On-line engine blitz tourney April

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On-line engine blitz tourney April

Post by Joost Buijs »

The monthly on-line engine blitz tourney for April will take place on:

Saturday April 27, 2:00 PM EST (Boston time), 20:00 CET (Amsterdam time)

To connect:

winboard -zp -ics -icshost nightmare-chess.nl -icshelper timeseal -fcp ENGINE.exe -fd ENGINEFOLDER -autoKibitz -keepAlive 30

(for UCI engines, add -fUCI)

People without account can submit a request for an account to admin@nightmare-chess.nl

Our tournament manager will be: Eendje (Lisebeth @ ICC)

The format will be: 9 rounds Swiss 5/1

Lisebeth likes to start the tournament on top of the hour, please try to be on-line 15 minutes prior to tournament start, late joins are not supported.

The server is down at the moment, I'll try to bring it back on-line tomorrow evening or Friday morning.
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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney April

Post by Joost Buijs »

The tournament finished without problems, as usual Belfish ended on top. The number of participants is not what it used to be, in the past we had over 40 and this time just 12, this is an all-time low. We would like to keep this tournament going, but when the number of players doesn't improve it's probably better to reconsider.

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:Tourney Players: Round 9 of 9 
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:     Name              Rating Score Perfrm Upset  Results 
:     ----------------- ------ ----- ------ ------ ------- 
:  1 +BelFish           [2992]  7.5  [2872] [   0] +07w =04b =02w +06w +03b +05w +09b =08b +10w 
:  2 +NightmareX        [2905]  7.5  [2882] [  43] +08w +05w =01b =03w =04b +07b +06w +10b +09w 
:  3 -Goldbar           [2825]  7.0  [2688] [  40] +09w +06w =04b =02b -01w +08b +10w +12b +11b 
:  4 -Marvin            [2796]  6.0  [2654] [ 166] +10b =01w =03w =07b =02w +12b +11w =05w =06b 
:  5 +atomNightmare     [2715]  6.0  [2634] [  40] +11w -02b +08w +09b =06w -01b +12w =04b +07w 
:  6 +atomGoldbar       [2587]  5.0  [2556] [ 168] +12w -03b +09w -01b =05b +10w -02b +11w =04w 
:  7 +TheBaron          [2562]  5.0  [2525] [ 117] -01b +10w +11b =04w +12b -02w =08w +09b -05b 
:  8 -WaDuuttie         [2544]  4.0  [2441] [ 233] -02b +11w -05b -10b +09w -03w =07b =01w +12w
:  9 +rpiDumb           [2271]  2.0  [2331] [   0] -03b +12w -06b -05w -08b +11b -01w -07w -02b 
: 10 +atomFloyd         [2249]  2.0  [2340] [ 295] -04w -07b +12b +08w -11w -06b -03b -02w -01b 
: 11 +Ares              [2190]  2.0  [2245] [  59] -05b -08b -07w +12w +10b -09w -04b -06b -03w 
: 12 -Skipper           [1663]  0.0  [2126] [   0] -06b -09b -10w -11b -07w -04w -05b -03w -08b 
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:     Average Rating    2524.9
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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney April

Post by Henk »

If you have all the email addresses of the 40 participants of the past you can send them an email as a reminder. Who knows some just forgot the tournament.
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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney April

Post by Joost Buijs »

Henk wrote: Sun Apr 28, 2024 4:37 pm If you have all the email addresses of the 40 participants of the past you can send them an email as a reminder. Who knows some just forgot the tournament.
Yes, I guess that's a possibility, but people are already getting enough spam as it is, at least I'm very annoyed about the huge number of emails I get each day.

You could be right that there are not many people reading this forum every day, maybe we have to announce tournaments somewhat earlier.
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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney April

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I don't read the forum regularly. I missed the last 2 tourneys because I got busy and forget to get on before the start time. This month I just didn't see the announcement.
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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney April

Post by Rebel »

Start a voluntary email subscription list.

Sometimes I want to participate but then I have something long running I don't want to abort, mainly by seeing the announcement too late, or missing it.

You can put my email on the list.
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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney April

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There are also event sections in the Engine Programming and Stockfish discords that it could be advertised on.
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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney April

Post by Modern Times »

op12no2 wrote: Tue Apr 30, 2024 9:04 am There are also event sections in the Engine Programming and Stockfish discords that it could be advertised on.
They would love Belfish.
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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney April

Post by Joost Buijs »

It's a good idea to send the announcement by email as well. I will make a list containing all the email addresses from people registered at the server. People who do not want to be at this list can send me an email or PM, and I will remove them from this list accordingly.
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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney April

Post by nionita »

Very good, I also forget sometimes. Please put me on your list. Thanks!