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18th Chess.com Tournament (1401-1600)


#1 puranoid (2238)

#2 ucpete (1859)

TD: CHESScom Started on March 1, 2012 at 1:32 PM
Players: 1879   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 6   Rating Range: 1401-1600
# Advance: 1   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 559   Games Rated: Yes

Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 1,879 Completed Games: 11256 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 1550 (82% of field) Games in Round 1: 9,370
Eliminated Round 2: 262 (13% of field) Games in Round 2: 1,570
Eliminated Round 3: 47 (2% of field) Games in Round 3: 270
Eliminated Round 4: 7 (0% of field) Games in Round 4: 40
Eliminated Round 5: 3 (0% of field) Games in Round 5: 6
Players Withdrawn: 69 (3%) # Timeouts: 2262 (20%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 1477 Biggest Upset: 1627 defeats 2234

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

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!


  • 17 months ago


    lol, Balachander....touche!

  • 17 months ago


    I don't expect this comment from someone who himself exceeds the rating range by 200 + points :-)

  • 17 months ago


    Tournament rating is 1400-1600 and there are several players with 2000+ ratings now......FLMFAO!!! Pray tell, what hope is there??

  • 20 months ago


    It's troubling that there are four games still in progress and three of them should be resigned immediately. Almost 200 players are sitting around waiting for the next round while these guys fool around.

  • 21 months ago


  • 22 months ago


    In my group exist one guy what always put en vacations mode!!! Never finish this tournament with boys like them!! Its a abuse, please, put his out!!

  • 22 months ago


    This tourney is going to last for more than a year. Isn't that a bit nuts?

  • 23 months ago


    only 1 player advance.....

  • 24 months ago


    How many are progress from this round?. the chance of ending second on the list looks more likely for me.

  • 2 years ago


  • 2 years ago


    It might just be a rumor but i heard that 3 people died of old age waiting for second round to start.

  • 2 years ago


    Yes, the last guy is a complete idiot and should learn when to resign. He is running with only a king and wasting everyone's time.

  • 2 years ago


    I think the guy losing in the last game is just trying to hold up the tournament. Very annoying.

  • 2 years ago


    Down to one game(finally). I can't believe it takes nearly 6 months to complete one game(that's too long). I can see it taking a few months per game. That's incredible, can you imagine if they played in a tournament with 14 days per move, that tounament would last about 10 years.

  • 2 years ago


    4 to go...

  • 2 years ago


    Sorry, but my last opp doesn't feel like resigning. Soon they'll be 6 left ;)

  • 2 years ago


    7 :)

  • 2 years ago


  • 2 years ago


    i will compleat my game 3 months ago, next round not started yet,this is to much time, now also 8 game remains 

  • 2 years ago


    honestly i don't mind playing many games i usually will have 20-30 slow games going plus i will play speed chess it helps me stay sharp so when i do play in something like this its more of a routine than me having to prepare because i use a system i like i just like to try as many different variations as i can and if it transposes then it does or over the board or really what ever the game turns out to be i like a game when i dont know the lay out i usually just try to play the board but i want to get better

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