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23rd Chess.com Tournament (1801-2000)

TD: CHESScom Started on June 1, 2013 at 12:20 PM
Players: 647   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 6   Rating Range: 1801-2000
# Advance: 1   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 597   Games Rated: Yes

99% COMPLETE!
Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 647 Completed Games: 3740 (tournament is 99% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 549 (84% of field) Games in Round 1: 3,230
Eliminated Round 2: 82 (12% of field) Games in Round 2: 470
Eliminated Round 3: 3 (0% of field) Games in Round 3: 44 (90% completed)
Players Withdrawn: 41 (6%) # Timeouts: 772 (20%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 4 (current round)
Average Rating: 1837 Biggest Upset: 1784 defeats 2074

This is the 23rd Official Chess.com Tournament. It will begin June 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


  • 17 months ago

    hiironymos

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  • 17 months ago

    HuntCL

    Epsilon - Let's not make any more speculation. I just play, the result is not important, I just try to focus on the quality of my games.

  • 17 months ago

    thecentipede

    errr. i think you went off on one there. all i was saying was i felt that your opponent should have finished off the game to the best of his abilities and the whatever outcome would be the outcome. after all, it is just a game. 

    the thing is, if he had overlooked the taking of your queen and played Kd4 or whatever and you won anyway we wouldnt be having this conversation.

    its only when someone resigns when they are a queen up that questions are asked and rightly so. (for the record, it shouldnt be you answering them, you havent done anything wrong, it should be your opponent)

  • 17 months ago

    HuntCL

    centipede - Yes, we are all human. Although I sympathise, I think it is ridiculous to claim it is unfair. All loses in chess are due to mistakes, is this unfair? More to the point, unfair would be having a player who finishes top of the group and gets banned (fair) but the 2nd placed player does not progress to the next round. e.g. 19th Chess.com Tournament I finished second, top player banned yet I did not proceed to the next round.

  • 17 months ago

    thecentipede

    lol, i actually like the fact you overlooked Qa5+ - Rxa5.. just shows we all miss stupid stuff every now and then, i missed a mate in 1 against a 1600 player not so long ago, felt so stupid as i was 2 pawns up in an endgame  but thats chess. i just felt that your opponent should have played out the game, as there is only 1 spot through too the next round it makes it fair to the other 5 in the group. if you had actually won the group and no-one could catch you maybe i could agree with the resignation...

  • 18 months ago

    Epsilon404

    I made that comment a while before things got bad for me in our game; it wasn't anything personal, just some ill-advised and poorly thought out speculation. I guess xyz7 just felt bad that you made such an oblivious blunder and thought you deserved to win the game. Which is fine. I'm sure you would have won our group anyway, so it doesn't make much difference.

  • 18 months ago

    HuntCL

    Centipede - I overlooked Rxa5 - I even made a conditional move where I thought I had a forced Kd4 followed by Rd1 - I was just as surprised when I had seen he had taken my queen and resigned. Ask him. Espsilon4 - why would I need multiple accounts? It just sounds like sour grapes over the quick loss in the Caro.

  • 18 months ago

    P-e-t-e-r-P-a-w-n

    @sysy68: What do you mean by "vacancy in my group"?

  • 18 months ago

    viper10091009

    I think some people press Resign button by accident maybe

  • 18 months ago

    thecentipede

    generous or not, it shouldnt have happened. especially when there is only 1 place to play for in the group. how would you feel if you were in 2nd place in that group at the end and only 1/2 a point behind?

  • 18 months ago

    Gor57

    well the other guy was winning after Qc7+ and Rf4, I think this is just generous

  • 18 months ago

    Epsilon404

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  • 18 months ago

    thecentipede

    why did this guy resign when a queen up???

    http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=70802586

  • 18 months ago

    sysy68

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  • 18 months ago

    Gor57

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  • 18 months ago

    Daveisbonkers

    @carljuvy

    There is no button on the website that allows you to do withdraw your draw offer.

    Your best option is to send your opponent a message explaining that the draw offer was accidental and meant for another opponent, and politely ask them to decline your draw offer. 

    However, Article 9.1.b.1 of the FIDE Laws of Chess states that a draw offer cannot be withdrawn.  Also, any serious self-repsecting chess player will not withdraw a draw offer as it is poor etiquette.  My advice is to hope that your opponent plays on, and if he accepts it, put it down to experience.

  • 18 months ago

    karmuts

    i mistakenly pushed the draw button on my game with Pintachess... is there a way to undraw it... any admin or arbiter... i did it on my IPAD but was intended for Wappinchaw... :( anybody from admin can help... check my game with Pintachess http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=70798122

  • 18 months ago

    Skofe

    Good luck all, have fun

  • 18 months ago

    YOUSSEF_MAICHEL

    good luck to all

  • 18 months ago

    Sakanegara

    good luck for all!

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