Hivechess season 9 final result: @tungphong is the new champion!

Dear Chess fans,

the two final rounds of season 9 were played yesterday, with 19 and 18 players and an average rating of 1852 (bullet rating) and 1932, respectively.

Let´s look first at the 2+1 bullet tournament. It seems some have missed, that the start time was 1 hour earlier, and so a few players had less than the required 3 games to be counted as participants.

The winner was @tungphong (blackswan21) - his 6th win in this season! Despite the short time, he berserked most of his games and could keep his chasers, @eniolw (2nd) and @samostically (3rd), 3 points behind. With a larger gap the usual suspects followed, @pamboy27 and @jaki01. Of note, @schamangerbert (HerbyW) could make it in the Top 8, amidst players with several 100 more points rating. Congratulations to All!

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Link to the tournament: https://lichess.org/tournament/k9o3JvlE

After a small break the final 9th round was a 5+1 Swiss mode tournament:
@eniolw ended up as undefeated winner with 6,5/7 points and a record-breaking performance of 2673! @tungphong (blackswan21) was 2nd, followed by @samostically. Congratulations!

In the game between @eniolw (White pieces) and @tungphong, White has already a significant advantage with the dominance on the c-file and the much better placed pieces.
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But on top of this, after ...f4? White could trap Black´s queen with Nd3 and after Qd2 Rc2 Black lost material (Qb3 instead would not have helped due to Ra3).

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Link to the tournament: https://lichess.org/swiss/WU3Arhor
@samostically streamed the event here!

So the final standing is as follows:

Season 9: 29 Oct to 17 Dec 2021 / Final Ranking:

RankHive nameLichess nameRatingRounds playedR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9TotalPerformance
average rating1882189219111914184319031957(1852)1932
players232330282628261918
Winner@tungphongblackswan21247692223292826282219172142424,5
2nd(+2)@eniolweniolw2444823302523252018181822442,7
3rd(-1)@jaki01jaki01240492019222725211615141792265,3
4(+1)@samosticallyZGM_Samostically232791821271824191417161742190,4
5(-2)@pamboy27pamboy272222815222422222718161662115,9
6@stayoutoftherzstayoutoftherz204891215262117172813131622096,4
7@kintokrisjonbellionfan21099211714241918411151432027,3
8(+2)@pereu4ivatelpereu4uwatch21709167196182081071112177,1
9(+3)@schamangerbertHerbyW178781311151310221291051759,7
10(-2)@vjap55vjap5521116142028261111002047,7
11(-2)@rosmarlyrosmarly20596182014204241001872,2
12(-1)@emicemichessmaster214551116232016862155,8
13(+1)@lighteyelighteye17699916119132085821669,8
14(+5)@petreiuspetreius19697138121210911751859,2
15(-2)@zacherybinxsirtetris21013212330742009,7
16(-1)@eliaschess333eliaschess333186761821151422721876,6
17(-1)@zincheckZinCheck21556179157156692084,2
18(-1)@rodrookrodrook16039212139147533681726,9
19(+3)@kreurKreur2116410192212632047,8
20(-2)@tony1294Tony129423003252412612334,7
21(+7)@deadleafrealdeadleaf213942610148582084,3
22(-1)@maciejficekXM9000154281551672184581490,1
23(-3)@agresteagreste1672510917126541719,4
24@sammy00migmag154152812266541607,4
25@b0sDa_k1ng130884117439310511592,01
26(-3)@franuTz99521193141323502123,7
27(-1)@burnoutawesomeburnoutawesomehive220141017104411907,8
28(-1)@giacomoneKingJames4159754311316371520,6
29@rafaelaquinoajedrezclub2t1816381412341760,7
30@sawkoCM sawkito236631968332019,7
31@vasigovasigo117093315216111331420,5
32@walnerwalner0318322165211820,5
33@kharrazikharrazi12546524162201383
34@manncptToful12453658191569,7
35(+3)@wildthougtsWildthougts2224265112122
36(-1)@anomadsoulanomadsoul13083344111460
37(-1)@maverieux000Keylix2074282101658,5
38(new)@?Emerald0955118641771852
39(-1)@pirexkarik1014571771671
40(-1)@schmidischmidii827?21121158,5

The bullet round 8 was not considered for the performance calculations

The rules you can look up in the announcement post.

