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Anyone for an ongoing tournament/league? This thread hasn't been active for a while, but I could manage an ongoing tournament that requires you to play your paired opponent at whatever time suits you during the week.

Am thinking a double elimination bracket for the sake of there being a grand finals rather than an anticlimactic points race via round robin. A match would then consist of two* 15min clock matches (so you play both colours in each match). Ties are broken by 2 5min matches, again swapping colours. This tiebreak process is continued until a winner is reached.

(* this number will be 4 for later rounds in the tournament depending on number of entrants, and maybe 6 for grands.)

I can host this bracket on challonge.com. To enter will require you to have an identifiable lichess account.

Register interest here, and if we have enough entrants I will make the bracket asap! :)
 

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I just got in a situation of rook v.s. bishop+knight.

I now know why people prefer the latter in such a scenario...
 

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Good bump. People hit me up for games, am really enjoying chess atm :).
 

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I remember playing with Integrand one time and the first word he/she said to me if I recall correctly was: hehe
I have a theory that people good at maths that play chess will be good at chess not sure if it's true
 

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Sure I'll be free later this arvo most likely for a few on lichess. How strong are you btw?

Also theres some overlap between the part of the brain used in maths and chess respectively imo, but its hard to draw conclusions. The average mathematician who tries his hand at chess tends to do better than the average person overall in my experience (moreso than the converse statement).
 

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Sure I'll be free later this arvo most likely for a few on lichess. How strong are you btw?

Also theres some overlap between the part of the brain used in maths and chess respectively imo, but its hard to draw conclusions. The average mathematician who tries his hand at chess tends to do better than the average person overall in my experience (moreso than the converse statement).
Idk around 700 JCL so maybe 1200-1400 FIDE just guessing since I haven't played much recently
 

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Sweet, will host up in a sec. 15+10 or thereabouts seem decent? or would you prefer something else?
 

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Someone has joined, but just isn't moving lol.
 

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Gg man, pretty well played. Shame about that pawn blunder.
 

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