Lichess Crazyhouse World Championship Qualifier Tournament result

Lichess Crazyhouse World Championship Qualifier Tournament result

mrwerdy
mrwerdy
Feb 25, 2018, 11:43 AM |
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First, I want to congratulate everyone who qualified. There are so many talented and dedicated players who had a great showing in this event. Many of my friends had impressive showings throughout the 3 hour arena style tournament. The tournament brought 1,849 players with only 128 qualifying based on performance. 

 

I won't deny the miracle that occurred to get me in, but I am pumped. I managed to finish 105th. While I am sure I luckboxed it in, I am still really happy to get the experience of battling so many talented players. I was lucky because I managed to checkmate a 2300+ player, beat a FM too, and some other strong wins. I boosted my rating by about 170 points, and even after the boost, was still the lowest rated player to make it in. 

 

While I know I have -137% chance of surviving the next round when the field is cut down to 64, I still feel really good about my performance here. 

 

I will post some games and highlights when I get the chance, but for now, I am going to blindly enjoy my qualification. 

 

Thank you everyone for the support.