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21st Chess.com Thematic Tournament - Trompowsky (1601-1800)

TD: CHESScom Started on November 1, 2013 at 12:09 PM
Players: 941   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 6   Rating Range: 1601-1800
# Advance: 1   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 571   Games Rated: Yes

97% COMPLETE!
Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 941 Completed Games: 5410 (tournament is 97% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 792 (84% of field) Games in Round 1: 4,700
Eliminated Round 2: 120 (12% of field) Games in Round 2: 710
Eliminated Round 3: 0 (0% of field) Games in Round 3: 110 (0% completed)
Players Withdrawn: 33 (3%) # Timeouts: 926 (17%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 110 (current round)
Average Rating: 1661 Biggest Upset: 1663 defeats 2203

This is the 21st Official Chess.com Thematic Tournament. It will begin November 1st, so register now!

 

All games start with the Trompowsky,

 

  1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5

 

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

    DillsGambitLive

    i didn't know there was more then 1 round...how many rounds are there?

  • 6 months ago

    gearoidmm

    In group 11, two players are advancing despite one having a higher score (9 vs. 8) and different tiebreakers. Anyone know why that is the case?

  • 10 months ago

    366anna

    I am guessing 3-5 months from now. I'd say 4: July 6th. Let's see who will be closer...

  • 10 months ago

    cadguy

    Thanks Aage87 for your comment, it seems like a reasonable guess / estimate.

  • 10 months ago

    Aage87

    Will probably be at least another month or two until round 2 starts.

  • 10 months ago

    cadguy

    "New rounds will start when ALL games in the current round are complete. Can anyone guess or estimate when the second round is likely to start, is it in a month or could it be a year or is this a stupid question.


  • 12 months ago

    Mambao86

  • 13 months ago

    TaiTapu

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  • 13 months ago

    V_Fox

    Xardak

    he's right. interesting to watch as 1400 player beats everybody 1600, 1700, 1800 ... it turns out he recently started playing, and at the end of the tournament, he ranks 2000 +


    Offer: in tournaments that have an upper limit of the rating can only play those players who have played 50 games

  • 13 months ago

    Fintan

    @Bassie55k - I meant if the score is tied but the tie-breaker is not the same, sorry. I presume only the player with the higher tie-break score progresses then, aye?

  • 13 months ago

    Bassie55k

    Regarding making the playing field more even, the thought of having people playing a minimal number of games is interesting. You actually currently have to have played like 5 games before you can enter a tournament (at least that is when I entered my first tournament). However, what should that number be? The top 4 rated players right now all have ~40 games played. That is significant I would say. The interesting thing to consider might be to look at the average rating of opponents. I think it will be hard to find a good criterium.

  • 13 months ago

    Bassie55k

    @Fintan, I believe, at least that is how it has been in other tournaments, that if the top two players have the same amount of points and the tie-breaker is also the same, then both players advance.

  • 13 months ago

    SirFlintstone

    Some OTB tourneys have an unrated section.  But, that is to discourage players from earning big prizes.  The best way to look at it is that for every one of those players who are underrated you will meet one that is overrated and/or having a bad tournament.  If you play enough games ,these problems will correct(or rather,balance) themselves.

  • 13 months ago

    SirFlintstone

    Some OTB tourneys have an unrated section.  But, that is to discourage players from earning big prizes.  The best way to look at it is that for every one of those players who are underrated you will meet one that is overrated and/or having a bad tournament.  If you play enough games ,these problems will correct(or rather,balance) themselves.

  • 13 months ago

    Fintan

    What happens in the event of a tie? Do both players progress, or does tied-player A have to hope that the player they lost to wins less games than the person tied-player B lost to?

  • 13 months ago

    Xardak

    Thats actually a great idea. It would prevent this type of thing from happening. Thank you for being objective.

  • 13 months ago

    Seb_UK

    @Xardak: So do you think people should have played a minium number of games before joining a tournament ? 

  • 13 months ago

    Xardak

    So I'm the bad guy? Don't really know why you choose to attack me for a legitimate complaint. Still trying to figure out how your comment helps the situation or has any bearing whatsoever on what has been discussed here. Did you actually check to see if anyone forced me to join?

  • 13 months ago

    SuperUltraMegaKittie

    Nobody is forcing you to join these tournaments. Last time I checked.

  • 13 months ago

    Xardak

    Iron if I want to learn I can read a book or maybe........I could join a tournament that is SUPPOSED to have 2000 ranked players in it. I do commend these players for taking thier valuable time to teach the lower ranked players how to play. I can see how boring it must be for them to enter a tournament when they know no one in the tournament could give them a game.

    I see no purpose to having RANKED tournaments if the rank means nothing. Why not just make them all open?

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