Mayan Doomsday (1200-1600)
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Mayan Doomsday - Update #1
Posted by redeagle45 on 3/15/12 at 12:37 PM
Well, things are moving well. We're a bit over half way in Round 1. I hope you are all having fun. I haven't done too well myself but enjoyed the games and challenges. After several years without playing, its fun to get back into it and I know my first hundred or so games are just remembering old skills and building a game history to analyze. Good luck to everyone!!
Due to some disparities in translating calendar dates, prognosticators say the possible "Mayan End of the World" is either May 21st or Dec 21st. I'm an optimist, so I'm betting on the later date. This should leave me time to squeeze in another tourney or ten. I will try to draw up some nice trophy gifs for the next ones.
My whole life I've been a died-in-the-wool 1.e4 only player as white. I think I might run a thematic tournament only on 1.d4 and/or 1.c4 to work on these and expand my opening options. Feel free to send me a note or post any thoughts if you prefer one or the other. Also let me know if this ELO range worked for you or if i should open/tighten it up a bit.
Started on February 27, 2012 at 12:53 PM
|Max Group Size:
This is a "No Vacation" tournament!
||350 (tournament is 100% complete)
|Eliminated Round 1:
||31 (64% of field)
||Games in Round 1:
|Eliminated Round 2:
||11 (22% of field)
||Games in Round 2:
|Eliminated Round 3:
||6 (12% of field)
||Games in Round 3:
||0 (current round)
1345 defeats 1550
If you believe the Mayan Calendar, the world will end in 2012. So all you mid-level players please join me in this event. It may be the last chance to test your skills and have a little fun too if the Mayans were correct.
This tournament is for intermediate players (ELO 1200-1600) with a minimum of 25 completed games. It is not a Theme event and you can play any opening you wish.
There will only be one simultaneous game per opponent so you will only play 5 simultaneous games in this event, giving you room to play other tournaments and matches at the same time.
I have it setup for 2 days per move. I hope this will allow it to move at a good pace, while not causing anybody a timeout for missing a single day online. Since I travel a lot for work I know this can happen. However, since the world may end, this is a NO VACATION tourney .
Good luck to all participants!