Inagural Chess.Com Crazyhouse Championship (December 2016)

cwfrank

Tournament Announcement:

https://www.chess.com/news/view/chess-com-crazyhouse-championship-4577

 

The list below is not "official," and it's whichever qualifier rounds I catch or participate in and see the end results. (If I miss one, please fill-in-the-blank.)

 

NOTE: Updated the list with ratings. Ratings come from the last game of the event in which it looks like the player qualified. There is a complete, compressed list in a new post on page 3 of this thread. (Tracking and classifying by rating, as players qualify.)

 

NOTE / UPDATE:

As of 5:50PM, 9-DECEMBER-2016, the Qualifiers are OVER, COMPLETE, DONE. NO MAS (NO MORE).

 

As of 11:45AM, 10-DECEMBER-2016, the Final is Finished. See the end of this post for the final top-10 results.

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 1: [Event Link]

10AM PST, 6PM GMT, 30-Nov-2016

  1. (2279) Sorsi (6.5/7, Tiebreak: 32.75)
  2. (2581) JannLeeCrazyhouse (6/7, Tiebreak: 27)
  3. (2202) ciiw (6/7, Tiebreak: 24)
  4. (2348) MissClick_RUS (5.5/7, Tiebreak: 24.25)
  5. (2160) Rusmagic (5/7, Tiebreak: 19)
  6. (1961) MrBF (5/7, Tiebreak: 19)

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 2: [Event Link]

5PM PST, 30-Nov-2016 (1AM GMT, 1-Dec-2016)

  1. (2717) Zyxon (7/7, Tiebreak: 34)
  2. (2384) betzero (6/7, Tiebreak: 24)
  3. (2554) GM Daniel Naroditsky (6/7, Tiebreak 22)
  4. (1955) mastertanCrazyhouse (6/7, Tiebreak: 21)
  5. (2246) croskie (5/7, Tiebreak: 21)
  • NOTE: "audhild" changed username to "mastertanCrazyhouse"

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 3: RESCHEDULED

10AM PST, 6PM GMT, 1-Dec-2016

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 4: [Event Link]

5PM PST, 1-Dec-2016 (1AM GMT, 2-Dec-2016)

  1. (2575) DivijaRavuri (7/7, Tiebreak: 32)
  2. (2487) SuperCheese (6/7, Tiebreak: 25)
  3. (2308) chriswsh (6/7, Tiebreak: 23)
  4. (2327) GM Georg Meier (5/7, Tiebreak: 20)
  5. (2112) nhallowell02 (5/7, Tiebreak: 20)

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 5: [Event Link]

10AM PST, 6PM GMT, 2-Dec-2016

  1. JannLeeCrazyhouse (already qualified)
  2. (1760) nevezet (6/7, Tiebreak: 21)
  3. (2371) AtrophiedCrazyhouse (6/7, Tiebreak: 19)
  4. (2132) Chucklemange (5/7, Tiebreak: 19)
  5. (2434) littleplotkin (5/7, Tiebreak: 18)
  6. (2331) GM Jon Ludvig Hammer (SultanOfKings) (5/7, Tiebreak: 18)
  7. (2123) FM FlySooHigh (5/7, Tiebreak: 18)
  • NOTE: Tournament announcement stated that the top 5 individuals who qualify, who have not already qualified. JanLeeCrazyhouse already qualified in the 1st round, so, qualification passes through to the next. There was a 3-way tie for 5th place in this qualifier.
  • NOTE: Before the tournament, someone said (in chat) the only GM to qualify was Georg Meier. In fact, GM Daniel Naroditsky qualified in the 2nd, Georg in the 4th, and GM Jon Ludvig Hammer just qualified in the 5th. So, 3 standard chess GM's have qualified thus far. (Doesn't matter much, this is Crazyhouse. Standard Chess GM's aren't dominating the field as far as I can tell.)

