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#1 User is offline   madisonmck 

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Posted 2012-March-18, 21:11

Would like to see a Fast Players Lounge available for non-tourney play.
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Posted 2012-March-18, 21:12

What's your definition of fast?
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Posted 2012-March-21, 01:11

I don't play much in the MBC, but on the rare occasions I do it always seems like people expect fast play -- you don't have to stop to think very much without someone saying "soooo slowwww".

So I think most consider the MBC to be the Fast Players Lounge already.

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Posted 2012-March-21, 01:18

This is a great idea. That way people won't be able to complain when playing in the MBC. Just creating a lounge with that name should suffice - the players will police themselves with strings of the letter 'z'.
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Posted 2012-March-21, 05:03

Yeah, if there isn't going to be a fast players lounge, maybe we could have a "thinking-allowed" lounge?

A recent occasion in the MBC, second hand with a new partner, the bidding began :

2NT - p - 3 (partner asked "transfer?", I said yes) - p
4NT - p - ??

At which point I thought "I could have a yarborough here, what the hell is 4NT?" Decided anything but an ace-ask was too unlikely for a pick-up partnership...checked partner's card, it said RKCB but not whether 1430 or 3014. So I had to assume that. Probably took me 20 seconds to get my bid out, by which time RHO had typed the "sooooooo slooooowwwwwww" message. I think I did quite well not to type a reply that might have got me barred...
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Posted 2012-March-21, 07:12

Don't get barred, just thank everyone and move to the next table.
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Posted 2012-March-21, 10:14

"You're right, it is. Have you ever seen this auction before?"

But I have been known in the past for my passive-aggressive tendencies. YMMV.
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Posted 2019-October-21, 17:39

Interested in starting a club or team match for fast players only. Anyone interested, please let me know. Thanks!
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Posted 2019-October-22, 01:20

Some tournaments are run 'under the clock'. I used to play blitz chess this way. Perhaps it would work best if players agree to a certain number of boards first? In fact I guess this is what team matches and tourneys under barometer conditions are for. Having TD'd a few team matches this way though the problems occur when someone dips out and a sub has to step in. Or in tourneys robot replacements are found. Just a few thoughts.
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