Monday, July 10
This day, to which only FICS players participated, did not start very well,
as continuous and and profuse rain forbidded outdoors play in the Parc
de Bastions, redirecting participants to Echecs-Club Bois-Gentil. This
unfortunately did for an organisational misunderstanding, leading to the
fact that Tjeulesbetes, MiRU and marv could join the others only after
a two hours delay.
Together with krat, nabla, marcusm, Tecumseh and chambesy, during some
time players tried some exotic variants, the more popular being Extinction
Bughouse. In Extinction Chess the rule is that you have to keep one piece
of each kind on the board in order not to lose the game (king included
of course); this variant does marry very well with Bughouse, even if it
generally does for quite quick games. After an hour of this - enough for
krat to say a dozen times "I don't get the point of this game" - Tjeulesbetes
complained that he had never been able to finish a game, decision always
happening on his partner's (MiRU) board, whether winning or losing.
Then it was back to some regular bughouse, and in the evening it was
decided to move to Tjeulesbetes' place for some billiards among other activities,
and for a double birthday celebration (marcusm and nabla had both had their
birthday on July 6).