Hivechess Tournament Round 1: @eniolw won impressively!

Dear Chess fans,

the first round of Season 9 was a 5+1 Blitz arena with 23 players - a new record! It is great to see that our tournaments in combination attract more and more players! The average rating was 1882, slightly lower than in the superstrong S8! Two players, @zincheck and @kharrazi, showed up for the very first time in the Hivechess arena - welcome!

This time @vjap55 and @samostically streamed the tournament. Check out their great posts about it here and here!

@eniolw started this season like he ended the previous one: with a superior performance! Congratulations!
He won all games but one! Runner up was @tungphong (blackswan21), followed by @kintokris (jonbellionfan). "Only" on rank 4 and 5 were our season winners @jaki01 and @sawko. But after the 6 points lead of @eniolw, the 2nd and the 4th places players were only separated by a sinlge point. So I have the feeling that the fight for the top ranks will be tough!

By the way, this was my worst result ever in Hivechess 😟. E.g. I was crushed in 18 moves by @samostically (instead of winning a pawn), blundered against @pereu4ivatel and also unnecessaryly lost to @vjap55 in the endgame. It can go only better from here.

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The games of this round can be found here.

Season 9: 29 Oct to 17 Dec 2021 / Ranking after first round:

RankHive nameLichess nameRatingRounds playedR1R2TotalPerformance
average rating1882
players23
1@eniolweniolw2470123232463
2@tungphongblackswan212428122222311
3@kintokrisjonbellionfan2073121212303
4@jaki01jaki012353120202091
5@sawkoCM sawkito2415119192146
6@samosticallyZGM_Samostically2244118182155
7@zincheckZinCheck2156117172333
8@pereu4ivatelpereu4uwatch2054116162092
9@pamboy27pamboy272235115151753
10@vjap55vjap552120114142087
11@petreiuspetreius1997113131905
12@stayoutoftherzstayoutoftherz2064112121787
13@emicemichessmaster2105111111833
14@agresteagreste1696110101858
15@lighteyelighteye17371991732
16@maverieux000Keylix21021881729
17@pirexkarik1014571771671
18@manncptToful12561661573
19@kharrazikharrazi12721551565
20@bOsDa_k1ng11471441778
21@vasigovasigo10681331621
22@rodrookrodrook14451221407
23@maciejficekXM900015211111244

The rules you can look up in the announcement post.

Will we see this time finally a new champion? In any case, due to the new way of point distribution, it will be key to not miss out a round, because one can´t know how many points will be given out in the next round(s).

See you all next week!

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Exciting tournament! Eniolw was so lonely at the top 🙏😁
I thirst for revenge, @Eniolw be careful 😁

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Haha, sure, I'll be waiting :D

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Very glad to see the first instance implementation of the ‘@lighteye scoring system’ improved with the performance tiebreaker @stayoutoftherz 😉

I have one small correction: In the table – Average rating of the tournament was 1882 and not 1828. A finger-feller no doubt 🙂

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Yeah, let's see how this interesting experiment goes.

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But after the 6 points lead of @eniolw, the 2nd and the 4th places players were only separated by a sinlge point.

Knowing that I offered @lighteye a draw in the last round. He declined and later lost, but we both got 0 points because tournament time was over ... :)

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I really can’t remember that, cause I would (almost) always accept a draw offer from you, @jaki01 😁. My comp is old and often takes breaks. If you did offer draw I probably missed it because of a lag.

Just be persistant, offer me a draw again 😁

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Lol, probably you just didn't notice it in all that hurry. :)
No problem anyway: nobody is forced to accept a draw for whatever reason. :)

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There are some bugs on Lichess. Here on screen I have 1 point from one game. If You click on me, You see I had two draws and I got 1/2 points for each of them.

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Indeed this is very strange!

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The bug is not strange, the rule is! :D But it's no longer strange once we give it a think. I think the point it's to prevent some sort of cheating with people drawing games quickly.

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That's not a bug. It's how the scoring system works in Arena tournaments.

You scored 1 point for your draw with vasigo from round 4. Now, (unfortunately) you lost every game after that until your next draw. That second draw combines with the first one to make a streak. The streak of draws can only be broken by wins, which (unfortunately) you didn't have. So, according to the rules, only the first draw can give you a point unless the next drawn games last until move 30, in which case you would get a point for each one of them. Since your second draw (the one with agreste) only took 17 moves, then it didn't yield a point for you. The lesson is: if you are going to draw a game, make sure to reach the move 30 first to ensure a point.

BTW, why aren't you playing the Chess Brothers league on Sundays? We miss you there.

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Thank You for explaination.

I think that 30 moves rule is a little bit unfair in that match. If You look at my game with agreste, You see that it was not like we communicated to have fast draw to get 1 point and start another game. Draw was a result of a agreste blunder in move 13. But even after that I had no chances to win the game, so all I could do was to "force" draw, which I did because it is better to draw than lose.

Maybe I will play sometimes.

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Yeah, the rules are not perfect. There is always a downside.
Hope to see you tomorrow Sunday in the tourney.

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Cool! I got off on the right foot! as they would say in my hometown. This is going to be exiting!

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