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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: 8689 (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 (63% completed)
Players Withdrawn: 75 (5%) # Timeouts: 1773 (20%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 11 (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


  • 24 months ago

    fixbone

    Question for tournament experts - I won my group...if i withdraw does advancement default to the second place in my group??? I ask because i don;t think i will be able to devote the appropriate time to play and analysis int he next round

  • 24 months ago

    Abhishek2

    yes! Scored my fifth win!

  • 24 months ago

    Abhishek2

    could be, but most of them are ridiculous and I always play my opening faster.

  • 24 months ago

    TheYear9876

     i read somewhere that after   the first 4 moves by both players there are 4 BILLION  different possible positions  can that possibly be true?

  • 24 months ago

    ndhananj

    I don't think it is possible to think through all legal moves for three moves in every situation. If we estimate ~20 legal moves in an average non-forcing position, then to consider 3 moves for both players would require considering ~20^6=64000000 positions. 

    In long games, I may be able to consider all my legal moves and all my opponents legal responses. This is ~20^2=400 positions. In live chess, I would have a hard time considering all these as well.

  • 24 months ago

    ndhananj

    How do people play live chess so well, or find the required tactics so quickly?  

     

    I like the abbundance of time and thought that can be given to these 3 day/move games.  I may have made many "inaccuracies" (I think up a better move after I make mine) but only a few blunders (as far as I know). 

     

    Any tips regarding keeping my ability to think clearly during faster games (like in live chess?)

  • 24 months ago

    TheYear9876

    venice?

  • 24 months ago

    Abhishek2

    Group 224 is the first group done! I'm in Group 63.

  • 24 months ago

    Abhishek2

    Had my fourth win with a discovered check!

  • 24 months ago

    eugenp

  • 24 months ago

    Abhishek2

    Yes! Third point of the tournament!

  • 24 months ago

    TenhoLakki

    Amazing game for amacing! No mistakes for he, told computer analysis!? Great american player: amacing!

  • 2 years ago

    posi_

    Gl for all

  • 2 years ago

    Abhishek2

    you have 3 days to make your move, be careful!

  • 2 years ago

    ndhananj

    Sometimes the speed of games has more to do with the familiarity of the openings, and how badly we blunder. 

    In my case, one of my opponents played strange moves early in the game, and I had to play more aggressively than I would normally to capitalize on the attempts to violate opening theory...Actually, I played very diffrently from my comfortable style in one of the games in order to just not reward him for novelty, because I made a minor blunder in response. Luckily, he retuned the favor tenfold and made a major blunder.   

  • 2 years ago

    romandigits

    patient is a virtue, i'll try to implement it in my game.thanks for getting us started.     i can't believe i gave a stalemate, that was a definate win.

  • 2 years ago

    Abhishek2

    You must be a fast player!

  • 2 years ago

    PaulM66

    Well, I am 5-1 thus far.. of the remaining games I am winning (up a rook) one and the other 3 are still just beginning. I think I have a decent chance to advance but a lot still to be determined.  Nobody else in my group has finished any games except those against me.

  • 2 years ago

    Abhishek2

    Yes! I got two points, they were on timeout, but that's OK!

  • 2 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    (1601-1800) is a good group, good luck guys - let's play some CHESS!! Cool

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