The Internet Chess Club is excited to announce its new monthly tournament with CASH prizes. To be played on the first Saturday of each month, we'll host the next Weekend Showdown prize tournament on Saturday December 5th, 2:00 PM (Eastern Time) - The time control will be 3 0!
The ICC WEEKEND SHOWDOWN is an occasion to measure your strength against super-strong players and, why not, to win one of many fantastic prizes!
1st Weekend Showdown Cash Prize Tournament Swiss Blitz 3 0 rated manager Played on chessclub.com 76 players, 13 rounds Sat Nov 7 20 13:30 - Sat Nov 7 20 15:46 pear tournament #2499 Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 Score #g OppScore OppRating 1 Structor99 (1704) +w47 +b9 +w3 +b4 -w27 +b20 +w55 +b5 -w2 +b15 +w6 +b7 +w16 11.0 13 106.5 1861 2 MrNormalName (1870) +w42 -b28 +w25 +b32 +w36 +b3 +w5 +w7 +b1 +b6 +w9 -b4 +w8 11.0 13 106.0 1819 3 Ohanessian (2097) +b37 +w21 -b1 +w19 +b28 -w2 +b23 +w15 +b7 +w8 +b18 Ww20 +w4 11.0 12 105.0 1778 4 Sameir-Ramez (1899) +b67 +w55 +b19 -w1 +b21 +w18 -b7 +w17 -w6 +w11 +b10 +w2 -b3 9.0 13 108.0 1844 5 GrandPatzer5 (1869) +b31 +w12 +b56 +w15 =b7 +w10 -b2 -w1 -b8 +w27 =b11 +w17 +b18 9.0 13 103.0 1773 6 Morad-Magdy (1946) by0 +w31 +b41 -w21 +b13 +w26 +b29 +w20 +b4 -w2 -b1 +w18 +b9 9.0 12 94.5 1747 7 koenning (2258) +w20 +b32 +w18 +b30 =w5 +b27 +w4 -b2 -w3 -b9 +w29 -w1 +b15 8.5 13 106.5 1848 8 RONENOSH9 (1803) by0 by0 +b73 +w59 +b37 +w28 =b10 +w55 +w5 -b3 +w33 +b15 -b2 8.5 11 81.5 1735 9 Radja (2304) +b41 -w1 +b13 -w27 +b19 -w15 +b18 +w21 +b34 +w7 -b2 +w12 -w6 8.0 13 102.5 1771 10 dan910712 (1990) +w25 -b19 +w45 +b16 +w29 -b5 =w8 +b27 -w15 +b32 -w4 =b11 +w24 8.0 13 96.5 1762 11 Chaos23 (1906) +w54 -b29 -w20 +b35 +w16 -b55 +w36 +b24 +w22 -b4 =w5 =w10 +b25 8.0 13 93.0 1675 12 Yucheng (1400) +w33 -b5 +w24 +w56 -b18 -b36 +w49 -b16 +w39 +b42 +w25 -b9 +w23 8.0 13 86.5 1667 13 Abix4 (1616) +w70 -b30 -w9 +b14 -w6 +b54 +w39 -w23 -b25 +b59 +b34 +w19 +b26 8.0 13 84.0 1649 14 QuieroAprender (1417) by0 +w60 -b23 -w13 +b66 -w41 +b53 -b38 +w46 +b54 +w42 +b27 +w29 8.0 12 66.0 1534 15 A4-H5 (1891) +w35 +b24 +w29 -b5 =w55 +b9 +w27 -b3 +b10 -w1 +b17 -w8 -w7 7.5 13 105.5 1850 16 RdgMx (1920) +b22 +w38 =b27 -w10 -b11 -w19 +b31 +w12 -b20 +w28 +b21 +w32 -b1 7.5 13 95.0 1667 17 Smallerville (1840) by0 +w57 +b37 -w28 +b41 +w21 +b22 -b4 =w29 +b30 -w15 -b5 +w32 7.5 12 81.0 1698 18 kartheek24 (1821) +b57 +w36 -b7 +w22 +w12 -b4 -w9 +b28 +w23 +b20 -w3 -b6 -w5 7.0 13 101.0 1774 19 siddhu (1702) +b53 +w10 -w4 -b3 -w9 +b16 +w45 -b22 +w38 -b29 +w30 -b13 +w40 7.0 13 95.0 1788 20 CKGhosh (1571) -b7 +w58 +b11 +w71 +w30 -w1 +b60 -b6 +w16 -w18 +b22 Lb3 by0 7.0 11 92.0 1829 21 fearlessone (1701) +w48 -b3 +w66 +b6 -w4 -b17 +w25 -b9 =w28 +b36 -w16 +b45 =w30 7.0 13 92.0 1712 22 ptcdragon (1545) -w16 +b49 +w33 -b18 +b71 +w34 -w17 +w19 -b11 +b23 -w20 -b24 +w39 7.0 13 91.5 1710 23 eternalwarrior (1708) -w43 +b74 +w14 -b36 +w56 +b30 -w3 +b13 -b18 -w22 +b28 +w35 -b12 7.0 13 