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- - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2013-12-01 10:26
With 2013 now concluded, time for a general chat thread for 2014. Of course this does not mean 2013 is over, but thought I would fire the first salvo.

Will Jitan defend his title, or run away like prodigy? :razz:
Parent - By Schachmatt (****) [us] Date 2013-12-02 21:30
are australian dollars made of kangaroo leather?  do people there see koalas, dingos, and crocodile hunters on a day-to-day basis?  will australia disappear with climate change?  will eucalyptus trees take over the world? these are the things people need to know.
Parent - By keoki010 (Silver) [us] Date 2013-12-02 23:58
Now that Australia has found oil reserves equal to Saudi Arabia are they going to make women wear head scarves?
Parent - - By punter11235 (**) [pl] Date 2013-12-08 09:58
Fun tournament to follow can't wait for 2014 edition!
Is there a pgn with all games from 2013 one somewhere ?
Parent - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2013-12-08 11:08

> Fun tournament to follow can't wait for 2014 edition!


It is even more fun to play than spectate.
Parent - By Morpheus (****) [pl] Date 2014-01-15 09:43
PUNTER . Do not watch only . Enjoy and play. That's more FUN! :wink:
Parent - - By Morpheus (****) [pl] Date 2014-01-28 13:02 Edited 2014-01-28 14:00
Del
Parent - - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2014-01-28 13:09
I want to reply to your post Sekos, but the most curious part is, why has it come up in the middle of the rest of the comments?

Are you able to copy it and re-publish it so it is last in the comments? Would make it so much easier to reply to. If it generates a few replies, having it in the middle will mean the replies get buried. I can copy the post, but then the original post is under my name, not yours.
Parent - By Morpheus (****) [pl] Date 2014-01-28 13:44
Aha OK.
- - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2013-12-03 00:08
And our first action will be to kick out stupid americans who make moronic comments :razz:
Parent - - By Scott (****) Date 2013-12-03 11:18

> stupid americans who make moronic comments.


You are right Garvin, we have millions of those over here, we call them Democrats.
Parent - - By Kappatoo (*****) [de] Date 2013-12-03 11:28
It's a bit ironic when a comment like this is followed by an Einstein quote.
Parent - By Scott (****) Date 2013-12-03 14:38
Yeah you're right, I need to change that quote, :cool:
Parent - - By David Evans (****) [gb] Date 2013-12-08 11:56
kappatoo maybe you should enter 2014 and test ya skills.
Parent - By Kappatoo (*****) [de] Date 2013-12-08 11:59
I don't even remotely have the required hardware to compete seriously, especially given the time control.
Parent - By keoki010 (Silver) [us] Date 2013-12-03 14:00
:grin::lol:
- By Master Om (Bronze) [in] Date 2013-12-03 02:53
ha ha ha :yell::yell::yell::yell:
- - By fauzi (**) [jo] Date 2013-12-29 14:43
Hello ,My name is Fauzi and am form Jordan , and I would like to partecipate in the WBCCC 2014 to challenge National12 since he have made some interesting incentive
Parent - - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2013-12-29 15:07

> Hello ,My name is Fauzi and am form Jordan ,


Hello Fauzi and welcome to our event.

I have seen your comments in the computer chess threads and that you have listed your full name in the list of players, but at this stage your entry as a new player is PROVISIONAL. There is much to do before you are a confirmed entrant. The first step is that you need to read the following rules, which are the rules that will be in effect for this event:

1) Tournament will be single round robin, meaning every person will play each other once.
2) A players seed position will be determined by their order of entry. The earlier you enter, the higher your number. The first person to enter will receive number 1. The seed position determines which number a player is in the round robin.
3) Entries open December 1 2013
4) Entries close January 6 2014
5) Play begins January 13 2014
6) Each round will be paired at the start of the event, with the pairings for the entire year published at the start.
7) Each round will have a maximum of four games, most likely two games (just like 2011, 2012 and 2013). The number of games will always be kept to a bare minimum
8) There will be a maximum of six paired rounds.
9) The minimum time control will be 30 days plus 1 hour per move. If the number of games per round needs to increase from 2 to 3 or 4, the time control will be lengthened. For instance, if we have 21 players, so needing 4 games per round to keep the number of games even and use five rounds, instead of the six rounds in 2013.
9) Pairings for future rounds are subject to change due to withdrawal of players and unforeseen circumstances.
10) If a player withdraws, or their games time out without an explanation that is accepted by the arbiter, all their games will be removed from the event. In effect they are no longer a participant in the event and no effect on the final placings.
11) There will be an official entry form that all players will be required to fill out before their entry will be accepted. This is so in case of emergency the organisers have a method of contact outside of Rybka Forum. It will include also include a person other than yourself to contact. Whilst I understand this might seem unnecessary to some, I do hope that events from 2013 (death of Salvador Signes and our inability to get in contact with the family) do show the need for better communication methods.

