GWJ Chess Club/Tourno?

2 players go through each round.

Prozac wrote:

Dammit!

Life got in the way and I timed out both my games with Cybardian. Minarchist, do you know if 1 or 2 players go through from this round?

Also, I thought I read somewhere that you can get holiday time to auto kick in if you run out of time? anyone know what level of membership you need for that? I may have to invest.

If there is a way to restart the game, I'm fine with it - I'd always rather play it out than win on time (unless it is blize or speed, of course

I'll just have to work hard to advance so I can see you next round. It's annoying how many of my "losses" on chess.com have been timeouts. Damn real life.

Prozac wrote:

I'll just have to work hard to advance so I can see you next round. It's annoying how many of my "losses" on chess.com have been timeouts. Damn real life.

Well, you beat me once on time and once by checkmate. I'd have liked to have played out the one that I accidentally let timeout, but it probably wouldn't have been too different.

Cybardian absolutely destroyed me, on the other hand. I think I'll blame it on being distracted, because I need some kind of excuse to salve my pride...

That's secretly the reason I 'timed out' against him in both games that way the 2 losses weren't my fault.

A bit of cross posting here to hit the Chess crowd: Any opinions on the best iOS way to play chess?

Hmmm ... when I saw that my games were over with albert I thought that he had timed out and lost both games. Turns out I was the one who was out of time. I had made my moves on my tablet but apparently they were never logged and I never received the email saying I was about to lose the games. Kinda disappointing.

Man that sucks… Did surprise me that you timed out.
I don't know if you play enough to justify the expense, but a gold membership gives you automatic vacation so you don't time out. Saved my butt quite a few times!

Soda, what happened?! You timed out too
Now I won all four games on time out, that's just so… sad.

Quick question.

In a 3 man group if two players tie and have the exact same tie break does that mean all 3 go through?

alright alberto, soda;

You're both advancing to the finals so hurry up and finish your games.

Also, I forgot to say it earlier but congrats to Prozac for two very well-played games. I was lucky to come out 1-1 from those battles.

Minarchist wrote:

alright alberto, soda;

You're both advancing to the finals so hurry up and finish your games.

Also, I forgot to say it earlier but congrats to Prozac for two very well-played games. I was lucky to come out 1-1 from those battles.

Pfft, I was lucky that sacrificing my queen to take your 2 rooks worked out so well. You could have had me many times over. I was lucky to steal the win

Minarchist wrote:

alright alberto, soda;

You're both advancing to the finals so hurry up and finish your games.

Also, I forgot to say it earlier but congrats to Prozac for two very well-played games. I was lucky to come out 1-1 from those battles.

Are we, sorry, I haven't been playing very quickly. I have been dealing with RL alot. I haven't even really posted on the forums for a while. I will endeavor to make the moves quickly. I think alberto is on vacation right now.

Yes sorry, was gone for a week! I'll try to keep a steady pace (lately I've managed that better than before if I may say so myself).

Tournament has advanced.

Huzzah!

Sorry guys if I've been slow at taking my turns, real life's been kicking my ass lately... I'll try to go a little faster from now on!

ARRRRGHHHH!!!!!!

I timed out on both games with Minarchist!

Most of my losses are due to timeouts

Well that sucks...
May I suggest getting the basic gold membership, which enables auto-vacation if you're nearing timeout? Saved my hide countless times.

Prozac wrote:

ARRRRGHHHH!!!!!!

I timed out on both games with Minarchist!

Most of my losses are due to timeouts :(

I wondered why I suddenly got those notifications. If it makes you feel any better, I was probably going to win our game where I had the white pieces. The other one was still totally up for grabs.

Oh, I've got no delusions about the results. I know balance of probability would have you win both. My record against you is 1W/1D/6L. Losing isn't the issue, I just can't believe I timed out again! I was trying really hard to avoid timeout's this tournament and it made a big difference.

Hey guys, guess what finally finished?

Congrats to Prozac for a so-so silver medal, and il dottore for a shameful bronze.

Anyone up for another one? Maybe faster this time?

Minarchist wrote:

Hey guys, guess what finally finished?

Congrats to Prozac for a so-so silver medal, and il dottore for a shameful bronze.

Anyone up for another one? Maybe faster this time? :)

I'm in.

Well, can't do any worse than I did the last game. Sign me up

sure. I'm getting better with my timeouts. This time only 4 out of 5 of my losses were timeouts

Is it about time to think about maybe playing some chess again?

I was feeling that way the last few weeks myself.

I'm terrible at it, but sure!

Count me in!

Let's do it.