Apologies for the slight tardiness of this. I’ve been traveling today, and now am up later than optimal trying to finish this. (Your most recent comments have been noted; will respond later.)
This week’s pairings are below. Time control is 15/30. Mostly common-sense rules review is here. (One of them is “Don’t cheat.”)
And if you save the PGN, you can easily post the games using chessflash.com.
|Week 1 Pairings|
(Takchess: I should be able to do any day after 7pm EDT, or anytime on the weekend. Just let me know.)
Unfortunately, I got some pushback from the US government, so Kim Jong Il is now ineligible to play. Shaq and Space Ghost mysteriously dropped out.
Participants…take note of your number!
|#||“Common” Name||Blog||FICS handle|
|2||Ivan||Getting to 2000||Ivanw|
|3||Polly||Castling Queen Side||PPWchess|
|4||Donnie||Liquid Egg Product||LiquidEggProduct|
|6||Wahrheit||Robert Pearson’s Chess Blog||RLP|
|7||Blunderprone||Blunder Prone…The troubled Knight||TheBlunderprone|
|8||Takchess||Takchess Chess Improvement||takchessguy|
|9||Tom||The Everyday Christian||Rhuiden|
The order was based on FICS standard rating, if there was one with a reasonably large history. If not, I used other ratings found via your websites (ie, Ivan, Sciurus, Takchess, Wang, and chessaholic). So this certainly not an exact indicator of playing strength!
There are two divisions, each being a round-robin. The winner of each division will play for the championship!
Unfortunately, no matter the format, some people would have had to take byes. Sorry, Alex Chiu divisioners! (If you want to recruit a 12th, I’ve no prob with the late entry, though.)
|Dr. Gene Ray Division||Alex Chiu Division|
The schedules look like this if you want to plan ahead:
|Round||Dr. Gene Ray Division Schedule|
|Round||Alex Chiu Division Schedule|
Week 6 will be the championship between the two division leaders!