4th FICGS freestyle cup


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Thibault de Vassal    (2011-10-28)
4th FICGS freestyle cup

Hi all,

The 4th FICGS freestyle tournament may happen on december 3 & 4 (2011) - three rounds each day at 13:00, 15:00, 17:00 server time. The format should be the same (30 minutes + 15 seconds per move) than the previous one.

That's quite a good moment IMO, just before the start of the next championship cycle.

What do you think? Any suggestions?

Thank you,

Jimmy Huggins    (2011-10-29 07:10:16)
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If you get this in, than I'm sacing my last tournament and probably just do the 60min tournament.

Jimmy Huggins    (2011-10-29 07:11:38)
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Its to hard to try and do a 90min tournament and do more than 1 game a weekend. People just didn't want to do it.

Jimmy Huggins    (2011-10-29 07:12:46)
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Well let me retract part of that. They DO want to play in a 90min type tournament. But getting to do more than 1 game a weekend was like trying to pull teeth.

Garvin Gray    (2011-10-29 15:41:40)
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Hmm I seem to be repeating myself :) Jimmy, one round per week, 90 minutes plus 30 secs.

Run it over seven or so weeks, a player can take a no explanation half point bye if they wish and then that will fill the time between WBCCC's.

Scott Nichols    (2011-10-29 17:53:04)
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The more the merrier, :) I'm down for all of them....

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-10-29 21:23:06)
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We shouldn't talk about several tournaments at the same time... quite confusing. So this is a thread about the next FICGS freestyle tournament only. Who would be interested to play this week end (december 3, 4) ? (starting with me, of course :))

Thanks :)

Wayne Lowrance    (2011-10-30 05:35:52)
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I would play

Robert Mueller    (2011-10-30 07:48:45)
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I would play, probably.

Scott Nichols    (2011-10-30 13:43:32)
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Yes, put me down.

Garvin Gray    (2011-11-01 11:51:15)
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Scott, you certainly put the thread down with your last comment :P

David Evans    (2011-11-01 14:54:04)
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Start a waiting list thib.........

Sebastian Boehme    (2011-11-01 15:22:36)
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Sounds interesting to me, speaking as of now: I will probably be able to play.

Garvin Gray    (2011-11-01 16:40:27)
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Agree with needing a waiting list

Gino Figlio    (2011-11-01 16:50:44)
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I would like to play as well

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-11-01 20:58:17)
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Okay, the waiting list is open! :)

Robert Mueller    (2011-11-02 17:47:12)
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Why is it called FICGS__CHESS__FREESTYLE_CUP__000002 if it is the 4th freestyle cup?

Garvin Gray    (2011-11-03 01:05:12)
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Was there a ficgs freestyle cup 03?

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-11-03 09:48:27)
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Yes Garvin, see the tournaments list. Thanks Robert, it's fixed now :)

Tano-Urayoan Russi Roman    (2011-11-04 01:16:27)
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Fast answer

Garvin Gray    (2011-11-13 16:44:59)
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Entries could be closed now. It would be a nice 8 player round robin :)

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-11-22 10:52:44)
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ICCF SIM Igor Dolgov just entered the waiting list... Things could be even harder than last time if the italian team joins us :)

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-12-01 19:20:12)
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Hi all, as a reminder the tournament starts this saturday, december 3 at 1pm. / 13:00 server time !!

Good luck :)

Garvin Gray    (2011-12-03 18:56:57)
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Can you please post provisional round four pairings when all the games are done from round three.

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-12-03 19:26:21)
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Sorry, I can't... it may bring some confusion and favour a few players. Everyone (including me) will know tomorrow when games start...

Jai Prakash Singh    (2011-12-04 05:32:15)
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I got bye in rd 1 and draw in rd 3. But my points being shown are 0.5 instead of 1.5. Please correct it.

Garvin Gray    (2011-12-04 11:31:34)
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I am almost certain who my opponent will be and what colour ;)

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-12-04 12:39:41)
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Jai, the FICGS crosstable is not exactly the same as in the program that organizes it. I'll publish the full results at the end of the tourney.

@Garvin, there are good chances indeed :)

Garvin Gray    (2011-12-04 14:25:51)
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I am thinking that for future freestyle cups, that the entry fee should be 20 euro and half of that is refunded if a player completes all their scheduled games.

A person who forfeits a game, or withdraws, does their whole dough and gets nothing.

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-12-04 16:35:34)
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Idea to be discussed Garvin! Interesting...

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-12-04 16:36:35)
Standings after round 5

1. Gray 4 (sb:11.5)
2. Alcala 4 (sb 10)
3. Dolgov: 3
4. Perikov 3
5. Singh 3
6-7 Figlio/Bitoon
8. Lowrance
9. de Vassal
10. Mueller
11. Nichols
12. Eldridge

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-12-04 18:42:53)
Final standings

After round 6 we have a sole winner!

Pos. Name. Score. (Berg.)

1. Alcala 5 (14.5)
2. Dolgov 4 (13.25)
3. Gray 4 (12.5)
4. Perikov 4 (9.5)
5. Mueller 3 (7)
6. Singh 3 (6.25)
7. de Vassal 2.5 (6.75)
8. Lowrance 2.5 (6.5)
9-10. Figlio 2.5 (4.5)
9-10. Bitoon 2.5 (4.5)
11. Nichols 2.5 (2.75)
12. Eldridge 1.5 (4)

Congratulations to Alvin who played really great chess during the whole tournament...

Many thanks to everyone for having played (we'll try to have less forfeits next time), particularly to Alvin, Wayne & Garvin for their efforts due to time...

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-12-04 19:54:16)
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Garvin, about your suggestion: what about forfeits due to connection problems?

Alvin Alcala    (2011-12-05 16:05:38)
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Many thanks, It was a lucky two days for me as the top guns are not around (Eros, David, & Ruben). Also much much stronger opposition if Alberto, Sebi, Kamesh, etc are included. In the next tour I hope more people will join as we barely have this type of a tourney in a year. :)

Garvin Gray    (2011-12-06 12:05:27)
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Garvin, about your suggestion: what about forfeits due to connection problems?

Well for situations outside their control, no penalty. But the issue is how to rule on that and what stops a person from dis-connecting and then saying not my fault, isp issues or the like.