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 3: [Event Link]

12PM PST, 8PM GMT, 2-Dec-2016

  1. (2117) DrunkenMushy (6/7, Tiebreak: 23)
  2. (2077) Samuel-H (6/7, Tiebreak: 23)
  3. (2503) eekarf (5/7, Tiebreak: 23)
  4. (2199) NM alkaline1 (5/7, Tiebreak: 22)
  5. croskie (already qualified)
  6. (1926) aquaticpineapples (5/7, Tiebreak: 18)
  • NOTE: This was a re-schedule of the original Qualifier-3 (out-of-order).
  • NOTE: Kirkwood (Chess.com staff) made an appearance in chat before this qualifying round, and played a few games.
  • NOTE: Chess.com has an INTERNAL LIST of those qualifying and invited. (Via Kirkwood)
  • NOTE: Repeating myself, this is not in any way "official." (Obviously, I'm not staff. Just a player, keeping track of things like who plays twice and qualifies twice.)
  • NOTE: Invitations ARE BEING SENT OUT AS PEOPLE QUALIFY (according to FM FlySoHigh, in this thread, below).

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 6: [Event Link]

5PM PST, 2-Dec-2016 (1AM GMT, 3-Dec-2016)

  1. (2757) NM jkidjr22 (6/7, Tiebreak: 25)
  2. (2406) FM Caminator2000 (6/7, Tiebreak: 24.5)
  3. (2705) IM penguingm1 (6/7, Tiebreak: 24)
  4. (2524) joeykelly86 (6/7, Tiebreak: 24)
  5. (2073) FlourishCrazyhouse (5/7, Tiebreak: 20)

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 7: [Event Link]

10AM PST, 6PM GMT, 3-Dec-2016

  1. (2691) FM chickencrossroad (7/7, Tiebreak: 33)
  2. (2542) Robert_Mollard (6/7, Tiebreak: 25)
  3. eekarf (already qualified)
  4. (2067) BughouseMaster (6/7, Tiebreak: 18)
  5. (2243) Tornon (5/7, Tiebreak: 18)
  6. (2183) chesselephant (5/7, Tiebreak: 17)
  7. (2059) LuckyGuy12345 (5/7, Tiebreak: 17)
  8. (2055) recastrov (5/7, Tiebreak: 17)
  9. (2013) stelmacz (5/7, Tiebreak: 17)
  • NOTE: eekarf already qualified, pushing the list down one, and there was a 4-way tie for 6th place.

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 8: [Event Link]

5PM PST, 3-Dec-2016 (1AM GMT, 4-Dec-2016)

  1. (2633) Mugwort (7/7, Tiebreak: 31.5)
  2. (2143) ArtOfDeception (5.5/7, Tiebreak: 22.25)
  3. chesselephant (already qualified)
  4. (1908) BabyFacedAssasin (5/7, Tiebreak: 20.5)
  5. (1978) kamalamak (5/7, Tiebreak: 19)
  6. mastertanCrazyhouse (already qualified)
  7. SuperCheese (already qualified)
  8. (1899) ZazenMOHAX (5/7, Tiebreak: 13)
  9. (2135) BughousePlayer (5/7, Tiebreak: 13)
  • NOTE: 3 individuals placing at the top already qualified, pushing down to #8 to get the 5th qualifier from this round.
  • NOTE: I made a mistake when I first updated the lists here. I missed ZazenMOHAX. (Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Tied for 8th place with BughousePlayer. Fixed.)
  • NOTE: That's why this is "unofficial." Notice how it says that at the very top. And then, again, I include a link to the individual events so that we have reference information (for correction) readily available. "U-n-Official."

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 9: [Event Link]

10AM PST, 6PM GMT, 4-Dec-2016

  1. croskie (already qualified)
  2. (2127) xarisole1994 (6/7, Tiebreak: 22.5)
  3. SuperCheese (already qualified)
  4. (2058) louis198 (5.5/7, Tiebreak: 20)
  5. Robert_Mollard (already qualified)
  6. ArtOfDeception (already qualified)
  7. (1761) Lord_axe (5/7, Tiebreak: 20)
  8. (1983) Ninjakiwi17 (5/7, Tiebreak: 17.5)
  9. (2117) brzopoteznimangup96 (5/7, Tiebreak: 16)
  • NOTE: 4 already qualified; 9 deep to get 5 who had not already qualified. And there are a lot of people in that 5/7 category with tiebreaks starting to matter when there are upsets (lower rated player beats a much higher rated player).

