April 18, 2004

Swiss tournaments

Did you notice the plural 's'? Yes, we now have two Swiss tournaments!
The new Swiss is played under HCL rules: NO chess engines.

HCL Swiss
Many, many members have asked for this tournament.
You can enroll in this tournament immediately:


There are still a lot of players who don't have chess engines - or who do not like to use them in our tournaments. I can understand that. And I must ask all participants to strictly follow the HCL rules: NO CHESS ENGINES, please!

On the other hand, I must warn you: I will not prosecute any suspicions in this direction. Should you suspect that your opponent is cheating with his chess program - simply try your best or resign that game.

This tournament introduces a modified chess clock: you cannot accumulate more than 20 days on your clock (would be difficult in a Greyhound tournament, anyway). This type of clock will soon be used in normal league tournaments, too.

Round 4 of the ACL Swiss
Due to my computer problems the start of the next round has to be shifted (again) - sorry! With a little luck, the fourth round will start on Monday, April 26th.

Posted by Thomas Stahl at April 18, 2004 10:38 PM

:-(( But players WILL use engines, how often should I say this. There is no penalty and no real possibility to prove it!

Posted by: BlackPanther at April 19, 2004 07:37 AM

When will the tournament start?

Posted by: Faroe_Bamsa at April 19, 2004 01:03 PM

A recent issue of Chess Life had an extensive article about cheating with engines. There is no easy answer. Those of us that love the game for what it is (human struggle) will just have to shrug off those that choose to deceive themselves.

Posted by: hreed at April 21, 2004 02:51 AM

Hi, Black Panter.
If they use engines, they prove, they can't think for themselves ;-)

Posted by: ronan48 at April 21, 2004 11:05 PM

Wellcome back my friends!

Posted by: Antonino at April 22, 2004 12:16 AM

I am ready !

Posted by: Voiculescu at April 24, 2004 04:52 PM


Posted by: cocass at April 26, 2004 05:31 PM

Computer software users are all over the world.
Even when they know it is NOT allowed they try to find a way for bring their machines cq programs in. Just let them and think how sore and sad these people are. In any otb game many of us will crush them because they haven't any real play strenght. So beware blood pressure and more and play your games with the same fun as always.

Regards: Aad

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Posted by: Green Card at July 20, 2004 03:10 AM

Want to join the game.

Posted by: Tun at July 22, 2004 06:18 AM

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