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Puzzle Rivals Season 1

alexandermatos

Way this works

I will post puzzles (usually around 2 or 3) every day. Solve the puzzle by being the first person to solve the combination, and you get points. The amount of points you can get depends on the difficulty of the puzzle, the amount of time it took you to comment, and whether you went for the full line.

Puzzles 

All puzzles will be normal chess puzzles, and will have a rating. The minimum rating for a puzzle that gets posted is 1500. Below that, the puzzles will be too easy, and you all will guess quickly and correctly. The puzzles are usually mate in 2+, but there may be some variation. 

Points

The amount of points you get depends on the difficulty of the puzzle. There are also additions and multipliers. 

Easy puzzles (1500-2000, and a green board): +5

Intermediate puzzles (2000-2400, and a blue board): +10

Challenging puzzles (2400-2800, and a brown board) +15

Hard puzzles (2800-3200, and a red board): +25

Insane puzzles (3200+ and a purple board): +40

Solved in less than 10 minutes: 1.2x

Solved in less than 3 minutes: 1.5x

Solve in under a minute: 2x

Attempted full line (you will only get points for this if I can see that you made an effort): +5

Solved full line: +10

Sign-up

There are two ways you can sign-up:

1) You write your name in the comments (Ex. @alexandermatos)

2) You say anything along the lines with sign-up (Ex. join, count me in)

Chart

Rank Username Points Puzzles Solved
       
1 @TonyL103 65 points 2
2 @Prince_USA 47 points 2
3 @EthanJojy 38 points 2
4 @angryspacevoid 25 points 1
  @JnZach    
  @NobleElevator    
  @SimonMango    
  @asdfghkl123456798    
  @agrainofrice    
  @2Ke21-0    
  @Ant692    
  @KingElCheeto    
  @ChessDude009    
  @Zaruflqbal    
  @aviation18    
  @aakula    
  @NobleElevator    
  @BurgerManiac    
  @kittycat35    
  @Batman2508    
       
       
       
       
       
       
Ant692

@Ant692

I join, count me in

NobleElevator

@NobleElevator happy.png

This is pretty similar to @Wolfkid18's, right?

angryspacevoid

@angryspacevoid put me in!

alexandermatos
NobleElevator wrote:

@NobleElevator

This is pretty similar to @Wolfkid18's, right?

yup, it is

JnZach

@jnzach put me in

RafagaOro2021

Ok.. Got it. Thanx.

alexandermatos
RafagaOro2021 wrote:

Ok.. Got it. Thanx.

Do you want to join?

RafagaOro2021

Not yet... Thanx

 

EthanJojy

@EthanJojy Count me in

alexandermatos

Right now, we are aiming to get 20-30 members before starting. Anyone can join the competition at any time.

TonyL103

sign up

alexandermatos
 
Black to move and win. This is about the bare minimum tier of difficulty for a puzzle to be on puzzle rivals. I expect most of you to be able to solve this in under one minute.
NobleElevator

Bxf5 

what else do I need to give?

angryspacevoid

Bxf5 dxc7 Qxd1 Rxd1 Bxe4 

alexandermatos

@NobleElevator is correct, but @angryspacevoid gave the full line. In the real competition, @angryspacevoid would get more points, but this is just practice.

asdfghkl123456798

@asdfghjkl123456798 sign up

SimonMango

sure I'm in when is the first round with points?

alexandermatos
SimonMango wrote:

sure I'm in when is the first round with points?

Read comment #11 on when the tournament may start.

There are no rounds in this tournament, just puzzles.

 

NobleElevator

So I just need to give one line?

Not like all the best possibilities for the other side