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 10: [Event Link]

5PM PST, 4-Dec-2016 (1AM GMT, 5-Dec-2016)

  1. (2252) mathace (6/7, Tiebreak: 30)
  2. mastertanCrazyhouse (already qualified)
  3. (2145) beardedrainbro (6/7, Tiebreak: 22)
  4. (2102) Crossonline (6/7, Tiebreak: 16)
  5. chesselephant (already qualified)
  6. (1703) p0nZi (5/7, Tiebreak: 16)
  7. (2127) helmsknight (5/7, Tiebreak: 15)
  8. ArtOfDeception (already qualified)
  9. (1723) Instill (5/7, Tiebreak: 15)
  • NOTE: 3 previous qualifiers, and a 3-way tie for 7th place (one of whom qualified previously).
  • NOTE: "Statutegrapefruit" changed username to "Instill"
  • NOTE: RTFM (read the forking manual: pay attention, READ, use your eyes)
    Not Official.

    NOT OFFICIAL!
    If I made a mistake, please let me know.
    But do not mistake this for being in any way "official."

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 11: [Event Link]

10AM PST, 6PM GMT, 5-Dec-2016

  1. (2422) xuanetcrazyhouse (6/7, Tiebreak: 26)
  2. Zyxon (already qualified)
  3. LuckyGuy12345 (already qualified)
  4. (1869) blunderman1 (5/7, Tiebreak: 20)
    NOTE: Missed the first game? But still qualified!
  5. (2160) Big_Fishy (5/7, Tiebreak: 18)
  6. (2086) Plingis2 (5/7, Tiebreak: 17)
  7. (1669) Korol_UA (5/7, Tiebreak: 17)
  • NOTE: "paketxuanet" changed username to "xuanetcrazyhouse"

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 12: [Event Link]

5PM PST, 5-Dec-2016 (1AM GMT, 6-Dec-2016)

  1. (2536) GM Conrad Holt (dretch) (6/7, Tiebreak: 27)
  2. Zyxon (already qualified)
  3. mastertanCrazyhouse (already qualified)
  4. (2367) FM GulamaliRises (6/7, Tiebreak: 25)
  5. chesselephant (already qualified)
  6. Sorsi (already qualified)
  7. (2293) MJB223 (5/7, Tiebreak: 17)
  8. SuperCheese (already qualified)
  9. (2411) NM happytoad (5/7, Tiebreak: 16.5)
  10. (2099) VineshHasteer (5/7, Tiebreak: 16)

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 13: [Event Link]

10AM PST, 6PM GMT, 6-Dec-2016

  1. paketxuanet (already qualified)
  2. (2519) GM Maskim Chigaev (Fandorine) (6/7, Tiebreak: 23)
  3. ?!?!?! (2042) ChesterUMN (6/7, Tiebreak: 16) ?!?!?! (accidental withdrawal)
  4. (2721) NM FancyPlaySyndrome (5.5/7, Tiebreak: 22.25)
  5. (2421) GM Federico Perez Ponsa (Genghis_K) (5.5/7, Tiebreak: 18.75)
  6. (2121) iamhere4themoney (5.5/7, Tiebreak: 18.75)
  7. (2687) FM veniveniveni (5/7, Tiebreak: 21.5)
  • NOTE: We have a minor, contentious issue (housekeeping):
    Looks like @ChesterUMN would have qualified, but, accidentally withdrew after winning his last game (with a 6/7 record). Tournament completed, but clicked the wrong "x" or closed out the interface knowing it was qualifying before the tournament came to a close (all games complete).

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 14: [Event Link]

5PM PST, 6-Dec-2016 (1AM GMT, 7-Dec-2016)

  1. (2551) 12teen (6/7, Tiebreak: 27)
  2. AtrophiedCrazyhouse (already qualified)
  3. MJB233 (already qualified)
  4. (2679) IM Spinaltap (6/7, Tiebreak: 22)
  5. (1648) EmilyStearman (6/7, Tiebreak: 22)
  6. (1656) Forhavu1 (5/7, Tiebreak: 22)
  7. (1957) giantsfan94707 (5/7, Tiebreak: 20)

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 15: [Event Link]

