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I don't know how much longer we can do this with the uncertainty of brainking's future but I'm going ahead and doing it for 2017 while we can. I've only allowed a tight 48 hour signup window for this "11th annual" so whomever signs up by midnight 3/17/17 will be able to participate. please join in for one more installment of the "Brfs St Patricks Day Pente Tournament"
This years St Pat's Tourney has the best settings based on 10 years of tweaks for speed while ensuring a solid challenge to all players.
As usual this is a prize tournament with 1 year Brain Rook awarded to the winner. The section size has been set at 6 people per section, so pawns will need to have 10 open game slots at start time (or risk being auto-removed)! Time limits are set at 1 day 9hrs per move with vacation allowed.....anything more and we risk whatever uncertainty the websites future may have. I don't want that, and ideally I'd like the winner to be able to use the prize.
With the use of a tight 48hr signup window, we should get a relatively small tournament this year which also should help speed things along.
My thanks to all of you who continue to sign up for this tournament every year, I can't believe we're already on the 11th one! Do you feel you have the Pente luck of the Irish this year? well sign up and see how far you can battle your way through the grids! On St.Patricks Day (March 17, 2017) the tourney begins!
This one starts today BAH HUMBUG!! #5 There are lots of games that could use some more people. It will stay open for 2 more days for the ones that don't have the minimum. Before that 2 day limit is up, I will sign up for any that have 3 people, so that those tourneys can start
Subject: Open Invite: Top 10% Faster Backgammoners for 2017/01-02
Open Invite: Top 10% Faster Backgammoners for 2017/01-02 The Best and The Fast Backgammon Players',
This is an opportunity, check your weight against to other best and fast backgammon players if you inside the top 10% any type of Backgammon Games (Minimum BKR: 1700).
Don't be afraid of endless games and tournaments! If you don't like to join to the Backammon Tournaments without end (related with the move time of the tournament or players), our games finish to the next coming tournament.
We choosed publicly announce this in past popular Tournaments here, in the tournaments discussion and some fellowship groups to all the best and fast players who are inside the top 10% of any type Backgammon Games.
Inside the top 10% any type Backgammon player (Back, Nack, Crowded, Race, Hyper, Anti, Cloning Backgammon, Grasshopper, Plakoto, Fevga), is eligible to join to all other games in this Tournaments before the begin time.
To check where you are in the ratings click to the related links:
Others, outside of top 10% players, will be deleted before the tournaments begin without excuse...
Minimum BKR: 1700 Match type: 5 points match with doubling cube Tournament type: one match for each two players Maximum number of players per section: 20 Final match type for two players section: 5 points match with doubling cube if possible Time control: Time: 3 days, Bonus: 3hours, Limit: 9 days, no days off (red signed)
(That means after beginning you have 3 days (72 hours) for your first move. Per your another move, you'll have 3 hours bonus for your other move time. 9 days is limit time for the opponents, after the move of other side.)
Please click to the Tournament addresse and 'feel free to join to any type of Gammon Games'. You are eligible to join, to all Gammon games without restriction, only if you inside of top 10% in any Gammon Games';(for now we have only ten types of Gammon games).
Modified by crosseyed (10. December 2016, 13:07:10)
furbster: Yes and that was what made me cross. Also both parties could have been courteous and made me aware of the problem before ending the game. I most likely would have resign the game to save time. But I am never sure if you resign a game in a tournament if you end the match.
coan.net: Very interesting and thank you for pointing up. So maybe the admin didn't know about this rule too and thought like I did that this is a bug.
in the past I remember having post the same request for a manual brake and the admin always made one. but as my opponents who were informed through message didn't complain either i need to assume that all of us weren't aware of this rule... Thank you coan
Modified by coan.net (10. December 2016, 02:16:34)
About that game - it SHOULD NOT have been ended as there was still a chance for a tie game - as white still had a piece on their home position. So if black could have made it to pin that piece, then the game would end as a tie/draw. [In this game, black was in no position to do that..... but that is in the rules]
All white needed to do was move that last home piece and the game should have ended automatically, so I'm not sure why they needed Fencer to finish it when you could have done it simply yourself.
