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Parent - - By Nelson Hernandez (Gold) Date 2014-03-04 23:58
Here's my best effort:

First, please excuse me for writing this post in Spanish, as I do not want any misunderstandings.  I am sure that some friend here will translate the contents of my message exactly as I intend.  I believe that I do not make any mistake when I say that remarks, statistics, game histories, et cetera regarding a position invariably benefit one player and quite naturally are a liability to the other.  In this case, the beneficiary could be me in the game against NATIONAL12, now that I have been put on notice that the position is lost for black.  I looked for and found Don Quixote Team vs. The Black Knights 1-0 and see that in the current position they played 21...Rc8; the move that I was going to make.  Naturally, now I will deepen my analysis intending to find another path to avoid defeat.  It is neither sane nor honest.  Surely, by all rights I ought to be lost, now that I have already invested a number of hours in different analyses that arrived at 21...Rc8 as the best move; I do not believe that I will find an alternative plan that will leave me in good standing. 

Separately, in a game from last year (2013) the arbiter Gavin brought to my attention via commentary that a position was drawn; he told me that I could interpret this as a formal offer, and for the time being he would not repeat it.  Paul [NATIONAL12] made the same comment in this game, and that is how I took it, at which point I offered to draw without much analysis after that comment.

I have also crossed swords with Nelson, forming part of the folklore of the forum, but later after having been treated like a child I decided to adopt a policy of silence and practically not participate in the forum.  I hope someone will sanely interpret what I wish to express.

A special greeting to all players.  Thanks.
Parent - - By Rubén Cómes (****) Date 2014-03-05 00:01
Thank you very much Nelson.
Parent - By Nelson Hernandez (Gold) Date 2014-03-05 03:58
Well, you may enjoy one round free of my comments, as I am otherwise occupied these days with a competition of my own.
Parent - - By NATIONAL12 (Gold) Date 2014-03-05 00:07
Thanks Nelson,i did not think there was any fallout between me and Ruben.
Parent - - By Rubén Cómes (****) Date 2014-03-05 00:58
lol Paul. No fallout, only for me it post is very important, and dont want errors in my words.
I think no good idea the comments. If the kibitzers dont talk you will have one point sure, now, i think i can found defense here.... and thank you verrrry verrrry much Kappatoo for the alert!!!!!!
Parent - By NATIONAL12 (Gold) Date 2014-03-05 00:59
:smile:
- - By Morpheus (****) Date 2014-03-05 10:35 Edited 2014-03-05 10:40
Hello,

As I said before (http://rybkaforum.net/cgi-bin/rybkaforum/topic_show.pl?pid=501869)
I prepared an Excel spreadsheet with the table players.
In additional columns added information about the amount WIN / DRAW / LOST.
Please feel free to modify and correct

I UPDATED Excel FOR ROUND 01

LINKS:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2rerbf9wo3tg6v8/lista_WBCCC_2014%2301.txt

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tga9za1crhhu15k/lista_WBCCC_2014%2301.xls

Regards!
Parent - - By Morpheus (****) Date 2014-03-05 11:20 Edited 2014-03-05 11:30
PLUS NON OFFICIAL STATISTIC AND ALL FIRST ROUND GAMES :smile:

Average starting ELO TOURNAMENT = 2200

Cluster No. 1:

Schachmatt                       (3)
Americo_Moreira                (3)
Scott_Nichols                     (3)
Garvin_Gray                       (3)
Nikolaos_Sarakenidis         (3)
Fauzi_Akram                       (3)
Deka                                  (3)
Carlo_Altieri                       (3)
keoki010                           (3)
Pawel_Sekowski                (3)
Omprakash                        (3)
NATIONAL12                       (3)
armageddonX                    (3)
Michael_Glatthaar              (3)
David_Evans                      (3)
Timothy_Cookson               (3)
ppipper                              (3)
Mark_Eldridge                    (3)
Ruben_Comes                    (3)
Jitan_Stribal                       (3)

20 Players, 30 games
itoffset = -0.000000

=============================================================================
General

Games         :     30 (finished)

White Wins  :      8 (26.7 %)
Black Wins   :      0 ( 0.0 %)
Draws          :     22 (73.3 %)
Unfinished    :      0

