The most amazing Cheese.com tournaments ever!

JamieDelarosa
JamieDelarosa
Mar 21, 2016, 12:00 PM |
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I ran across a group of players from Indonesia, who participated in the most eye-opening, brilliant tournaments ever staged on the site. 

Each tounament produced a Fischer-like savant of a winner.  Each tournament demonstrated that the first move of the game could be both powerful, yet impotent.  These were awesome demonstrations of the ability to extrapolate untimate game results from just a few moves.

Some might say, the chess has been "solved".  And that, perhaps, our passion for the game is misplaced.  These super-humans have proved that.

Here is an example:

The tournament was organized by Ethan_Zhang, who did not participate in play.

https://www.chess.com/tournament/qwerty2

NameRecordScoreTiebreakFinal Round
#1 HarryJamesSitorus (2001)
(56 points awarded)
8-0-0 8 24 Round 1 -> 8 | 24
#2 tomtom_10 (1390)
(28 points awarded)
0-2-6 3 9 Round 1 -> 3 | 9
#2 kingchessbekasi (1376)
(28 points awarded)
0-2-6 3 9 Round 1 -> 3 | 9
#2 DRsitorus (1348)
(28 points awarded)
0-2-6 3 9 Round 1 -> 3 | 9
#2 yahya_supers (1298)
(28 points awarded)
0-2-6 3 9 Round 1 -> 3 | 9

 

And the winner's games:

   HarryJamesSitorus (1994)  yahya_supers (1304) 1-0 (won) 3 days 0 3/10/16 View
   yahya_supers (1308)  HarryJamesSitorus (1988) 0-1 (won) 3 days 0 3/10/16 View
   DRsitorus (1348)  HarryJamesSitorus (1982) 0-1 (won) 3 days 0 3/10/16 View
   HarryJamesSitorus (1975)  DRsitorus (1352) 1-0 (won) 3 days 0 3/10/16 View
   HarryJamesSitorus (1968)  kingchessbekasi (1376) 1-0 (won) 3 days 0 3/10/16 View
   kingchessbekasi (1380)  HarryJamesSitorus (1960) 0-1 (won) 3 days 0 3/10/16 View
   tomtom_10 (1394)  HarryJamesSitorus (1952) 0-1 (won) 3 days 0 3/10/16 View
   HarryJamesSitorus (1943)  tomtom_10 (1397) 1-0 (won) 3 days 0 3/10/16 View

The games were all resigned before a move was played.  The result must have been inevitable.  All the other games not involving the winner, were 1-move draws!

Amazing!!

And there are at least four more tounaments just like it. Stinky cheese - and nothing has been done about it.