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As expected, @tungphong (blackswan21) was the clear dominator of this season with 6/9 wins and the by fast most consistent performance.
@eniolw (who had won the 3 remaining rounds) ended up as second, despite having played one round less than the others! In a heartbeat finish, he was able to overtake both @jaki01 and @pamboy27 (who missed the last round). The four times title winner @jaki01 had again to settle for 3rd place.
Rank 4 went to @samostically, followed by @pamboy27 as 5th.

Congratulations to the winner and all participants!

Special prices

@eniolw won the special price of highest overall performance with 2442,7 (slightly ahead of @tungphong with 2424,5). Impressive!

@b0s (Da_k1ng) won the special price of highest performance in relation to the own rating with a difference of 364,6 ahead of @vasigo with 301,5. Congratulations!

Both will get 10 Hive on top of their regular price. As always, the prices will be transferred in one week, after the payout of this post.

Winner trophy

This is the unique NFT trophy I have created.
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It was already sent to @tungphong, you can view it only here at nftshowroom.com.

Season stats

The average tournament rating of season 9 was 1904 (slightly below the 1942 of S8).
In each round we had on average app. 25 players - again higher compared to the previous seasons!
Another record: 40 players made it this times in the rankings, many for the first time! Only 6 didn´t participate 3 times (or have no Hive username), so 34 players will get prices (last season 18)! 14 players participated at least in 8 rounds. It is really great to see, that we have not only more players, but also more regular playing ones!

Thank you all for your participation & engagement (and the upvotes)!
And thanks to the other posters for streaming, tournament reports and advertising this event in your blogs!

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There will be a break in the next weeks, but in January 2022 we will go full steam ahead with season 10! Stay tuned, practice and have a great Christmas break, if applicable!

Our previous Champions:
Winner of Season 8 was @sawko
Winner of Season 7 was @jaki01
Winner of Season 6 was @sawko
Winner of Season 5 was @sawko
Winner of Season 4 was @sawko
Winner of Season 3 was @jaki01
Winner of Season 2 was @jaki01
Winner of Season 1 was @jaki01

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Great tournament! Magnificent unique NFT trophy 😍 Thank all!

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Congratulations My friend! You were too strong and dominant this season. We fight again next time!

!PIZZA

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Congratulations to the winners, and thanks for the excellent implementation of ‘Lighteye’s Ranking System’ @stayoutoftherz 😃

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I guess it made consistency possible. Thank you too. !PIZZA

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That was the idea @samostically, I must say I played very bad this season, but I am very satisfied how my system was implemented in real world thanks to @stayoutoftherz.

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Well, you had some great games too ,if that counts. !PIZZA

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Thank you. I'm susprised I was able to make it to the top places since I missed one round. LOL. Was it because of the Lighteye's Ranking System? Maybe! It brings good luck.

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You are a great player, @eniolw but in this ranking system consistency is key. If you didn’t miss one round, the results could be dramatically different. Thank you for your support.

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hopefully next year I will be heard and berserk will be voluntary.надеюсь, в следующем году я буду услышан, и берсерк станет добровольным.
And FIDE will ban games shorter than 5 minutesА ФИДЕ запретит партии короче 5мин
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Berserk IS voluntary!
We don´t follow FIDE rules 😀

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well, if a reputable organization publishes statistics that show that 99% of bullet games are chess spam, then the tournament creators may stop tormenting beauty lovers

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At least we did 2+1 and not those crazy 1+0 or even 0,25 plus 0.

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при 5-6мин каждый волен выбрать 2-3, ещё и получать за это дополнительные баллы.at 5-6 minutes, everyone is free to choose 2-3, and get additional points for this.
А то во время игры возникает желание переключиться на chess.com и играть в модные там более комфортные 10-минутные 960Otherwise, during the game, there is a desire to switch to chess.com and play the popular ones there the more comfortable 10-minute 960
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для швейцарских регламентов без берсерка я много раз предлагал 0+20 - лучший выбор из доступных быстрых игрfor Swiss regulations without berserk I have suggested 0+20 many times - the best selection of fast games available
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0+20 in Swiss?
But then games could take an hour and all others would have to wait.

