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Copernicus9

So what happens in the Legend League and/or Legends Club?

According to chess.com (here):

"Players in the Legend League join the Legends Club and participate in special events with prizes!"

Is that currently ongoing?

Martin_Stahl
Copernicus9 wrote:

So what happens in the Legend League and/or Legends Club?

According to chess.com (here):

"Players in the Legend League join the Legends Club and participate in special events with prizes!"

Is that currently ongoing?

 

Yes. The club holds a monthly prize arena. 

Goyael

As someone in legend league, you don’t need to participate much anymore.

ScatteredWealth

From what I've heard @Jospem or some other titled player always wins the monthly prize arena. There's no chance is you're under 2000.

Ian_Rastall

The only real point to the Players League is that it gives everyone a chance to come out on top, regardless of rating. But when you get to the Legend League, it becomes about tournaments, and that goes back to how good a player you are, not how prolific. So it defeats its own purpose.

I'll tell you. I was grinding forever to get up there, and making sure to get straight #1s, which I almost did. Just to get a screenshot to post. When I posted it, a mod shoved his head in to question whether it was just photoshopped. Because I'd done such a good job. That's how you generate loyalty.

Martin_Stahl
Ian_Rastall wrote:

The only real point to the Players League is that it gives everyone a chance to come out on top, regardless of rating. But when you get to the Legend League, it becomes about tournaments, and that goes back to how good a player you are, not how prolific. So it defeats its own purpose.

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The prize events in the club are arena and low rated players can still come out on top of those.

Martin_Stahl
ScatteredWealth wrote:

From what I've heard @Jospem or some other titled player always wins the monthly prize arena. There's no chance is you're under 2000.


No need to speculate, you can just look at the results

https://www.chess.com/club/live-tournaments/chess-com-legends-club?type=arena

https://www.chess.com/article/view/legends-arena-monthly-results

 

Ian_Rastall

Well that first link leads to results that show the first and second place held by GMs. Third place is ~Elo 1500 and fourth is ~Elo 1200. (I know it's not really Elo.) I'm more around 600.

Point is, you can be a 100 rated player and win the Legend League. It just depends on how many games you play. It's never about anything else. As long as you win, you get points. Otherwise, tournaments are just tournaments. They're the same at any level, i.e. unwinnable for low-rated players. It doesn't matter if you mostly get paired up with players roughly the same rating. It's never as advantageous as just playing regular games and getting paired up much more closely.

Martin_Stahl
Ian_Rastall wrote:

Well that first link leads to results that show the first and second place held by GMs. Third place is ~Elo 1500 and fourth is ~Elo 1200. (I know it's not really Elo.) I'm more around 600.

Point is, you can be a 100 rated player and win the Legend League. It just depends on how many games you play. It's never about anything else. As long as you win, you get points. Otherwise, tournaments are just tournaments. They're the same at any level, i.e. unwinnable for low-rated players. It doesn't matter if you mostly get paired up with players roughly the same rating. It's never as advantageous as just playing regular games and getting paired up much more closely.

 

In Arenas, players are paired closer to their own level, though with lower turnouts, that may not always be the case. In other site arenas, low rated players finish at the top the events all the time.

bollingerr
All of the above
kaikwabi08
why do we have a second one ?
Martin_Stahl
kaikwabi08 wrote:
why do we have a second one ?

 

Second what?

kaikwabi08
the legend league for points
Martin_Stahl
kaikwabi08 wrote:
the legend league for points

 

When you get to Legend, it still has divisions but they don't have any impact at that point