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CCT 12 - Discussion about dates and time control

Post by Peter Skinner » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:14 pm

Hello everyone,

Well it is that time of year again where I get started on CCT 12.

After a few people emailed me via the CCT website, it seems the most popular date is:

February 20-21

I have also been asked to change the time control to something like 60 +1 or even G/60 mins. I personally prefer the 50 + 3 that we have been doing for a number of years.

Please remember that this year we cater to the EU time zone, thus UTC +1, not EST. I will reflect this on the website later today.

Any thoughts? Date propositions? Time control?

Peter Skinner
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Re: CCT 12 - Discussion about dates and time control

Post by pijl » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:03 pm

Peter Skinner wrote:After a few people emailed me via the CCT website, it seems the most popular date is:

February 20-21

I have also been asked to change the time control to something like 60 +1 or even G/60 mins. I personally prefer the 50 + 3 that we have been doing for a number of years.
February 20-21 is fine with me.
50+3 or 60+1 are both fine with me. 60+1 is a bit longer but not much. The main thing is to have games that take about two hours, and have a small increment to make sure that the clock doesn't decide dead drawn endings that go on for 200 moves.
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Post by jdart » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:43 pm

I'm probably ok with Feb 20-21.

45+10 was ok with me. I don't favor a smaller increment because it can lead to playing out the endgame at a much faster pace than the opening. That's fine if you just want a result but it may not produce good chess. But it's not a make or break issue for me.

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Re: CCT 12 - Discussion about dates and time control

Post by CRoberson » Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:10 am

The dates sound fine. I am fairly open on TC's. Something that adds to one hour per side is good. That gives a range of options from
G/59+1 to G/45+15. The traditional G/50+3 is fine with me.

Wow, 4am for California, but what can you do?

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Re: CCT 12 - Discussion about dates and time control

Post by diep » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:05 pm

CRoberson wrote:The dates sound fine. I am fairly open on TC's. Something that adds to one hour per side is good. That gives a range of options from
G/59+1 to G/45+15. The traditional G/50+3 is fine with me.

Wow, 4am for California, but what can you do?
Yes 60 1 is good idea.
all those weird time controls always with broken times.
justm ake it 1 hour and if needed 1 second increment for
engines not so well tuned to not forfeit.

In itself 60 0 is fine with me also.

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Re: CCT 12 - Discussion about dates and time control

Post by Bill Rogers » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:35 pm

Pete
I am a little confused or maybe I just missed something. A week or so ago a questioned about CCT10 and after a few posts the subject was changed to CCT12 (????). Did I miss something?
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Re: CCT 12 - Discussion about dates and time control

Post by Peter Skinner » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:05 am

Bill Rogers wrote:Pete
I am a little confused or maybe I just missed something. A week or so ago a questioned about CCT10 and after a few posts the subject was changed to CCT12 (????). Did I miss something?
Bill
Nope. CCT12 is the upcoming CCT, and CCT10 was almost 2 years ago.

What was the question?

I don't monitor the CCC like I used to.

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Re: CCT 12 - Discussion about dates and time control

Post by Paloma » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:08 am

Hi,
perhaps you mean this: http://www.talkchess.com/forum/viewtopi ... 09&t=30861

CCT 2010 means CCT12.
Peter is right.

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Re: CCT 12 - Discussion about dates and time control

Post by diep » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:54 pm

hi Peter,

I see you want to organize it at FICS at your homepage.

However i logged in before the weekend in FICS and had forgotten password of diep account there. So diep account has been locked. Messaged 'computers' and spoke to admins. I get responses as: "have some weeks patience".

Is it a good idea to host a tournament in FICS knowing that you don't get anything done there from admins and they just don't move at all?

Every day i reasked, shipped new messages, nothing happens there simply.

Vincent

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Re: CCT 12 - Discussion about dates and time control

Post by Peter Skinner » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:15 pm

diep wrote:hi Peter,

I see you want to organize it at FICS at your homepage.

However i logged in before the weekend in FICS and had forgotten password of diep account there. So diep account has been locked. Messaged 'computers' and spoke to admins. I get responses as: "have some weeks patience".

Is it a good idea to host a tournament in FICS knowing that you don't get anything done there from admins and they just don't move at all?

Every day i reasked, shipped new messages, nothing happens there simply.

Vincent
That is why the registration page states that I will handle the registration of accounts on FICS.

I am on the FICS server now and will take care of your issue.

Peter
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