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ChessCube Engine Arena (Freestyle) Tournaments - Information

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Sean

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Post Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:58 pm

ChessCube Engine Arena (Freestyle) Tournaments - Information

Hi Cubers,

This is the launch post for the ChessCube Engine Arena Tournaments. (Previously called "Freestyle")
NOTE: 3 updates below.

Here's a quick FAQ/Guide to these events..

What are ChessCube Engine Arena Tournaments?
Engine Arena Tournaments on ChessCube will allow any user entered into these events to play with any form of assistance - such as a chess engine, chess opening books, assistance from friends - anything goes.

We're aware that the chess/ChessCube community would like a platform to test out their chess engine performance, and we're happy to have you play in these events with as much assistance as possible. In fact - we encourage it. Of course, you're more than welcome to play without any assistance, but you might find yourself finishing in last position. :)

Which format are they in?
The tournaments will be a 4 round ChessCube Fairplay event (Min players: 8, Maximum players: 32). It will be unrated, standard chess format.

Where can I find and enter these events?
These events will be in the "Tournaments" panel, listed under the "Scheduled" tab. You'll be able to enter them a few hours before the event starts.

What are the tournament names? And what are prizes and entry fees?
Entry - 100 Cubits.
Prizes (Total 2,500 Cubits): 1st - 900, 2nd - 650, 3rd - 400, 4th - 200, 5th - 100, 6th-10th - 50.

When will these events run?
Engine Arena 1 - 10AM GMT/UTC Daily
Engine Arena 2 - 2PM GMT/UTC Daily
Engine Arena 3 - 4PM GMT/UTC Daily
Engine Arena 4 - 8PM GMT/UTC Daily

What are the time controls?
All tournaments will have a time control of 15 minutes (See updates below).

Will I be banned for playing in them?
Absolutely not. As mentioned above, we're encouraging you to enter them and play with any form of assistance :).

The ChessCube Anti-Cheating Team will not be monitoring games played in these tournaments. Additionally, the fact that a user has entered these tournaments would not be taken into account should the user be under investigation for engine use outside of these events.

Can I use my engine to have a rematch outside of these tournaments?
We do not recommend this at all, as you will be banned from ChessCube.
If you want a rematch with a previous opponent, we recommend waiting until the next event to start that you're both entered into, and wait to see if you're paired up. If however both users are friends on ChessCube, and are willing to play each other in an UNRATED game while both of you are aware that you'll be using assistance.

Note: These tournaments are on a trial run, and may be cancelled at any time.

We hope that you enjoy these tournaments. If you have any feedback on them, please reply to this post, or email [email protected].

Thanks,
Sean

UPDATES:
As requested, the following changes have since been made:
1 - Changed the time control to 15 minute across all events
2 - Changed the entry fee & prizes for higher Cubit prizes
3 - Changed the entry fee & prizes once again - more Cubits rewarded now to the top 10 instead of top 3:
Entry - 100 Cubits.
Prizes (Total 2,500 Cubits): 1st - 900, 2nd - 650, 3rd - 400, 4th - 200, 5th - 100, 6th-10th - 50.
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mohrenreiber

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Post Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:14 pm

Re: ChessCube FreeStyle Tournaments - Information

Cheaters will use this new kind of tournament in order to improve their engine skills for big ChessCube Tournaments or high-wagered games.
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albinbinoo

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Post Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:53 pm

Re: ChessCube FreeStyle Tournaments - Information

Chesscube with this tournament just provides place where chess program/engine enthusiasts will be able to freely test and use their machines, progs, engines, opening books, bases etc against other prog users.
There is no fear that this event will serve for someone to improve cheating skill , this is unrated event where tab switching is allowed :) .
Using any of this stuff outside of this tournament is much harder and will result in ban.
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mazioon

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Post Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:16 pm

Re: ChessCube FreeStyle Tournaments - Information

The idea is ok, but it will cancel the element of using our own minds, and our own analysis, which will cause us to be at some point so dumm to pay on our own :-d
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himalayh

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Post Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:02 am

Re: ChessCube FreeStyle Tournaments - Information

:drool: :liar: Thinking :violin: :whistle:
Learning Gives Creativity
Creativity Leads You To Think
Thinking Provides you Knowledge
Knowledge Makes You Great
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allbannedacc

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Post Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:41 pm

Re: ChessCube FreeStyle Tournaments - Information

:-O (h) ;) (h) (h) (h) (h) (h) :-d :-d :-d :-d
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zack_ryder

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Post Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:58 pm

Re: ChessCube FreeStyle Tournaments - Information

PLZZZ DO IT 10MIN OR 15MIN
ITS A REQUEST :pray: :-d (6)
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konstantino07

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Post Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:02 am

Re: ChessCube FreeStyle Tournaments - Information

zack_ryder wrote:PLZZZ DO IT 10MIN OR 15MIN
ITS A REQUEST :pray: :-d (6)

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roflrofl

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Post Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:58 am

Re: ChessCube FreeStyle Tournaments - Information

PLZZZ DO IT 10MIN OR 15MIN
ITS A REQUEST :eusa-pray:
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sreerag_mr

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Post Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:58 am

Re: ChessCube FreeStyle Tournaments - Information

PLZZZ DO IT 10MIN OR 15MIN
ITS A REQUEST :pray: :-d (6)


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