Hivechess S15 Final Results: @maestroask won the final round and the season!
Dear chess fans,
yesterday the big final of season 15 was played.
It was a 4+1 Swiss Tournament over 9 rounds with 24 players; the average rating was 1818, the second-highest in S15.
Not entirely surprising, IM @maestroask (Odnoobraz_bcm) won again with 8 out of 9 points followed by @sawko and @pamboy27 with 6,5/9 each. Rank 4 went to @dhilan04 (tortyllan) who overall played a very decent season, and rank 5 to our Hivechess veteran @jaki01. Congrats to All!
Results of round 10:
Link to the tournament: https://lichess.org/swiss/a7Ziqy0f
Season 15: 03 Mar to 5 May 2023 / Final Ranking:
|Rank||Hive name||Lichess name||Rating||Rounds played||Points||Performance|
All the results of this season are listed here:
Players who do not qualify for a price (less than 4 participations) are shown in grey.
Congratulations to the new old champion and all participants!
This time the prices for the highest average performance in relation to the own rating AND the price for the highest gain in rating points during the course of the season (5 Hive each) both go to the same player: @engilhramn, with differences of 175,3 and 115 rating points! Congratulations!
Of note, I also found some evidence of "sandbagging" which is not tolerated here (sandbagging means that a player before the start of a sports event plays in such a way that his rating gets lower, to increase his chances for e.g. category prices).
In this case a player came down relatively quickly from >1800 to app. 1600 and stayed there for a while (it was not exactly announced when S15 would start) and as soon as S15 started (on 3rd March) the rating went up again. Of course can be only coincidence.
After the relatively low participation of S14 (33, due to the upfront registration requirement), this time we had 49 players. The average participation per round (27,2 ) was also much higher than in S14 (18).
The number of players who participated only once or twice was 22%, slightly lower than last season (24%). All in all 32 players (=65,3%, slightly more than in last season with 62,5%) qualified for prices. 6 players (including @alucian, @jaki01, @tony1294 and @maciejficek) had participated 3 times and missed just very closely a price! The pricepool will be close to 700 Hive (no LEO this time)!
As always, all prices will be transferred in app. one week, after the payout of this post (and any other posts using @chesspricepool as beneficiary).
Thank you all for your participation & engagement (and the upvotes)!
And thanks to the other posters for streaming (which was this season quite rare again), tournament reports, putting @chesspricepool as beneficiary and advertising this event in your blogs!
There will be now a break again, so no promises when S16 will kick off, probably somewhere in June. Expect some surprises again!
In between we will have as usual a Hivechess fun tournament, so stay tuned and keep practicing!