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Chess League Round 1 (Please read entire thread)

Discussion in 'Circus Maximus' started by Unownasofyet, May 3, 2009.

  1. Unownasofyet

    Unownasofyet

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    You can still sign up!

    Submit your games for game of the round when you are done!

    Start your games by PMing your opponent. You have as much time as said in the rules to complete your game.

    Please refer to http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54277 for rules. You may sign up at any time, although you will be starting off at 0 points.

    After some thought, I have decided to run a point based circuit, with wins being worth 1 point, draws worth half a point, and losses worth no points. If their is a short draw problem then I will make wins worth more. There will be no tournament, so anyone can join any round. Also, if two games are done early then I might pair winners and losers early. Check this thread often!

    Confirmed in:
    1. Amelia paired lost
    2. Toothache paired
    3. Arcticblast paired won
    4. moot paired
    5. Unownasofyet paired
    6.-_- paired
    7. Matty paired won
    8. Stathakis paired
    9. iKitsune paired dropped out
    10. Bungalow Bill paired
    11. ReVeRb paired
    12. Fo Ut Mortus paired
    13. Sheep paired
    14. Die eter paired
    15. DaChicken paired
    16. Sticky Topic paired
    17. JabbaTheGriffen paired
    18. Seven Deadly Sins paired
    19. THE_IRON_KENYAN paired
    20. theamericandream38 paired

    Round 2 pairings:
    Matty/Arcticblast

    Pairings White/Black:
    Amelia/Matty 0-1
    Toothache/Stathakis
    Arcticblast/iKitsune 1-0 (dropped out)
    moot/Bungalow Bill
    Unownasofyet (playing in thorns place)/ReVeRb
    -_-/Fo Ut Mortus
    THE_IRON_KENYAN/theamericandream38
    Sheep/JabbaTheGriffen
    die eter/Seven Deadly Sins
    dachicken/sticky topic

    Round two will feature the Sicilian Wing Gambit. All games must begin with the following sequence: 1.e4, c5 2.b4!?

    Some places where you can find information about it:
    Free downloads at Everymanchess.com
    Books:
    Gambiteer I
    Beating the Anti-Sicilians
    Chess Openings for Black, Explained

    PM me if you need a sub before your game. Obi, where are you?
  2. Stoo

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    you know for that -_- guy you could just use underline

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  3. moot

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    so do we need to use the gambit this round, or next round
  4. matty

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    Ya wait, this round we are free to do whatever correct?

    And then next round we are forced to play with the Gambit?
  5. Amelia

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    It says round two, so i guess

    Edit: O f lol

    EditEdit: Lost, Matty will post the log, good game.
    Screw new openings
  6. matty

    matty I did stuff along time ago
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    Well I beat Amelia when we played on Shoddy (lol)

    I got the log saved
    Amelia: well i'll start with my d4 first again
    mattytipsy: ill play H f6
    Amelia: f4
    mattytipsy: d5
    Amelia: H f3
    mattytipsy: B f5
    Amelia: e3
    mattytipsy: e6
    mattytipsy: ps ill just copy this log in shoddy as our pms
    Amelia: H e5
    Amelia: all right
    mattytipsy: H e4
    Amelia: g4
    mattytipsy: Q h4 check
    Amelia: K e2 (not much choice
    mattytipsy: hehe
    Amelia: urgh this is so bad
    mattytipsy: hold on
    mattytipsy: gotta think about this for awhile
    mattytipsy: H c6
    Amelia: give me a while..
    mattytipsy: k
    mattytipsy: brb
    Amelia: H f3
    Amelia: sure
    mattytipsy: Q f2 check
    Amelia: K d3
    mattytipsy: H b4 checkmate

    GG; kind of a weird position at the beginning
  7. Unownasofyet

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    thanks for the log

    You can use whatever openings you want this round for some clarification.
  8. Toothache

    Toothache Let the music play!
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    Whenever Stathakis is ready to play just let me know. I have an account at gameknot.com, which might be an easy place for anyone to run a game from.

    EDIT: oops forgot to add my account name. Its toothache42
  9. Bungalow Bill

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    Yeah, I'm on gameknot.com as well, so if moot wants to play there, that's fine by me. I'm on there as maxwelledison.
  10. Stathakis

    Stathakis I hax people in real life
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    making a gameknot account etc. we'll get it done soon im sure.
  11. Thorns

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    Dude, I'm not playing.
    ps go stathakis
  12. Unownasofyet

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    Okay, I will play in your spot. Sign up again in a different round to come back in.
  13. THE_IRON_KENYAN

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    Hey American dream since this is correspondance I am going to pm you my moves.


    Otherwise sign up on CHESSMANIAC.COM and my username is HxDxE
  14. Arcticblast

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    I asked iKitsune what color he wanted to be. THEN I saw the thing saying white/black. Unownasofyet, please excuse my flunk (and hope my opponent does too.)
  15. Toothache

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    Stathakis when you're ready, lets begin
  16. Pyromanic

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    I missed the white and black thing to.
  17. Unownasofyet

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    don't worry if you miss the white/black thing.

    Are there any suggestions for themes for future rounds? It would be cool if we had some more ideas then crazy gambits.
  18. theamericandream38

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    Yeah, PMing moves is fine. I received two PMs from you already but none of them had moves in them :/
  19. Wes

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    I wonder how I could have missed this. I would really like to compete.

    *goes to check the Sicilian wing gambit*

    EDIT: is the notation for the knight a K, N or Kt?
  20. Arcticblast

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    Knight is N (ex. Nc5)

    capturing is anything like Qxd4, but not sure bout pawn captures.
  21. Pyromanic

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    Pawn capture: exd4, dxe3
  22. Unownasofyet

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    pawn captures can be listed either as dxe5 (pawn on d4 takes pawn or piece on e5), de5, or de. En passant capturing is listed as normal (de6 e.p. would be pawn on d5 takes pawn on e5 En passant), but with an e.p. next to the move.
  23. matty

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    Get going you knobs. I wanna play again :|
  24. theamericandream38

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    THE IRON KENYAN still has yet to PM an actual move (he is white), which is unfortuante because I was looking forward to playing some games :/

    EDIT: OK, we've begun to play.
  25. dachickens

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    I hate Sicilian >,< But I'll join anyways lol.

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