1st Thematic Tournament Series: The Polish Opening (U1600 Section)

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Posted by Wizard_Chess97 on 1/26/13 at 8:40 PM

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#1 1st Place Frodo76 (1542)

#2 2nd Place Michal_Ch (1599)

#3 3rd Place gregomir (1607)

TD: Wizard_Chess97 Started on January 9, 2013 at 8:55 PM
Players: 100   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 5   Rating Range: <1600
# Advance: 1   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 294   Games Rated: Yes

Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 100 Completed Games: 492 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 80 (80% of field) Games in Round 1: 400
Eliminated Round 2: 16 (16% of field) Games in Round 2: 80
Eliminated Round 3: 4 (4% of field) Games in Round 3: 12
Players Withdrawn: 3 (3%) # Timeouts: 154 (31%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 1368 Biggest Upset: 1061 defeats 1424

 Welcome everyone to this tournament which is part of my 1st Thematic Tournament Series! This one's theme is the Polish Opening, meaning every game will begin with 1.b4. This is an unorthodox opening, so you've probably never played it before. Let's have fun with it! Smile 

This is the U1600 Section. if you are rated over 1600 (or are 1501-1599 and would like to play up) please join the O1500 Section here: 


The time control will be 3 days per move, with group sizes 5 and one per group advance. Vacation time is allowed.

Winners receive these cool custom trophies!

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As in all of my tournaments, top finishers are invited to the Winner's Championship, a special invitation-only event for the best players of my tournaments. See more info here:


Good luck everyone, and have fun experimenting with this opening! Laughing


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