89.5 1571 24 Mormegil (1651) +b69 -w15 -b12 +w44 -b34 +w57 +b26 -w11 +b60 -b33 +w40 +w22 -b10 7.0 13 84.0 1654 25 LeonieHelm (1552) -b10 +w53 -b2 -w64 +b44 +w58 -b21 +w56 +w13 +w34 -b12 +b33 -w11 7.0 13 82.5 1574 26 lebesgue (1750) +w46 -b56 +w35 -b55 +w45 -b6 -w24 +b54 -w32 +b48 +w36 +b29 -w13 7.0 13 82.0 1559 27 dragonking (1711) +b44 +w43 =w16 +b9 +b1 -w7 -b15 -w10 Wb55 -b5 -w32 -w14 +b41 6.5 12 98.0 1771 28 ivancele (1620) +b65 +w2 -w30 +b17 -w3 -b8 +w33 -w18 =b21 -b16 -w23 +b36 +w46 6.5 13 94.5 1690 29 Pearlknight (1698) +b64 +w11 -b15 +w34 -b10 +b33 -w6 +w60 =b17 +w19 -b7 -w26 -b14 6.5 13 93.0 1790 30 The7thGuest (1885) +b59 +w13 +b28 -w7 -b20 -w23 -b41 +w67 +b37 -w17 -b19 +w50 =b21 6.5 13 88.0 1646 31 hartsville54 (1445) -w5 -b6 +w48 -b33 =w43 +b35 -w16 -b40 +w72 -b51 +w47 +b56 +w45 6.5 13 87.0 1593 32 mdbgaccp (1706) +b58 -w7 +b59 -w2 +b53 -w60 +b37 =w41 +b26 -w10 +b27 -b16 -b17 6.5 13 85.5 1715 33 pagoda (1759) -b12 +w44 -b22 +w31 +b67 -w29 -b28 +w59 +b41 +w24 -b8 -w25 =b35 6.5 13 85.0 1551 34 B9 (1819) -w56 +b75 +w54 -b29 +w24 -b22 +w38 +b36 -w9 -b25 -w13 =b46 +w43 6.5 13 80.5 1582 35 TheOrcaPro (1497) -b15 +w69 -b26 -w11 -b58 -w31 +b66 +w53 +b44 +b38 +w39 -b23 =w33 6.5 13 72.5 1517 36 AdityaBang (1437) +b60 -b18 +w38 +w23 -b2 +w12 -b11 -w34 +b45 -w21 -b26 -w28 +b48 6.0 13 90.5 1683 37 MIEMBR (1566) -w3 +b48 -w17 +b43 -w8 +b56 -w32 +b49 -w30 -b39 -w46 +b58 +b47 6.0 13 82.5 1534 38 fredericton (1680) Ww49 -b16 -b36 +w57 -b60 +w59 -b34 +w14 -b19 -w35 +b41 -b39 +w50 6.0 12 81.0 1550 39 JUGGERNOT (1737) by0 by0 -b58 +w48 +b64 +w67 -b13 +w57 -b12 +w37 -b35 +w38 -b22 6.0 11 61.5 1437 40 schastlivchik (1813) by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 +w62 +b69 +w31 +b57 +w41 -b24 +w48 -b19 6.0 8 43.0 1420 41 Indiana-Fats (1591) -w9 +b47 -w6 +b46 -w17 +b14 +w30 =b32 -w33 -b40 -w38 +b42 -w27 5.5 13 89.0 1702 42 toktok (1457) -b2 +w65 -b71 -w60 -b49 +w66 +b58 =w45 Wb67 -w12 -b14 -w41 +b59 5.5 12 75.5 1425 43 Jeffchess (1369) +b23 -b27 -w55 -w37 =b31 -w44 +b61 -w58 +b53 +w57 -b45 +w59 -b34 5.5 13 72.5 1500 44 weakfish (1371) -w27 -b33 +w65 -b24 -w25 +b43 -w54 +b50 -w35 -b47 =w56 +w57 +b49 5.5 13 71.0 1394 45 Casopis (1604) by0 +w73 -b10 +w58 -b26 +w53 -b19 =b42 -w36 +b56 +w43 -w21 -b31 5.5 12 69.5 1503 46 Schachspieler (1396) -b26 -w71 +b69 -w41 -b59 +w70 -b67 +w64 -b14 +w58 +b37 =w34 -b28 5.5 13 65.0 1428 47 jewels2 (1218) -b1 -w41 -b67 -w49 +b50 +w61 -b59 -w48 +b69 +w44 -b31 +b51 -w37 5.0 13 77.0 1380 48 krankenstein (1157) -b21 -w37 -b31 -b39 +w69 +w65 -b57 +b47 +w58 -w26 +w59 -b40 -w36 5.0 13 69.0 1429 49 shripadb (1052) Lb38 -w22 -b57 +b47 +w42 +w64 -b12 -w37 -b59 -b50 +w53 +w54 -w44 5.0 12 67.5 1403 50 Ernie1 (1241) by0 by0 by0 by0 -w47 +b72 +b65 -w44 +b61 +w49 +w51 -b30 -b38 5.0 9 50.5 1375 51 Tavo (1547) by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 +b62 +w66 +b64 +w31 -b50 -w47 +b56 5.0 7 33.5 1265 52 bokula (IM)(2323) by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 +b63 +w61 +b64 +w65 +b57 5.0 5 22.0 1201 53 blackjack721 (1196) -w19 -b25 Ww76 +b54 -w32 -b45 -w14 -b35 -w43 +b72 -b49 =w63 +w58 4.5 12 81.0 1470 54 missed-chance (1517) -b11 +w64 -b34 -w53 +b73 -w13 +b44 -w26 =b56 -w14 -b57 -b49 +w62 4.5 13 75.0 1446 55 Vubxbuv (1639) +w66 -b4 +b43 +w26 =b15 +w11 -b1 -b8 Lw27 by0 by0 by0 by0 4.5 8 66.0 1670 56 Rakib-Hasan (1410) +b34 +w26 -w5 -b12 -b23 -w37 +b64 -b25 =w54 -w45 =b44 -w31 -w51 4.0 13 83.0 1561 57 mkueppers (1416) -w18 -b17 +w49 -b38 +w65 -b24 +w48 -b39 -w40 -b43 +w54 -b44 -w52 4.0 13 80.5 1544 58 Z313 (1279) -w32 -b20 +w39 -b45 +w35 -b25 -w42 +b43 -b48 -b46 +w62 -w37 -b53 4.0 13 78.5 1477 59 vpeichev (1481) -w30 +b70 -w32 -b8 +w46 -b38 +w47 -b33 +w49 -w13 -b48 -b43 -w42 4.0 13 75.5 1440 60 ulfbert (1845) -w36 -b14 +w74 +b42 +w38 +b32 -w20 -b29 -w24 by0 by0 by0 by0 4.0 9 58.5 1547 61 onti (1277) by0 by0 by0 by0 +w70 -b47 -w43 +b65 -w50 -b52 +w66 -b62 +w64 4.0 9 41.5 1229 62 RonnieBurton (1398) by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 -b40 -w51 +w70 +b66 +w64 -b58 +w61 -b54 4.0 8 37.0 1276 63 jaquechess (1421) by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 -w52 +b65 +w70 =b53 +b69 3.5 5 18.5 1178 64 Cramagica (1151) -w29 -b54 Ww75 +b25 -w39 -b49 -w56 -b46 -w51 -b62 -w52 by1 -b61 3.0 11 75.5 1525 65 coreenjansen ( 741) -w28 -b42 -b44 +w69 -b57 -b48 -w50 -w61 +b70 -w63 Ww72 -b52 -w68 3.0 12 72.5 1371 66 jkpoet777 ( 997) -b55 +w67 -b21 -w73 -w14 -b42 -w35 -b51 -w62 by1 -b61 -w69 +b70 3.0 12 68.5 1365 67 fisherino (1509) -w4 -b66 +w47 +b70 -w33 -b39 +w46 -b30 Lw42 by0 by0 by0 by0 3.0 8 48.5 1442 68 BillietheKid (1304) by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 +b69 +w70 +b65 3.0 3 5.5 791 69 DuckyBirdLover (1002) -w24 -b35 -w46 -b65 -b48 by1 -w40 -b72 -w47 -b70 -w68 +b66 -w63 2.0 12 65.5 1285 70 robbonz ( 630) -b13 -w59 by1 -w67 -b61 -b46 -w72 -b62 -w65 +w69 -b63 -b68 -w66 2.0 12 63.5 1312 71 stef65 (1749) by0 +b46 +w42 -b20 -w22 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 2.0 4 25.5 1492 72 Goodmull45 (1604) by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 -w50 +b70 +w69 -b31 -w53 Lb65 by0 by0 2.0 5 23.0 1042 73 lporterjr100 (1307) by0 -b45 -w8 +b66 -w54 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 1.0 4 22.5 1480 74 dwhite48 (1311) by0 -w23 -b60 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 0.0 2 13.0 1776 75 SadieL12 (1400) by0 -w34 Lb64 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 0.0 1 8.5 1485 76 PawnQueen34 (1400) by0 by0 Lb53 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 by0 0.0 0 4.0 1196
There will be six (6) class prizes and each class prize winner will receive six (6) months of membership! The winners of the prizes will be determined by comparing their results in each tournament. For each class, the prizes will be announced ahead of the tournament when available. See the class prize rules below for more information on eligibility.