White Perf.  : 63.3 %
Black Perf.   : 36.7 %

ECO A =      1 Games ( 3.3 %)
ECO B =      9 Games (30.0 %)
ECO C =      7 Games (23.3 %)
ECO D =      8 Games (26.7 %)
ECO E =      5 Games (16.7 %)

=============================================================================

Individual statistics:

1 Scott_Nichols             : 2236    3 (+  1,=  2,-  0), 66.7 %

Garvin_Gray                   :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
Fauzi_Akram                   :   1 (+  1,=  0,-  0), 100.0 %
Jitan_Stribal                    :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %

2 Nikolaos_Sarakenidis      : 2132    3 (+  1,=  2,-  0), 66.7 %

Americo_Moreira               :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
Fauzi_Akram                      :   1 (+  1,=  0,-  0), 100.0 %
Pawel_Sekowski                :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %

3 David_Evans                 : 2473    3 (+  1,=  2,-  0), 66.7 %

Deka                                :   1 (+  1,=  0,-  0), 100.0 %
Timothy_Cookson            :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
Ruben_Comes                  :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %

4 Mark_Eldridge               : 2390    3 (+  1,=  2,-  0), 66.7 %

Deka                                :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
Michael_Glatthaar             :   1 (+  1,=  0,-  0), 100.0 %
ppipper                              :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %

5 Schachmatt                : 2153    3 (+  1,=  1,-  1), 50.0 %

Americo_Moreira               :   1 (+  1,=  0,-  0), 100.0 %
Michael_Glatthaar             :   1 (+  0,=  0,-  1),  0.0 %
ppipper                       :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %

6 Garvin_Gray               : 2241    3 (+  0,=  3,-  0), 50.0 %

Scott_Nichols                 :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
Omprakash                     :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
NATIONAL12                    :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %

7 Deka                      : 2352    3 (+  1,=  1,-  1), 50.0 %

Carlo_Altieri                 :   1 (+  1,=  0,-  0), 100.0 %
David_Evans                   :   1 (+  0,=  0,-  1),  0.0 %
Mark_Eldridge                 :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %

8 Pawel_Sekowski            : 2051    3 (+  0,=  3,-  0), 50.0 %

Nikolaos_Sarakenidis          :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
keoki010                      :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
armageddonX                   :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %

9 Omprakash                 : 2213    3 (+  0,=  3,-  0), 50.0 %

Garvin_Gray                   :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
NATIONAL12                    :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
Jitan_Stribal                 :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %

10 NATIONAL12                : 2272    3 (+  0,=  3,-  0), 50.0 %

Garvin_Gray                   :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
Omprakash                     :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
Timothy_Cookson               :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %

11 armageddonX               : 2089    3 (+  0,=  3,-  0), 50.0 %

Americo_Moreira               :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
Pawel_Sekowski                :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
Michael_Glatthaar             :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %

12 Michael_Glatthaar         : 2211    3 (+  1,=  1,-  1), 50.0 %

Schachmatt                    :   1 (+  1,=  0,-  0), 100.0 %
armageddonX                   :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
Mark_Eldridge                 :   1 (+  0,=  0,-  1),  0.0 %

13 Timothy_Cookson           : 2363    3 (+  0,=  3,-  0), 50.0 %

NATIONAL12                    :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
David_Evans                   :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
Ruben_Comes                   :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %

14 ppipper                   : 2245    3 (+  0,=  3,-  0), 50.0 %

Schachmatt                    :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
Carlo_Altieri                 :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
Mark_Eldridge                 :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %

15 Ruben_Comes               : 2343    3 (+  0,=  3,-  0), 50.0 %

Carlo_Altieri                 :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
David_Evans                   :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
Timothy_Cookson               :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %

16 Jitan_Stribal             : 2127    3 (+  0,=  3,-  0), 50.0 %

Scott_Nichols                 :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
keoki010                      :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
Omprakash                     :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %

17 Americo_Moreira           : 2004    3 (+  0,=  2,-  1), 33.3 %

Schachmatt                    :   1 (+  0,=  0,-  1),  0.0 %
Nikolaos_Sarakenidis          :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
armageddonX                   :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %

