Hivechess Tournament - Start of Season 10 this Friday!
Dear chess fans!
In last year still, the prices and payouts from S9 were sent to to all eligible players.
In total 165 Hive and 220 HBD were distributed among 34 participants (in S8 it was 22 players "only"), plus a unique NFT trophy!
Thanks again to all the Upvoters and Supporters!
🏆 Here is the payout table of Season 9 🏆
|Rank||Hive name||Lichess name||Rating||Rounds played||Points||Performance||Reward (HBD)||Reward (Hive)|
The Hivechess Hall of Fame:
Winner of Season 9 was @tungphong
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
After the small break the anniversary Season 10 will start this Friday 14th Jan, 20h GMTat the usual time! It will go - no surprise - over 10 rounds. The points for each round are again distributed via the "Lighteye system", explained here and which was now adopted by the CBL as well!
Changes from previous season(s):
There are a few changes this time! The percentage of post rewards feeding the price pool will go down from 90% to 80% (as the amount of work for me is ever increasing (I just say NFT & performance calculation)). But 80% of total post rewards is still good - some other tournaments pay out 50% (the liquid rewards only). Both the calculation and transparency of the price pool will be greatly improved by putting the @badge-646464 account as 80% beneficiary of the Hivechess-related posts, so you can anytime check the size of the pricepool for yourself here. All what is there, goes to the S10 prices! You will notice, that it is already >0 as in my 2 last chess-related posts I had put @badge-646464 already as beneficiary. Likewise I also encourage any tournament or streaming report to set @badge-646464 as 5 or 10% beneficiary, because it is the tournament who made the report possible in first place, right? By this I hope the prices can get even more attractive for all!
The prices will be payed out in liquid Hive again (not in Hive + HBD, this was too cumbersome). To counteract any big shifts in the Hive/HBD ratio, I will timely convert the HBD to Hive on the internal market. Any curation rewards of @badge-646464 will of course also go to the price pool! At the end of the season I pay the prices from my pocket and will power down that wallet. As a heads up, for S11 it will be a new account, @chesspricepool who will start from 0 (otherwise the calculation will get messy during the power down). Sounds complicated? It is easier than how I have calculated the prices so far (checking out each post reward individually, converting HBD to Hive, etc.)
I will continue to track each players performance, but I won´t show anymore the points given in each round - it made the ranking table unnecessary large and I think is was not worth it. Instead at the end of the season I will share the Excel sheet for reference, like before.
The season winner will in addition get a unique NFT again, but the special prices will be slightly lower this time. Any idea of motives for the NFT trophy are again welcome.
Time Mode: 5+1 (5 minutes per game, 1 sec. increment), 70min arena mode, no streaks
Tournament Link: https://lichess.org/tournament/sumatI9a
For Hivers, Steemians, Blurters, noise.cashers and all others!
Players of all skill levels are welcome, from newbies to experts, you just need a free Lichess-account!
Every Friday is one round
Time mode is varying (5+0, 3+2,...), rated, berserking allowed (except in Swiss mode)
The winner of each round gets the number of points equaling the number of players in that round, the second ranked one point less and so forth until the one on the bottom of the table who gets one point.
Occasionally a round may be divided into 2 skill classes
In case two players have the same number of points, the one who played less rounds is first. If that is equal too, then the average tournament performance decides.
PAYOUT: This season goes over 10 rounds and the tournament points are summed up. All Hivechess-related post rewards are pooled and 80% go to the price pool (PP). The tournament winner will get 25 Hive bonus, a unique NFT trophy and the rest of the PP is divided among all players according to the number of tournament points achieved, but only if a player has participated at least 3 times (if <3 games are played in a round it will be not counted)!
There will be special prices for the highest overall tournament performance and the highest performance in relation to the own rating (counted by averaging the rating after the first and the last round)
If I don´t know your Hive username, I can´t consider you in the final rankings, so please let me know your Hive name in the comments or in the Lichess chat!
If you have not yet joined our team in Lichess, please do it here, so that you can participate (required for the Swiss tournaments only).
Please share this announcement among your (chess) friends and colleagues!
The more participate, the more fun! And maybe some are even interested to join Hive and it´s Chess Community?
See you tomorrow and good luck to all!
Since @theycallmedan in his Ragnarok AMA reflection post mentioned that he loves chess since childhood, I mention him as well (hoping that he might support the Hivechess pricepool too with some occasional upvotes). For all who are not aware, the upcoming epic NFT battle game RAGNAROK (more info at @ragnarok.game) will also have chess elements!
I have noticed that on the Hive-Engine someone has created a CHESS token via a @chesstoken account. Any clue what is the idea behind it? Because I am also speculating about a CHESS token by myself. One could pay out prices in CHESS tokens but also ask for a registration fee in CHESS tokens. There could be raffles, bets (who will win S10?) etc. Lots of things to consider, and I don´t want to duplicate efforts.
Finally, just as a reminder, every SATURDAY the Blitz tournament organized by @schamangerbet is open to participation here,
every SUNDAY the one organized by @chessbrotherspro you can join here! Both run on https://lichess.org/,
and every MONDAY the Checkmate Coin Tournaments from @hive-129589 and @giacomone start, read more about them here.
Busy Hivechess-weekends ahead!!