TCCMB exhibition match


TCCMB exhibition match

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Thibault de Vassal    (2006-07-24)
TCCMB exhibition match

Hello to all.

I couldn't resist.. chess and hormones, an explosive cocktail :)

The whole story -

... and of course on The Correspondence Chess Message Board :

Have fun ! :)

Glen D. Shields    (2006-07-24 17:07:52)
Good Luck

Good luck Thibault. You've definitely given John an edge. I suggest you move the Knight in and out a couple more moves and see what he does :)

Don Burden    (2006-07-25 01:25:39)
Handicap moves?

The idea may be a new way to offer a handicap to lower rated players. Maybe for each rating difference of 200 points, the higher rated player must play two moves moving the g8 knight to f6 & back (g1 knight to f3 & back if playing white). To be fair, the lower rated player should not be allowed to capture or give check during each two move sequence of the knight.

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-07-25 01:51:34)
Handicap moves

That's an idea... Actually I don't think many players (benefiting of the handicap moves) with a 200 points lower rating would be interested, cause it's quite "risky" to play with an advantage. If you win, that's just normal, if you loose (even draw): that's a big defeat.

Such matches may be interesting for both masters (2400+) and amateurs (1600-), maybe even in a simultaneous context, so that draws could satisfy everyone.

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-08-20 21:59:53)
TCCMB exhibition match

Game over, John did it well !

I hoped a miracle until the end. The trap did not work, 28.Qd8+ and it was probably a draw... After 28.Qf8+ ! .. I only can resign. Lots of fun :)

I'll look at the next chess thematic tournament (same opening) with interest...

Thanks to John Knudsen for this nice game !