18 Fauzi_Akram               : 1980    3 (+  1,=  0,-  2), 33.3 %

Scott_Nichols                 :   1 (+  0,=  0,-  1),  0.0 %
Nikolaos_Sarakenidis          :   1 (+  0,=  0,-  1),  0.0 %
keoki010                      :   1 (+  1,=  0,-  0), 100.0 %

19 Carlo_Altieri             : 2193    3 (+  0,=  2,-  1), 33.3 %

Deka                          :   1 (+  0,=  0,-  1),  0.0 %
ppipper                       :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
Ruben_Comes                   :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %

20 keoki010                  : 1932    3 (+  0,=  2,-  1), 33.3 %

Fauzi_Akram                   :   1 (+  0,=  0,-  1),  0.0 %
Pawel_Sekowski                :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %
Jitan_Stribal                 :   1 (+  0,=  1,-  0), 50.0 %

=============================================================================
Rating

   Players                            Score     %    Av.Op.  Elo    +   -    Draws

01 Scott_Nichols             :   2.0/  3  66.7   2116   2236  480 145   66.7 %
02 Nikolaos_Sarakenidis :   2.0/  3  66.7   2012   2132  480 145   66.7 %
03 David_Evans              :   2.0/  3  66.7   2352   2473  480 145   66.7 %
04 Mark_Eldridge            :   2.0/  3  66.7   2269   2390  480 145   66.7 %
05 Schachmatt                :   1.5/  3  50.0   2153   2153  562 562   33.3 %
06 Garvin_Gray               :   1.5/  3  50.0   2241   2241    0   0   100.0 %
07 Deka                           :   1.5/  3  50.0   2352   2352  562 562   33.3 %
08 Pawel_Sekowski         :   1.5/  3  50.0   2051   2051    0   0   100.0 %
09 Omprakash                 :   1.5/  3  50.0   2213   2213    0   0   100.0 %
10 NATIONAL12               :   1.5/  3  50.0   2272   2272    0   0   100.0 %
11 armageddonX             :   1.5/  3  50.0   2089   2089    0   0   100.0 %
12 Michael_Glatthaar       :   1.5/  3  50.0   2211   2211  562 562   33.3 %
13 Timothy_Cookson       :   1.5/  3  50.0   2363   2363    0   0   100.0 %
14 ppipper                       :   1.5/  3  50.0   2245   2245    0   0   100.0 %
15 Ruben_Comes            :   1.5/  3  50.0   2343   2343    0   0   100.0 %
16 Jitan_Stribal                :   1.5/  3  50.0   2127   2127    0   0   100.0 %
17 Americo_Moreira          :   1.0/  3  33.3   2125   2004  145 480   66.7 %
18 Fauzi_Akram                :   1.0/  3  33.3   2100   1980  720 480    0.0 %
19 Carlo_Altieri                 :   1.0/  3  33.3   2313   2193  145 480   66.7 %
20 keoki010                      :   1.0/  3  33.3   2053   1932  145 480   66.7 %

=============================================================================
Genereted by ELOStat - Version 1.3

LINK for STATISTIS:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/n9fodlrrb2b3epw/Info_WBCCC_2014_round1_stat.txt

LINK for GAMES:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zjhdpt4fkxomfio/WBCCC_2014_Round_01.pgn
Parent - - By Schachmatt (****) Date 2014-03-05 13:29
thanks for the games!  and nice crosstable!
Parent - - By Morpheus (****) Date 2014-03-05 15:05
:wink:
Parent - - By keoki010 (Silver) Date 2014-03-05 16:13
Hey, nice work Sekos. Thanks. :smile:
Parent - By Morpheus (****) Date 2014-03-05 16:56 Edited 2014-03-05 17:04
Thanks, nice you like it George :smile:

I add a piece to our project.
I hope that someone will appreciate :lol: and / or modify future rounds will be fine for the benefit of our community
- - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2014-03-30 07:41
Out of all the mysteries of this style of event, and there are many :razz: is how Jitan is able to play such decent chess when he leaves himself less than 10 days on his clock and three games running. :eek:

