Mr Changsha wrote:What would a series of 1vs1 games prove? Who has the better dice? In my experience the weaker player in these things always makes the challenge 1vs1...in the hope that luck will see them through. The sad thing is though dibbun that even if you won all 7 it wouldn't really change anyone's perception of your relative abilities.
Challenge him to a series of trips or quads games, demand sunny and then you have an interesting challenge.
In my experience there are people who complain about luck and people who understand that risk
is inherent in the game we play.
I would have no problem congratulating jefjef if he were victorious, and concede to him that his statement about me not knowing what I was talking about in that other thread due to my rank as being accurate. This whole thread started because jefjef doesn't know how to keep his mouth shut in situations which do not concern him.
QoH beat me 4-3 in a best of 7, and I was happy to congratulate him
, though the bitching in the thread about "luck" irritated me. To be honest, one reason I left this site for so long and focused exclusively on chess is because of that "luck" bullshit and my extreme boredom about hearing about it over and over and over. It's just an excuse.
It goes without saying, of course, that if your clan was by my side in trips or quads on any map with any settings against any opponents we would be victorious.
Edit: an example of the shit I was tired of explaining over and over: viewtopic.php?f=445&t=153571&start=15#p3364938
As has been said your best bet is to form a trips team, create some games and then see if he will play. I don't think you can deny that there is more stratey involved in trips compared to 1vs1, therefore it is a better challenge.
Look at it in this way: if you challenged me to 7 1vs1 games (for whatever reason) I would refuse and I doubt a soul would be surprised. However, if you challenged me to some trips sunny games on maps I like and I balked then I suspect some would maybe think me frit.
You may disagree on this but the consensus is that 1vs1 in general is too luck-based. So to make an attractive challenge it will have to be trips.
I notice you keep avoiding this point. Do you not know how to play trips (no shame in that) or do you lack the people to play with (again no shame in that either)? I am sure you would have your challenge if you made these games team based. So why not?