Friday, May 28, 2010


We had some trouble lining up a team there, but I jumped on the grenade and got us a first draw.

Opinel 1/2-1/2 Maras (part 1) (part 2)
PeterSanderson 0-1 Bibbusque
darkiest 1-0 Gregorioo
ivohristov 1/2-1/2 drinkeh

We are the champions!!! My friends ...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


TL organizers decided to have a week break before starting the knock-outs. So pairings for this round will be up Tue May 18 and incidentally, the (assumed) final is also 1 week later.

Current team: Opinel - Bibbusque - darkiest - drinkeh

Opinel 1/2-1/2 nickychess
Albido 1/2-1/2 Bibbusque [not played]
darkiest 1-0 Funkmaus (part 1) (part 2)
deionsanderson 1/2-1/2 drinkeh [not played]

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Round 5

Everything going smooth so far, our team for this next round is probably: Opinel-Bibbusque-darkiest-tjradd.

The games:

Maras 0-1 Opinel
Bibbusque 1-0 iwulu (part I) (part II)
ivohristov 0-1 darkiest
tjradd 1/2-1/2 Harmonicus [not played]

Monday, April 26, 2010

Round 4

Substitute round coming up. Bibbusque is away for a while and BPaulsen can also enjoy a well deserved break. Team for now (and maybe the coming round or two) will be: Opinel - darkiest - tjradd - drinkeh.

The games:
Opinel 1-0 hectorabcd
Pawns 0-1 darkiest (part 1) (part 2)
tjradd 1-0 Nazareno
lingye 1-0 drinkeh

Quite spectacular stuff by you guys, too bad I gave away my position for no reason.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Round 3

Facing monkeyclub this time. As far as I know BPaulsen and darkiest want to play again (the latter perhaps with some more punctuality), and so does Bibbusque (who will skip round 4 though).

Added the games to the Round 2 post as well.

And here's Round 3:
RebelYelll 0-1 Opinel
Bibbusque 1-0 derMandarin
vipiu 0-1 BPaulsen
darkiest 1/2-1/2 Chulito [game decided in favor of darkiest -> 1-0]

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Keep in mind ...

10 last minute pointers that'll apply for all coming rounds,

-Do not directly message your opponent. Instead always post in the game forum, this way captains and directors can follow too.
-Try always to suggest 3 times at which you could play. Also if your opponent's suggestions don't fit you, don't just say it but add some new ones yourself.
-In your suggestions, try to use server time. You can check this by typing the command "date" on fics and there may be a clock in the game forum as well.
-Use the option set time only when you have a mutual agreement.
-Avoid missing the deadlines, checking your messages daily can't hurt too much.

-Before you start "set noescape 0", if not so already. In fact if both have it at 1 and the game is lost due to disconnection, BOTH players lose the game (so 0-0 in the stats).
-Before you start "set kibitz 0", if not so already. Observers are often whispering lines, but from time to time someone might accidentally kibitz something you're not supposed to see.
-Do not match your opponent. Instead use "tell teamleague play", this way the bot picks up on it automatically.
-Try to be online at the correct time, ideally a bit earlier. If not keep the delay as low as possible, arrive maximum 30 minutes late.
-Obviously no form of assistance is allowed. TL is in the first place a friendly environment, please try to keep it that way.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Round 2

It is coming ... Later on today I'll suscribe the team, first round starts Tuesday next week. Drop a comment and let us know if you can play.

Update: A nasty flaw was well spotted by Opinel, only 5 teams have been entered and we're bye in the first round. So I have to renew the question, but for the week after that.

Update 2: We'll be playing RockOn with white, which means our first board has the white pieces. So that's: Opinel (white), Bibbusque? (black), BPaulsen (white) and darkiest (black). Pairings will be up next Tuesday at 1900 server time, which for Europeans means you can start scheduling Wednesday morning.

The games & comments (from watchbot):
Opinel 1-0 AlefZero
Nickychess 0-1 Bibbusque
BPaulsen 1-0 Albido
Funkmaus 1/2-1/2 darkiest

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Well it appears Tio felt unsure in our team and he has joined another, so for now we're still 5. Albido has already confirmed he wants to play for us, but if possible we'll go with Funkmaus instead.

On subs: basically our two lowest rated players will be the replacements. However some may have to be replaced more frequent than others (f.i. BPaulsen mentioned atight schedule) - but I'd like to refrain from using the "sub-statute" too early.

Update: Albido and Funkmaus have found their own destiny by now, but I believe I've found excellent replacement in the form of tjradd.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Some links

You never know when you might need them:

Opinel's site:
For further discussions etc. check our forum there.

The player handbook for TL. Going through this is a must for all new players and always a nice refreshment for the regulars. Make sure that you roughly know what it is about and that you know where to find something there if necessary.

Have a look at the other teams here. For all research you want to do on your opponent is the place to be.

TL 42 approaching

I've arranged this platform to provide intern communication during the coming edition of TL. Just a couple of posts to arrange the lineups and keep us up to date. Commenting is possible from a whole range of accounts (but if no option is present, you can post as anonymous instead of having to register anything - do leave your FICS handle though).

The current team is as follows:

1. Opinel (2457)
2. Bibbusque (2396)
3. BPaulsen (~2351)
4. darkiest (~2245)
5. tjradd (2131)
6. drinkeh (2120)

I'll arrange for the team to be suscribed by Mar 30, with myself as captain (if anyone wants to be dep. let me know).
First round starting Tue Apr 6 - be there!