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The Second Smogon Chess Tournament - Group Stage

Discussion in 'Circus Maximus' started by Athenodoros, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Athenodoros

    Athenodoros Official Smogon Know-It-All

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    Sign-ups have finished. The groups are:

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    Group One
    -reyscarface
    -coolking49
    -Curtains
    -Seven Deadly Sins
    -ILoveLiza
    -iiMKUltra

    Group Two
    -JabbaTheGriffin
    -Engineer Pikachu
    -AlphaJolt
    -Eo Ut Mortus
    -smashlloyd20
    -G80

    Group Three
    -Dogfish44
    -Class
    -Requiem[9]
    -theangryscientist
    -Exclamation
    -Badalcristiano

    Group Four
    -Quagsires
    -Athenodoros
    -auramaster
    -moot
    -ginganinja
    -LifeAdmiral

    Subs:
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    I was going to make iiMKUltra and ginga play off to be in it to round off the groups, but it just sounds like a pain. They both tell me they're not that good anyway, if it helps everyone else in the group :) I'll also move iiMKUltra around if someone else looks inactive. As a baseline, I want everyone to have played a game within a week of this OP to show they are playing.

    Anyway, I'm sure we're all adult enough here to make this work. Everyone needs to play everyone else in their group and post the results here so I can keep track of them all. It would be good if you could try to alternate white/black in your matches, so people don't start whining, but if you feel that you are likely to then if both opponents agree you can playa best of three or more. I will make a spreadsheet public with the results soon. This being Circus Maximus, I have also made an IRC channel #smogonchess for people to find each other on IRC if you want to, because PMing standard notation on IRC works well if you have it. As a deadline, everyone should be able to finish four matches by the end of the month. I don't want this to drag on for as long as the last one did, but if everyone is struggling (say nuclear war breaks out or something) then I might extend it for a few hours. Have fun everyone.

    EDIT: The Spreadsheet is here. It was a bit further down but it might as well be in the OP.
  2. LifeAdmiral

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    Coolio.

    To my fellow players in Group 1, I go by standard notation. I hope that's OK with you guys.
  3. Dogfish44

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    Awwwww maaaaaaaaan.

    Last time I played Eo I was blind. I'll do better this time.

    Also, where are we playing? I have a RHP account, but still...

    EDIT: Nvm
  4. coolking49

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    I'd prefer to play via yahoo chess or zone.com, since it is easier to visualize... but anyhing goes really.

    edit: Ive played against Badal and would advocate for him to be subbed in against any of my group members.
  5. Badal

    Badal Shit
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    Willing to sub if you need any.
  6. Engineer Pikachu

    Engineer Pikachu Good morning, you bastards!
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    holy shoot eo AND jabba?

    Is it OK if we have a game going on at the time of one week after you posted the thread?
  7. Brammi

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    in to sub?
  8. reyscarface

    reyscarface
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    what the fuck is standard notation
  9. Brammi

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    d4 - c5
    e3 - d5

    that stuff
  10. reyscarface

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    idk how to play that can we just do it in a simulator
  11. Terrador

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    This. I'll be going the route where I name the piece and the square it's moving to, ex. Nc3 (Knight to C3), e4 (Pawn to E4); the rest are intuitive.

    Also, fail 100th post fails.
  12. reyscarface

    reyscarface
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    but CAN WE JUST PLAY ON A SIM

    i hate playing by numbers and stuff
  13. Curtains

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    yeah im not doing that correspondence shit. Simulator only.
  14. Terrador

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    I apologize to rey and curtains, but I don't have access to a simulator. Wii internet is crap.
  15. Exclamation!

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    Sorry, but can anyone sub me out?
  16. reyscarface

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    host you probably should have made us post what we play by (sim / numbers and letters) in our signup post so you paired us accordingly in the groups.

    because im not lying when i say i cannot play standard notation for shit
  17. Seven Deadly Sins

    Seven Deadly Sins ~hallelujah~
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    if there's any sub availability i'm down

    also i'm with rey- fuck standard notation
  18. Brammi

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    Go sign up on chess.com There are a few of us on there as of today.
  19. Athenodoros

    Athenodoros Official Smogon Know-It-All

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    You can do simulators. I don't have any problem with that. I kind of assumed that you'd know standard notation, and if I'd known that groups of people wouldn't, then I would have organised you that way. But seriously, it is four games. Use simulators/IRC/whatever. It isn't hard. It was just going to be useful to have a standard. And I'll get to doing the any subs now.

    EDIT: chess.com works well. I'm there as well.

    EDIT2: Okay, just because I love you all, I have changed it so that everyone is in and all the people who have said they want to play on simulators are in Group One. Now Shut The Fuck Up And Play Some Chess.
  20. Eo Ut Mortus

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    To all in my group I prefer playing here (username = eumortus).

    what is standard notation Pq3 is that right?

    ps jabba sucks
  21. Athenodoros

    Athenodoros Official Smogon Know-It-All

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    If it were a 17x17 board, then maybe.

    But, yes that is standard notation.
  22. gene

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    group 3: i'm g80 on redhotpawn and chess.com

    if you'd rather play somewhere else hit me up on irc or something
  23. smashlloyd20

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    FOR GODS SAKE DO NOT USE CAPS IN MY NAME

    I can't really use standard notation either, sorry. I got a fun group eh?
  24. Athenodoros

    Athenodoros Official Smogon Know-It-All

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    There are now too many people to fit into Group One, so they are spilling over into Group Two. I hope that's everyone.

    EDIT: To start it off I lost to ginganinja. The Spreadsheet is here for anyone who wants it.
  25. Brammi

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    Athen. If you need people moved. I can play notation. It just happens that I have a chess.com account as well.

    To those in my group I am ILoveLiza on chess.com for our games.

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