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Vlad
03-06-2008, 12:26 AM
www.crestbook.com challenges any other forum to play advance. The moves are decided by democratic voting. Do we have enough people interested? They have a few GMs and IMs but they also have not so strong players.

Axiom
03-06-2008, 12:43 AM
www.crestbook.com challenges any other forum to play advance. The moves are decided by democratic voting. Do we have enough people interested? They have a few GMs and IMs but they also have not so strong players.
sounds good


actually i have been thinking lately that inter-forum chess team competition could work , but this idea is good start .......i'm in.

Desmond
03-06-2008, 12:11 PM
I'm in.

Kevin Bonham
03-06-2008, 12:32 PM
www.crestbook.com challenges any other forum to play advance.

Does this mean the same as freestyle, ie computer assisted?

Whether it does or not I'd be willing to take part but don't guarantee to be able to devote immense amounts of time, or (depending on the time limit) to vote on every single move.

Zwischenzug
03-06-2008, 01:05 PM
How does this work? Is it for all forum members to vote in?

Vlad
03-06-2008, 01:16 PM
Yes, it is computer assisted.

Yes, anybody can vote. Numbers are counted and the winning move being executed. One does not have to vote every move. It is expected that one day per move each side.

Generally it would be good at least to run some program before suggesting a move.:)

They have just smashed immortal123 forum 2:0 and now are ready to challenge others.

Zwischenzug
03-06-2008, 02:13 PM
How will the moves that people will vote on be generated?

Basil
03-06-2008, 04:13 PM
I don't want to bugger up our chances. Am happy to play - but just as happy to be official:

Cheerleader (with pom pom routine)
Psy op guru sending out weirdness to throw them off their game

Vlad
03-06-2008, 04:38 PM
How will the moves that people will vote on be generated?

That is just technical details. Somebody has to register on their forum and leave the moves there, and vice versa.

It would be good if we could get heavy weights like IM George Xie and IM Guy West. Any chance of that?:)

Spiny Norman
03-06-2008, 04:43 PM
I'll ask Guy when I see him on Thursday. (Watto, you've got more leverage, so a lot would depend on you!). I'm sure N.Y.Wong would be interested (I'll ask him tonight). I will also ask N.Y. to see if FM Kok Siong Teo would also like to participate.

Vlad
03-06-2008, 05:30 PM
I have just left a message on www.crestbook.com saying that the largest (by the number of posts) forum www.chesschat.org is interested in playing against the strongest (by the chess ratings of participants) forum www.crestbook.com.

Can we get as strong team as possible? Hopefully we do not end up loosing in 20 moves.:)

We also need to think about the format. In the previous match between www.crestbook.com and immortal223 they played 2 games simultaneously, sending the moves every day.

Desmond
03-06-2008, 05:45 PM
Are you able to post those games, drug?

Vlad
03-06-2008, 05:52 PM
I am not exactly sure what you mean. You probably asking if I can post the moves over there. Yes, I can. I am pretty sure a few people here can do that.

Axiom
03-06-2008, 06:33 PM
I am not exactly sure what you mean. You probably asking if I can post the moves over there. Yes, I can. I am pretty sure a few people here can do that.
i think boris meant the previous match game scores.

Vlad
03-06-2008, 07:04 PM
The second game is

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. dxe5 Nc6 6. O-O Bg4 7. Nc3 Nxc3 8. bxc3 Qd7 9. Re1 O-O-O 10. h3 Bh5 11. g4 Bg6 12. Bb5 Bc5 13. Be3 Bxe3 14. Rxe3 Qe6 15. Qe2 h6 16. Rb1 a6 17. Bxc6 Qxc6 18. e6 h5 19. g5 f6 20. e7 Rde8 21. Nd4 Qc4 22. Qf3 Qxa2 23. Rbe1 Be4 24. Qf4 Qa4 25. f3 Bxc2 26. gxf6 gxf6 27. Qxf6 Rhg8+ 28. Kh2 Bh7 29. Rg1 Rxg1 30. Kxg1 Bb1 31. Ne6 Qd1+ 32. Kf2 Bd3 33. Qe5 Qc2+ 34. Kg3 Rg8+ 35. Ng5 h4+ 36. Kg4 Bb5 37. Qf5+ Qxf5+ 38. Kxf5 a5 39. Re5 Bc6 40. Kf6 a4 41. f4 a3 42. Re1 Be8 43. f5 Kd7 44. Rd1 b5 45. Rxd5 1-0

The first game is

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d6 7. Bg5 Nbd7 8. e3 b6 9. Bd3 Bb7 10. f3 h6 11. Bh4 e5 12. Ne2 g5 13. Bf2 e4 14. fxe4 Nxe4 15. Bxe4 Bxe4 16. h4 Qf6 17. hxg5 hxg5 18. Rh2 Rae8 19. Ng3 Bg6 20. Rh3 Re7 21. Kf1 Qg7 22. Kg1 f5 23. Rf1 f4 24. exf4 gxf4 25. Nh5 Bxh5 26. Rxh5 f3 27. g3 Qg6 28. Rh4 Rh7 29. Rxh7 Qxh7 30. Be1 Qe4 31. Qd2 Qg4 32. Qe3 Rf7 33. b4 Nf8 34. d5 Rf5 35. a4 Rf7 36. a5 Rf5 37. c5 bxc5 38. bxc5 dxc5 39. a6 Rf7 0-1

Vlad
03-06-2008, 10:54 PM
They have been challenged by another forum. GM Shipov suggests to play in September.

Maybe we need to prepare? What about interstate competitions?

Spiny Norman
04-06-2008, 07:54 AM
I checked with N.Y. ... unfortunately he's not that keen.

Alexrules01
08-06-2008, 09:57 PM
Haha I can't even read the language :)
I will help if ya's want a kinda less exprienced but pulls out great moves sometimes guy :cool:

Phil Bourke
08-06-2008, 11:33 PM
I am happy to join in the fun. Just don't expect any startling brilliancies from this mind, though if we are allowed to use engines, I can run the suggestions and give feedback from Fritz 10, Rybka 2.3, Toga II, and a few others that I have.

Zwischenzug
10-06-2008, 02:34 PM
So what is the news on this challenge?

Kevin Bonham
10-06-2008, 02:40 PM
So what is the news on this challenge?

See post 16.