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chess quads

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allbannedacc

Pawn

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Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:29 pm

Post Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:15 pm

chess quads

Chess quads allows players to find opponents of similar strength and
helps to schedule the games to mutually agreeable dates and times.
This will make for more competitive games and finding games with more
serious opponents. Think of it as your chess partners (study group),
about your same strength with one purpose: to get better at chess.
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babasaheb

Bishop

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Post Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:20 pm

Sit & Go tournaments

Well, 'quads' involve four players usually, and it's common custom to play two games with each opponent (one of each colour).

The Sit & Go tournaments on this site involve a minimum of 3 or 4 (the Quads), and 5 or 6 (or 10 for the World Warzone) players. It's nice to have events that are already "organized" for you and await merely enough participants before they will start up (you enjoy the convenience of auto-pairing, prizes that mostly return the overall entry fees, a tourney chat room, etc.).

If you have enough friends that are interested at say, a similar rating level, you can pretty much enjoy as many of the "sit & go" tourneys to yourself as you like with just your friends along with a very fair chance at the prizes [so long as you and your friends enter briskly and do not allow an opportunity for a much stronger player or two to enter].

I'm thinking especially about the 960 Crown Stars tourneys [750 cubits entry fees, 10 crowns as prizes, 5 or 6 players needed to start]. It's safest to get 6 to enter as that leaves no room for a latecomer, and starts the event right away.
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