The time is nigh, people. Hope you got some practice in, because this is for all the marbles. And by "marbles", I mean fame. You get all of it. Isn't that nice?
Seriously though, I'm not 100% on how all this is'll shake out, so it's more a less an experiment on whether doing this through Chess.com is feasible, and whether people favor double elimination starting out, as opposed to single elimination. I doubt I need to explain why some would prefer double.
So, for RULES - Due to the nature of time zones, people are going to find it difficult to match up against one another for a solid session. As such, I'd advise messaging your opponents your play schedules, and attempt to synch up in order to get the most moves in.
TIME LIMITS: The time limit per move must be set to 24hrs (1 Day/turn). The time limit per match will be 3 Days (timed by myself). If the in-game timer runs out on your turn, it will count towards your elimination losses. If the match has not ended by the end of Day 3, both players will be knocked out of the tournament, no matter whose turn it is.
MATCH START/FINISH: You must update this thread when your match has officially begun, and with the results of your match, so that I may time your matches and update the bracket/scoreboard. Failure to do so in a timely fashion will result in elimination.
That's about as far ahead as I can think at the moment. I'll edit this post accordingly with input/suggestions.
Match-ups have been randomized, but in the interest of helping games go a little smoother, I'll pair up people who are on the same side of the planet, for the first round. But in order to do that, I'm gonna need a solid head count. Sound off if you're in.
CHALLENGERS: Nihil (Eliminated by Gatsby) Obstratis (Eliminated by Gatsby) CornFlake (Eliminated by VagrantHige) AboveUp (Dropped Out) Smurfee (Timed Out) McMahan (Eliminated by VagrantHige) Phil (Eliminated by Gatsby) Pk (Dropped Out) Gatsby (Timed Out) Opium (Eliminated by Phil) VagrantHige (Eliminated by Gatsby) Lion (Eliminated by McMahan)
I've just always used it. I play some IRL friends on it, and generally it's just cool how it sends you notifications on your phone when somebody has a made a move or has challenged you to a game. Since I play so many games it's kinda my go to app when I'm bored because instead of just pretending to text I can whip my phone out and make a move.