Hivechess Tournament S10 Round 4: @cocacolaron was the winner!
Dear chess fans,
the fourth round of S10 was a (too) fast 3+1 Swiss tournament with 26 players and an average rating of 1766 "only" which shows that also some lower ranked players joined recently - which is great! This week @astrolabio and @mrsarri newly joined - welcome, and welcome back @petreius!
Yesterday we again had a completely new winner: @cocacolarun. In his only fourth Hiveches tournament he was dominating the field and stayed as only player undefeated with phenomenal 8,5/9 points. Runner-up was @sawko with 8/9 and as third @eniolw with 6,5/9. Congratulations to All.
In this position @cocacolaron with Black against @deadleaf had already the initiative and White´s pieces were quite cramped. Here it was crucial to block the check with Nd4...
but after Kc1 suddenly White´s Queen was trapped and White immediately resigned:
@cocacolaron played also incredibly fast. In this position with White against @samostically he was up a piece and gave a check. Naturally, with only 3 seconds on the clock, @samostically in avoiding a trade or a pin, blocked it with g6?? - only to get punished instantly by Rh8 mate!
I was quite happy with my 7th place. I lost only 2 times (no surprise, against
@sawko and @eniolw) but could make some draws against stronger players. This position against @rosmarly should be a theoretical draw according to the engine. As long as the Knight keeps his place, the pawn can´t promote. So I just needed to keep the King on c1 and d1, right?
And even if the Black Bishop lands on c2 to prevent any King move, I could have saved the draw by playing (not Nb1 which loses after the trade) but the engine move Nc4! I for sure would have never found this solution:
Unfortunately I had moved the Knight away and consequently the pawn was able to promote to a Queen. But luckily, in a time drama, I was stalemated later :)
I just show it to emphasize that sometimes in Blitz games it is worthwhile to fight until the very end!
Final standing of Round 4:
Link to the tournament: https://lichess.org/swiss/7NjPWsn3
@vjap55 analyzed some games, please check them out here.
A livestream from @giacomone you can find here.
Season 10: 14 Jan to 18 Mar 2022 / Ranking after 4 rounds:
|Rank||Hive name||Lichess name||Rating||Rounds played||Points||Performance|
The rules you can look up in the S10 announcement post.
@sawko stayed on the top, but his lead is only 4 points! @cocacolaron could overtake @tungphong (blackswan21) and is now on rank 2. @jaki01 is now third, but needs 13 points to close up the top. Due to his not showing up today, @tungphong lost 6 places and is now 8th only. This will make retaining his champion title very hard! Will we have this season a new champion?
Top gainer this week was @fiona777, thanks to her excellent 12th place today!
See you all next week - and keep practicing!
Great tournament as usual!
@cocacolaron is bringing very tough competition! Its great to have him here. Yesterday was a night for me to forget. I played badly, I should have lost more games. I was lucky against you @stayoutoftherz, i didn't deserve that draw.
Now, I feel better as i noticed i didn't move from 4th place on the rankings.
Wait, @tungphong didn't play? I just noticed now.
I think he played very well.
Against @sawko and @eniolw I had my typical forfeits on time/blunders under time pressure in the end, but against @cocacolaron I clearly lost because he defended very well and was attacking at the same time.
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I've improved a lot over the tournaments but that doesn't mean it's easy, most of the players on the first page of the tournament are top players. everybody can win on the blitz
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@cocacolaron is doing superb; didn’t realize that knight could block while playing, thought it was pinned LOL, did well against @samostically in opposite coloured bishop endgame, 90 move battle for victory :)
Yes, you did. I didn't play it well. But you took your time, which is great! Enjoy your victory! Cheers!
thanks man! i try to improve in every tournament but i think i was quite lucky in some of the games (i could lose the game against enlolw for example).
Interesting, the leaderboard changed a lot. Sawko still in the top but now the difference is very little. However, @cocacolaron have to keep winning because the system is very very competitive. Let's say we have the same results of yesterday, so sawko can keep the number one place at least in the next 4 tournaments. Well this is chess this is blitz and anything could happen
the way things are going I think the next tournament will be won by someone different, it's quite interesting to play it just to see who wins the next one!
thanks to @stayoutoftherz for putting together all these tournaments, really anyone could win it until the last rounds and that happens in each of the tournaments that are played, the level is quite high in general. See you friday!!
Good selection and commentary of positions. It was fun to watch and follow. Congrats to @cocacolaron, @sawko and everyone.
This was my best result ever, 3.5/9 is a good récord. See you next week amigos.
Indeed! Practice and continuity pays off.
Thanks a lot for the welcome! I'm very happy to play chess again! and it's great that it's with people from Hive! Best regards! 😄
Thanks for joining! The more people actively participating, the better!
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I had to keep looking at first position (@cocacolaron vs @deadleaf) and finally found it after proposed 1. Nd4 black will play 1. ... Rxd4 2. cxd4 Bxd4+ 3. Ke1 Bf2+ 4. Kxf2 (4. Kd2 Be3+ -+) Dc5+ 5. Ke1 Dg1+ 6.Kd2 b4 with unpreventable Qe3 coming. Quite insane finish.