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    Freestyle Computer Chess Tournament

    With the current debate going on regarding use of computers etc in cc games, I am interested in running a freestyle tournament on here for those that are interested.

    Also, as we have the pgn viewer back


    Basically with a freestyle tournament (almost exactly like the playchess ones) anything goes. Computer engine use is allowed, databases are allowed. Tablebases are fair game too.
    As I said anything.

    If you want to play as a team together, just send the team members to me by pm and tell me your team handle.

    Will start after we get enough numbers (if there are enough numbers).

    Feel free to start debating.

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    Count me in - I'll have to get a chess engine first though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    Count me in - I'll have to get a chess engine first though
    You could play without one, might be a bit painful though

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    I am enjoying the monumental expressions of interest so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    I am enjoying the monumental expressions of interest so far
    Maybe I won't need the engine to finish first after all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    Maybe I won't need the engine to finish first after all
    Is anyone else interested?

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    May be interested in the near future but not just yet - need to get some more work before I can commit myself to serious timewasting. Will let you know if I'm available when that happens.

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    I welcome an Idea of such a tournament.

    Any Melb players would like to team-up with me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    Maybe I won't need the engine to finish first after all
    If we can get another couple of entrants, then you will need to get the engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    If we can get another couple of entrants, then you will need to get the engine.
    Count me in.

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    I would like to play in this and get it started, so how many are interested? So far we have I think-

    1) me
    2) Glenno
    3) Kevin Bonham (subject to free time)
    4) Michael Baron ?
    5) Boris (if he can get an engine)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    5) Boris (if he can get an engine)
    I have fritz 5, so book me in for last place
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    I have fritz 5, so book me in for last place
    it is a freestyle tournament, so anything goes. You can use your own judgement to 'help' the engine along if you wish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    I have fritz 5, so book me in for last place
    Mate, simply get yourself a copy of Arena (for free) http://www.playwitharena.com/, and any of a dozen excellent, free UCI engines (e.g Rybka beta, Fruit, Toga, Spike). Any of these will be at least 500 points stronger than Fritz 5..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pax
    Mate, simply get yourself a copy of Arena (for free) http://www.playwitharena.com/, and any of a dozen excellent, free UCI engines (e.g Rybka beta, Fruit, Toga, Spike). Any of these will be at least 500 points stronger than Fritz 5..
    Thanks for the tip, I'll give it a go.
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