|Amnesty declared (Nov. 30th removed blocks from 5 of the 100 here I've blocked, I've about 3,000 'Rivals' but regret the need to block some members). Block durations: first = 7 days (for newbies) else 30 days, second = 90 days, third = one year, fourth = permanent.|
If you did Daylight Savings Time adjustment, you'll notice IC's "regular" events being offered an hour "earlier" (because IC does not appear to do DST).
PREDICTION: these example current/past tournaments will be offered every 72 hours at the same time (mark your calendar, you can signup from 60 to 1 minute before the start)..
3264th Swiss Regular Blitz Tournament
October 3rd, 6th, 9th, 15th 2013 GMT 10:00 PM – 12:00 PM.
3267th Swiss Regular Blitz Tournament
October 5th, 11th, 14th 2013 GMT 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
3265th Swiss Regular Rapid Tournament
October 4th, 7th, 10th, 13th 2013 GMT 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
3268th Swiss Regular Rapid Tournament
October 5th, 8th, 11th, 14th 2013 GMT 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM
3266th Swiss Regular Lightning Tournament
October 4th, 7th, 10th, 13th, 16th 2013 GMT 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM
3269th Swiss Regular Lightning Tournament
October 6th, 12th, 15th 2013 GMT 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
(references to GMT are estimates as I've trouble grasping the concept and not all that sure IC's not using London time anyway, GMT's site is at: http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/ )
Join this site's Discussion Forum: Once you're in League 5, you can access it. [obtain the highest rating in each of the 4 playing modes to increase your 'score' that determines which league you're in; and play on site more since that will help, too -- study the 'calculation' method used]
Aug. 16th, guess I'm back for awhile. Thought I'd just visit, but once here it's hard to leave. :-)
June 27th, I'm gone.
Vacation mode activated for the first time, June 25th 2013 (I can still visit & post in the forum, as well as view/annotate/play games, but no web-messaging. I can still enter normal & regular tourneys (I imagine auto-signup's disabled), but Not web-message correspondence tourneys.
The usual 'start game' & 'play' links do not work, but seeking new opponents from viewing mode is no problem. If I'd been using vacation mode the past 9 years, I'd of added 9 free months to my subscription.
http://www.instantchess.com/?CW=1&CPN=150373194 analysis / annotations invited
April 1st (2013), I'm back for awhile.
June 27th first place (well, in the most 'active' tourney players' list based on the the past 30 days' tourney results). Resuming normal activities.
May 25th 2012, back trying the tournaments. -- the good news is, I get a hard won tourney point for each cancellation by an opponent.
Mar. 10th, 2011 - left the team
Jan. 26th, 2011 -- joined the Undescribables Team
October 21st, 2010, back after a five year absence.