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старая формация шахматных администраторов не поняла реформ Фишера: игроку необходимо время на ход, а не начало игры. Все эти 1,2,3+1,2,3 ничего не привносят в шахматы. Бюрократы просто оставили устаревшее и прибили к часам модную кукушку.the old formation of chess administrators did not understand Fischer's reforms: the player needs time to move, not the start of the game. All these 1,2,3+1,2,3 add nothing to chess. The bureaucrats simply left the obsolete and nailed the fashionable cuckoo to the clock.
При 0+20 получается динамичный рапидAt 0 + 20, a dynamic rapid is obtained
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Congratulations @tungphong, @eniolw and @jaki01.You all play chess on a whole different level!. Congratulations to everyone who played this tournament, It gladdens me that our Chess community is more active than ever! Big thanks to our host @stayoutoftherz, You rock! Beautiful Nft too!.

Lastly, I'd like to say a big Thank you to everyone who has supported my Hivechess contents. I'm grateful.

!PIZZA !LUV !giphy Happy times

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join with us, samostisleeping! You can do it, step by step!

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Hahahaha, I will try. Thanks for the motivation. !PIZZA

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You all play chess on a whole different level!.

Lol, thanks, but I really think I play such a crap. :-)
I am considering to make a blitz break, as these fast games favour and cause me to adapt a playing style which is fast, 'mechanic', defensive and risk averse instead of deep, creative and energetic.

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Well, that's for you to decide. Do you have a fide rating? Do you still play active chess? Because your chess styles seem to favour a classic binding and manoeuvring in equal positions.

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Do you have a fide rating?

Not anymore.

Do you still play active chess?

No.
I found chess to be too time consuming (I never made the effort to invest enough time in opening theory for example) in relation to the benefits. I also noticed how hard professional players have to fight (and how fun gets completely lost if they aren't successful enough as they have to make a living from it). That's why I decided to become a pure hobby chess player long time ago.
I like the creativity of the game, but not so much the technical aspects. I am interested to think about what the best move in a certain position might be, but not so much in what is the most pragmatic way to beat an opponent (by being fast, or causing problems). So anyhow, for me chess is more science or art than sports.

Maybe you know that I created more than 70 chess problems, which I posted here when still being active on HIVE?

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Yes I know, I just don’t recall solving any correctly. :)

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but not so much in what is the most pragmatic way to beat an opponent (by being fast, or causing problems

While I played junior chess, my coach taught me some psychological ways to win at chess which worked well. She believed it was not so much about strength but about approaching the game with a strategy to prey on your opponent weaknesses. That was how I learnt the gambit systems i play today. Many say i play chess with tricks,even fide masters that i have beaten. I realized there was so much to winning a game than strength.

(and how fun gets completely lost if they aren't successful enough as they have to make a living from it).

This is really true! There are even GM's that dont make good living from all that knowledge. And analysts once compared studying medicine to studying chess.

Maybe you know that I created more than 70 chess problems, which I posted here when still being active on HIVE

I didn't but I could still find out. I was just curious. Thanks for the well detailed information. You can always find the right balance. I could play some rapid games with you on non-hive chess days If and only if you are free. You can then still join our blitz. Even in all,you are still on the podium

!PIZZA !LUV

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You can then still join our blitz.

Of course, don't worry, I was just talking about a break (or playing less for a while) to get a clear view on the game again. I am a perfectionist anyhow, who hates playing bad chess, but when I am looking at my fast games I can partly only shake my head because of the very weak play.

Anyway, season seems to be over ... so that might be a welcome 'natural' break. :)

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Thank you, Samuel. You've been playing strong, too. We had to draw yesterday.

