In the “better late than never” category, I have finally finished and published the write up of the 2011 WBC Yspahan Tournament Final Game.
I think it is a good example of how the game is played by great players, since three of the most competitive gamers I know duke it out for the title. Unfortunately, describing play of a single game in detail doesn’t make for an entertaining podcast. So I have built a web page with graphics for each of the 3 weeks of 7 turns that makes a game. I hope you will follow along and either learn or be amused.
The Yspahan tournament has a mulligan round and a regular round. Winning a game in either round advances a player to the semifinal. The best second place finishers (based on the ratio of their score to the winner’s) are added to make at least 3 tables of 4 player games. The winners of the semifinal games play in the final game.
Follow along on the following pages:
Incidental MusicThe theme, space and closing music is performed by Joe DiMarino who has a mission to bring the harpsichord and its music to new audiences.
The music you hear was composed by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757).
The pieces are excerpts from:
- Opening: Sonata in D major, K. 512
- Breaks: Sonata in C major, K. 159
- Closing: Sonata in F major, K. 151