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Thibault de Vassal (2007-11-11)
2nd FICGS chess freestyle
The 2nd FICGS chess freestyle cup waiting list is open. This 6 rounds swiss tournament will start on november 24, 15:00 server time. Time control is 1 hour + 15 seconds / move. Entry fee is 10 E-Points (10 Euro). Prize is 100% of the entry fees in E-Points.
FIDE GM & IM, FICGS / ICCF GM, SM & IM are invited to enter the waiting list for free, please just send a message to webmaster through My account page to register (you may be asked to send a copy of your passport or ID card).
Definitely we need strong players to rivalize with SIM Eros Riccio :)
Thibault de Vassal (2007-11-18 15:29:10)
... time to promote the tournament !
I feel it's a bit early for a freestyle Go tournament, so only the chess tournament may happen (if we have 9 players at least). The next one could happen not during a week end and with a faster time control.
3 players are in, join the fun :)
Garvin Gray (2007-11-20 17:15:51)
awaits more entries
Garvin Gray (2007-11-22 06:38:17)
more players, more players, calling more
Two and a bit days to go. Looking like it is going to be double round robin the way we are going. More entries required.
Thibault, if we do end up only having three or five entries, can I please have the bye in round three as it will be 5am here in Australia?
Thibault de Vassal (2007-11-22 18:07:25)
Hi Garvin, indeed 5am is a bit hard to start a 2 or 3 hours crazy chess game :)
Anyway, this tournament may be postponed (E-Points given back), I did not spend time enough to promote it 'cause I'm working to sponsorize it by all ways, so I hope it will be more attractive in a few months :)
Also, I feel that a whole week-end each time is a bit hard for most players interested in this tournament, so the formula may change regularly, we could try next time a faster tournament not during the week end, then alternate...
Garvin Gray (2007-11-23 13:17:48)
If the competition is postponed again, I think it is only fair to offer free entry to Michael and myself for whenever the next tournament will be held.
For myself, this will now be the second time I have entered the tournament, for it to be postponed.
Thibault de Vassal (2007-11-23 17:25:21)
Michael had retired from the waiting list just before, but anyway you're right, this rule could be added to the terms, maybe with a deadline. To be discussed... About the first tournament, it had been postponed a long time before the start (seems to me). Hmm, will be even more challenging :)
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