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Game Courier Tournament #1. A multi-variant tournament played on Game Courier.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2004-11-27 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Thanks to Fergus for all, this was a very nice Tournamant, although perhaps
it could be shorter in time, we can think on how we can make the rules for
the next Tournament in a way it lasts less time, say 4-6 months as much.
Thanks to Michael for his comment, but in reallity I don´t think I could
win, Antoine is very strong and he dominates many variants much more than
me, and, to be sincere, I have not expected being in second position, in
my opinion Fergus have had the merits for the second place, unfortunatelly
he commited a fatal blunder in Eurasian against me, if not, he could win
that game, his position was better than mine before that move, and in
other game, he was not clear on the rules in Anti-King Chess II, and it
was the main cause for being defeated, without deduct merits to Carlos
Carlos, he played well. Perhaps me, as a few other players, have had a
little more time to think on the moves many times, and it could help too.
But I have enjoyed this Tournament a lot, and the results does not matter
a lot to me, I have had a lot of fun with almost all of the games I have
played, and specially in three extremely exciting games: Grand Chess,
against Mc. Elmurry (I won after a complex battle, but all could happen),
AKII, against Fourriere (he won in a complex game full of sacrifices by
both bands, in which two different strategies were confronted), and
Maxima, against Gifford (draw, in an exciting and very well played game by
both bands, and I have to say that this was the first Maxima game that Gary
has played, and he did the things as a strong veteran, incredible good
game, perhaps the best Maxima game I have played). 
What about the rules for the next Tournament?. What games are we going to
consider in the first poll?. How can we do to attract many new players?.
Think on it...