View Full Version : Represent Your chess site: Me Against World!

25-02-2008, 05:29 AM
Hello all chessfriends! I invite you to participate in my little experiment. I have had bit of a hard time to decide where to play chess, and against whom, so I came up with this idea..I will let people to choose who want to play against me =) Yes, and for that reason, I made my blog to give it chance. Also this way, I can perhaps see which chessplace in the net is the most active and friendly one! So, in a nutshell, if you want to join my game! :

1. Please visit my blog www.meagainstworld.blogspot.com (made just for this purpose, so no add ok! ;)), and see the current situation of the game, and if you wish, send me an email to meagwo@gmail.com containing your move and also hopefully, which site you are from.

2. Thatīs it! Your move is counted, and after Ive got enough of all of your moves (not sure how many I will get or what number is enough!), I will make a move for You, the one that got most votes of you all! Also, after every move, I will provide some stats about received moves, and from where did I get them!

3. Then itīs my move again! I will post my next move to my blog, when Iīm ready. Sooner than later. Your turn again!

4. This goes on, until the game is over!

Some remarks. Please, let the move(s) you send me, be Your own moves. Not your computerīs, or from anyone else. Thus, discussion about the game or commenting it somewhere, or to me, is not preferred. That would affect the game, which we donīt want, right! With each move, you need to only email me your move, thatīs all! With first move, I would like to get info from which site did you participate! And why email, you may ask? Well, first of all, you may continue just playing on your site. But, if you want to take part of this experiment and represent your site, emailing me your moves is simply the only way I can make sure I get authentic moves, and not flawed results. Also, please use PGN, so moves are clear, just your next move will do! If there would be tie in voting, I would simply choose move from person that sent me the most votes during whole game, and then, the move that came first.

Thank you all for taking part! And keep your chess site`s flag high! I will look forward to play at some point, after all, if I get most moves (and/or friendliest feedback) from there..Good game =) P.S. If you got ANY questions, just mail me. All activity from me concerning the game, will happen mainly in my blog.

25-02-2008, 09:00 AM
I will visit daily! Good luck!

Kevin Bonham
29-03-2008, 12:47 AM
I was following this early when virtually nobody was voting. Eventually the guy managed to increase the number of voters by replacing his impractical email vote system with a poll system, but either too many of the voters were patzers or else trolls stacked the voting with votes for blunders.

On 8 March the following position was reached:

1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. Ngf3 Nf6 5. g3 Nc6 6. Bg2 Be7 7. 0-0 0-0 8. e5 Nd7 9. Re1 Qc7 10. Qe2 b5 11. Nf1 Bb7 12. h4 Ncxe5?? 13. Nxe5 Nxe5 14. Qxe5

and since then the site hasn't been updated.

Really a shambles and a classic example of how not to do it - plus failing to finish the game is poor form by white unless he has a very good reason.

And the moral of this story is do not recruit players for monuments to your own ego by spamming bulletin boards where you are not an established poster