I keep seeing round after round and think to myself, he has got to hit a banana skin eventually, but he doesn't.
Parent - By keoki010 (Silver) Date 2014-03-30 21:25
Gotta, agree; sooner or later he'll slip/skid!
Parent - By Schachmatt (****) Date 2014-03-31 05:57
depends on the position, 2 of the games should be simple for him to resolve via forcing play.  i was a bit curious how long he would take if i made the game as simple and boring for myself as possible, and the answer is still almost all of his time, although he used long conditional sequences.  he played fine moves but i had a good plan prepared, which had only been played in one out of 350 games in the line that happened so he ran into a draw line and there was nothing to play for there.  but his game versus armaggedon could be a long game.  if somebody manages to get him in a position where things do not open up until after 20 moves, it could get interesting to see how he handles that situation.
Parent - By Morpheus (****) Date 2014-03-31 19:01
I do not think Jitan lost in time. This is a sensible strategy  :twisted:
- By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2014-04-21 05:43
I have written to Americo by private message asking for an explanation for his time out. Now awaiting reply.
- By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2014-04-22 09:56
I have also sent Fauzi a private message a few hours ago asking him to tell me whether he is going to continue or not. His answer will be binding.

If we lose both players, I will need to look at whether the draw changes, or we stay with the same draw as in games 7 to 9, there is one player who only has one game. Hopefully Fauzi will cool off after some thought and will continue.
- By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2014-04-25 08:54
I will publish the official start time as soon as Dadi tells me we are all good to go. Proposed time is Monday 28th April at 10am GMT. Beware, this could change.
- - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2014-04-25 14:11

> Yes i understand but it's a bit of a mess now why do players not understand the time required to play this tour before they commit.
> This will probably be my last event am tired of playing decent chess for players to bail with no explanation if you have major hardware failure people will understand to withdraw and say nothing really boil's my blood.


Fauzi

Paul and myself had serious suspicions that Fauzi would not complete the event. His only stated reason for entering the event was that Paul had put up $US250 to any new entrant who could beat him. We believed that if Paul played Fauzi early in the event and Paul defeated him, Fauzi would withdraw as his sole reason for entering was gone. So Paul and I agreed to change his seed position so ensure that Fauzi and Paul did not play till near the end of the event to reduce this possibility.

Unfortunately right from the very first round Fauzi lived up (or down) to my expectations, asking for a take back and then acting like a prat when it wasn't given. Then when he did it again in the next round, he withdrew from the event, causing the mass chaos we have now.

In both of those games, he ended up with a draw, which is a very good result for two move in put errors. He even benefited from a move in put error to get a win.

Americo

I am disappointed at this stage, but am not quite willing to dump the bucket quite so hard on Americo at this stage. I am still attempting to contact Americo through various means. To go from making regular moves to no contact at all does concern me. But the timing of it does leave a bitter taste in my mouth.
Parent - By NATIONAL12 (Gold) Date 2014-04-27 22:40
Thanks for reminding me Garvin,yes in a moment of madness I did say this,and I found I am up against Nikos in  round 3 and black as well.:smile:
- - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2014-04-25 14:17
Past discussions and the 2015

At the end of 2013, when we were discussing whether to go to round robin and discussing pros/cons, I did mention that whilst round robin does have many benefits, it does have a couple of major issues that could cause some problems. One of them being what happens with withdrawals. Most responders thought that withdrawals would not happen, or that it was a minor issue. I think these events are now showing that the issue of withdrawing in a round robin is a major issue, even more than in a swiss.

Had this occurred in a swiss, I would have just withdrawn Fauzi and Americo and paired the remaining 18 players. We only had a problem in 2013 with the Salvador situation because a whole round was paired without us knowing that he had died in between rounds and it took us over two months to find out.

Bond/entry fee

If we wish to continue with round robin for 2015, which I am on the fence about as I do think individual swiss does have a lot of benefits that round robin does not, then we do need to re-visit the discussion of a bond or entry fee. Or to put it more bluntly, there will almost certainly need to be a bond/entry fee or combination of both. And it will need to be a decent amount to make it a deterrent to not withdraw. I could nominate an amount, but the discussion should be about the idea, not the amount.

