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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: 606   Games Rated: Yes

99% COMPLETE!
Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 1,476 Completed Games: 8697 (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: 30 (2% of field) Games in Round 3: 160
Eliminated Round 4: 0 (0% of field) Games in Round 4: 30 (90% completed)
Players Withdrawn: 75 (5%) # Timeouts: 1777 (20%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 3 (current round)
Average Rating: 1655 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


  • 2 years ago

    fixbone

    would seem that hxg5 - leaves the game pretty even - perhaps he just misread the options and thought his queen was lost

  • 2 years ago

    Taxi

    I can't see any obvious reason why he resigned either

  • 2 years ago

    Suvel

    I hear you guys talking about players that are going over 1800. I am new to chess.com and I am not that much higher. My rating is in the low 1800s.

    I think maybe there should be a minimum amount of games. (More than 5) because 5 is too low. I think it should be something like 30 games or something because I was in the rating range 1600-1799 after 5 games (and 5 wins). Smile 

  • 2 years ago

    Suvel

    Can someone please help me?

    Can someone please go to Biggest Upset: 1662 defeats 1940 this game and tell me why white resigned? I am an 1825 and I still didn't understand why white resgined. Please help me.

  • 2 years ago

    Abhishek2

    A message to hidden cheaters: THIS IS A HUMAN SITE!! Nobody here wants to play against engines!! So stop making it boring for everyone just losing again and again, and get a life and actually enjoy the game. There's no fun in playing a cheater and being one; it's just a waste of time and all it will do is just degrade you!! So if you are cheating, stop it! What's the point of being on this site then???

  • 2 years ago

    TheYear9876

    yeh it is for fun and enjoyment and its more fun and more enjoyable when you're playing  someone( as opposed to something ) where you have a chanc e of  winning occasionally.

  • 2 years ago

    Abhishek2

    yes, it is for fun and enjoyment. However, some players either have a lack of self-esteem or ego, or desperately want to win games, and desperately want to make their rating higher. That's why the high-rated players are sometimes banned for cheating.

  • 2 years ago

    fixbone

    personally i think all the posts about cheating are a little silly...correct me if i'm wrong (i'm new to this tournament stuff) but isn't this for fun and enjoyment? ....if you have to "win" that bad that you cheat - that is really your personal problem but there are so many tournaments and games to be played here on chess.com (love it btw) that frankly who cares if someone cheats???

  • 2 years ago

    Abhishek2

    YES! Scored my sixth win!

  • 2 years ago

    Abhishek2

    someone can obviously improve in 3 yrs.

  • 2 years ago

    TheYear9876

    whats wrong with  the inflated rating at the end is the fact those players were very probably that strong at the beginning of the tournament even if their rating said they were not.

  • 2 years ago

    Resultant

    I wasn't inferring that people are cheating, or there is any unfairness, as we all know what the rules are before we enter a tourney and it's our choice to do so.

    Having said that, I think a better way to organise tourneys which are rating range based might be to use some kind of easy to understand crude average, such as the mid-point between a players highest-ever rating, and their current rating. This wouldn't be perfect either, but would at least serve to reduce the number of players in each group that clearly were more than capable of footing it with players in the next group up.

    Having said that, am enjoying the tourney (my first) and the challenge.

  • 2 years ago

    Abhishek2

    2 yrs is WAY TOO MUCH what's wrong with the inflated rating at the end?

  • 2 years ago

    TheYear9876

    chess.com have over 6 million members. surely a solution would be to say  you can't play in one of their tournaments  unless  you have been a member for at least ...   say  2 years. that would solve the strong newcomer problem at least.

  • 2 years ago

    TheYear9876

    well i agree i wouldnt get any satisfaction from doing that but apparently it does go on. baffling.

  • 2 years ago

    Abhishek2

    hmm..I think he might be cheating then.

  • 2 years ago

    TheYear9876

    well i know for   a fact the last six in one of these tournaments were all over 2400. one in fact was over 2600.

  • 2 years ago

    TheYear9876

    as i said somewhere else this tournament will eventually be won by someone rated above 2400. check previous tournaments.this is for one of 2 reasons, either the players have been deliberately manipulating their rating or they are fairly new to chess.com and still on the up and up. either way its not very fair to players who are geninuely rated 1600-1800 like me.

  • 2 years ago

    Resultant

    Quite a few players seem to already have ratings up towards 1900 or even 2000 after only one round. Will be very challenging for those of us with a highest ever rating less than 1800.

  • 2 years ago

    Abhishek2

    yes, it goes to the second player. Don't withdraw, play on!

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