Official CHB online CHESS tournament (underway)

ura

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Welcome to CHB's first ever online chess tournament!

We will use lichess.org to conduct our games. However, as a result of time differences I think it's best if we use lichess' editor tool to play some games.

https://lichess.org/editor

How does that work?

-Whoever is white moves first
-white then copies the url and pastes it on here like so;
https://lichess.org/editor/rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/4P3/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKBNR_w_KQkq_-_0_1
-as you can see I've moved the prawn forward winks
-then black simply opens the same url, takes his or her (lol) move, copies the new url and pastes it on here again

Why can't we just play normally ura?

Well you can of course. The editor is just there for games where it's difficult for both players to commit to a few hours of chess, as we all know everyone has different schedules. Use lichess to conduct your games if you can, if not just use the editor as stated above.

Can I take a screenshot of the board instead of the url?

Do what you like for fuck sake.

What about trolls who post suggestions or interfere with the games?

Anyone who interferes with someone else's game will be banned. It's simple; this is a gentleman's game, if you think it's ok as an adult to go up to two men playing chess and ruin their game you are a knobhead and also retarded. Go be retarded in another thread.

I'll seed you all based on how good you are. I think @DynamicMoves is very good so he'll be number 1 seed going into the tournament.

I play occasionally with my girl so I'm about low/medium level. For the purposes of this thread dynamicmoves is Grandmaster level.

Grandmaster/Queen's Gambit
Competent
Beginner

Post if you'd like to join. I hope we get a least...4 members joining. Ideally more. Even if you don't play chess it's just a bit of fun.

Edit: Confirmed players

1-ura
lichess name-uraCHB (Beginner)
2-broxi
lichess name-alba_CHB (Beginner)
3-Johnstown
lichess name-chessboxing79 (Competent)
4-DynamicMoves
lichess name-DynamicMoves (Competent)
5-lufcrazy
lichess name-lufcrazy (Competent)
6-Dobyzhee
lichess name-dobyzhee (Beginner)
7-VinoVeritas
lichess name-YDKSAC (Competent)
8-Jay
lichess name-Supermanintights

Update:

The rules have been decided;
-30 minute games
This is to allow some of the beginner level players more time to not feel too overwhelmed as games that end too quick teach the loser very little imo
-no increments


Any player that can't play their game for whatever reason etc will forfeit their match.
 
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Broxi

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I am actual shit at chess in that I know the rules, how the pieces move, etc but I have zero clue about strategies, individual plays, etc

I think @Johnstown , @McGrain and @VinoVeritas played to a decent level but I’m willing to set up an account and get mollywopped for a few games
 
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ura

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I am actual shit at chess in that I know the rules, how the pieces move, etc but I have zero clue about strategies, individual plays, etc

I think @Johnstown , @McGrain and @VinoVeritas played to a decent level but I’m willing to set up an account and get mollywopped for a few games
Sweet. Yeah just join anyway mate, you'll pick up more than you think in just a few games with your natural intelligence broxi.

And if you just want to use the lichess editor in your games you don't even need to set up an account. Just copy/paste the link, very easy.
 
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ura

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What time controls would we use?
What would be your suggestion?

For the games the players choose/have to use the editor for there wouldn't be a proper time control other than let's say take your turn within 24 hours of the other players finished move.

But for the other actual games on lichess you all can decide that I suppose. I'm open to suggestions.
 

Johnstown

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As far as cheating. Fast games minimize that but someone can download a engine that plays for you.

So I'm thinking game 15 minutes and we just hope people are honest
 
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DynamicMoves

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Sounds like fun, but I have a habit of just simply dropping online games with 24 hour move times.
I'm also garbage at the game, I guess puzzles make me seem better than I am. You should probably put me somewhere between beginner and competent.

As far as cheating goes, can probably just have somebody check the moves against a chess engine, nobody moves like an engine.

Edit: a few years back I played about a dozen games with @Tko6 and managed to lose every time.
 
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ura

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This will help determine seeding johnstown. I'm uraCHB
 

Johnstown

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@ura good game. Don't open with a knight to the side of the board (obviously occasional exceptions).
 
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Johnstown

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Other bit of advice...if you are playing someone and they seem to be dropping a piece for nothing (like I appeared to be doing with my knight towards the end) give it a extra look to make sure you won't be falling into a trap by capturing it
 
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ura

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Other bit of advice...if you are playing someone and they seem to be dropping a piece for nothing (like I appeared to be doing with my knight towards the end) give it a extra look to make sure you won't be falling into a trap by capturing it
Yeah I wondered on that but I didn't like the pressure from the time limit. When I play I take ages usually. You kinda steamrolled me.