Reminder: Round 3 of the Hivechess Tournament, tomorrow Friday, 20h GMT
Dear chess fans,
the third competition of season 9 is played tomorrow Friday 12th Nov, 20h GMT. Please check your local time - due to to change to winter time, it might be one hour later in your area compared to last week - or not, in case your time zone switched as well!
By the way - time! There is no increment this round, you have to take this into consideration. I don´t want to hear complaints about it, because you know it in advance and it is the same for both opponents!! Yes, there will be some time pressure drama, we will have to go through it and survive!
The current standings after the first 2 rounds you can look up here.
Time Mode: 4+0 (4 minutes per game, no increment!), 9 rounds of Swissa mode
Tournament Link: https://lichess.org/swiss/08UcU4Fb
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 9 rounds and the tournament points are summed up. All Hivechess-related post rewards are pooled and 90% 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)!
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).
Swiss Tournament Rules
There are several differences between the "normal" arena mode and the Swiss mode which needs to be considered:
|Arena tournaments||Swiss tournaments|
|Duration of the tournament||Predefined duration in minutes||Predefined max. rounds, but exact duration unknown|
|Number of games||As many as can be played in the allotted duration||Decided in advance, same for all players|
|Pairing system||Any available opponent with similar ranking||Best pairing based on points and tie breaks|
|Pairing wait time||Fast: doesn't wait for all players||Slow: waits for all players|
|Streaks & Berserk||Yes||No|
|Points||Win:2, Draw 1, doubled if on fire||Win:1, Draw: 1/2, Not paired: 1|
|Late joiners||get no points||get 1/2 point gift|
|Requirement to be in our team||no||yes|
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!
Potentiall of interest to:
@aakrist @abimbola753 @agreste @alberto0607 @almightymelon @alpha @ambarvegas @amirl @anli @anomadsoul @apy @arsenal49 @b0s @behiver @bitsignal @burnoutawesome @cerati @chessbrotherspro @chesthetica @cryptoph0823 @darruiz @diegofitness92 @digitalis @ebingo @eliaschess333 @elprofe62 @emic @eniolw @eenriquerivas @evgsk @fjcr @flaws @foxconnmars @franciscomarval @gabotask @gingerbyna @gravitcaper @heimindanger @hierro21 @hirohurl @iceblue @iobates @jaki01 @jkms @juanmi96 @kharrazi @kintokris @kreur @lighteye @lucianosky @maciejficek @manncpt @marcusantoniu26 @masterswatch @maverieux000 @meedo @mstafford @orlanzavala @oshiokhenhoya @pamboy27 @parung76 @petreius @primersion @rafaelaquino @renerondon @rexplanet @rodrook @ropavejero @rosmarly @samostically @sawko @schamangerbert @soluce07 @spacetoon @steamloled @the01crow @therealflaws @tony1294 @tungphong @uliseshb @vasigo @vjap55 @walner @xoflox @yazp @zacherybinx @zincheck
(just let me know if you don´t want to get the mentions)
By the way, Alireza Firouzja won indeed the 2021 FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament in Riga. So he could qualify for the next Candidates Tournament in 2022! Fabiano Caruana as runner up got the other ticket for this highly prestigous tournament. Exciting chess times ahead, of course mainly looking forward to the Carlsen-Nepo championship match starting in 2 weeks!!