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ThePhins Survivor - Challenge #13

Discussion in 'ThePHINS.com Team Survivor' started by Dolfan984, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Dolfan984

    Dolfan984 Underrated Free Agent

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    pennphinphan wins!

    Chess Tournament

    Pretty much what it sounds like. What I need from you guys it to go to http://games.yahoo.com/games/login2?page=ch&ss=1 and create an account. Please make your account name the same or close to what you have on this forum. Post your account and your sign name on this thread when done so.

    I have randomized who's playing who. It's a standard single elimination 8 person tournament. What you need to do is get ahold of your partner somehow through PM this thread or whatever and try to get a game in within a couple days. There is no true time limit but please try and get the games in as fast as possible and work out schedules that you can play. When the game is over please post the results in this thread. :up:

    When you guys play just use the "Springer Sprawl" room it makes it really easy to find each other.

    First Round

    Rocky Raccoon (MrRaccoon)
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    Monstblitz (MonstBlitz)

    Winner = Monstblitz

    denderfeliac (denderfeliac)
    vs
    PSG

    Winner = denderfeliac

    Paul 13 (paul_13_herald)
    vs
    pennphinphan (pennphinfan)

    Winner = pennphinphan

    GridIronKing34 (GridIronKing34)
    vs
    BIG E

    Winner = GridIronKing34


    Second Round


    Monstblitz
    vs
    denderfeliac

    Winner = Monstblitz

    pennphinphan
    vs
    GridIronKing34

    Winner = pennphinphan

    Championship Round

    Monstblitz
    vs
    pennphinphan

    Winner = pennphinphan
     
  2. pennphinfan

    pennphinfan Stelin Canez Arcade Scorz

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    Are we deciding time limits ourselves between the 2 matched up?
     
  3. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    I haven't been able to create my account yet (blocked at work) but does this site offer anything that will prevent cheating? Not that I don't trust you guys :shifty:

    I'm just wondering if this is going to be another one of those challenges where everyone cheats like hell and it's just going to come down to who cheats better.
     
  4. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    Well penn. Looks like you will win our matchup by default as im on vac and only my iphone at my disposal until saturday. Unless there is an app. :shifty:
     
  5. pennphinfan

    pennphinfan Stelin Canez Arcade Scorz

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    i've played on chess.com before, fairly recently actually bc of a challenge from one of my friends.. you can't cheat in that you can't take moves back etc. but i suppose you could have someone else playing for you. if you do a "live match" which is much better than a 'normal' challenge on there, you have to make split second decisions like a real chess match, so that would lead to less cheating i guess

    be careful when you try to challenge each other. if you just like find their name and click challenge, it's going to put you into this "3 day" challenge where its not live-updating because it thinks you're only coming back to it every now and then and playing an extended game against someone. you have to constantly reload the page and its a pain in the arse

    the trick is to have both people go to the "Play" menu, go to "Live Chess", then click the button to go into the Live Chess Lobby. From there, you can find the persons name in the list (assuming they are also currently in the lobby) and you can click next to their name where it says "play", and this will set up a timed match where you can put in however many minutes you want each side to have total


    well shooot. i don't think there's an app. could we get like a proxy player for you or something? i don't care if whoever it is beats me i'd like to actually be able to do the challenge...
     
  6. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    Ya. I love chess too. Id be good at this challenge. Okay i dont LOVE it. But id be fairly decent.
     
  7. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    MrRaccoon is my username. Bring it MB!
     
  8. Dolfan984

    Dolfan984 Underrated Free Agent

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    If every game has played before you come back unfortunately you'll have to sit this one out. We'll see how fast the matchups take. I wanted to get this thing over by the time football season starts with 6 more total challenges including this one. Gotta make them somewhat flowing.
     
  9. Dolfan984

    Dolfan984 Underrated Free Agent

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    How about everyone not be an ******* and cheat so I can have unique challenges without having to constantly think how you guys can cheat to win. Best way to not get invited back to this thing next year is to make me work harder on this than I already am.

    But yeah what penn said you'll have to do live games. The other way is too slow. For the question on how you will set up your game. When you both have your names down try and talk to your opponent about when you guys can make time to play each other. :up:
     
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  10. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    Damn. I guess that's aimed at me. Not trying to make you work any harder. Just pointing out the obvious. Whenever there is room for it, there has been rampant cheating in this contest, admittedly on both sides. I guess we're all *******s.

    I'd love it if this contest we could all be gentlemen and agree not to cheat. I don't plan on cheating. But as hard as you work on this, the rest of us have also sacrificed weekends, hours of work, sleep to participate in this thing so yeah it worries me that someone could cheat their way to an easy victory in this challenge. Sorry I brought it up.

