The following event was the scheduled multi-bughouse, having
a "Geneva" team playing against a "foreigners" team first on 7 boards,
then on 8 boards. The rules of the game were that pieces could circulate
freely inside a team, and that the first team to score 4 wins clinched
the match. This is a very wild game, with almost all players playing a
very aggressive sac and sit strategy. If you wonder why, try to imagine
yourself being Black and asking all 4 white players in your team to sit,
in order that your opponent doesn't get the stuff he is sitting for to
mate you... Still, Robert Huber (MiRU) proved very polite when asking his
neighbour (Marcus Müller / marcusm) whether he could sac a queen;
this raised a big laugh in the whole team.
The funniest game was probably one between Tjeulesbetes and marv, where the latter got the queen he needed to set direct mate against Tjeulesbetes; thinking that the threat was stronger than its execution and seeing that a rook seemed enough to mate, he nevertheless sat then for two minutes, waiting to see whether one of his partners would need a queen more badly than him. So far so good, but after that time still no rook had come and a greedy partner stole that queen from him. When he was forced to play his position collapsed quickly and Tjeulesbetes could force mate only 5 moves later!
The event was dominated by "Geneva"; what must be said is that the "foreigners" had to accept a bughouse beginner in their team, while the Geneva team was quite compact:
Geneva: Vincent Berger, Pascal Horn, Laurent Bartholdi (lbartho), Richard Gerber, Stéphane Coletta, Rodolphe Francey (Tjeulesbetes), Fabrice Liardet (nabla), Frédéric Walther.
Foreigners: Robert Huber (MiRU), Marcus Müller (marcusm), Marat Gataoulline (Marat), Georg von Zimmermann (Tecumseh), Mirko Kratochvila (krat), Daniel Denes (marv), François Deluermoz, unknown player.
The rest of the day was made of some ping-pong, some informal bughouse,
even some 0 1 lightning, and ended with a challenge match opposing
Switzerland (krat and nabla) to Germany (marcusm and Tecumseh). Again it
was the Swiss' day, and they won by a close 12-10, playing until past midnight
under the lights of the Parc.