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Blitz Tourney June, Sunday 21

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:42 pm
by hgm
I decided to have the blitz tourney for this month on

Sunday June 21, 3 pm EST

(= 21:00 CET)

Server will be up ~1 hour in advance. (IP = 80.100.28.169)

Re: Blitz Tourney June, Sunday 21

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:56 pm
by vladstamate
Hi,

I assume nothing has changed since you posted the required line to connect

winboard -ics -icshost 80.100.28.169 -icshelper timeseal -zp -fcp ENGINENAME -fd ENGINEDIR -autoKibitz

Since I have never joined this I have a few questions (my program already plays on FICS so I have a bit of an idea how engine/ics communication goes)

1) So I do not need zippy for this right?
2) Also how will I know when the tournament is ended so I can disconnect and stop the engine?
2a) How long does the tourney usually take? I realize this is dependent on the number of participants, but how many do you usually get?
3) Will the final results be posted here, on the forums?

I apologize if those are stupid questions.

Kind regards,

Vlad.

Re: Blitz Tourney June, Sunday 21

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:24 pm
by hgm
Zippy is built into WinBoard, nowadays. The -zp argument activates it.

There is usually a lot of talking going on, from which it should be obvious if the tourney is still going on. Usually I shut down the server when we ar done, so you will be automatically disconnected.

To see which games are stll in progress, you can type

mam games

(As nothing else is going on o the server but the tourney, you can as wel type simply "games".) It usually takes 90-150 min; (~9 rounds).

We will publish the result in the tournament section.

Re: Blitz Tourney June, Sunday 21

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:03 pm
by hgm
OK, I booted up the server, you can login now.

For those not adverse to some experimenting: The latest WinBoard version, which supports capturing the opponent kibitz for storing it in the PGN, is available from:

http://home.hccnet.nl/h.g.muller/winboard.zip

Joker and micro-Max will be using this WinBoard version. The required command is:

winboard -ics -icshost 80.100.28.169 -icshelper timeseal -zp -fcp YOUR_ENGINE.exe -fd YOUE_ENGINE_FOLDER -autoKibitz -sgf BLITZ.pgn

Re: Blitz Tourney June, Sunday 21

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:16 pm
by hgm

Code: Select all

:     Name              Rating Score Perfrm Upset  Results 
:     ----------------- ------ ----- ------ ------ ------- 
:  1 -Thinker           [2170]  7.0  [2044] [   0] +06b +08w +02b +03w +04b +05w +07b 
:  2 -LearningLemming   [1792]  6.0  [1983] [   0] +04w +03b -01w +08w +05b +07w +06b 
:  3 -Baron             [   0]  5.0  [1886] [8042] +05b -02w +08b -01b +07w +06w +04b 
:  4 -Chloris           [   0]  3.5  [1714] [5567] -02b =05w +07b +06w -01w +08b -03w 
:  5 +Joker             [1600]  2.0  [1554] [ 112] -03w =04b -06b +07w -02w -01b =08w 
:  6 +Sigma             [   0]  2.0  [1543] [3017] -01w -07b +05w -04b +08w -03b -02w 
:  7 +Azrael            [   0]  1.5  [1486] [2383] =08b +06w -04w -05b -03b -02b -01w 
:  8 +microMax          [1417]  1.0  [1466] [ 220] =07w -01b -03w -02b -06b -04w =05b 
:
:     Average Rating    1744.8 
:

Re: Blitz Tourney June, Sunday 21

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:22 pm
by Christopher Conkie
hgm wrote:

Code: Select all

:     Name              Rating Score Perfrm Upset  Results 
:     ----------------- ------ ----- ------ ------ ------- 
:  1 -Thinker           [2170]  7.0  [2044] [   0] +06b +08w +02b +03w +04b +05w +07b 
:  2 -LearningLemming   [1792]  6.0  [1983] [   0] +04w +03b -01w +08w +05b +07w +06b 
:  3 -Baron             [   0]  5.0  [1886] [8042] +05b -02w +08b -01b +07w +06w +04b 
:  4 -Chloris           [   0]  3.5  [1714] [5567] -02b =05w +07b +06w -01w +08b -03w 
:  5 +Joker             [1600]  2.0  [1554] [ 112] -03w =04b -06b +07w -02w -01b =08w 
:  6 +Sigma             [   0]  2.0  [1543] [3017] -01w -07b +05w -04b +08w -03b -02w 
:  7 +Azrael            [   0]  1.5  [1486] [2383] =08b +06w -04w -05b -03b -02b -01w 
:  8 +microMax          [1417]  1.0  [1466] [ 220] =07w -01b -03w -02b -06b -04w =05b 
:
:     Average Rating    1744.8 
:
Well they say try everything once.

:-)

Christopher