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#1 mueller (1755)

#2 ljubisa1 (1779)

#3 djtrousdale (1891)

TD: knightyknight Started on March 17, 2008 at 2:02 PM
Players: 96   Time Control: 7 days/move
Max Group Size: 6   Rating Range: 1000-1700
# Advance: 3   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 828   Games Rated: Yes

Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 96 Completed Games: 900 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 45 (46% of field) Games in Round 1: 480
Eliminated Round 2: 22 (22% of field) Games in Round 2: 220
Eliminated Round 3: 11 (11% of field) Games in Round 3: 110
Eliminated Round 4: 6 (6% of field) Games in Round 4: 60
Eliminated Round 5: 6 (6% of field) Games in Round 5: 30
Players Withdrawn: 12 (12%) # Timeouts: 238 (26%)
Remaining Players: 9 (9%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 1398 Biggest Upset: 1395 defeats 1811

Are you Up For It? Then Have Some! Tongue out


  • 4 years ago


    Gosh! I had forgotten all about this one! Thank you all for participating and huge congratulations to the winner!!!!

  • 4 years ago


    Oh wow. It is finally over. I completely forgot I had been in this. And I won? Well Awesome games everyone.

  • 5 years ago


    Dear chess friends,

    It's amaizing to be with you for almost 1000 days!

    I really don't understand why you are so impatient, the ches game is a beautifull challenge, and I'm quite shure taht I want be a winner,...

    but I 've had a lot of joy with all of you!

    Good luck to all !


  • 6 years ago


    Happy two year anniversary of starting this tournament!!!

  • 6 years ago


    Sorry about how long this is taking.

    My opponent always waits until he has 5-10 hours left on his clock before moving. I can understand thinking about your moves, and certainly you may want to take the full 6 days on a couple of them, but if youre taking maximum time on every single move, you aren't doing it because you're thinking, you're doing it because you don't want to play chess.

    I will sympathize with anyone who has to play Bone Orchard in the next round.

  • 7 years ago


    I think everyone else got better while we waited and I did not.

  • 7 years ago


    now round 3...maybe before Christmas this will be finished...hohoho  

  • 7 years ago


    And now- round 2 of this horribly long tournament!

  • 7 years ago


    I figure, they get as much time as everyone else to finish, so we wait.  Of course, they both move on to the second round regardless of the outcome...

  • 7 years ago


    It's hard to believe this tournament still has one remaining match in the first round after 9.5 months...It looks like we may finally see round 2 soon...

  • 7 years ago


    First tournament here...do we know the algorithm for the second round pairings

    so I can start to do some homework?

  • 7 years ago


    There are still two games remaining in round 1, and it has been that way for over a month. Such is correspondence chess.

  • 7 years ago


    question...  is this tourney still going on... or has it been canceled (or something like that)?

  • 7 years ago


    At least it didn't affect the rankings, chesscombat. 

  • 7 years ago


    to make him happy...i resigned the game giving him the full point...i hope he can sleep well now...Smile
  • 7 years ago


    my opponent is so tired he is making one move every 6 days...maybe by december we can finish our game...Wink
  • 7 years ago


    The first round has been going on for 2 months and there are 2 players who still have 8 games to finish. Is there any way of hurrying them up at all?
  • 8 years ago



    These tournaments take a long time to make progress. Patience is the key! 

  • 8 years ago


    I certainly wasn't disrespectful at all, I was merely pointing to the fact that you have to expect and live with longer games in a tournament with such time controls. There is a reason why I and probably others too joined this particular tournament, that is the 3 day games are simply too risky for me. Though, as you mentioned, my average move time isn't that high, I sometimes can't get anywhere near a computer for several days. Since I dislike timeouts too I choose to play with 7+ days only. I doubt that opponent of yours, who timed out, did it to ruin your day, that guy maybe was just busy with life. Just be patient, you will get your games anyway and you can play plenty of others in the meantime.
  • 8 years ago


    Wow, calm down borked.  I am well aware of what the time controls mean.  I was

    expressing impatience at the fact that one of my opponents moved about seven

    times in the first game and is now a no-show for the last nine days.  I won that

    game on time and now have to wait another six days for our second game to

    end.   That is a wee bit frustrating, but as a said before, all good things to those

    who wait.  I am still playing Round 1, game two against Baliguide (a

    very worthy opponent).  I wish you would show a little more respect in the way

    you address other players.  BTW, your average move time is about six hours, so 

    obviously you aren't taking all seven days to move most of the time. 


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