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All Your Eggs In One Basket (>1650) - No Vacation

Start Time: Mar 7, 2011

  • Time Control
  • Players
  • Games Rated
  • Avg Rating
  • Rating Range
  • Points Available
  • Max Group Size
  • Complete
  • # Advance
  • Round
  • Simultaneous Games
  • Completed Games
  • Tie Breaks
  • Remaining Games
  • Max Avg. Time/Move
  • # of Timeouts
  • Biggest Upset
This is a "No Vacation" tournament!

This is for risk takers, committing to one long tournament for big points rather than eking out a few points at a time in multiple smaller tournaments. With this format, players who reach the final round will have played up to ten games each round for an estimated six rounds.

At the end someone has a chance of taking home more points than in any one tournament, with a similar ratings range, than they have ever done before.

 

Minimum Games Completed: 100 (was 200) 

Maximum Timeout %: 15 (was 10)

Here are examples where three players in a group advance. They are in the rarefied height of thousand point tournaments.

 

6(2)->3 http://www.chess.com/tournament/b70-sicilian-defense-dragon-variation-gt1500

TD: baguajunkie Started on Dec 23, 2009 @ 8:06pm
Players: 96   Time Control: 1 day/move
Max Group Size: 6   Rating Range: >1500
# Advance: 3   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 1,044   Games Rated: Yes
TD: WarMachineofRussia Started on May 9, 2009 @ 2:56pm
Players: 96   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 6   Rating Range: >1500
# Advance: 3   Tie Breaks: No
Points Available: 1,033   Games Rated: Yes

 

A tournament with larger groups will have less rounds but then more simultaneous games are added to your list.

8(2)->3 http://www.chess.com/tournament/the-1d4-tournament

TD: willilo Started on Jan 28, 2011 @ 4:29pm
Players: 96   Time Control: 5 days/move
Max Group Size: 8   Rating Range: >1650
# Advance: 3   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 1,028   Games Rated: Yes


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Winners

2nd Place
3rd Place

Announcements

  • 6 - Summary

    TadDude | May 7, 2012, 7:28 AM

    Timeouts in round 5: 2 of 30 (6.7%)

    Timeouts in tournament: 120 of 920 (13.0%)

    Duration of round 5: 2012 02 10 to 2012 05 07 = 87 days

    Duration of tournament so far: 2011 03 07 to 2012 05 07 = 427 days

    Average duration of the 5 rounds: 427/5 = 85.4 days

    Thank you all for participating.

     

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    This indicates Burnelr would get gold.  http://www.chess.com/tournaments/pairings.html?id=28348&round=5.

    The tournament home page and standings shows gold as well as first place points went to Anton137.  http://www.chess.com/tournaments/players.html?sortby=standings&id=28348 

    Everyone got one place lower.

    Really it is just a fun online tournament so not anything that should cause any great concern, but you may wish make it known that the logic to award medals and points is buggy. It may be fixed for future tournaments.

  • 5 - End of Round 4 Report

    TadDude | Feb 10, 2012, 3:18 AM

    90 players eliminated, 6 remain.

    Timeouts in round 4: 17 of 60 (28.3%)

    Timeouts in tournament so far: 118 of 890 (13.3%)

    Duration of round 4: 2011 11 24 to 2012 02 10 = 78 days

    Duration of tournament so far: 2011 03 07 to 2012 02 10 = 340 days

    Average duration of the 4 completed rounds: 340/4 = 85 days

    It is the fifth and final round.

    Estimated duration of tournament: 85 days times 5 rounds = 425 days (2012 05 05).

  • 4 - End of Round 3 Report

    TadDude | Nov 24, 2011, 5:52 PM

    84 players eliminated, 12 remain.

    Timeouts in round 3: 16 of 120 (X%)

    Timeouts in tournament so far: 101 of 830 (12.2%)

    Duration of round 3: 2011 08 22 to 2011 11 24 = 94 days

    Duration of tournament so far: 2011 03 07 to 2011 11 24 = 262 days

    Average duration of the 3 completed rounds: 262/3 = 87.3 days

    Minimum number of rounds to complete tournament: 5

    Estimated minimum duration of tournament: 87.3 days times 5 rounds = 437 days (2012 05 17).

  • 3 - End of Round 2 Report

    TadDude | Aug 22, 2011, 8:04 PM

    72 players eliminated, 23 to go.

    Timeouts in round 2: 46 of 230 (20.0%)

    Timeouts in tournament so far: 85 of 710 (12.0%)

    Duration of round 2: 2011 06 15 to 2011 08 22 = 68 days

    Duration of tournament so far: 2011 03 07 to 2011 08 22 = 168 days

    Average duration of the 2 completed rounds: 168/2 = 84 days

    Minimum number of rounds to complete tournament: 5

    Estimated duration of tournament: 84 days times 5 rounds = 420 days (2012 04 30).

  • 2 - End of Round 1 Report

    TadDude | Jun 15, 2011, 4:49 AM

    47 players eliminated, 48 to go.

    Timeouts in round 1: 39 of 480 (8.1%)

    Duration of round 1: 2011 03 07 to 2011 06 15 = 100 days

    Estimated number of rounds: 5

    Estimated duration of tournament: 100 days times 5 rounds = 500 days (2012 07 19).

  • 1 - Kickoff Message

    TadDude | Mar 7, 2011, 7:18 AM

    A journey of a thousand days begins with a single move. (Not the actual estimate of the duration of the tournament.)

    First place is currently worth 550 points. Through a bug or by design, tied first place is also worth 550 points. See here where tied first place received full first place points, not a share of first place plus second place points.  http://www.chess.com/tournament/irish-championship

    Good games to all.
  • 0.1 Settings Change

    TadDude | Mar 4, 2011, 6:14 AM

    Appears the restrictions have to be loosened to increase the number of eligible players.

    Minimum Games Completed: 100 (was 200) 

    Maximum Timeout %: 15 (was 10)

    Please be patient for perhaps two more weeks of registration. I will start the tournament with less than 96 players if necessary.

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