World Cup Twatball

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IM Jack Rudd
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World Cup Twatball

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:50 pm

An inverted Fantasy Football game, set up by a friend of mine from another site. The aim is to pick players who will score own goals, concede penalties, get sent off et cetera.

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Re: World Cup Twatball

Post by Kevin Williamson » Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:50 pm

Out of curiosity/boredom I wondered if it was possible to pick a team of players with the same (or similar) names to strong chess players.

I managed to do it, sticking to a 4-4-2 formation, although some of the connections are quite tenuous.

GK Andersen (Denmark) Ulf Andersson
DF King (England) Danny King
DF Van der Wiel (Holland) John Van der Wiel
DF Bornstein (USA) David Bronstein
DF Torres (Paraguay) Carlos Torre
MF Milner-Barry (Both England) Sir Stuart Milner-Barry
MF Poulsen (Denmark) Louis Paulsen
MF Thomas (Honduras) Sir George Thomas
FW Larsen (Denmark) Bent Larsen
FW Parker (South Africa) Jonathan Parker

A real pity that Armenia didn’t qualify as they have a goalkeeper called G.Kasparov

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Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:01 pm

You could claim Torres as a plural, on the grounds that there have been two notable chess players called Torre.

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Re: World Cup Twatball

Post by John Saunders » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:44 pm

One glaring omission from the chess/football team:

MF Shunsuke Nakamura (Japan)
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Post by John Saunders » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:46 pm

... or indeed MF Kengo Nakamura (Japan).

So Japan has two Nakas (sorry, should have resisted but couldn't).
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Re: World Cup Twatball

Post by Geoff Chandler » Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:44 pm

The coach for the Chess Team could be an ex-footbal player.

Simen Agdestein, from Norway. who is a GM and a retired International Footbal player.

The team needs a nickname.

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