Hivechess Tournament Season 13 Round 1: @maestroask was the new winner!
Dear chess fans,
the first round of Season 13 started yesterday with a 4+1 Swiss arena. 38 players had participated - a new record! In fact there were even 46 registered, but 8 of them played less than 3 games. We had also - next to quite a lot of new players - an IM joining Hivechess, @maestroask (Odnoobraz_bcm on Lichess)! Welcome to All!
I played totally ridiculously yesterday and had consequently my all time worst result, rank 26. In my game against @samostically I had even pretty good chances, but in this position with Black I didn´t find a good continuation but played R8h3?? after which White played Bf1 with a double attack on h3 and a7!
What would have been the best move instead?
Black to play and win
The biggest upset in round 1 was the victory of @lighteye against @samostically who had 480 rating points more (link to the game) where @samostically started ambitously (or carelessly?) an attack and @lighteye defended very well and later grabbed an exchange and could exchange pieces - no chance for @samostically to fight back. So the first special price, 1 Hive and 5 LEO, goes to @lighteye (will be paid out at the end of the season). There was one game with a slightly higher upset (488, by Alireza_1342), but I don´t know the Hive name of this player, and in such a case the next one with a known Hive name will be considered.
Link to the tournament: https://lichess.org/swiss/pQJc6hye
Season 13: 02 Sep to 04 Nov 2022 / Ranking after the first round:
|Rank||Hive name||Lichess name||Rating||Rounds played||Points||Performance|
The rules you can look up in the S13 announcement post.
4 new players ended up in the Top 10! With all the new players this will be a very interesting - and strong - season, maybe the strongest ever. I hope that at least some of them will play regularly and share their Hive usernames (or register to Hive).
See you all next week - and keep practicing!