2nd FICGS chess freestyle cup


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Thibault de Vassal    (2009-10-06)
2nd FICGS chess freestyle cup

Hi all,

Finally, I'll have some time to organize the 2nd FICGS chess freestyle cup during the next weeks !

The entry will be free for players rated over 2000, the prize will be 200 Epoints.

Three possibilities (swiss pairing) :

a) 6 rounds (1 hour + 15 sec/move), 2 rounds played each day - monday, tuesday, wednesday

b) 6 rounds (1 hour + 15 sec/move), 2 rounds played each day - friday, saturday, sunday

c) 6 rounds (30 minutes + 15 sec), 6 rounds played in a single day

Case a) could be organized next week or the week after, case b) couldn't be organized before about 1 month, case c) could be organized quite easily.

In cases a) & b), the best time for the daily 2 games remains to be found... IMO 8pm & 11pm server time or 1pm & 4pm server time are good choices, what do you think ?

Daniel Parmet    (2009-10-06 20:43:14)
what is it?

what exactly is a freestyle cup?

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-10-06 20:48:12)
Freestyle Cup

FICGS advanced chess "freestyle" cup is a 6 rounds swiss tournament... See the freestyle cup page in waiting lists for more details (some will probably change soon)

Garvin Gray    (2009-10-07 13:03:35)
dates please

To answer whether a set of dates are good or not, it would need to be declared what the dates actually are?

For me this is more important. I would suggest going with the Friday, Saturday, Sunday option as for some people they will have to play at really 'rude' hours, so scheduling for the weekend would be more likely to more entries.

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-10-07 16:03:42)
Freestyle cup dates

Hi Garvin, I mean the days of the week should be chosen "in general", for the next tournaments as well.

Well, if noone disagrees we'll play it on friday, saturday & sunday... I'll give the dates as soon as possible.

Tano-Urayoan Russi Roman    (2009-10-08 21:09:52)
< 2000 rated players

Which will be the entry fee?

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-10-08 21:17:42)
< 2000 rated players

10 Epoints, most probably.

Michel van der Kemp    (2009-10-10 09:26:50)

I agree the weekend will be better for most people, so I vote for the Friday, Saturday, Sunday option.

But maybe the c option is viable as well. From my experience freestyle is more a matter having better opening books and then a faster computer, and faster time controls is not necessarily a bad thing.

But I like to hear Eros Riccio's opinion on that.

Scott Nichols    (2009-10-10 10:15:23)
b or c

For me option "a" is not possible since I am a Mon. thru Fri. working stiff. I may even have to request a first round "bye" if that's possible. Will that be an option?

With all respect to Eros and the other top dogs here, the Dark Horse is Sebastion Boehme. He is one of the best Freestyle players I've seen.

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-10-11 01:18:18)
Options b & c

I guess that the first round "bye" is a problem unless I change the rules :/ .. Well, after all we may envisage option b & c alternately. So the next one may be option c ...

Samy Ould Ahmed    (2009-10-11 08:37:33)

I vote for "C"

William Taylor    (2009-10-13 14:08:30)

C is the only option which I would have time to play (at the moment that is - in uni holidays I'd have time for any of the options). I may not play anyway though during term time, so I don't have a strong opinion on this.