Modified by crosseyed (10. December 2016, 01:36:55)
speachless: Why don't you do what you say you are going to do? You can ignore me, but you want to have the last word. And it is you twisting the facts to suit you, to make out you are being victimised.
crosseyed: sometimes ignoring you is not as easy, since you turn the facts as you want around, depends on your purpose... but even if your starting question is about something else, you manage often enough to turn it into a fight... i should have learned from the past that it is easier to convince someone that p.m. is a.m. instead of trying to go out of any kind of discussion with you.... well now that you have your answers concerning our plakoto game, i hope you stop going on and on with this discussion, bye and dream on
Modified by crosseyed (10. December 2016, 01:28:51)
speachless: I thought you were going to ignore me? It is obvious that want to have the last word so to speak. I asked that my posts be removed and you can check that, since you like to solve puzzles, ask the monitor who deleted yours and Brian's posts, as my posts were still there that morning in Brainking.com discussion board. This was the date 22. May 2016, 01:37:53 rod03801 put that he had hidden/remove two people's posts. So in fairness I asked that mine be removed. Hopefully this problem won't arise again regarding bugs .One thing for is sure you love to exaggerate.
crosseyed: if you can count 1+1, it wouldn't at all be necessary for you to pose any of this questions. after all you complained about me and the administrator, that we didn't inform you before i asked for correction and before the admin corrected the obvious bug. so even in the future, i refuse to chat with you on any games, if a manual correction will be needed from an admin, than you will find out why on your own, i don't feel guilty for not communicate with you on running games, since you offended me several time only for having another oppinion as yours. and to clarify it, the admin some months ago deleted some of your attacks to me, so now you clearly can't follow up anymore what you through on my face through discussion boards.
so no, i will refuse to even inform you, when again a manual correction will occure again.
Modified by speachless (10. December 2016, 01:03:43)
crosseyed: well i decide now it doesn't make any sense for me to reply to any of your arguments. so your question was concerning our plakoto game. i gave you the answer. i try now to ignore you, everything else is a waste of time for me
Modified by crosseyed (10. December 2016, 01:02:59)
speachless: Let's get the facts right you started the argument and had a go at me because I made comment about someone and you did not like it. The only time I picked you up about your English was that I stated that in England we spell speechless differently to you. So don't go making a mountain over mole hill making out that I have been very unkind to you. At the time your posts and the other person was deleted and because I considered it unfair I asked that my posts be deleted too which they were as I considered that I had overstepped the mark. So don't exaggerating what really happened. I was not sure it was a bug regarding playing plakoto when I had pinned the mother piece. I did asked Beach about it when I pinned her mother piece and the game did not end, eventually it did complete and I won that game. So I thought there was something else that meant that the game had to be continued.
crosseyed: well however you feel about it, you knew this bug in plakoto sometimes happen, right? most all of the time it function very well. and no i don't feel i need to be polite when it comes to you as in the past you offended me directly, mocking around about my insufficient english knowledge, etc. etc. so no, i feel you should have count 1+1 together but you expected courtesy from me and an administrator. well, i expected courtesy before you attacked me several times on public chats, just because you had another opinion. so no, i don't feel i need to be nice or polite or whatever to you, if i wish, i can ignore you, so easy!
speachless: I have had several games where I have pinned someone's piece and the game did not end. So this proves that there is fault in this game. Therefore we should be made aware of it and Fencer should rectified the fault. And yes I think it would have been courteous for you or Fencer to explain why the games finished like it did. I would have done that to you had it been me that had pinned your mother piece..
Modified by speachless (10. December 2016, 00:34:34)
crosseyed: there is no reason why an administrator would need first to consult you before correcting a bug, since i pinned your mother piece without ending the game automatically. as i noticed after i won, that the game just passed the move to you, without that the game ended automatically as usually expected, so i wrote to an admin asking to end the game manually. as you expected to loose according the plakoto rules, it is not necessary that anyone contacts you first...
Modified by crosseyed (9. December 2016, 23:07:26)
Clandestine 1: Thank you for letting me know. Okay the link does not work but it clear to see that the game was finished by an administrator. Does this work now? 7521441
I would like to know which administrator finished the game without consulting me first. Having just checked the staff there are only two administrators and one has not been in the site since April. So that leaves Fencer.