10AM PST, 6PM GMT, 7-Dec-2016

  1. JannLeeCrazyhouse (already qualified)
  2. brzopoteznimangup96 (already qualified)
  3. (2040) atamek (6/7, Tiebreak: 22)
  4. recastrov (already qualified)
  5. (2138) ArchdukeShrimp (5/7, Tiebreak: 19)
  6. stelmacz (already qualified)
  7. BughouseMaster (already qualified)
  8. (1826) chessguy1012 (5/7, Tiebreak: 18)
  9. LuckyGuy12345 (already qualified)
  10. (1766) hnya (5/7, Tiebreak: 17)
  11. Plingis2 (already qualified)
  12. (1802) Speedybulletchess (5/7, Tiebreak: 16)

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 16: [Event Link]

5PM PST, 7-Dec-2016 (1AM GMT, 8-Dec-2016)

  1. betzero (already qualified)
  2. mathace (already qualified)
  3. (2388) zlotysmok1990 (5.5/7, Tiebreak: 23.75)
  4. (2358) IM chesskingdreamer (5.5/7, Tiebreak: 20.75)
  5. BughouseMaster (already qualified)
  6. croskie (already qualified)
  7. Zyxon (already qualified)
  8. xarisole1994 (already qualified)
  9. SuperCheese (already qualified)
  10. (1907) isaacly (5/7, Tiebreak: 14)
  11. (2005) NM Sam Copeland (5/7, Tiebreak: 14)
  12. joeykelly86 (already qualified)
  13. (1978) Schroer (4.5/7, Tiebreak: 17.25)
  • NOTE:
    Okay, ...
    ... seriously people... we've gotta have a talk about this nonsense ...
    ... all of this "Already Qualified" stuff is starting to get ABSURD.
    I mean, look...
  • 13-deep to get 5 who haven't already qualified, and no ties.
  • Same for going 12-deep earlier today.

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 17: [Event Link]

10AM PST, 6PM GMT, 8-Dec-2016

  1. xuanetcrazyhouse (already qualified)
  2. (2251) BarryBostwick (6/7, Tiebreak: 26)
  3. Rusmagic (already qualified)
  4. xarisole1994 (already qualified)
  5. (1795) WFM saraswathii (6/7, Tiebreak: 21.5)
  6. (2226) Puressence (6/7, Tiebreak: 21)
  7. (2318) NM thefakescotch (5.5/7, Tiebreak: 24.25)
  8. BughouseMaster (already qualified)
  9. (1750) elm2007 (5/7, Tiebreak: 20)
  10. (2297) FM Abrito99 (5/7, Tiebreak: 20)
  • NOTE: Minor issue to start, was only 5 rounds. Quickly fixed. Tournament started 10 minutes behind schedule. (An extra 10 minutes to register.)
  • NOTE: Over 100 players to start the match.
  • NOTE: @Kirkwood made an appearance, one comment I caught in chat:
    "Just note that our systems will be hard at work detecting foul play in these events in case you thought we weren't paying attention"
  • NOTE: "paketxuanet" changed username to "xuanetcrazyhouse" -- Fixed list to reflect xuanetcrazyhouse as already qualified. Pushed down 2 to get the 5th qualifying player from this round. Thanks to @recastrov for pointing this out!
  • NOTE: And another mistake ... FM @Abrito99 tied @elm2007 for 9th place, so, both should receive invitations and advance to the finals. Thanks to @ulises2013 for pointing out yet another mistake / correction!

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 18: [Event Link]

5PM PST, 8-Dec-2016 (1AM GMT, 9-Dec-2016)

  1. NM jkidjr22 (already qualified)
  2. IM Spinaltap (already qualified)
  3. (2143) MISSISSIPPIPLAYER (6/7, Tiebreak: 21)
  4. (2354) FreshPerson (5/7, Tiebreak: 21)
  5. (1909) rooroobear (5/7, Tiebreak: 20)
  6. Zyxon (already qualified)
  7. recastrov (already qualified)
  8. FM chickencrossroad (already qualified)
  9. (2144) IM Kacparov (5/7, Tiebreak: 17)
  10. (1870) khiggins89 (5/7, Tiebreak: 17)

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 19: [Event Link]