12) Xfccplay- Xfccplay is the official software provided for WBCCC 2014. Xfccplay is provided for the free use for participants whilst in the event. A user name and password will be provided once registered. Also download instructions will be provided by private message and these must be followed to install the program. The program is provided by chessok and is not to be passed on to anyone and is provided for the sole use of playing in WBCCC. All moves, draw offers etc in WBCCC 2014 must be played on this software.

13) New entrants will be required to play a couple of test games on xfccplay before entries close so that the arbiter is certain that all players are familiar with the software and its features. The organisers do not want to see players withdrawing after the event has begun because they find that they are unfamiliar with the software and get upset because their clock is running. Entries are open from December 1 to January 6. That is over a month to become familiar with the software. The organisers will not accept entries from players who have not tested the software.


The key pieces of information are:

That entries close Monday January 6th 11:59PM GMT, that we have an official software program and that two test games must be played on it.

So your next step is you need to send a private message to Dadi Jonsson, the site admin, tell him you are an entrant in WBCCC 2014 and he assist you in setting up xfccplay, installing the program, your username and password and that two test games will appear. Dadi may not reply for a day or so as your pm will be unexpected. Urgency on your part does not create urgency on his part when for him he is not aware of any issues.

Those two test games will be against myself. I will then talk you through the features of the program, how to make conditional moves and variations, en passant captures, pawn promotions, draw offers and declines and many other features as required.

All this needs to be completed by Monday 6th January for your entry to be completed. I did warn you a few days ago that time was of the essence and you needed to get a move on. So this in now another few days since then.

You are facing twelve months of solid chess ahead, not just a couple of games against one opponent. If you can not complete a few simple instructions such as above, then perhaps this event is not for you. Withdrawals half way through the first set of games cause a lot of difficulties and are best avoided.

Hope to see you in the event.
Parent - - By fauzi (**) [jo] Date 2013-12-29 15:25
Can You link to me Dadi Jonsson's Profile since I don't see any post or reply by him so I don't know how to contact him
Parent - By keoki010 (Silver) [us] Date 2013-12-29 15:39
Parent - - By The Wizard (***) Date 2013-12-30 11:47

>Hello ,My name is Fauzi and am form Jordan , and I would like to partecipate in the WBCCC 2014 to challenge National12


:grin::lol::evil: Being good friends with Paul (NATIONAL12) only he can get people to bite in this way lmao ... As he pointed out to me recently he has made so many of these offers and some have involved much larger sums and yet it has not cost him a single English penny.

Here`s hoping Fauzi gets accepted

Regards
Tony
Parent - - By fauzi (**) [jo] Date 2013-12-30 12:39
Lets just hope to have white pieces against him :)
Parent - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2013-12-30 12:53

> Lets just hope to have white pieces against him :)


Your odds are 50% :razz:
Parent - By Scott (****) Date 2014-01-31 00:01

> Hello ,My name is Fauzi and am form Jordan , and I would like to partecipate in the WBCCC 2014 to challenge National12 since he have made some interesting incentive.


Hows that working out for you, :wink:
- - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2013-12-31 00:13
7 days till entries close
Parent - By Trevor_Tri (**) [us] Date 2013-12-31 08:32
I am in for 2014.
- By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2013-12-31 09:05
With us now at 20 entries and the cut off for round robin at 25, I will post the full ratings of players from the previous years events on January 2nd 2014. This is in case we get over 25 and have to go with individual swiss.
- - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2014-01-01 21:21
5 days to go. Will there be any more entries? New entries are leaving their entry rather late.

Jitan still to confirm. Will Alvin change his mind?

