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posted at 2016-07-14 21:18 by schachbjm

Hi,
is there a reason why so many experienced teams like RW Azul, Mysterious Moves, ChudeDziki and TheRejoicingTeam are missing?
Or is the website just not updated?

Thank you in advance!

Best regards
schachbjm

posted at 2016-07-14 21:22 by schachbjm

Hi,
is there a reason why so many experienced teams like RW Azul, Mysterious Moves, ChudeDziki and TheRejoicingTeam are missing?
Or is the website just not updated?

Thank you in advance!

Best regards
schachbjm

posted at 2016-07-15 00:40 by smallblackcat

I'm going to put up a proper thread for T64, but I'll answer this here:
We haven't processed all the submissions yet, as jaberwock has been unavailable today. Quite a few teams are still to come. Anyone whose team is not on the list should not worry (yet).

posted at 2016-07-15 00:52 by schachbjm

Ok, Thx for your prompt reply. I really appreciate your work!

posted at 2016-07-15 12:49 by joshuar

There is the semi-related note of fewer players throughout the years (especially notable in lack of lower sections), but I attribute that to declining FICS numbers due to sites like chess.com, chesscube, lichess, and the like. In the past FICS was far and away the best free option. Now there is much more competition, and playing on FICS requires more of an initial investment (in downloads, registrations, etc.), that caters more to an experienced player over a new player.

But that wouldn't explain the drop mentioned. :P
I'm hoping more teams appear between the two TsC teams so that I don't have to beat my own guys. >:)

posted at 2016-07-16 05:36 by herrahuu

Yeah. To be honest, best thing on FICS is teamleague. Otherwise one might consider switching to other sites. :) Amazing atmosphere, where experienced players might appear watching your game and sharing, giving advice for less experienced. Very active kibitzing, when in teamleague on the other site hardly anybody gave their opinions. This - plus watchbot makes perfect combination analysing games of yourself and others. In this competition good etiquette is primary and joy of chess comes first. Big shout out for Jaberwock and Smallblackcat plus other staff for working tirelessly to keep everything running and atmosphere friendly.