10AM PST, 6PM GMT, 9-Dec-2016

  1. FlourishCrazyhouse (already qualified)
  2. NM jkidjr22 (already qualified)
  3. (2377) IM SimpleTheBest (6/7, Tiebreak: 24)
  4. stelmacz (already qualified)
  5. (1678) twist375 (6/7, Tiebreak: 20)
  6. (2045) KyleLegion (5/7, Tiebreak: 21)
  7. (1718) RohitRoyChoudhary38 (5/7, Tiebreak: 16)
  8. (2143) NM Blitzstream (5/7, Tiebreak: 16)
  9. (2016) ChessMN16 (5/7, Tiebreak: 16)
  • NOTE: 3-way tie for 7th place, advancing 6.
  • LAST CALL FOR ALCOHOL!!!
    (In the United States, just before bars and lounges close, this is called about 15 minutes before cutting off alcohol sales. We only have 1 qualifier left after the above, and it happens in 6 hours. Tomorrow is the final.)

 

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 20: [Event Link]

5PM PST, 9-Dec-2016 (1AM GMT, 10-Dec-2016)

  1. NM jkidjr22 (already qualified)
  2. DivijaRavuri (already qualified)
  3. (1948) srw98 (6/7, Tiebreak: 19)
  4. chesselephant (already qualified)
  5. Sorsi (already qualified)
  6. GM Conrad Holt (dretch) (already qualified)
  7. BarryBostwick (already qualified)
  8. IM Kacparov (already qualified)
  9. BughouseMaster (already qualified)
  10. recastrov (already qualified)
  11. (2092) All_Wins_999 (5/7, Tiebreak: 19)
  12. (1740) thegreatauk (5/7, Tiebreak: 16)
  13. (1746) Schachmaesteo (5/7, Tiebreak: 14.5)
  14. Tornon (already qualified)
  15. NM alkaline1 (already qualified)
  16. (2087) Moltisanti71 (4.5/7, Tiebreak: 18.75)
  • NOTE: Seriously, y'all high-ranked, multiple-qualifier players are just screwing with things. That whole "already qualified absurdity." We just had to expand from 13-deep to get 5 qualifiers, to 16-deep, just for the fun of it, eh?
  • NOTE: Sorry people, this is a little latent (said 15 minutes, it's > 1.5 hours since completion of the final qualifier). I got distracted, an account listed in here was closed and I asked for consultation in terms of handling, and then 2 of my dogs got into a fight. And then I needed to start my train of thought all over again (validate and verify, wash, rinse, repeat).
  • NOTE: So, especially in the instance of the final qualifier, if you see this, and if you see a problem ... PLEASE LET ME KNOW (specific details) ABOUT ANY PROBLEMS OR ISSUES YOU SEE!
  • NOTE: Finals are closed. I'm working on correlating and updating lists, who's confirmed participation (accepted invitation, etc).
  • NOTE: This list should be relatively accurate (unofficially) going into the finals, barring those who have not yet accepted invitation, withhold, withdraw or otherwise unavailable, and/or change username in the next 15 or 16 hours, etc.

 

NO REST DAY

FINAL on 10-DECEMBER-2016 at 10AM PST

10AM PST is 6PM GMT

 

And your Top-10 Finalists are ... [Event Link]

  1. FM chickencrossroad
  2. JannLeeCrazyhouse
  3. mastertanCrazyhouse
  4. xuanetcrazyhouse
  5. IM penguingm1
  6. GM Genghis_K
  7. MJB223
  8. Sorsi
  9. NM happytoad
  10. 12teen

These rankings do not reflect monetary pay-out. (Unofficial.)

There will probably be a forthcoming News Article from Chess.com covering the Tournament and Results officially in the next few days.

 

The official write-up is here: [Link]

https://www.chess.com/news/view/fm-dan-yeager-chickencrossroad-and-im-justin-tan-jann-lee-win-crazyhouse-championship-4986

Note: Thanks to @happytoad for providing the link near the end of this forum thread, and thanks to @SamCopeland (one of our qualifiers) for the official write-up.

 

 

BughouseMaster

Nice post-up!  I will bookmark this and save to continue seeing the results.  Hope to see my name included with the other Finalists, soon!

Crossonline

Thank you for this post and keeping it up to date.

MGleason

Looks like we have some strong players and some crazyhouse/bughouse specialists dominating the early qualifiers.

cwfrank

1-Dec-2016: Why did I wake-up this morning? I woke-up at a normal hour to play some Crazyhouse. I don't know why I woke-up this morning. There's no qualifier.