Of course if a person completes one event, they can roll that bond over to the next year.
Parent - - By Ozymandias (****) Date 2014-04-25 16:53
Bond/entry fee

This approach was used in the recent ICFB2014. It didn't avoid a couple of early withdrawals, as well as a terrible performance (in the last 4 weeks) from a player who had previously been reasonably competitive.
Parent - By Scott (*****) Date 2014-04-25 18:43
+1
- - By Scott (*****) Date 2014-04-25 14:27
I had a nice win against Fauzi, now it is wiped out. Wins are hard to get and to have this happen leaves a very sour taste. :mad:

Hopefully someday Karma will catch up with those two.
Parent - - By Weirwindle (***) Date 2014-04-25 19:02
Yeh. I was suppose to still go against them both as white.
Now I only have 1 game this round (as black) against Sekos.
In total 5 black games and 2 white games. :sad:
All Garvins fault :twisted: jk
Parent - - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2014-04-25 19:20

> Yeh. I was suppose to still go against them both as white.
> Now I only have 1 game this round (as black) against Sekos.
> In total 5 black games and 2 white games. :sad:


A large bonus, and something I was really concerned about, is that you get to concentrate on only one game, whereas your opponent has three games to worry about.
Parent - - By Weirwindle (***) Date 2014-04-25 19:25 Edited 2014-04-25 19:41
Get to concentrate on 1 game as black.
I am very sure that Sekos will not just let me win it.
Gives me tons of time to find the best way to get a draw. :grin:
Just kidding with you Garvin.

PS. GIMME SOME WHITE GAMES GARVIN PLZ
Parent - - By Morpheus (****) Date 2014-04-25 19:37
Timothy , Everything can happen, you can easily win the black with me
as well as I can win with You white :wink:
Parent - By Weirwindle (***) Date 2014-04-25 19:40
And don't you forget it. :wink:
Parent - By Schachmatt (****) Date 2014-04-25 19:44
Well, I was not surprised; two free games in 1.d4 for me.  if i've counted correctly, getting 10 blacks and 7 whites is a bit disadvantageous for me too.  it does not bother me at all though, only b/c a lot of other things on my mind.

i have a lot to look forward to in chess and non-chess.  chess-wise, principally the million vegas tournament in october.  i'll be taking some time to prepare for that, openings (i really do not want to lose to somebody playing mindlessly in a Grand Prix attack Sicilian or a race position in the KID for instance which has happened before), a few endgames, a few middlegames, and a bit of tactics training. in otb rated blitz i have not lost in 35 games, although 3 games against a FM were the only games over anybody rated over 2000 so it's really not so impressive.  looking forward to playing more standard rated chess again now that ICFB is over; i think i'm due a ratings spree, altho if i lose some games it's not so bad atm, but we'll see.  my us standard 2231, blitz 2291, and FIDE... 1962.  my initial FIDE was like 100 pts less, i don't play much FIDE (2012, 9 games, 2013, 6 games, 2014, 11(!) games) so it takes forever for my FIDE rating to move.  plus my record against 2500+ players is bagel in those FIDE rated games which does not help... that has to change.  finishing building and memorizing a repertoire has to be done. xD  priority one really b/c my time management is ridiculous, fun for spectators though, i've won too many games with 2 seconds versus too many minutes on a 5 second delay. 

my games go as thus:
play a main line of some opening
usually i'll try to find some positional flavor that does not look completely losing based on some idea i've seen somewhere, something that does not end in a memory contest or me getting mated or losing a lot of material and strategically
if survive with more than 10 minutes left --- success!
make plans, contingencies against opp crazy ideas
make small improvements to my position
grind and smush them (that's like crushing and smashing them in one package)
if all else fails create piece activity and swindle them
study game and find out what happened and what i was supposed to do.

against 2300+ my technique and attacks hold up pretty well.  but my openings... well, i've been burned many times.  i have to take at least a shahade or pruess approach to openings, which is fairly limited but effective enough, (IMs who have posted lots of chess content online (videos utube, blogs, etc., play somewhat similar style, chess philosophy to me but better, more experienced players mostly, although i have played and beaten both online at some point, although the former has beaten me especially more).  somehow this became a personal goals post, which has succeeded in distracting me from stuff i'd like to do.  now i will do the work.
- - By Morpheus (****) Date 2014-04-25 20:19 Edited 2014-04-25 20:36
Continuing contribution to the tournament enclose Round 1-2 plus scan table

Calculating statistics in WBCCC_2014_R01-02.PGN...

