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20th Chess.com Tournament (1601-1800)

TD: CHESScom Started on September 1, 2012 at 2:33 PM
Players: 1447   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 6   Rating Range: 1601-1800
# Advance: 1   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 607   Games Rated: Yes

99% COMPLETE!
Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 1,447 Completed Games: 8518 (tournament is 99% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 1212 (83% of field) Games in Round 1: 7,210
Eliminated Round 2: 191 (13% of field) Games in Round 2: 1,130
Eliminated Round 3: 26 (1% of field) Games in Round 3: 180 (98% completed)
Players Withdrawn: 71 (4%) # Timeouts: 1616 (18%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 2 (current round)
Average Rating: 1661 Biggest Upset: 1644 defeats 2120

This is the 20th Official Chess.com Tournament. It will begin September 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!


Comments


  • 6 months ago

    e2-e4_1-0

    So much cheating this round...2 bans already just from my group.

  • 12 months ago

    SonnyDubh

    Well done.... ;-)

  • 12 months ago

    mfamily

    I  think it is fair, but would be annoyed if someone did it to me. In the end i didn't go on vacation played a few more moves slowly, and then agreed to the draw.  As it turned out in my last 3 games my opponents literally collapsed and i am going through to the next round.

  • 13 months ago

    e2-e4_1-0

    I think it's fair, even at a big tournament players can walk around and see what other players are doing and the likely result of the games.

  • 13 months ago

    SonnyDubh

    What do you think yourself?

  • 13 months ago

    mfamily

    Please tell me if you believe to be cheating or fair tournament strategy.  I have a draw in hand in a game.  There are several games going on between other players which will determine if a draw in my game will advance me or if i need a win.  i could choose to go on vacation to see the outcome of the other games.  If the results of the other games mean i need a win i could play on in the hope that my opponent will make an error.  If i don't need a win to advance (or if i have no chance to advance even with a win), i take my draw to complete the tournament.

  • 19 months ago

    sebs42

    5 to go.

  • 22 months ago

    kjenys

    This game Will take loooooong time!! Logical chess, hmmmmmm

  • 22 months ago

    Abhishek2

    Looks like I won't advance. Cry But there's one coming up and good luck to all!

  • 23 months ago

    vanhafford

    International Correspondence Chess allows one time enough to anticipate one's move using The Analytical Method to solve chess problems!   I never cheat; and I usually move on the first day!  If one cheat's; Let me remind him/her; that Cheaters Never Win!  Over The Board Chess is all together different in styles of play.  In Over The Board Chess/OTBC; Psycological Warfare is paramount, whereas in International Correspondence Chess/ICC it's not all so prevailent!  I like the USCF Rules and FIDE Rules in regards to OTB Chess Tournaments!  To wit: I hope to perform in one day shortly!  Chess Is Life!  OTBC is better than ICC!  In such; there's no such thing as CHEATING CHEETAH'S Of CHESS!  Long Live The King!

  • 23 months ago

    Wizard_Chess97

    Answer to question one: A person playing far better than their rating, playing computer-like moves, or having a too-high rating are all possible indications of cheating. If someone is using computer assistance in blitz they usually take the exact amount of time per each move, also.

    Answer to question two: Nothing! There is nothing to be gained by cheating. Sure, computers and better players can help you learn, but not during your game, you can work with them after the game is over. Cool

  • 23 months ago

    Tacktickle

    Perhaps an even better question is:  What is to be gained by cheating other than the illusion that you are a better player than you really are?

  • 23 months ago

    Tacktickle

    It would seem that a better question would be:  How is it possible to get caught cheating?

  • 23 months ago

    Wizard_Chess97

    Using a chess computer for help, and showing the game(s) to a very strong player and him helping you, would be considered cheating.

  • 24 months ago

    tamirbulga

    how is it possible to cheat?

  • 24 months ago

    tamirbulga

    everyone in my section had finished almost all of their games and i havent even finished 1

  • 24 months ago

    SonnyDubh

    Every tournament i've played in on this site has had players thrown out for cheating,i have no reason to think this one will be any different,going by the way some of the groups have gone!!Innocent WinkTongue Out

  • 24 months ago

    Yarael

    Mmm, again a player of rating 2000 will win this. Bad style

  • 24 months ago

    LB1964

    There are tournaments with two advancing. They use a symbol like this: 5->2. In this tournament, two will advance if they are tied in points and tiebreaks.

  • 24 months ago

    jclheriteau

    No Vaccation, 2 advance would be more fun

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