2016 10th Annual World Computer Rapid Chess Championship

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Re: 2016 10th Annual World Computer Rapid Chess Championship

Post by Raptor » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:40 am

I am willing to operate Zurichess on my laptop if he is okay with it.

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Re: 2016 10th Annual World Computer Rapid Chess Championship

Post by brtzsnr » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:37 am

CRoberson wrote: Thanks for the info. You are allowed to use an operator. If you post a thread to that in the main forum, you might get one. Others have done it before.
Thank you Charles & Steve!

Having an operator sounds good. I will work with Steve on private to pass him account details and the binaries.

The only thing remaining is that my account is disabled. I remember that last year we got a few months of ICC for free, is this true for this year, too?

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Re: 2016 10th Annual World Computer Rapid Chess Championship

Post by mhull » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:01 pm

gerold wrote:
Harvey Williamson wrote:
CRoberson wrote:Note to MODERATORS: Please do NOT move this to the tournament section. Historically all tournaments of this type are announced here. The tournament
section is really more of a testers section and burying the post there will lead to lower participation levels.
At Charles request this is now back in the main section.
Very good.
Forum is back to normal.

Best,
Gerold.
I think it would be fine for tournaments like this to live in the tournament forum if they were made sticky, so they wouldn't roll off the first page. It would require coordination with the mods of course.

Even here, it's not made sticky which is not good. Tournaments where multiple authors will be in attendance should be sticky "by default". If this is done, then it can live in the proper forum which is the tournament forum.

Make big invitational tournaments sticky, always. Then it won't matter if it's in the "high volume" tournament forum (where they really belong).
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Re: 2016 10th Annual World Computer Rapid Chess Championship

Post by Harvey Williamson » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:03 pm

mhull wrote:
gerold wrote:
Harvey Williamson wrote:
CRoberson wrote:Note to MODERATORS: Please do NOT move this to the tournament section. Historically all tournaments of this type are announced here. The tournament
section is really more of a testers section and burying the post there will lead to lower participation levels.
At Charles request this is now back in the main section.
Very good.
Forum is back to normal.

Best,
Gerold.
I think it would be fine for tournaments like this to live in the tournament forum if they were made sticky, so they wouldn't roll off the first page. It would require coordination with the mods of course.

Even here, it's not made sticky which is not good. Tournaments where multiple authors will be in attendance should be sticky "by default". If this is done, then it can live in the proper forum which is the tournament forum.

Make big invitational tournaments sticky, always. Then it won't matter if it's in the "high volume" tournament forum (where they really belong).
Being sticky in the tournament forum is of course an option. However engine authors have made it clear that they prefer a normal thread in this section.

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Re: 2016 10th Annual World Computer Rapid Chess Championship

Post by mhull » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:05 pm

Harvey Williamson wrote:
mhull wrote:
gerold wrote:
Harvey Williamson wrote:
CRoberson wrote:Note to MODERATORS: Please do NOT move this to the tournament section. Historically all tournaments of this type are announced here. The tournament
section is really more of a testers section and burying the post there will lead to lower participation levels.
At Charles request this is now back in the main section.
Very good.
Forum is back to normal.

Best,
Gerold.
I think it would be fine for tournaments like this to live in the tournament forum if they were made sticky, so they wouldn't roll off the first page. It would require coordination with the mods of course.

Even here, it's not made sticky which is not good. Tournaments where multiple authors will be in attendance should be sticky "by default". If this is done, then it can live in the proper forum which is the tournament forum.

Make big invitational tournaments sticky, always. Then it won't matter if it's in the "high volume" tournament forum (where they really belong).
Being sticky in the tournament forum is of course an option. However engine authors have made it clear that hey prefer a normal thread in this section.
But even here it's not sticky. I think events like this should be at least until the event is concluded.
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Re: 2016 10th Annual World Computer Rapid Chess Championship

Post by Harvey Williamson » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:07 pm

mhull wrote:
But even here it's not sticky. I think events like this should be at least until the event is concluded.
I have no problem with the main tournaments being made sticky here until they are concluded. If a tournament organiser requests this I will discuss with the other mods.

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Re: 2016 10th Annual World Computer Rapid Chess Championship

Post by hgm » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:24 pm

One should distinguish the announcement / call for participation, and further discussion about it. I think it is really important that a call for participation is in the place that is habitually read by the intended audience. Being sticky in a section where people do not look is not very helpful. I don't care much about where the later discussion is.

So a sensible way to treat situations like this seems to let the original poster create separate threads for the original announcement and the further discussion, giving a link to the latter in the former. The announcement can then be made sticky and locked at the same time. This prevents a sticky thread becoming very long (which could be annoying for non-interested people using threaded view).

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Re: 2016 10th Annual World Computer Rapid Chess Championship

Post by Harvey Williamson » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:27 pm

hgm wrote: So a sensible way to treat situations like this seems to let the original poster create separate threads for the original announcement and the further discussion, giving a link to the latter in the former. The announcement can then be made sticky and locked at the same time. This prevents a sticky thread becoming very long (which could be annoying for non-interested people using threaded view).
Sounds like a plan!

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Re: 2016 10th Annual World Computer Rapid Chess Championship

Post by CRoberson » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:43 am

New entry:

Tinker by Brian Richardson.

http://aigames.net/ACCA/ACCAWCRCC/2016A ... WCRCC.html

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Re: 2016 10th Annual World Computer Rapid Chess Championship

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