    Honestly I suck at chess so I will be an easy victory whether someone cheats or not.
     
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  11. Dolfan984

    Dolfan984 Underrated Free Agent

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    It was a general comment. But why even give people ideas? What cheating has been done besides the 2nd challenge?


    and trust me I'd much rather be playing this than running it, but it's the only way one of these is going to go down.
     
  12. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

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    I suck at chess too, don't feel bad.
     
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  13. Dolfan984

    Dolfan984 Underrated Free Agent

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    Go with as much time as you need. I'm sure between both of you that something can be worked out. :up:
     
  14. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    Cheating wasn't an entirely accurate phrase. Teams haven't been exactly cheating, but using every resource available to complete the challenges. But you've done a great job of choosing challenges to where that's not exactly cheating. But this one, if you use every resource available, say a cousin, friend, etc whose a ringer at chess, that would be more cheating. Not trying to give anyone any ideas. I think the ways you would cheat at online chess are blatantly obvious to anyone who thinks about it. More trying to see if we can all come to a gentleman's agreement on this one. May the best chess player win. I'm sure one of these guys is an absolute ringer at chess and won't even need to cheat.
     
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  15. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    No worries bro. Good thing im not matched up vs one if them. Lol.
     
  16. Dolfan984

    Dolfan984 Underrated Free Agent

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    That I agree with you. And yes could we please agree to keep it fair? No ringers hahaha
     
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  17. Dolfan984

    Dolfan984 Underrated Free Agent

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    Anyone else make an account yet? Only got Rocky so far.
     
  18. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    Looks like I win the tournament then. Onto the next challenge.
     
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  19. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    Not so fast! Signed up as MonstBlitz.
     
  20. Dolfan984

    Dolfan984 Underrated Free Agent

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    Well one matchup can go on now. Go ahead and play your game when you guys can.
     
  21. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    Rocky and I have a man date set up for 8:30.

    MissBlitz: Wanna watch Top Chef tonight?
    Me: I can't I have to play a chess tournament for PhinsSurvivor.
    MissBlitz: :rolleyes:

    BTW, she can't wait for me to get voted out of this competition. :lol:
     
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  22. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    Yeah at least u guys get to play with each other. Ummmmmmmm.
     
  23. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    :lol: i got the same look when i tell her about this. Tho i do have to admit she is more interested after the whole sick voted out thing.
     
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  24. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    Am I signed up at the right site? I'm on chess.com now looking all over for MrRaccoon and I can't find your name. Maybe you have to be online for me to send a friend request. I'll check back in an hour.
     
  25. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    Yeah I searched you as well and had no luck. I played a practice game already so I should be ready to go.
     
  26. Dolfan984

    Dolfan984 Underrated Free Agent

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    is chess.com crappy or is it just me?

    Try and find something good and we'll go with that. Since both of you are online you can use that and we'll just go with that for now on.
     
  27. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    Well I'm going out now and won't be back until 8:30-8:45, but then I'll be on all night. So if Monst finds something better I'll sign up and we can do it when I get back.
     
  28. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

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    My screen name there is the same as it is here.
     
  29. Dolfan984

    Dolfan984 Underrated Free Agent

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  30. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    Let's use the new one. I can't find you anywhere on Chess.com.

    Edited to add: I'm in the unranked room in the link that Dolfan posted. Let's make it happen.
     
  31. pennphinfan

    pennphinfan Stelin Canez Arcade Scorz

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    It's an effin game for fun there's no reason people should be cheating. That said I don't believe using 'resources' like Google was cheating bc it was never said we couldn't

    I'll make my login when I get into work tonight
     
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  32. pennphinfan

    pennphinfan Stelin Canez Arcade Scorz

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    Yahoo chess works well too if this doesn't
     
  33. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    Couldn't agree more. For the record I never thought using Google was cheating. We were all using it.
     
  34. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    I'll check back in 15 minutes. If we can't get this started by 9:30 we'll have to wait till tomorrow night.
     
  35. Dolfan984

    Dolfan984 Underrated Free Agent

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    Sounds good. Hopefully Rocky comes back soon so we'll know for sure.
     
  36. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    Can you give me 20 minutes? I'll be ready to go by then.
     
  37. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    Ok. Still in that room. I'll check back in 20.
     
  38. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    Monst beat me in less than 2 minutes. Eff my life.
     
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  39. Dolfan984

    Dolfan984 Underrated Free Agent

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    Oh wow really?

    So Monst moves on?

    what the hell happened?
     
  40. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    I don't want to give it away, although I'm sure whoever I play next will be ready and waiting for it.
     
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