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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2019-02-16
 By Greg  Strong. Game Courier Tournament 2019. Chess Variant Tournament to be played on Game Courier.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on 2019-01-24 UTC

Ok, certainly willing to wait as it seems there is more interest, and perhaps I wasn't sufficiently clear.  Anyone who is interested in playing, please post.  This is not an absolute commitment since I can't really stop anyone from changing their mind.  Also, as mentioned on the game page, there will be a verification email sent out to everyone before the tournament starts to make sure all participants are still interested, still available, aware the tournament is actually starting, etc.

Regarding game selection, waiting for the game list before throwing your hat in the ring creates a chicken-and-egg problem.  My plan is to have the would-be participants vote on the games from the list.  If someone is really unhappy with the results, they could always drop out.  As for changes to the list before voting, that is possible but there hasn't been much feedback until John's comment, which I will now address...

Regarding Cazaux's game, I skipped Shako because it had already been featured in a Game Courier tournament and I was giving preference to games that have not.  That said, if people want it changed, that's fine with me.  Metamachy doesn't appear to have a preset, rule-enforcing or otherwise, but it looks like a good game.  I should make at least a simple preset.  Final note on this, if Jean-Louis Cazaux himself weights in, he has the ultimate say on which of his games is used.

And, John, we can certainly add a game of yours.  I know I like Grand Betza, and there is an unpublished preset for it.  I can publish it if you like.  I know you have at least one other game, but if I've seen it I don't recall. As I've mentioned, rule-enforcement is NOT strictly necessary, but I will try to rule-enable any games we select if not too difficult.  Grand Betza would not be a problem except the Rhino might be a little tricky.