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The Dark Knight Rises Custom Trophies

  • by Billium248
  • | Jun 25, 2012
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The Dark Knight Rises
Custom Trophy Tournament Series
Opening July 20th

 

 

The epic conclusion to the best Batman trilogy ever deserves the most epic Dark Knight Tournament ever!!  In 2008, Batman learned that he does in fact have limitations after all.  Likewise, in our first Dark Knight Tournament, we learned many lessons regarding what kind of limitations we have.  Our first tournament saw a plethora of Jokers defying the rules and/or timing out without making a single move.  So this time around the standard tournament minimums (# of games and timeout percentage) will be in place.  Also, 8 of the 9 tournaments will be thematic which means that the game will start with a pre-determined position in which black has already opened with their DARK KNIGHT.  This will eliminate all of the forfeits that happened last time when some Joker would open with their black pawn instead of their DARK KNIGHT.  Since we learned how incredibly long a tournament can last at 7-days per move, or even 5-days, the new tournaments will all be set for 3-day time controls.  It is the third movie after all, so it only seems appropriate.  For this same reason, we will have groups of four with one simultaneous game so that everyone will be playing in 3 games at a time.  And finally, just so that the big brains in The 2K Club don’t have all the fun, there will be 3 separate rating levels so that everyone has a chance at getting one of those awesome Dark Knight Custom Trophies!!!

 

The one tournament that is not thematic will be by invitation only.  If you wish to play in The Dark Knight Rises – Open Tournament, you must send me a message asking for an invitation.  In this message, you must acknowledge that you agree to open with your DARK KNIGHT as black regardless of how white opens.  With 20 possible first moves for white, and 4 possible first moves for black, this means there is a total of 80 possible variations that these games could take.  Anyone who does not open with their DARK KNIGHT agrees to resign that game as forfeit.  YOU MUST AGREE TO THIS RULE TO RECEIVE AN INVITATION!!!

 

The other 8 tournaments will start from the 4 most common white openings (1.e4, 1.d4, 1.Nf3, and 1.c4) with the two most common DARK KNIGHT responses (1.Nf6 and 1.Nc6).  The 3 rating levels will be: A) 2000 and over, B) 1400-1999, C) 1399 and below.

 

And of course, everyone is welcome to join my group: The Dark Knights!!



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  • 10 months ago

    Billium248

    There were 9 different tournaments set up, each with their own 3 trophies.  The award would depend on which one you entered.  Unfortunately, a lot of them never filled up and disappeared from Chess.com's list, so only a few of them will actualy be given out.

  • 22 months ago

    wpostma

    All beautiful pictures, but....

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