If entries get close to the 25/26 cut off between round robin and swiss ie 25 and we stay with round robin, 26 and we are back to individual swiss, the entry closing time of Monday January 6th 23:59 GMT will be strictly enforced. I will send information to Dadi straight after closing time as I am sure the 25 who have entered will want round robin and their 25 games, rather than going back to 12 games.
Parent - By Scott (****) Date 2014-01-01 22:39
IF it gets there, just cut it off at 25. Everyone has had plenty of time to enter. :yell:
Parent - By Chaotic Chess (****) Date 2014-01-02 01:50 Edited 2014-01-02 01:55
My cc games suddenly increased to 8 games (from remaining 2) and will increase further to 18 games once FICGS wch round robin finals starts plus got active with OTB chess. I also just enrolled in an online course for my career development. And what I enjoy most is playing freestyle chess so I have very little time left and will affect quality of play for WBCCC.

I will enjoy watching all your games as spectator. :smile:
- - By fauzi (**) [jo] Date 2014-01-07 00:42
so the countdown is finished but I can't still see any active game in my xfcc
Parent - - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2014-01-07 01:19

> so the countdown is finished but I can't still see any active game in my xfcc


Entries have closed. That is all. Games do not start till Monday 13th January 2am GMT.
Parent - By fauzi (**) [jo] Date 2014-01-07 01:35
Yeah true. thanks
- By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2014-01-07 03:08
Explanation of the change to the starting list of players ie Paul Watson. As listed in the updated rules (3), to accommodate Paul's offer to any new players who accepted entering in an effort that if they defeated him they would receive $250, I thought it wise to avoid a situation where they left early after playing Paul. Since it was Paul's offer that meant a change to the original conditions, it was Paul's position that was moved to the bottom of the list.

This then ensures that those who accepted Paul's offer have to complete at least 50% or more of the event before having a chance to win Paul's offer, whilst still for all other entrants, their event continues on as normal.

Garvin Gray
WBCCC 2014 Arbiter
- - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) [is] Date 2014-01-09 09:38
Unfortunately the start date of the tournament was specified as 2013 instead of 2014. So ignore the games that you are seeing in XfccPlay.
Parent - - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) [is] Date 2014-01-09 12:12
It might actually be a good idea to check that the pairings are correct, because the same pairings will be used in the tournament.
Parent - By trandism (**) [gr] Date 2014-01-09 12:30
My pairings are correct.
Parent - - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) [is] Date 2014-01-09 12:43
All the games should now have disappeared from XfccPlay. The tournament will start on Monday as scheduled.
Parent - - By trandism (**) [gr] Date 2014-01-09 13:00
I'm confirming that games have disappeared.
Parent - - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) [is] Date 2014-01-09 13:01
Thanks. Good to have a confirmation.
Parent - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2014-01-09 13:07

> Thanks. Good to have a confirmation.


I am also confirming that games have disappeared.
Parent - By Weirwindle (***) [us] Date 2014-01-17 17:34
Hey Dadi, I have been having trouble with XFCC.
If I have the database open that I am saving games from XFCC too, then send a
move, I have been getting an error which freezes aquarium and corrupts those games
within the database.

This happens with all Aquarium 2014 builds.
- - By Rubén Cómes (****) [ar] Date 2014-01-09 12:21
I cant move.
I move and the client say "InvalidMove" in two games...
Parent - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2014-01-09 12:33

> I cant move. I move and the client say "InvalidMove" in two games...


Please read Dadi's post above about what has occurred.
- - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2014-01-09 12:36
Rant time- I really do wish people would learn to read previous posts. This is a common feature on the internet where people come on, report an issue and expect it to be answered, without having read any previous posts to see if the issue they are reporting has already been reported in. If they had read previous posts, they would have seen that Dadi has already reported in that the current games are to be ignored, had explained why, and play will still start next Monday 13 January at 2am gmt.

Rant over.
Parent - - By Rubén Cómes (****) [ar] Date 2014-01-09 12:40
Sorry i cant read in english, is very dificult for me...
If you want, i can write in spanish and will say Realmente no comprendo porque la gente no entiende que hay muchas lenguas y no todos podemos estar horas traduciendo cantidad de posts....
Parent - - By David Evans (****) [gb] Date 2014-01-09 14:14
Por favor, lea los puestos de arriba ...  :yell:
Parent - By Rubén Cómes (****) [ar] Date 2014-01-09 14:17
I dont understand.
I will wait.
Thanks
- - By fauzi (**) [jo] Date 2014-01-13 12:35
In my Xfcc I have 3 games to play (against keoki , nicolas and scott ) , but in the forum I can see the posts of my games against keoki and nicolas, but not the one against scott , why is that ?
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