Go freestyle tournament


Go freestyle tournament

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Thibault de Vassal    (2007-10-21)
Go freestyle tournament

What do you think about a Go freestyle tournament, just like FICGS chess freestyle cup ?

A problem is to define the best time control and number of rounds... With about 100 to 120 moves per game & per player, time control 30+10 means 2 hours per round. As there's no draw at Go, 5 or 6 rounds played in a single day could be ok to find a winner. Any opinion ?

Another question is : Are there players interested to play it ? .. Entry fee would be 10 E-Points / 10 Euros, prize 100% entry fees in E-Points (or 75% for a money prize). It may attract some strong players for interesting games :)

William Taylor    (2007-10-21 01:47:07)
Nice idea

I'd be interested in playing. 5 or 6 games of go in one day sounds a bit tough, unless they were blitz/fast games (considerably quicker than 30 + 10). Go tournaments can be played with fewer rounds than chess tournaments - I'm playing one next weekend which is only 3 rounds, but that does seem too short to guarantee a clear winner.

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-10-21 02:12:36)
Time control

True :) .. It is a lot of energy, 5 games in one day is really hard already. Maybe 15+10 could be ok with 1 round per 90 minutes.

A knockout tournament could be another solution ! .. 8 players means 3 rounds, 16 players / 4 rounds and so on... but less games for most participants.

Don Groves    (2007-10-21 04:25:53)
Go freestyle tournament

Another consideration is which time zones the players are in. Standard tournaments around here are two hours per game (1 hour on each player's clock plus five, 30 second extra periods.) Even being all in the same time zone, it's still difficult to play four games per day.

Lionel Vidal    (2007-10-21 11:24:52)
Is a one day limit mandatory?

Playing three rounds in one day is already very hard. What would you think of running a tournament for several days (like one round per day): that would mean, say, 4 or 5 days that could be picked from 2 ou 3 consecutives weeks?

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-10-21 13:52:04)
Is a one day limit mandatory?

No it isn't, but unlike "real" tournaments, I assume that players prefer to spend 1 day hard in front of their computer than a whole week end or more for a tourney... But I may be wrong ;)

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-10-23 02:59:46)
Time zones

I'm to add the waiting list, Go "freestyle" cup will be a 6 rounds swiss tournament... Chess & Go freestyle tournaments will occur at the same time. Rounds will start at 15:00, 18:00, 21:00 server time on 2 consecutive days.

Time zones are a problem for players from ie. New Zealand, but it should be ok for players from Moscow to New-York.

Time control will be 1 hour + 10 seconds per move.

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-10-23 23:36:17)
Go freestyle tournament rules


Players ranked 3 dan or higher are invited to enter the waiting list for free...

Edwin Dabbaghyan    (2007-10-25 00:57:27)
freestyle on FICGS

Hello all :) I am a bit confused in here...I see two freestyle tours, one "cup" and one "go" freestyle... what are the differences? and I would like to write my view about the freestyle time control, as it was an issue on the forum I guess... I think we can have two forms of freestyle tours here: one 30+15 with more rounds every time, and one with absolutely longer time controls, like 90+30 with fewer rounds... . A knockout freestyle tournament is also very exciting with 30+15 time controls, in each round best of 3 games goes to next round, and in the third round the player with white pieces has less time, say 10 minutes less. I hope freestyle tours will be more popular and successful on this server, I like here :) regards Edwin

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-10-25 01:17:16)
Go freestyle cup

Hi Edwin, this topic is about the Go (another game) freestyle cup. See both chess & Go freestyle cups in Waiting lists. Anyway, I'm already thinking about faster chess freestyle tournaments :)

Knockout format could be lots of fun too, but players will probably prefer to play all the games to try to catch the best ones.

Let's discuss about the chess freestyle tournaments in the other thread :


William Taylor    (2007-10-25 16:29:24)
Chess and go at the same time?

Why have you decided to hold chess and go freestyle cups at the same time? I'd expect this to reduce participation in both events, as obviously nobody can play in both.

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-10-25 17:09:00)
Chess and go at the same time

That's right, I'd like to play in both events too (maybe I'll do it :)) but anyway probably not many players would play a chess freestyle then a Go freestyle 1 or 2 weeks later, and again and again... !?

Why ? .. Simply because it takes me one week end instead of two.