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Re: London Chess Classic 2011

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:25 pm

Hmm. Thanks for that, but it doesn't want to load.
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Re: London Chess Classic 2011

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:28 pm

(I now have three games, but not the fourth.)
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Post by Michael Bennett » Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:29 pm

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Re: London Chess Classic 2011

Post by benedgell » Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:38 pm

Just flashed up on Playchess that they're showing the Women's games live as well now.

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Re: London Chess Classic 2011

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:41 pm

I know have the games, I think (though I won't really know until it's updated). I always seem to have trouble with live chess. I dunno if it comes of living in a rural area with pretty slow broadband.
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Post by Joey Stewart » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:36 pm

You know one thing that always baffles me about these big tournaments are the 'press conferences' that you often see photographed. Who are these mysterious people that are interviewing the top players? I have even searched around for them and never have I seen a youtube video of a chess press conference - is it some sort of a european thing that the news people take their reports back home and they are never seen or heard of again, while our own press turn a blind eye?
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Post by Nicky Chorley » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:45 pm

Yay, I got my first win in slow chess in my last game of the U120 today :D. My opponent hadn't played competitively before and lost a piece to a fork. Mating was hard, but I did it eventually. Yay! My game finished early, so I could have gone to the commentary room for the main event, but I was rather drained by then. I'm sure I spotted several forumites there both yesterday and today.

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Post by Joey Stewart » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:28 pm

Well done Nicky, it is always nice to get over the first hurdle of winning a long chess game, and it tends to feel quite good as people are tough to beat when they have alot of thinking time.
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Re: London Chess Classic 2011

Post by Matt Fletcher » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:59 pm

Well done Nicky - would be good to see the game!

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Re: London Chess Classic 2011

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:09 pm

Cheers, mate - we told you to stick at it :D 8)
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Post by Adam Raoof » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:09 am

If you are thinking of entering the Weekend B or Rapidpay B tournaments at the Classic, there is now an online registration form here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/vie ... c6MQ#gid=0

Please fill in as many fields as you can to help us process your entry. When you arrive please go to the Information Desk and fill out a form and pay your entry fee. All events are in the East Hall, where you can collect your player's badge which you should wear at all times.
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Re: London Chess Classic 2011

Post by Nicky Chorley » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:13 am

Thanks all. I may put my game up at some point :).

Adam: were we supposed to return our badges? If so, I didn't realise :oops:.

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Post by Adam Raoof » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:17 am

Nicky Chorley wrote:Thanks all. I may put my game up at some point :).

Adam: were we supposed to return our badges? If so, I didn't realise :oops:.
Keep it as a souvenir, and let's see your games! (Actually I think we have them).
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Re: London Chess Classic 2011

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:03 am

Time Control in the Open

40 moves in 90 minutes then an extra half hour with 30 second increment per move throughout.

Why not just say 120 minutes plus 30 second increment throughout? Aside from anything else it would save the confusion in the first round when some of the clocks weren't set properly (including mine) and you'd always know how much time you have left.

Adding extra time after 40 moves seems to be adding an unnecessary level of complication to my eyes.

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Re: London Chess Classic 2011

Post by Richard Bates » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:17 am

Jonathan Bryant wrote:Time Control in the Open

40 moves in 90 minutes then an extra half hour with 30 second increment per move throughout.

Why not just say 120 minutes plus 30 second increment throughout? Aside from anything else it would save the confusion in the first round when some of the clocks weren't set properly (including mine) and you'd always know how much time you have left.

Adding extra time after 40 moves seems to be adding an unnecessary level of complication to my eyes.
1) not a legal time control for norm purposes
2) time controls without intermediate stages are rubbish. Very easy to say that the two are not different in theory, but they are very different in practice.

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