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Well, I get lucky with the white pieces sometimes. I have noticed you and @stayoutoftherz play the same caro Khan line as black against my 1.e4 . So most times the positions afterwards are drawish if I can hold. Hopefully I review my games and come stronger next season. Thank you very much. !PIZZA

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(Edited)

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PIZZA Holders sent $PIZZA tips in this post's comments:
samostically tipped tungphong (x2)
samostically tipped franu (x1)
samostically tipped manncpt (x1)
@samostically(7/7) tipped @schamangerbert (x1)
samostically tipped rodrook (x1)
samostically tipped pereu4ivatel (x1)
b0s tipped stayoutoftherz (x1)
samostically tipped lighteye (x2)
samostically tipped stayoutoftherz (x1)
samostically tipped eniolw (x1)

You can now send $PIZZA tips in Discord via tip.cc!

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congrats all for beautiful games and congrats to all winners
this season was fun
new system is interesting

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Great tournament! Congratulations to the organizers for another successful season and for connecting us with chess in Hive!

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Congratulations to the winners 🏆!
Really enjoyed playing with tough opponents :)
See you all in 2022!

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Merry christmas and a happy new year's eve! I am looking forward to season 10, Thank you for organising the chess community tournaments! 🎩

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Yes it was a brilliant one. I wish you a Merry Christmas & a prosperous new year ahead.

!PIZZA

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See you next year in lichess mate 😎💪🍀

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швейцарская система тоже устарела, но сайтам к сожалению нечего нам предложить, они еле почти освоили нескољко вариантов игры)the Swiss system is also outdated, but unfortunately the sites have nothing to offer us, they barely almost mastered several versions of the game)
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A big congratulation to the winners and all those who participated to Make this season a success,I missed the last round because I didn't pay attention to the message nevertheless I didn't fall short of my expectation and hope to do better....I wish you all a merry Christmas in advance and I hope to see you guys in the next season.

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I am pamella souter ezeh known as pamboy27 on the hive platform and I am pretty new here even if I have participated in about two hives tournament, I figured it's time to do an introduction post so the community get to know me better and I too them, I solicit for a warm welcome from the community in general.i would also need your advice on how to fully be a part of this chess community and the hive block chain thus contributing positively to the advancement and longevity of this fast rising platform, thanks

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Welcome @pamboy27 you are among many friends! I’m happy you joined us in this chess journey!

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Congratulations @tungphong, @eniolw and @jaki01 winners of the 9th Hive season tournament! Congrats to the individual achievements of @eniolw, @b0s and @schamangerbert. This is a great season to review and learn.

As always big thanks to @stayoutoftherz for managing the great Hive Chess Tournament and introducing the very nice NFT Trophy.

I may have to wait a few season to get mine NFT Trophy however please consider using the Rook when I do.😀

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using the Rock when you rock, of course 😄

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Your beautiful comment did put a smile on my face as it always does. @rodrook it's a pleasure to get to know you. !PIZZA

"The rook that hides in the corner, is the same Rook the King calls for help."

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Congratulations to the winners and everyone who participated in this round. A reason I enjoy this tournament is because there's never any easy game, everyone is so good.

It's an honor to win any kind of award in this tournament so I'm very proud. I'm looking forward to playing against you guys next season.

Special thanks to @stayoutoftherz for hosting this tournament

!PIZZA

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¡Enhorabuena!


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Great tournament. Thank you all for organizing and participating. I'm also surprised and glad we have a lot of hive user chess players now. You're all invited to join Saturday and Sunday tournaments as well! Can't wait to play you all again next year. I will become champion of a season someday.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everybody!

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Am I to understand this is a chess game on the Hive BlockChain?
I just read a post two days ago where the writer was saying someone needs to put a chess game on this blockchain.
I love the game of chess but do not consider myself competition level, but I have lost entire days to the game.

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No, the games themselves are done on Lichess. We just use Hive to organize the tournaments, write reports about them and last not least - pay the prices in Hive!
Just participate, it is free for all skill levels! Everybody earns Hive when playing.

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Ho Ho Ho! @stayoutoftherz, one of your Hive friends wishes you a Merry Christmas and asked us to give you a new badge!

The HiveBuzz team wish you a Merry Christmas!
May you have good health, abundance and everlasting joy in your life.

To find out who wanted you to receive this special gift, click here!

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