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Great Castles 01


#1 1st Place oth42 (1559)

#1 1st Place handoxxx (1790)

#3 3rd Place chessman1717 (1478)

TD: KevinLichte Started on December 27, 2013 at 11:58 PM
Players: 64   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 8   Rating Range: 1200-1600
# Advance: 3   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 724   Games Rated: Yes

This is a "No Vacation" tournament!

Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 64 Completed Games: 660 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 40 (62% of field) Games in Round 1: 448
Eliminated Round 2: 15 (23% of field) Games in Round 2: 168
Eliminated Round 3: 5 (7% of field) Games in Round 3: 32
Eliminated Round 4: 4 (6% of field) Games in Round 4: 12
Players Withdrawn: 3 (4%) # Timeouts: 153 (23%)
Remaining Players: 2 (3%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 1422 Biggest Upset: 1369 defeats 1681

This is the FIRST in a series of GREAT CASTLES Tournaments.

A CASTLE (from Latin: castellum) is a private fortified residence of a lord or noble. This is distinct from a palace, which is not fortified; from a fortress, which was not always a residence for nobility; and from a fortified settlement, which was for the public defense.

Each famous CASTLE has a rich history of battles, murders and mysterious deaths.

Enjoy your games, but remember to Castle Early and Castle Often!


  • 7 months ago


    A similar level of players. The final game will be interesting. Good luck everyone and let the best man win...

  • 14 months ago


    Quoting from a Chess.com admin. thought maybe useful here.

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  • 15 months ago


    SkyBlue125 absolutely, he or she in 11 game 11 point ! or in 7 game 7 point . it's not really possible

  • 15 months ago


    student2003 they are in every tournament. They forge their ratings to join our tournaments, they play with engines to beat us. Maximum tournament winners are somehow cheat with normal players.

  • 15 months ago


    this tournament have some professional cheater

  • 15 months ago


    Good luck to all! I'm going to need it...you are all better players than me...😳

  • 15 months ago


    Good luck all. 

  • 15 months ago


    'The Castle' is a classic old Aussie movie

  • 16 months ago


    4 pubs!

  • 16 months ago


    Every Great Casle needs a pub !

  • 16 months ago


    How can I resist?

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