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Michael Aigner    (2009-03-07)
Unrated Tournaments

Sometimes I would like to experiment with some more or less unserious openings (e.g. to "improve" my OTB opening repertoire). I would not like to this in serious rated tournaments, therefore I would be happy if we could have some unrated tournaments (special tournaments area) similar to thematic tournis. What do you think about this?


Josef Riha    (2009-03-07 22:33:06)
Unrated...

Good idea, I agree with you. Here we could test ALL kinds of openings.


Thibault de Vassal    (2009-03-07 23:56:15)
Unrated games

Hi Michael, that's a very good idea ! (why didn't I think about it before :))

Now thinking about this : If it is unrated, shoult it be a tournament ?! .. or a 2 players 1 or 2 game match ?

Also we may find a funny category name to suggest that this is a place to test new or unusual openings...

Any ideas ? :)


Michael Aigner    (2009-03-08 00:36:05)
Category name

What┤s about "The almost Good, the Bad and the Ugly" as a category? - :-) I think tournaments should be OK, maybe with less participants than in standard tournaments. I guess we would produce a lot of good stuff for Wikichess ;-)


Anthony Jones    (2009-03-08 03:15:13)
name

The Creativity Lab.


Josef Riha    (2009-03-08 10:09:34)
Name

How about Chaotic Games? :-)


Marc Lacrosse    (2009-03-09 16:19:53)
Unserious openings in serious games!

"Sometimes I would like to experiment with some more or less unserious openings"

For what regards myself I do it all the time in rated games !

For example in my wch-05 semifinal match against D. Ghysens I am busy trying the Hampe-Algaier gambit (not a real success so far) and a Alekhine-Chatard one (much more promising) ... :)

So no need for special unrated tournaments for experimenting IMHO ...

Marc

PS you should have a look : this match will win the price for the most excentric openings in high-level correspondence chess (well I hope so).


Thibault de Vassal    (2009-03-10 11:08:04)
wch-05 semifinal

Indeed, bloody & rare games :) .. "Creativity lab." is a nice name, "Experiments zone" too... maybe it should also mean "just for fun", "unrated" would be easy. Hmmmmm....


Thibault de Vassal    (2009-03-11 11:58:44)
Unrated class tournaments ?

Now I just wonder if there should be unrated class tournaments, maybe less categories (maybe 2000+ and 2000- would be ok) but it may be more interesting for strong players... I'm not sure, what do you think ?!


Michael Aigner    (2009-03-13 16:50:26)
Categorys

Well, I am not shure if we need any category there. I think everybody should be able to attend this kind of tournis. Best regards Michael


Michael Aigner    (2009-03-13 16:58:32)
@ Marc

Hi Marc, in general you are right when you say you can play unserious openings in serious games - of course. The little problem there is, you can┤t if you want to win. From time to time I can┤t hold back and try it myself. In most of this games I am very happy if I am able to "win" a half point in the end. Have a nice day Michael


Heinz-Georg Lehnhoff    (2009-03-13 18:10:06)
Categorys

In my opinion unrated tournaments should not be devided into categories according to the ratings of the players. If we have no categories the tournaments are filled much faster.


Rodolfo d Ettorre    (2009-03-14 12:01:27)
Kategrues

Maybe we could try one with no Kat-e-Guries to see if it is OK


Nadia Kaif    (2009-03-20 04:53:02)
Excellent Idea

I really like this idea









 

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