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NathanHoover

2021 Leaderboard

Rank Name Rating Wins Event #
1 DaneZagar 1847 1 1

(For previous Leaderboards, scroll to the bottom of this topic.)

I will be organizing these events to start on the first of every month.  Here is the description:

This is the MSCA Chess.com Daily Tournament!  Only players who play their games QUICKLY (who have a low Avg. Time per Move) and who have completed 3 games already can register.  Games have a 1 day time control and the games in the round start immediately!  (That could be up to 22 games starting right away and going fast!!)

Here are the links for current, and upcoming events.  For past events, you can click on the Event # in the Leaderboard.

If you want to play, but you have no join option, please message me. If you are registered for a section and your rating changes beyond the range for that section, I will have to remove you. In this case, you may want to join another section before the tournament begins.  You may participate in more than one section if eligible by rating.  Please message me if you have any questions.

Here are some useful links regarding rules and vacation.
https://support.chess.com/article/317-what-counts-as-cheating-on-chess-com
https://support.chess.com/article/624-how-does-vacation-work-how-much-time-do-i-get

NathanHoover

Vacation is precious, especially for these events because of the fast 1-day time control, and the timeout threshold is 10% for future invitations.

As such, please see the chess.com article on vacation...
https://support.chess.com/article/624-how-does-vacation-work-how-much-time-do-i-get

I've learned a few tips about vacation if you don't mind that I share. It's possible to burn up more than one day in a 24-hour period if not used carefully. For example, as soon as you move, you are taken off vacation, but it will deduct 24 hours minimum from your vacation balance; therefore, if you make a move on a game, and are put back on vacation in 2 hours, you will get another 24 hours deducted from your vacation balance.

When I am on vacation, I plan to take the day off and ponder my positions, so when I am ready to move, I can move on most of my games if not all of them. I will make moves on my games where my time is the lowest, so I don't get put on vacation right away again. Hope this helps, and let me know if you have any questions.

NathanHoover

2020 Leaderboard

Rank Name Rating Wins Event #
1 NMNefariousNebula 2183 4 5, 6, 7, 9
2 NMNathanHoover 2109 2 8, 10
3 JammyScribbler 1574 2 9, 12
4 IWK 2076 1 4
5 Bleak9032 1988 1 11
6 tyro_100 1986 1 12
7 MichaelMarmorstein 1682 1 8
8 Paul-Morphys-Ghost 1654 1 7
9 MinnesotaDude 1567 1 10
10 JuicyJ72 1551 1 9
11 figbert 1540 1 6
12 jsanger123 1371 1 5
13 JasonCross 1030 1 11
14 Tack_5  800 1 11

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