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tag1153 45 ( +1 | -1 )
Unrated Consultation Match Inspired by similar matches here in the forums, I am seeking players for a consultation match (unrated of course). I need a partner and two opponents. Old friends get preference, and I would prefer players rated 1600+. This is strictly a learning exercise, as I expect honest, shared human analysis. Sign in here if you are interested.........


tag1153
marinvukusic 0 ( +1 | -1 )
Count me in :)
premium_steve 2 ( +1 | -1 )
i'd like to try to... :D
thanks
tag1153 25 ( +1 | -1 )
you're in When I get two more, I'll try to set the teams equally by rating (1 and 4 vs. 2 and 3). The highest rated player will be on the black side. Be prepared to teach:)


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premium_steve 10 ( +1 | -1 )
sure. :)
i'm not sure how much i'd be able to teach a player like marin, for example, but i'll do my best.
tag1153 33 ( +1 | -1 )
sit tight steve....... .....we evidently posted at the same time.....that message was for Marin.........as stated, I'm giving preference to friends.......I hope you are not offended.....let me give it a little time to see who else signs in........you are my #1 alternate:) I hope you understand........

tag1153
far1ey 75 ( +1 | -1 )
yamn, raskerino, craig and I are currently in a correspondence game - you might like to take a peak:

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Also perhaps would help would be the forums which craig and I wrote before we reverted to using PM's.

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Hope your game works out - and be prepared for a very long battle :)

PS: A long time control is usually necessary :P
tag1153 18 ( +1 | -1 )
far1ey it was this match which inspired me.........in retrospect, it may have been a bad idea to announce my intentions as I did......I hope no one is offended if left out.....and I fully anticipate a long time control:)
ionadowman 6 ( +1 | -1 )
Room for one more? ... I'd like to join in if there's a spot available...
Cheers,
Ion
tag1153 2 ( +1 | -1 )
ion you're in......that's you, me, and marin so far.............
tag1153 48 ( +1 | -1 )
ok Steve..... ......thanks for your patience. You're in (and again, no hard feelings:) The teams will be Ion and Steve (white) vs. Marin and Tag (black). This will be a good teaching and learning experience for all of us. Ion - please challenge Marin to an unrated game with a 14 day control. Steve, you do the same with me (we are essentially going to play the same game on two boards, and this way we will each have easier access to the analyze the board feature.) Gentlemen, start your engines:)

Thomas
marinvukusic 29 ( +1 | -1 )
Erm... It is kind of complicated to have 2 boards IMHO, you can use "analyze the board" on games in other profiles without difficulty (I do it all the time).

Ion and myself started the game, I propose that this is the only active board and we will communicate through messages before we play the moves :)
ccmcacollister 69 ( +1 | -1 )
A nice feature ... Which we did not have starting out, but you guys will: The way that now it shows the TIME situation when looking at someone elses game. When we started, I would never know how much time we had to move. (Unless we discussed it specifically, which is kind of cumbersome.). And I'm slow anyway~!
That is the main detriment that I found with the concept, is the difficulty conveying ideas using print. Mine would want to be 3 pages long...but. So, I wanted one of those programs that you speak and it types!!
(I do have one now, that reads out loud for me. But have not tried to read a chess game notation yet!?! Should be very interesting. Maybe I'll do that soon)
marinvukusic 15 ( +1 | -1 )
Only for premium users? I don't have that option it seems - but the game is on my profile anyway :)

In any case the "carriers" (Ion, me) will inform their partners so it shouldn't be a problem.
ccmcacollister 57 ( +1 | -1 )
marinvukusic ... I do not know if it is premium only. But it is a bit hard to find if you don't know it is there.
Look at any active game. Right after DATE STARTED.... it then show the Time Control being in use for that game. But right after that is a little "?" Question Mark. And if you put your cursor on THAT, it shows the actual time each player has left~!
I only found it about a week or two ago. So have no idea if it has been there ever since the "?" marks arrived on GK?
I am going to start testing out some of them tho ... since that is certainly a useful one!
ccmcacollister 111 ( +1 | -1 )
PS// UPDATE re "?" & TIME SHOWING ... I thought I was going crazy here for a moment. Since I just went and looked for more of the "?" games showing time and could not find any. I have only seen it in my consult with far1ey , which is the game board of yanm vs far1ley . That is
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so you can see what I mean.
As mentioned, I cannot say if it is only for Premium Members. But I do see games between two "Premiums" and it is not THERE either. What I suspect is that it is ONLY in use for games that use a "Fischer Time Control" off Total Time + Days Added per Move.
Since that is what the above game is using.
Can anyone confirm that? Aor if Premium makes any difference?
marinvukusic 8 ( +1 | -1 )
I see it It must be the "Fischer Time Control" thing. It is pretty cool actually :)
ccmcacollister 54 ( +1 | -1 )
OH GREAT~!! Make me look crazy GK~! {....makes sounds of Elmer Fudd, then sputtering-spittle by repeated fingering of the lips, while rolling eyes and rubbing stomach ... }

For some reason the LINK to board/game I gave in the last, is not showing the "?". So here is where I got mine from ... Actually I have it BOOKMARKED from Far1eys Actives.
Maybe you gotta BOOKMARK to get it ??!?

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