 

Rusmagic

Could you explain what does ''?'' mean near with my nickname?

cwfrank
Rusmagic wrote:

Could you explain what does ''?'' mean near with my nickname?

 

My apologies Rusmagic -- Six (6) people qualified in the first Qualifier.

 

You and @MrBF both had the same number of wins and Tiebreak points. Both of you are listed as #5.

 

The official tournament announcement says that the top 5 will proceed, or "be invited" to the final on 10-Dec.

 

So, the question becomes (and, it's not for me to decide) ... Will there be 101 players in the final, or will only 100 (of the qualifiers) be invited. (In that case, your rating was higher than MrBF, thus, you were higher in the 5th place ranking.)

 

And, what if another round has the same or similar ... 102, 103, 104 players (in the final)???

 

Nothing here is official. Verify any ambiguity (conflict or concern) with Chess.com staff.

 

I could easily see the potential for up to 110 or 120 players (in the final) with some having matching scores and tie-breaks. And the final is supposed to be 15-rounds. (Of an anticipated 100 participants.). The official tournament announcement has "qualification" and "invitation" statements. -- You've qualified. Then there's invitation. (Though, the official statement says below final round that participants are not limited. I'm not sure how this all works.)

 

The "?" is simply -- I don't know how seeding (and/or selection) for the final round will take place.

 

The "?" does not have to do with your name or status or position in tournament rankings, but how the "official" tournament rules are interpreted or handled. -- I can remove it if you like?

Rusmagic

Thank you for your answer! I haven't got more questions.

MGleason

I know some strong players have been invited (I think a couple top 10 GMs were mentioned), so I would expect there to be more than 100 participants.  So my guess - which is still just a guess - is that anyone tied for fifth, after tiebreaks, will qualify.  So I'm guessing that both @Rusmagic and @MrBF will both be in.  However, it might be wise to confirm that with staff.

BughouseMaster

Well for me, what's confusing is the following statement (which is from the official posting of this tournament) about the FINALS which takes place Dec 10:

 

Open registration begins one hour before the event, at 9 a.m. PST (no limit on participants).

 

How can they say no limit on participants when they said it's only open to the 100 people who QUALIFIED to get to the Finals in the first place?  It makes it seem that anyone else who registers at that time will also be able to play in the FINALS?   Definitely some clarification needs to be made.  I also agree that the people tied for 5th after Tiebreaks should be in as well, otherwise that wouldn't be fair to whoever wouldn't get to advance.

cwfrank
BughouseMaster wrote:

Well for me, what's confusing is the following statement (which is from the official posting of this tournament) about the FINALS which takes place Dec 10:

 

Open registration begins one hour before the event, at 9 a.m. PST (no limit on participants).

 

How can they say no limit on participants when they said it's only open to the 100 people who QUALIFIED to get to the Finals in the first place?  It makes it seem that anyone else who registers at that time will also be able to play in the FINALS?   Definitely some clarification needs to be made.  I also agree that the people tied for 5th after Tiebreaks should be in as well, otherwise that wouldn't be fair to whoever wouldn't get to advance.

 

That's probably a mistake. Confusion. The whole "No limit on participants" goes along with "everyone is welcome" (novices and GM's alike). The way Daily chess tournaments are run... this happens (if you tie for a place that advances, you're in). Things change. "Invite," might mean exactly that.

 

It should probably be (how I read it...)

"Qualifiers are open to anyone. Final is limited to around 100 players who qualified (5 from each of 20 qualifying rounds)."

 

But, hell, if they leave the "final" open for everyone, I say ... run amuck. Win, Lose or Draw, that's 15 rounds of fun. Imagine someone (or a few people) not in that initial 100 who screw with the rankings.

 

They don't call it Crazyhouse for nothing!
(Allowing anyone to just inject themselves into winning prize money goes along with the crazy aspect of the game itself. Maybe it's not a mistake?! Who knows.)

BughouseMaster

Ha!  Good point... Yeah, but then what would be the point of everyone trying to get QUALIFIED for the Final that they made us think is Open only to those who finished Top 5 in each qualifying event?

cwfrank
BughouseMaster wrote:

Ha!  Good point... Yeah, but then what would be the point of everyone trying to get QUALIFIED for the Final that they made us think is Open only to those who finished Top 5 in each qualifying event?

