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Dear Freestylers,

Posted by freestyle-chess on January 16, 2009 at 4:48 AM


Dear Freestylers,
please find enclosed the list of all 40 registrations, we received for the upcoming "1st IC Freestyle Masters". SEE BELOW
That's how the start list will most probably look like, though usually there will be some small changes, as not all players show up (or at least not in time, please be already there at 18:00 CET for version check; start is 19:00 CET). Also we might see further players who like to join in.
At the start of the tournament we will also publish the real names behind all 'nicks'.
The Technical Manager, Mr. Sajeer, will assistant us as usual. He came just back from his vacation and contacted me. The Freestyle Masters Room will be created in time.
Please be aware that - due to incomplete server software - the pairings are not started by the server, but individually by the players; usually White will send a challenge to the opponent. This is what you have to do, after the TD (myself) starts the round:
1) click on your opponent's name
2) click on "challenge"
3) set the times correctly: 75 minutes + 15 seconds 
4) click on "unrated game" and choose "White" (if you are playing White) 
The pairings will be shown on the info site (same room, left beside the players list) and may be additionally in the chat.
In case of individual disconnections for any reasons you have to restart the interrupted games by yourself, as the server (and the TD) is not ready yet to restart games. Usually the player, who got not disconnected, will be able to click on the button "resume game" after his opponent is back on the server or back in the room.
Please, if you face any problem with the server during a game, do not log out without the permission of the TD and without informing your opponent, as this would raise the suspicion of a possible 'cheating'.
Normally you should be able to solve a technical problem, in case you had to go offline or you had been disconnected, within 10 minutes. If you don't reconnect within that time, the TD may decide on a loss against you. The same might be the case, if someone is individually disconnected for more than two times and thus causes big problems with the game. Yet, there will be no automatism, the TD will check carefully each situation and try to find fair solutions together with the players.
If both players get disconnected for any reason, it might be impossible to resume the game. In that case they should start a new game and just repeat the moves, while they also would have to simulate the correct times.
If you think, the server causes any wrong decision on a game, just contact the TD, please, as he will immediately check the situation and may be correct a wrong decision. (In some cases players experienced that the server asked them to "resign", when they wanted to close a window of an already finished game. (So, e.g. might the winner be asked to "resign", though is opponent is mated. Such a bug is of course without meaning for the result. The TD accepts and registrates only correct results, no matter what the server will show in the 'games list').
In case, there might be any bigger troubles like a server crash (though not to expect), stay please patiently and wait for new instructions after logging in again.
As this is a Freestyle event, you should be playing in centaur mode (that's the first you activate, when you enter the Freestyle Masters Room, click on "edit" and then "play mode"). As a centaur you are able to load an engine to your tournament game. So far the engine window has a specific size and cannot be moved to another place. If you don't like the arrangement on your screen, you might think of not using an engine here, but do all analysis on another pc, especially as the engine on the server does not allow you to do any interactive analysis (you will know about this from other servers too). Especially you should be careful, not to commit a 'mouse slip', when the board window is smaller than usual. (Also think of the fact, that you are most probably not used to playing on this board. Take your time for executing your moves carefully!)
A special problem after resuming an interrupted game may be the clocks. If the clocks show any serious defects, the TD will decide on how much time each side has left regardless, what the clocks actually show. 
I hope, I mentioned all important points. If not, I should add further information at the start of the event.
Good luck and lots of fun to all players and kibitzers!

Best Regards  
A r n o  N i c k e l
(General Manager)



Categories: 1st IC Freestyle Masters 2009

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Reply SUBSTANCE- Vitaly
9:42 AM on August 30, 2009 
Hello Dear Friends!
How can I join tournament?
Best wisches.
Reply freestyle-chess
5:04 AM on September 2, 2009 
"InfinityChess has recently changed its development team and is now working hard on all necessary improvements in order to run a stable and multifunctional chess server, which also includes freestyle and correspondence chess tournaments. We aspire to be back with a renewed tournament plan in October, 2009. Thanks all for your patience and understanding!"

We are still running "Human Blitz Nights"
SUBSTANCE- Vitaly says...
Hello Dear Friends!
How can I join tournament?
Best wisches.