"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." - Albert Einstein
Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:51 AM
A big thankyou to everyone who took part in the second season of our site chess tournament, we've had a lot more interest this time around and a lot more people finished all of their games which is excellent.
Congratulations to our winners, Talon has successfully retained his first place position for the second season running, suffering only a single loss. TheBarman has taken second place this time around, managing to stay ahead of me by just one point, leaving me in third place.
There are plans for a new 'chess league' system for the not too far distant future, however I don't know when that will be yet so watch this space. Those who missed out on taking part in the tournament this time around will be able to take part next time.
Again, thanks for everyone who participated, and I hope you'll stick around for the next one.
"The one thing we have learnt from history is that we learn nothing from history." Albert Einstein
Posted 03 February 2006 - 07:17 AM
well, atleast i know i'll do better next season. Can't really do any worst than what i did this season. I learnt alot too, like don't make moves when your half asleep
THE PAOMNNEHAL PWEOR OF THE HMUAN MNID Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg. Can you? ;)
I made a spelling mistake and sold my soul to santa.
Posted 03 February 2006 - 10:55 PM
I dont think its up to Saruman or admin to Pm people to let them know the tournament is on, you should keep an eye out for what happens with this section as to when it starts again, or reopens in some fashion...
"Not only do I not know the answer, I don't even know what the question is" - Metallica
As for me; 1 win, 19 losses... That's a new record.
I wouldn't worry about it, we've all been there. Chess isn't a game you can just walk into and be good, its all about experience, learning to see tricks, traps, tactics and then coping or improving them. Everyone who's played chess has a large list of matches they've lost dating back when they started. Its something that happens when you start out, but chess is one of those games that you can only get better through playing. And once a player gains more experience they quickly find their win-loss ratio begins to change for the better.
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something." -Plato