 

Have you noticed the Crazyhouse club went from 400-something members to over 700 last I looked?

 

Classic bait-and-switch marketing. Please opt-in.

 

Plus, it's probably easier to manage a Crazyhouse tournament (versus Bughouse). Gives crazy people their fix before the bug out.

BughouseMaster

Sultan is playing again despite the fact he just qualified.... those that have qualified should not be able to play again, as it skews the results.

cwfrank
BughouseMaster wrote:

Sultan is playing again despite the fact he just qualified.... those that have qualified should not be able to play again, as it skews the results.

 

Why are you worried about this? You'll probably make the final round. Even if SultanOfKings plays again, like JannLeeCrazyhouse has placed twice ... the "qualifiers" are those who have not already qualified.

 

I see and know what you're saying about skew: If that person (who has already qualified) beats you, could knock you out of that top-5 ranking (screw with tiebreak points). Especially when people are winning 5/7. So, win 6/7 or beat the person who beats the person who beats you. (A 3-way beating to beat the tiebreak calculation.)

 

That level of competition makes it kind of definitive who should and should not make it to the final round. (IMHO: In my humble opinion, I don't have a problem with this competitive factor. Then again, I'm not expecting to make it to the final round, so, I don't have this problem.)

FlySooHigh

What do the rules say about even tiebreaks? Did I qualify though event #5 or do I have to play again? I didn't play littleplotkin, but won a game against Hammer in round 6. Does that count?

cwfrank
FlySooHigh wrote:

What do the rules say about even tiebreaks? Did I qualify though event #5 or do I have to play again? I didn't play littleplotkin, but won a game against Hammer in round 6. Does that count?

 

The Original Tournament Announcement is here:

https://www.chess.com/news/view/chess-com-crazyhouse-championship-4577

 

Has the rules and conditions.

 

I don't know about tiebreaks. Traditionally, those equal advance. On the other hand, as I replied to Rusmagic about the "?" after username (this thread, look at previous posts) ... the original Tournament Announcement says "invitations" to the final will be sent out to qualifiers. So, it may be only 100 invitations... or maybe everyone who places top 5 are invited (more than 100 players).

 

That's up to Chess.com staff and management. (Unclear to me.)

 

Maybe @Kirkwood could get you an answer?
(Since this question has come up twice.)

Or @DanielRensch -- He posted the original tournament announcement, and is one of the Crazyhouse club admins.

FlySooHigh

Ok, thx! I 've checked my mailbox and saw the invitation to the finals from Kirkwood. 

cwfrank

Historical Note:

Qualifier 3 was re-scheduled after an issue with its initial date and time. Qualifier 3 is now complete. This was removed (edited out of) the above list. The following is for historical purposes (doesn't matter, but, here it is)...

 

===== HISTORICAL NOTE =====

3 min - Crazyhouse Chess Qualifier 3: [NO EVENT LINK!]

RESCHEDULED

10AM PST, 6PM GMT, 1-Dec-2016

Status Report: As of 09:45AM, there was no "Qualifier" link in the Live Chess.com Tournament list. It was also not in the "In Progress" tournament list.

 

There was, however, another 3|0 standard Crazyhouse tournament in-progress. But that should have seeded after the creation of the Qualifier which opened an hour before tournament start the previous two days.

 

Looks like the 3rd Qualifier round has been cancelled and/or aborted. Might (or might not) be re-scheduled.

 

THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. I AM NOT STAFF.
(People are quoting me as if this means something more than the simple update that it is. What belongs here is a list of 5 players who qualified round 3. Since there was not a 3rd qualifier, I felt the need to update the list with a note. This is it. NOT OFFICIAL.)

 

OFFICIAL NOTE: (11:16 AM, PST)

Kirkwood (Chess.com staff) said...

"Hi everyone! We're terribly sorry about the problems with the 3rd qualifier. We ran into a problem on our end which prevented the tournament from taking place. We have rescheduled the 3rd tournament for tomorrow at 12pm Pacific time, so two hours after the 5th qualifier. If anyone has any questions, please let me know! We're sorry again!"

MGleason

@Kirkwood confirmed in the chat for the rescheduled third round that anyone tied for 5th after tiebreaks are applied gets in.  Therefore sometimes 6 people qualify.