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Smogon Chess Tournament - connoisseur wins!

Discussion in 'Circus Maximus' started by Umbreon Dan, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Umbreon Dan

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    Round 5 pairings

    Code:
    Crabnebula   vs  eric the espeon
    [B]connoisseur[/B]  vs  G80
    Eo Ut Mortus vs  Umbreon Dan (me)
    Thoughts     vs  wtansley
    [​IMG]

    Games can be played on Yahoo, FICS, or just by pming each other the notation over IRC. PM your opponent and agree how you wish to play.

    Rules:

    1. these and these
    2. Play by the FIDE rules, which can be found here. In particular, any move played cannot be taken back.
    3. All players have ten days to complete their games. It does not matter how you get your match done, so long as it is played within the deadline. PM your opponent and agree how you wish to play.
    4. PM any disputes to eric the espeon or myself. We will make the final decisions.
    5. You aren't allowed to use any resources except your own head to make your move choices. Things banned include move-generating bots, opening databases and endgame tablebases. Using a chessboard to view positions is acceptable and encouraged.
    6. If you fail to complete your games within the given time period, and are deemed inactive, you will forfeit your game or be subbed out. Likewise, let us know if your opponent is inactive.
    7. If both players agree, they may use a clock, but otherwise do not play a timed match.
    8. We would appreciate it if the winner could pm us a log of the game.

    old r1 Pairings:

    Code:
          White             |         Black
    
       1. Umbreon Dan     [b]1[/b] | [b]0[/b]   32. brksocsc 
       2. eric the espeon [B]1[/B] | [B]0[/B]   31. Sprinkles
       3. HD              [B]0[/B] | [B]1[/B]   30. reyscarface 
       4. Black Buddha    [B]1[/B] | [B]0[/B]   29. Friar
       5. Reverb          [B]1[/B] | [B]0[/B]   28. Solstice
       6. Alakapimp       X | X   27. frogoholic101
       7. Eo Ut Mortus    [B]1[/B] | [B]BYE[/B] 16. die eter
       8. reachzero       [B]0[/B] | [B]1[/B]   25. wtansley
       9. Plopper         X | X   24. Floppy
      10. Kakth           X | X   23. CrabNebula
      11. RB Golbat       X | X   22. extra.
      12. polelover44     [B]0[/B] | [B]1[/B]   21. -Mind-
      13. ultimifier      [B]1[/B] | [B]0[/B]   20. Kharozz
      14. connoisseur     [B]1[/B] | [B]0[/B]   19. Engineer Pikachu
      15. G80             [B]1[/B] | [B]0[/B]   18. DCJ
      16. Notesalot       [B]0[/B] | [B]1[/B]   17. xadow
    
    Good luck players!
  2. HD

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    rey are you ready to prove
    <%reyscarface> 3) even though i suck at chess, my chaikovskikianital intro is the best and will defeat everyone in 5 turns so its unfair
  3. Umbreon Dan

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    gg brksocsc.

    in case anyone didn't realize, players who lose aren't eliminated; they play other players who lost r1.
  4. Myzozoa

    Myzozoa Throw-up on the internet, or get off on TV
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    confirming look forward to rnd2
  5. Zero

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    Ah, the two zeros. Sent PM.
  6. reyscarface

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    HD was DESTROYED by my chaikovskikianital intro, gg man.

    hhehehehehe im so good
  7. Floppy

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    i'd like to be a sub if possible
  8. DCJ

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    lost to G80 in a fun game

    looks like i need to shake off the rust for the next rounds
  9. gene

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    i win

    it appears i can't copy/paste the log from fics though
  10. Sprinkles

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    i'll get this done
  11. eric the espeon

    eric the espeon maybe I just misunderstood
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    Alright.

    Predictions (despite never having seen any of them play chess):

    eric the espeon vs Sprinkles Saying good luck would be strange in a game without luck (other than kinda in the color choice).
    Black Buddha vs Friar
    Reverb vs Solstice
    Alakapimp vs frogoholic101
    Eo Ut Mortus vs Dogfish44
    reachzero vs Zero
    Curtains vs Purple Wobbuffet
    Kakth vs Myriad
    RB Golbat vs extra.
    polelover44 vs -Mind-
    ultimifier vs Kharozz
    connoisseur vs Engineer Pikachu
    Notesalot vs xadow

    left side sweep!
  12. Purple Wobbuffet

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    I'd like a sub.
  13. Engineer Pikachu

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    eric the espeon vs Sprinkles
    Black Buddha vs Friar
    Reverb vs Solstice
    Alakapimp vs frogoholic101
    Eo Ut Mortus vs Dogfish44
    reachzero vs Zero
    Curtains vs Purple Wobbuffet
    Kakth vs Myriad
    RB Golbat vs extra.
    polelover44 vs -Mind-
    ultimifier vs Kharozz
    connoisseur vs Engineer Pikachu - Good... whatever.
    Notesalot vs xadow

    Also, just asking, do more people prefer white or black?

    Edit:
    wut? You want to be a sub, or you want to be subbed out?
  14. Sprinkles

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  15. eric the espeon

    eric the espeon maybe I just misunderstood
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    Won 5:0, no hax. gg. gogo smogon's newest splinter channel: #smogonchess

    Edit: ok, was not expecting people to actually turn up and start playing there. Oh well, not a joke channel. Also, social lounge 7 on yahoo chess is ours.

    Edit 2: Beat Kharozz and HD on yahoo live. Hate time pressure, was making snap choices at the end of the HD match, down to 18 seconds on the clock at times. ggs.
  16. Plopper

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    I would like to be a sub as well.
  17. Zero

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    Black is supposedly better, due to White having more pawn islands. In speed games, I try to grab Black but in a long game I prefer to start as White because I'm stronger offensively with that color.
  18. Friar

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    Me and Black Buddha have contacted each other and will be playing later in the week.

    As I'm not a great chess player, Rey is tutoring me on the STRONG chaikovskikianital intro :P
  19. Zero

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    I'm not sure if reachzero got my PM. I went to my sent items to confirm that I had sent it and I did. He's been active since I sent it so I don't know what's up.
  20. Umbreon Dan

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    don't worry about it for now; reachzero is just busy on sundays, heh.
  21. Umbreon Dan

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    Floppy has taken Purple Wobbuffet's place
  22. Myriad

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    alright, i pmed my opponent and we won't be able to do the match until the weekend, since my time zone and his means i'm either online at work or he's online at 5 in the morning. so i guess we'll do it on saturday if that's alright?
  23. Umbreon Dan

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    Black Buddha has point out an easy-to-use chess applet at http://www.wrongway.org/chess/. unlike yahoo and FICS, there's no registration involved, so you should be able to get your games done pretty easily with this.

    In other news, Plopper is replacing curtains
  24. Zero

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    reachzero and I tried playing our game on Yahoo but it lagged so bad for the both of us that we quit 10 moves in. We're gonna rematch tomorrow hopefully, at another site.
  25. Notesalot

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    Lost to xadow in 37 moves. We played with 20 minutes, but it was barely enough, as I ended up resigning with 1:36 left on the clock. He would've taken another 5-10 moves to beat me, just saying this so others can eyeball time limits correctly.

    gg.

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