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18th Chess.com Thematic Tournament - Vienna Gambit (1401-1600)

Winners:

#1 LordAsbury (1986)

#2 PawnSplat (1846)

#3 digibomber (1747)

TD: CHESScom Started on February 1, 2013 at 12:19 PM
Players: 1182   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 6   Rating Range: 1401-1600
# Advance: 1   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 523   Games Rated: Yes

TOURNAMENT FINISHED!
Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 1,182 Completed Games: 7022 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 990 (83% of field) Games in Round 1: 5,910
Eliminated Round 2: 151 (12% of field) Games in Round 2: 920
Eliminated Round 3: 31 (2% of field) Games in Round 3: 180
Eliminated Round 4: 4 (0% of field) Games in Round 4: 12
Players Withdrawn: 49 (4%) # Timeouts: 1444 (20%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 1473 Biggest Upset: 1487 defeats 1830

This is the 18th Official Chess.com Thematic Tournament. It will begin February 1st, so register now!

 

All games start with the Vienna Gambit,

 

  1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4

 

NOTE: If you register now and your rating changes before the start date, you will be AUTOMATICALLY moved to the correct group when the tournament starts. 

You will play up to 10 games at a time in this event.

Vacation time is allowed.  

New rounds will start when ALL games in the current round are complete.  

If you have other questions (group size, # of people advancing, etc) read the Tournament Description above. If you still have questions, try this help file

Good luck everyone!


Comments


  • 15 months ago

    PDubya

    Amazing how many people didn't show up for the second round. No doubt due to the few extremely slow players. Maybe chess.com should put a cap on the length of each round to keep interest in these events.

  • 16 months ago

    miry

    2 last games of 3 are predictable, why do you need to play?

  • 18 months ago

    Ashish--Sharma

    I am Top in my group

  • 18 months ago

    Phovox

    My first tournament in chess.com. I was amazed how fast most games were played! Not only in my group but also in others. Well, this is supposed to be correspondence chess, right? so that taking quite a while to thoroughly taking a decision should be the normal behaviour ...

    I will surely play more tournaments like this :)

  • 20 months ago

    philanisbu

    Almost there... just one more win.

  • 20 months ago

    oneboothy

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  • 20 months ago

    JRTK73

    In your case, you will be eliminated as the other player has a better tie break.

  • 20 months ago

    GS77

    What happen is two of us we have the same score 7?

  • 21 months ago

    RaulGroom

    Is there a way to see statistics for the tournament like White win rate, biggest upset etc?  I feel like I found a page like that at one point but now I can't seem to find it.

  • 21 months ago

    philanisbu

    One player dragging our group behind, not even one completed game... depressing...

  • 21 months ago

    CheckMurphy

    Not 2 much. Just look at your wins and against who. If you;ve beaten that player once add once that score to your tie break. Two wins twice that score. And so you keep on adding up against all the players you have won. Except when there was a draw. Then you only add half. You'll get used to the method.

  • 21 months ago

    lexoitalia

    great! Thanks, seems pretty complicated though!

  • 21 months ago

    CheckMurphy

    Tie break is a way to calculate that when two or more players end up with the same score the tie brake can determine who goes through to the next round. It is calculated as follows. As players win they earn a score. When you beat a player that score becomes your tie break. So a player with say 3 wins will give you 3 tie break points. and vice versa. If you beat a player twice you earn double that players score as your tie break. And as you beat players their scores get added as your tie break. If you draw only half gets added. So the more wins you get the more your score will be and if a player beats you then he gets your score as an tie break. But it can happen that two or more players end up with the same score and tie break. All of them then go through if they top the table in that group. Hope it makes sense.

  • 21 months ago

    lexoitalia

    What does 'tie break' in the group results table mean?

  • 21 months ago

    NittanyLionRyan

    So I think that I am advancing out of round 1 in my first ever tournament.  Sweet! When does round 2 begin?

  • 21 months ago

    ITISMYMOVE

    Yes I did it,it may have taken 10 attempts but I limp out of the tournament with a little bit of pride,well if 1 win out of 10 counts!;)

  • 21 months ago

    TheKingsIndian129

    Thank you JRTK73

  • 21 months ago

    JRTK73

    One player advances from each group. I would predict there will be about 4 rounds but this can be dependent on a few factors like sometimes two people with the same score will both advance from a group.

  • 21 months ago

    TheKingsIndian129

    How many rounds is this tournament? Does everyone advance? Any information about the tournament rules would be helpful.

  • 22 months ago

    kohai

    Everyones comment was removed. Perhaps now people can discuss the tournament without the need to abuse others :)

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