JohnAcker wrote:http://nccheckers.org/ has an opening generator on the front page. But I agree with Alex on this: if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
And it was decided many, many decades ago when our fathers setup this system. Walter Hellman quoted:MostFamousDane wrote: when that was decided.
MostFamousDane wrote:For instance the acceptance of the new openings is completely beyond me - you guys must REALLY have been smoking some killer weed when that was decided.
Alex_Moiseyev wrote:And it was decided many, many decades ago when our fathers setup this system.
Alex_Moiseyev wrote:Good luck to people who see broken windows at all corners
Dennis Cayton wrote:Greetings Sune:
During the early 1990s, I had a vision.
That vision was to launch an exploratory campaign to get some of the "barred openings" approved for all 3-move matches and tournaments sanctioned by the ACF.
There was little or no active interest in these openings when my campaign began.
It was as if these openings were long forgotten and forever discarded into the dust bin of history.
First, I started the U.S.S. Starship Checkerprise Mail Play Ladder, in which only the "barred openings" could be played.
Next, I conducted the Star Wars Mail Play Tournamensts, which were also restricted to the "barred openings."
I wrote a series of articles in the Keystone Checker Review (KCR) on behalf of these openings.
Finally, I wrote A Compilation Of The Barred Openings (1997).
As a result of these efforts, interest in these openings was reawakened from a deep sleep and began to escalate worldwide.
Many great analysts and players, whose skills far surpassed my own, jumped on the bandwagon and spent many long hours studying these openings.
I then passed the torch to these great analysts and players, who carried on with my vision and campaign.
The rest is history.
Dennis Cayton wrote:
Some of these openings were finally approved.
Dennis Cayton wrote:Let me assure you that I was not smoking any kind of "weed" during this time.
Ingo_Zachos wrote:Dear checker friends,
the discussion is deviating from my main question if there is any sotware solution to replace the manual drawing by cards with a software solution like pairing programs replaced the manual pairing, and reduced then time needed to make the pairings.
And here is where things went wrong - it seems natural to include the openings when they have been proved to be draws but in my opinion it goes against the purpose of even having first a two move and then a three move deck. They were originally introduced when two players playing for the world championship played a whole match by pure memorization - the deck was introduced to LIMIT the effect of memorization. The problem with the new openings is that they are so uneven that they INCREASE the role of memorization when you draw one of these openings and you haven't memorized all the critical lines you can just as well resign immediately.
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