The Dark Knight Rises Custom Tournament

Billium248

The Dark Knight Rises
Custom Trophy Tournament Series
Opening July 20th

 

 

The epic conclusion to the best Batman trilogy ever deserves the most epic Dark Knight Tournament ever!!  In 2008, Batman learned that he does in fact have limitations after all.  Likewise, in our first Dark Knight Tournament, we learned many lessons regarding what kind of limitations we have.  Our first tournament saw a plethora of Jokers defying the rules and/or timing out without making a single move.  So this time around the standard tournament minimums (# of games and timeout percentage) will be in place.  Also, 8 of the 9 tournaments will be thematic which means that the game will start with a pre-determined position in which black has already opened with their DARK KNIGHT.  This will eliminate all of the forfeits that happened last time when some Joker would open with their black pawn instead of their DARK KNIGHT.  Since we learned how incredibly long a tournament can last at 7-days per move, or even 5-days, the new tournaments will all be set for 3-day time controls.  It is the third movie after all, so it only seems appropriate.  For this same reason, we will have groups of four with one simultaneous game so that everyone will be playing in 3 games at a time.  And finally, just so that the big brains in The 2K Club don’t have all the fun, there will be 3 separate rating levels so that everyone has a chance at getting one of those awesome Dark Knight Custom Trophies!!!

 

The one tournament that is not thematic will be by invitation only.  If you wish to play in The Dark Knight Rises – Open Tournament, you must send me a message asking for an invitation.  In this message, you must acknowledge that you agree to open with your DARK KNIGHT as black regardless of how white opens.  With 20 possible first moves for white, and 4 possible first moves for black, this means there is a total of 80 possible variations that these games could take.  Anyone who does not open with their DARK KNIGHT agrees to resign that game as forfeit.  YOU MUST AGREE TO THIS RULE TO RECEIVE AN INVITATION!!!

 

The other 8 tournaments will start from the 4 most common white openings (1.e4, 1.d4, 1.Nf3, and 1.c4) with the two most common DARK KNIGHT responses (1.Nf6 and 1.Nc6).  The 3 rating levels will be: A) 2000 and over, B) 1400-1999, C) 1399 and below.

 

Here are the links to all 27 of The Dark Knight Rises Tournaments:

 

The Dark Knight Rises 1a – Open (Invitation Only)

The Dark Knight Rises 2a – Indian (1.d4…Nf6)

The Dark Knight Rises 3a – Zukertort (1.Nf3…Nf6)

The Dark Knight Rises 4a – Anglo-Indian (1.c4…Nf6)

The Dark Knight Rises 5a – Alekhine (1.e4…Nf6)

The Dark Knight Rises 6a – Nimzowitsch (1.e4…Nc6)

The Dark Knight Rises 7a – Mikenas (1.d4…Nc6)

The Dark Knight Rises 8a – Black Mustang (1.Nf3…Nc6)

The Dark Knight Rises 9a – Anglo-Lithuanian (1.c4…Nc6)

 

The Dark Knight Rises 1b – Open (Invitation Only)

The Dark Knight Rises 2b – Indian (1.d4…Nf6)

The Dark Knight Rises 3b – Zukertort (1.Nf3…Nf6)

The Dark Knight Rises 4b – Anglo-Indian (1.c4…Nf6)

The Dark Knight Rises 5b – Alekhine (1.e4…Nf6)

The Dark Knight Rises 6b – Nimzowitsch (1.e4…Nc6)

The Dark Knight Rises 7b – Mikenas (1.d4…Nc6)

The Dark Knight Rises 8b – Black Mustang (1.Nf3…Nc6)

The Dark Knight Rises 9b – Anglo-Lithuanian (1.c4…Nc6)

 

The Dark Knight Rises 1c – Open (Invitation Only)

The Dark Knight Rises 2c – Indian (1.d4…Nf6)

The Dark Knight Rises 3c – Zukertort (1.Nf3…Nf6)

The Dark Knight Rises 4c – Anglo-Indian (1.c4…Nf6)

The Dark Knight Rises 5c – Alekhine (1.e4…Nf6)

The Dark Knight Rises 6c – Nimzowitsch (1.e4…Nc6)

The Dark Knight Rises 7c – Mikenas (1.d4…Nc6)

The Dark Knight Rises 8c – Black Mustang (1.Nf3…Nc6)

The Dark Knight Rises 9c – Anglo-Lithuanian (1.c4…Nc6)

 

Here’s a link to all the Custom Trophies that are up for grabs!!!

 

And of course, everyone is welcome to join my group: The Dark Knights!!


Billium248

Still PLENTY of boards available in ALL of the tournaments!!!  Only 2 more weeks till it opens!!!  Sign up for as many as you want!!!

Billium248

11 days till The Dark Knight Rises!!!  Cool  Still PLENTY of spots available!!!

Billium248

Only 9 more days till The Dark Knight Rises!!!  2,645 boards still available!!!

Billium248

Less than 24 hours till The Dark Knight Rises!!!  It doesn't look like we'll have enuf players to start the tournament on time, so please sign up now.  Thanks!!