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Kamesh Nookala    (2010-07-28)
Match vs. ICCF

Dear Friends,

Why not we have a match vs. ICCF. I think, we have players who can shake the hell out of any opponent on board and highly qualified corr. chess players.

Thib, let's do it. Try and induce them for a battle to take REVENGE (if at all FICGS lost previously).

What you guys say?

Scott Nichols    (2010-07-28 15:43:49)
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I think it would be a good chance to show them we are definitely worthy of respect.

Kamesh Nookala    (2010-07-28 15:47:07)
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Dear Scottie,

That's why i felt the need to make this post to prove that no longer FICGS is for only weak players :)

Thibault de Vassal    (2010-07-28 15:56:50)
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Did ICCF play such a match in the past? I would be surprised... anyway it would be great, and a real challenge for sure...

Kamesh Nookala    (2010-07-28 16:00:14)
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Hello Thib,

I am not sure. Somewhere from within my 1kb memory, i vaguely remembered that FICGS played with ICCF in the past and lost. I may be wrong too.

But, that's a real challenge and we got players who have nothing to lose. They know the tricks of trade and can grill the ICCF players. I suppose they will come up with weaker players, but not the top level. Once we show our mettle, only then will they know that FICGS means Real Business.

Thibault de Vassal    (2010-07-28 16:21:55)
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No, there were no FICGS vs. ICCF match yet. We lost our two previous matches against IGAME.RU (with engines, against a very strong team mainly from Ukraine! the site died since that time) & GAMEKNOT (without engines).

I doubt that ICCF will be interested in playing such a match (maybe Gino or anyone involved can say it), but maybe someone can throw the idea in the ICCF forum, like I did in RybkaForum... who knows after all.

Kamesh Nookala    (2010-07-28 16:26:42)
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Exactly Thib,

A person with some repo at ICCF, who also plays here can do the job. We can shield the names of our top players to induce them

Sebastian Boehme    (2010-07-28 19:56:33)
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Hello there,

great idea indeed. Facing the 2600 elo giants of ICCF.

Maybe even J. van Osteroom would play (although I doubt it a little bit ;-) )

I am looking forward to future matches and would feel honoured to be a part of the FICGS team in these.

Go FICGS Go! ;-)

Kamesh Nookala    (2010-07-28 20:11:59)
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Dear All,

I think if Edward, Alberto, Wayne, Thib, few others and also two guys whom i know (sorry, forgot their names), we will become a mighty force. Let's start figuring out as to who would make a new post in the forum at ICCF, any NAMES?

Kamesh Nookala    (2010-07-28 20:49:27)
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Dear Thib,

I think Riccio, Eros (Italian guy) is also an active member at ICCF. Let's see if he can oblige your request and create a post at the ICCF forum. I do not know how well you know him, but you can ask :)

Thibault de Vassal    (2010-07-28 21:28:52)
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Well, no hurry... let's see how this discussion evolve before to do anything. But your ideas are worth a try, undoubtly.

Kamesh Nookala    (2010-07-28 21:37:36)
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Unfortunately, I have this tendency of getting carried away too far in minutes.. Perhaps i was born a Rocket last birth. I just gave an idea, which will develop further (i hope atleast) and for the time being, I will try to control myself :)

Ruben Comes    (2010-07-29 07:43:42)
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Seems like a good idea.
But Thib said I do not think they are interested, at least institutionally.
Perhaps they can form a team of ICCF private.
Of course, I would play for Ficgs team, I'm not sure if I have the strength you need.

Daniel Parmet    (2010-07-31 13:33:58)
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I'd play :)

Xavier Pichelin    (2010-08-01 11:03:51)
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Pourquoi pas?
Je peux lancer l'idée avec le président de ICCF car j'ai son email perso et que je communique souvent avec puisque c'est un français et membre actif de AJEC (association francaise des jeux echecs par correspondance).
ici il y a beaucoup de fort joueur qui joue FICGS et fort joueur à ICCF (Eros, Peter qui joue la Finale du WC 26 Word Champion ICCF) etc...
Ces joueurs vont t-il jouer pour FICGS?

Thibault de Vassal    (2010-08-01 15:50:59)
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Salut Xavier ! Merci pour la proposition, et en effet (mis à part le fait que j'aie du mal à trouver de bonnes raisons à l'ICCF de jouer un tel match - à part la passion de la compétition) l'un des problemes majeurs dans l'idée est que quasiment tous les meilleurs joueurs du site sont également actifs à l'ICCF... A chacun de choisir peut être, ou bien seuls les joueurs actifs sur un site seulement pourraient jouer, pas de choix simple :/


Well, Xavier may submit the idea directly to the ICCF president, but one more obvious problem is that most of the best FICGS players are also active members at ICCF... If such a match would happen, the selected players would have to choose... Or only players active at one server only may be included in a team... no easy choice :/

Or maybe FICGS, ICCF and players wouldn't care about all this and only want a nice match that wouldn't mean anything, why not :)

Wayne Lowrance    (2010-08-02 05:06:18)
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Howdy. I think this would be fun. I would suggest some sort of mechanism that will prevent more than 2 to 3 days response with normal TC of 1 move/day. Maybe no increment.
I would be very pleased to represent FICGS team. Lastly I think the players should play tables starting at table 1 highest rank and so forth.
Just my view point. I am really overloaded with games but would add this to my list.

Gino Figlio    (2010-08-03 04:39:59)
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I am not involved in ICCF management anymore but my suggestion would be to ask the ICCF President if he would be interested in promoting such a match, hosted in the ICCF webserver.

Make it ICCF rated and free. Maybe 10-20 boards.
Suggest that only players rated 2500 or more participate in the ICCF team.
Mention that FICGS will play with their top players.
Mention the total number of members in FICGS and how some of them may decide to play in ICCF events in the future if promotional events like this are created.

ICCF needs to see FICGS as a potential partner and not a competitor otherwise this match will not happen.

My personal view since I do not represent ICCF in any way.

Thibault de Vassal    (2010-08-03 11:49:16)
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Hi Gino, thanks for your precious advices... Good ideas, and indeed ICCF could host the whole event (if they wish).

Still thinking about it... another idea (among others) : if only FICGS players who are not members of ICCF could enter the FICGS team, maybe the experience could be interesting as well as I feel that many 2200-2300 players here are getting stronger [maybe also due to the increasing level of engines] and will probably reach 2400 in a while, so they would have a chance to play a match against very strong ICCF players... The idea would be to see the real strength difference between these 2 categories of players (ICCF would be almost sure not to lose but for us the challenge would be even greater).

The other idea behind this is that ICCF may see an opportunity to make discover their server to these new players.

Finally we may suggest several ideas to ICCF, Gino's one, this one & maybe others... Whatever they choose, it could be interesting for the players, what do you think?

Jorma Hakkinen    (2010-08-07 22:45:53)
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Why not? But there are players at both sites; can I play against me;-))