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    Five players so far:
    
    alipasha
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    Cameron D
    I am yet to receive any contact at all from Ziah, so at this moment, Ziah is not in the tournament.

    Ziah, if you wish to play in the tournament, I need you to contact me at garvingray@optusnet.com.au. This is to ensure that you are committed to finishing the tournament and so that I am aware of who you are, just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronD
    ps- could garvin reinforce the rules for this tournament to avoid problems with misunderstandings. eg - no computers bar databases etc.
    I think the only way to word it correctly is: no engine generated moves are allowed.

    Databases and other freely available information ie other players games are allowed to be used.

    The only area I am not sure about is use of endgame tablebases. There are freely available websites that have endgame tablebase positions, so the information is potentially equal for everyone. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    The only area I am not sure about is use of endgame tablebases. There are freely available websites that have endgame tablebase positions, so the information is potentially equal for everyone. Thoughts?
    Are endgame books (the ones you can hold in your hand) allowed?

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    Reminder to all participants,

    Time control is one move per seven days in each individual game. The seven days begins once your opponent has replied to your move with their move. The time control is EXACTLY seven days.

    If a player needs a time extension, they need to pm/email me before they time out and state why they can't make the time control.

    If the tournament receives less than nine entries, it will be double round robin. If the tournament receives nine or more entries, it will be single round robin.
    In the event of a single round robin, players will be 'seeded' in the round robin draw based on their order of entry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mangafranga
    Are endgame books (the ones you can hold in your hand) allowed?
    This is the sort of stuff that I am not sure about and hence why I am posing the questions

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    This is the sort of stuff that I am not sure about and hence why I am posing the questions
    OK, well if endgame books are allowed I would suggest tablebases should be too. Especially if modern endgame books are allowed.

    What about opening books, are they allowed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mangafranga
    OK, well if endgame books are allowed I would suggest tablebases should be too. Especially if modern endgame books are allowed.

    What about opening books, are they allowed?
    Opening books are allowed. I believe that to be quite common. Of course if the participants want to not have any of it allowed, then so be it. Kinda difficult to prove though

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    Opening books are allowed. I believe that to be quite common. Of course if the participants want to not have any of it allowed, then so be it. Kinda difficult to prove though
    To me it seems that if opening books are allowed, and looking at other games is allowed, there is no reason to make the cut at endgame books, or at endgame tablebases.

    As regards tablebases I think it is worth noting that for most (and probably all in this tourney) people they will be restricted to 5 and 6 man tablebases. And these are available to examine online (i.e. you don't need to download them). So it is not like they will take over the endgame play. The only case that seems dodgey to me is the specialist endgame tablebase. As I understand it you can make endgame tablebases that have restrictions e.g. the pawn on c4 stays on c4.

    Incidentally I rate myself a less than 5% chance of playing this tournament, so really I am just discussing the rules for interest's sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mangafranga
    Incidentally I rate myself a less than 5% chance of playing this tournament, so really I am just discussing the rules for interest's sake.
    How can I increase the percentage? And no, payment is not an option. Balloons might be a goer though

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    How can I increase the percentage? And no, payment is not an option. Balloons might be a goer though
    Not much to do really, I always take a long time to decide and then decide at the last minute with a "yeah I feel like it" or "nah I don't".

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    The player plus a board. The end. Anything else and I'm out! (with bat and ball).
    There is no cure for leftism. Its infestation of the host mostly diminishes with age except in the most rabid of specimens.

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    why not simply , otb tournament conditions?

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    I'm happy either way (otb or correspondence rules). I was going to use this tournament to work/learn some new opennings with a large pile of opening and middlegame books at my side on those openinngs.

    ps - I'm sure garvin would say I need some new openings then the boring, dull, passive rubbish I currently play.

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    I would prefer otb conditions

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    So now three votes for otb conditions. I personally dont mind if players agree to opening book use though.

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