For a while now, I've wanted to do a chess tournamen on here. Going by the fact that we have badges lying around there appears to have been one at some time in the distant past.
And furthermore, I see no reason why we can't do another one.
...Well, ok. I can see one reason. That being: Not enough interest. As such, I want to know a couple of things, mainly, would you be interested in a chess tournament.
On the "less important" side is the question on how to do the tournament itself. I was thinking of a round robin styled tournament (all vs all).
Next up, the question of how to play.
The way I see it, there are two possibilities. First, the usage of an online PvP chess site (like this
), or second, playing via PM using the LM icon game. The PM version might then be handled by JackBot to check for valid moves, keep game logs and whatnot.
Both options come with certain advantages and disadvantages.
The live site would provide a fast game rather than having to wait for the other player possibly hours. On the downside, you have to agree on a time to play and you can't pause the game. If you're the type who takes his time thinking about his next move, something could come up (dinner, school, w/e), there is no pause either.
Likewise, playing with JackBot/PM has the same pros and cons. The game would be played with the LM icons, which means making your move is a bit more tedious compared to two clicks on the live site.
So, what are your oppinions on this people. I concider myself already a candidate for participating, so that's 1.
Notice, this is no sign up. It's mearly to see how many people would be interested.