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21st Chess.com Tournament (1601-1800)

TD: CHESScom Started on December 2, 2012 at 5:06 AM
Players: 1476   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: 1,476 Completed Games: 8668 (tournament is 99% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 1242 (84% of field) Games in Round 1: 7,380
Eliminated Round 2: 190 (12% of field) Games in Round 2: 1,130
Eliminated Round 3: 21 (1% of field) Games in Round 3: 160 (98% completed)
Players Withdrawn: 64 (4%) # Timeouts: 1769 (20%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 2 (current round)
Average Rating: 1656 Biggest Upset: 1720 defeats 2116

This is the 21st Official Chess.com Tournament. It will begin December 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


  • 20 months ago

    laskab

    If the top player in my group has his account closed.. will I advance if im #2 ?

  • 20 months ago

    ndhananj

    @einohope Do you believe people are cheating in your group? I would be surprised if anyone in my group did. Our games have been won by the one who blundered less.
  • 20 months ago

    TheYear9876

    its unlikely there are many cheaters at this level. top programmes play at about 3200 !

  • 20 months ago

    fixbone

    this is my first tournament - how can you tell if your opponent is using a computer program???  And don't real players use them for analysis in tournaments?  at what rating do computer programs play at???

  • 20 months ago

    TheYear9876

     i tend to pity cheaters  rather  than get annoyed about them.  i could beat usain bolt in a 100m race  if i had rocket propelled roller skates but what would be the point?

  • 20 months ago

    TenhoLakki

    Bigger problem are a cheaters. I noticed here are many of them. It's very bad when you give your everything to the game and your opponent start using computer chess-programs. They are very unpleasant persons and they mental level are near a worm.

  • 20 months ago

    TheYear9876

    yes actually, number of games  played would probably be  better than length of membership as  a player may have been a member for 12 months and not played many games. i hope someone at chess.com is reading this.

  • 20 months ago

    beaneau

    This definitely is an issue.  I think it could be solved if there was a minimum of 50-100 games completed for chess.com ratings range tournaments. There are plenty of other tournaments to work up to 50+ games.  And that should be enough to establish a more accurate rating.

  • 20 months ago

    TheYear9876

    well i think anyone gets to the last six of one these tournaments has to be a very strong player, so i imagine they are still well up there in the ratings. chess . com needs to find a way to ensure that players are genuinely rated for the tournament level they enter.

  • 20 months ago

    TheYear9876

    well this is number 21.not sure how often it happens but i know for a fact that the last six in a recent 1600-1800 t.  were all over 2400. there must be record of previous tournaments somewhere but i;m not sure how to access it.

  • 20 months ago

    ndhananj

    2600 seems ridiculously high for a 1600-1800 tournament, I agree.  How common is that? How many of these tournaments have there been?

    But really, if someone ends up in in the 1900s at the end or 2000s even, I don't think that is unreasonable. 

  • 20 months ago

    TheYear9876

    @ nadhananj.

           the problem with this tournament is that very very strong players new to chess.com, who must realise how strong they are. instead of entering a tournament at a higher level decide to come in at this level ( and probabaly even lower, i;d be intersted to know what rating the eventual winner of say the 1200-1400 t.   finishes up with) as i said previously the winner of previous 1600-1800 tournaments has been over 2600.   chess.com now has enough members, in future they should bring in a rule that you have to have been a member for 12 months before you can enter one thier tournaments, that will ensure that ratings are more realistic. a genuine 1600- 1800 has no chance.

  • 20 months ago

    Abhishek2

    it's way more than 90 days, considering that business people use up all their three days! Some start sooner than others. 

  • 20 months ago

    ndhananj

    Hmm. I thought it was 1601-1800 when we started, not "Under 1700".  Some of us just hadn't played a lot of correspondence games, or only played against our friends. 

     

    I don't see what the big deal is if ratings change a lot by the end. Especially considering how long these tournaments take. One diamond member in my group just took a vacation and has no games finished.  So it could be almost 90 days before even round 1 is finished. 

     

    I'd imagine the same thing happens in over-the-board, in-person, tournaments too. You have to start playing people somewhere, and some people will be stronger than what their rating said (and others will be weaker, but nobody complains about them).

     

    With these tournaments taking as long as they do, you'd expect many people to improve significantly in that time as well.

     

    In this particular case, there isn't any money involved either. 

  • 20 months ago

    alikasra

    hard group!

    no chance to advance!!!

  • 20 months ago

    Immoney5252

    Started a "Best under <1700" tourney if interested

  • 20 months ago

    papapizza

    check larryunderwood's picture larryunderwood 1994's games. He has a lot of them to play. He probobly hit resign on accident.  

  • 20 months ago

    TenhoLakki

    Hands up to 'amacing'! He is one of the best player I've ever seen. Why his rate is under 1700, it should be over 2000?

  • 20 months ago

    Abhishek2

    Lost a losing game.

  • 20 months ago

    Abhishek2

    nope, he withdrew from the tournament, meaning he resigned all his games!

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