad taste

chessman360s wrote:
Carwasher_Superdrunk wrote:

I've never heard of the event.

My thoughts on FIDE is that it's for professional chess players - not the rest of us.

Fischer random holds no interest for me, either. The countless variants of chess simply don't interest me, although if there is nothing else to do I might play bughouse - but that's rare.

I personally have zero interest in playing against titled players. I'm a 1500 or so player, and I'm content with that. Any game in which the pairings pits me against someone 500+ points over my rating is a waste of time. I won't learn anything from the game and it won't be any fun. In the rare instances that this happens (arena tournaments or whatever) I try and finish the game as quickly as possible or, if it is an option, abort the game. There nothing in it for either player.

Look. If you could play a GM, IM, FM, CM, or any titled play you can't tell me you wouldn't. Playing higher rated opponents is a great learning experience because you can learn more about your mistakes.


I can easily tell you that I wouldn't play a professional player because I know it's a waste of everyone's time. Titled players are so far removed from 1500 players that it isn't even funny. The opportunity to learn, as you put it, is exceedingly limited because the lower rated player needs to understand the concepts that those players are using in their games. Most of the time, the talent and knowledge involved is just too vast to make that jump in comprehension.

If you want to learn, and get better, you are better off playing against players somewhere around 100-300 points higher than yourself. This is high enough that you will be tested considerably but you can still learn from the games. 400+ points or more and you probably won't get anything out of the experience.





Im 11 i like this website more then chess kids



I would have loved to try and qualify but I was concerned I would not have time to complete the tournament. My schedule would not allow me to show up and play at a set time necessarily. Maybe it would sometimes and would not other times. I did not want to forfeit.


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I was vaguely aware of your FRWCC but didn't think it was such a big deal that I should become involved. I always hesitate before putting up money for online schemes. I also figured that I would probably lose; but if I managed to do well some would accuse me of cheating.



AubreyLR написал:

Я смутно сознавал, что у вас FRWCC, но не думал, что это так важно, что я должен быть вовлечен. Я всегда колеблюсь, прежде чем вкладывать деньги в онлайн-схемы. Я также полагал, что, вероятно, проиграю; но если мне удастся преуспеть, некоторые обвинят меня в обмане.

MLM? In English/по-русски? I`m so slow. Sorry for this


Just wanted to say how much I appreciated the thoughts and feedback in this thread. Thank you all for your thoughtful comments and insights.

DanielRensch wrote:

Just wanted to say how much I appreciated the thoughts and feedback in this thread. Thank you all for your thoughtful comments and insights.

Sly bumping^^



Yifanfan wrote:

I have no idea what 960 is

Chess960, also known as Fischer Random Chess or Fischerandom, is a variant of chess invented and advocated by former world chess champion Bobby Fischer, announced publicly on June 19, 1996, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


DanielRensch wrote:

Just wanted to say how much I appreciated the thoughts and feedback in this thread. Thank you all for your thoughtful comments and insights.

You're welcome. Can you unstick this now?


I did not realize that chess960 and Fischer Random are the same variant. Once I connected the two I didn't enter as I don't have any experience with chess960. Now I might try it out as there are sanctioned events.



I had no idea about this honestly. Now I. curious however, especially for the future.