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Old 2014-12-05, 11:09   #12
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As late-comer, I'd like to jump ship and join the Geckos as an "alternate".
My game isn't good enough to participate in the analyses much, and my
time constraints would turn the game into a move-a-month marathon.
But I'd rather participate than merely observe.

To Chess, aargh ! Oops, I mean, Go Geckos !
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Old 2014-12-05, 11:52   #13
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I don't see why the teams need to be balanced in terms of the number of members.
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Old 2014-12-05, 12:03   #14
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I don't see why the teams need to be balanced in terms of the number of members.
Maybe not.
I hope we hear from LaurV and WMHalsdorf soon. Then we will know whether we have any opponents at all for game 3.
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Old 2014-12-05, 17:53   #15
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Great! Thanks very much.

The makeup of the Geckos seems clear now with you as captain and all four of us willing to continue.

As you say, we still need some clarity about the Pirates and possibly some new members.

Additionally: Serge, are you willing to continue your role as arbiter for us?
Yes, sure.

( It is only now that I read the thread and registered that there was a question. )
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Old 2014-12-05, 18:09   #16
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Yes, sure.

( It is only now that I read the thread and registered that there was a question. )
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Old 2014-12-05, 18:36   #17
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Perhaps we need some incentive for teams not to use a full week when it's an obvious move. There was a suggestion earlier on that we could do better with a system of a certain number of days to play a certain number of moves. Maybe the arbiter could keep a count of time used. Or the teams could keep the count with the arbiter on hand in case of any dispute about number of days used.

Does that sound like a good idea? Or some variation on it?
40 weeks for 40 moves?
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Old 2014-12-05, 20:32   #18
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40 weeks for 40 moves?

That is the current rate. If you want something faster the number of moves has to be grater than the number of weeks such as 40 moves/30 weeks, you also have to have a rate after the first 40 moves.

I look forward to the next game.
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Old 2014-12-05, 21:06   #19
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If you want something faster the number of moves has to be grater than the number of weeks such as 40 moves/30 weeks, you also have to have a rate after the first 40 moves.
That was what we were not-so-successfully trying to convey.

Something like this: http://www.fide.com/component/handbo...&view=category

We're not sure how hard it would be to keep track of system like that. Maybe the team itself could keep track?
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Old 2014-12-05, 21:12   #20
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I prefer the one week per move rule. It is then easy to check the time stamp of the opponents last move, giving all team members a chance during a week to find some time to study the positions, including the weekends.
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Old 2014-12-05, 21:30   #21
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I look forward to the next game.
Very good to hear!

If I have it right so far we have the following list of players:

Former Shaolin Pirates: LaurV (needs to confirm participation), WMHalsdorf

Former Toxic Geckos: paulunderwood (new captain), henryzz, richs, Brian-E

New player for game 3: davar55 (wishes to join Toxic Geckos)



Maybe a few more people might be interested in playing too.
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Old 2014-12-05, 21:38   #22
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Very good to hear!

If I have it right so far we have the following list of players:

Former Shaolin Pirates: LaurV (needs to confirm participation), WMHalsdorf

Former Toxic Geckos: paulunderwood (new captain), henryzz, richs, Brian-E

New player for game 3: davar55 (wishes to join Toxic Geckos)



Maybe a few more people might be interested in playing too.

Please include me only as a participating supporter, not strictly as a team player,
until I get my chess bearings. I'll do what I can.
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