Games          :     60 (finished)

White Wins   :     16 (26.7 %)
Black Wins    :      1 ( 1.7 %)
Draws           :     43 (71.7 %)

White Perf.  : 62.5 %
Black Perf.  : 37.5 %

ECO A =      4 Games ( 6.7 %)
ECO B =     19 Games (31.7 %)
ECO C =     19 Games (31.7 %)
ECO D =     11 Games (18.3 %)
ECO E =      7 Games (11.7 %)
Attachment: WBCCC_2014_R01-02.zip (12k)
Parent - - By Schachmatt (****) Date 2014-04-25 20:49 Edited 2014-04-25 20:54
thank you!  only one black win in 60 games... impressive.  :smile:  very nice variety of openings seen in this tour so far.
Parent - - By Scott (*****) Date 2014-04-25 20:57
Plus, in the real world, Carlsen lost with the Berlin Defense and then lost as White in a KID. :eek:
Parent - - By Morpheus (****) Date 2014-04-25 21:01
YES! That's true.
Plus Yes, we are only humans.

Nobody is PERFECT, even Paul :grin: :smile:
Parent - By NATIONAL12 (Gold) Date 2014-04-25 21:22
I tried to win with Wing Gambit at this level,must be daft in the head never mind perfect.
Parent - By Morpheus (****) Date 2014-04-28 20:34
as always, there is no problem Matt;-)
- - By Scott (*****) Date 2014-04-28 20:30
Close now, only 11 hours & change. I would like to wish all of my opponents the very best of health, wealth and general well being.

Oh yes, I wish them all the worst possible luck on the chessboard. :razz: Mouseslips etc. very welcome.
Parent - - By Morpheus (****) Date 2014-04-28 20:33
haha  :evil:

Another would say, "And to each other" but not me .. :wink:
Anyway GOOD LUCK but more have FUN!
Parent - - By Scott (*****) Date 2014-04-28 21:32
Yes I agree, have fun! Life is so short, so it's good to squeeze in some happy times if possible. :smile:

I liked the first time you put up the crosstable where I was on top, this last one...not so much, :sad: I dropped 10 spots without playing a move. (Thanks a lot Fawzee, :mad:)
Parent - - By NATIONAL12 (Gold) Date 2014-04-28 23:11
It may cost me money if I lose to Nikos and I don't like losing money.:smile:
Parent - By Scott (*****) Date 2014-04-29 00:07
I'm also black against him this round. :cool:
Parent - - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2014-04-29 00:18

> I liked the first time you put up the crosstable where I was on top, this last one...not so much, :sad: I dropped 10 spots without playing a move. (Thanks a lot Fawzee, :mad:)


This table is now very distorted. Some players have played six games, some five and some four. Scott, you are on five games, so have extra chances to catch up, so will have more chances to move up the ladder in the remaining rounds.

It does make the table more 'interesting' in that it is harder to work out where everyone really stands as a person who is shown in 6th place, might in reality be in 1st as they have a perfect score, or vice versa. So players have to keep pushing because you do not know where exactly stand in the cross table.
Parent - By Scott (*****) Date 2014-04-29 15:32

> Scott, you are on five games, so have extra chances to catch up, so will have more chances to move up the ladder in the remaining rounds.


Thanks Garvin, I hadn't noticed that. :grin:
- - By NATIONAL12 (Gold) Date 2014-05-02 21:29
Still in book in my 3 games,have not switched computer on yet.:smile:
Parent - - By Morpheus (****) Date 2014-05-03 00:47
You have a good book or any of the players do not take the risk :razz:
Parent - - By Schachmatt (****) Date 2014-05-03 04:27
It's hard to leave book after only 2 moves.  :wink:  Paul's other game is a main line of the Breyer which has been seen so many times and by Paul himself in WBCCC play.
Parent - By Morpheus (****) Date 2014-05-05 19:36 Edited 2014-05-05 19:38
:twisted: how aboute that:

[Event "MAT"]
[Site "http://sekoschess.blogspot.com/"]
[Date "2014.05.05"]
[Round "-"]
[White "White"]
[Black "Black"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. f4 e6 2. g4 Qh4# 1-0

rnb1kbnr/pppp1ppp/4p3/8/5PPq/8/PPPPP2P/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 1 3
- By Morpheus (****) Date 2014-05-05 18:19
The first game of the third round ended in a draw
Attachment: WBCCC_2014_Round_03.pgn (617B)
- - Date 2014-06-05 22:55
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