Thematic: Ruy Lopez Morphy Defense

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Thematic: Ruy Lopez Morphy Defense

Posted by patca63 on 1/29/12 at 6:49 PM

Please join me for this small, but competitive tournament!  If you're Elo or number of games doesn't meet with the criteria for this tournament or you are a Siclian fan, you may enjoy the tournament below as well:

Sicilian HyperAccelerated Dragon:


#1 1st Place ibiwisi (1556)

#1 1st Place eastmd (1369)

#3 3rd Place necherjet57 (1418)

#3 3rd Place yelilmarcos (1723)

TD: patca63 Started on March 12, 2012 at 9:08 AM
Players: 50   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 5   Rating Range: 1375-1600
# Advance: 2   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 468   Games Rated: Yes

Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 50 Completed Games: 312 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 29 (57% of field) Games in Round 1: 200
Eliminated Round 2: 10 (20% of field) Games in Round 2: 68
Eliminated Round 3: 5 (10% of field) Games in Round 3: 30
Eliminated Round 4: 4 (8% of field) Games in Round 4: 12
Eliminated Round 5: 2 (4% of field) Games in Round 5: 2
Players Withdrawn: 1 (2%) # Timeouts: 34 (10%)
Remaining Players: 1 (2%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 1460 Biggest Upset: 1470 defeats 1988

This is a relatively small thematic tournament which requires that every player has completed at least 50 games prior to registering.  This helps ensure that Elo levels are fairly accurate.

The Opening is the Morphy Defense to the Ruy Lopez.  This is an important opening and I'm sure you have seen it a lot.  Here is your opportunity to try your luck (skill ;) against other players of a similar level.

The pace is mellow, only one game per opponent.  Therefore, you don't have to worry about lots of simultaneous games.  Please join me for this fun event!

Pat G.   Smile


  • 3 years ago


    Do someone know how many people will pass to the final round in each group (in Round 4)?

  • 4 years ago


    I can't believe I made it to Round 3 after that bad Round 2 start... This tournament has been so competitve... i can't wait to Round 3

  • 5 years ago


    I'm perplexed! I'm playing each person in my draw only once apart from one competitor who I'm playing twice. Can any one explain or do we have a glitch?

  • 5 years ago


    This looks familiar-welcome opportunity to play this opening. Best Wishes David

  • 5 years ago


    I wish I could say I'm a great Ruy Lopez player, but I could certainly use as much experience in this opening as I could get.  At least in this case, I only have to worry about one variation.

    I look forward to playing in this with everyone on both sides -- white and black.  It's always interesting to be on both sides to get that perspective that your opponent gets.  As they say, if you think an opening isn't good, play the other side of it against someone who knows it well!

    Pat G.

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