From each ICC First Weekend Showdown tournament grid, 12 players will be randomly chosen for a 3-month membership. If a player already won a prize, he/she is not eligible for a random draw prize. If a winning player’s number is Randomly drawn, another player will then be chosen. All Random Draw Winners will be announced directly at the completion of each ICC First Weekend Showdown.
TRAIN TO WIN!
No preregistration is necessary for this tournament. The fastest, easiest way to join regardless of your user interface is to login into our server about 10 minutes before the scheduled start:
DASHER users can go to WINDOW->MY TOURNAMENTS->JOIN TOURNAMENT and click on the green join button next to the ICC OPEN tournament.
BLITZIN users can go to WINDOW->EVENTS and in the list search for the ICC OPEN tournament, click on the green join button.
ICC for MAC and ICC for Windows users can go to TOURNAMENTS and click on Join ICC OPEN Tournament
Alternatively, in the chat area type: /tell pear join
Disconnecting before the start will remove you from the tournament. If you disconnect after the start, you will not be removed automatically, but you need to return as soon as possible, or the manager will forfeit you. You can follow the tournament in channel 227. Participants will automatically be placed in this channel.
During the tournament, the standings and pairings will be available at websites which will be communicated after the start by the tournament manager. Those sites show updated info when the refresh button is pressed.
The following tiebreaker will be used to determine the winners:
(1), (2) and (3) will be used as reported by the tournament bot after the qualifier finishes. In the unlikely case that there is still a tie after those tiebreaks, prizes will be split.
Class prize eligibility is based on rating being below limit BOTH at the start of the ICC First Weekend Showdown, AND upon its conclusion. In addition, the "best" rating must not be higher than 200 points above the rating class limit already established by the player. Furthermore, management reserves the right to deny a prize to anyone for any reason, who does not belong in a rating class section.
In order to prevent abuse of any type, ICC will implement strict rules regarding class prize eligibility. Please understand that in any case, the decision by ICC management regarding this is FINAL and cannot be appealed.
By entering the tournament, you acknowledge that you have read and understood these rules:
1. You can win only one class prize.
One player only wins the highest prize he achieves in any class he is eligible to. In case there are two prizes in the same amount a player could win, he wins the one in the highest rating class. To illustrate this, consider the following order:
Player Rating Best Score Player A 1950 8.0 Player B 2100 7.5 Player C 2150 7.0 Player D 1850 6.5 Here, Player A would be eligible to win the first prize in U2200 and U2000. He receives the first prize in U2200, and is disregarded in the U2000 standings. Player B thus finishes second in U2200, Player C finishes third in U2200, and Player D wins U2000. In contrast, in this situation:
Player Rating Best Score Player B 2100 8.0 Player A 1950 7.5 Player C 2150 7.0 Player D 1850 6.5
Player B here wins U2200, and Player A, although second in U2200, is disregarded in that class, as he wins U2000. Player C finishes second in U2200 and Player D finishes second in U2000.
2. Your blitz rating must be below the class limit at both the start of the qualifier and the reference date.
In order to minimize abuse, ICC requires that in order to be eligible for a class, the rating of a player must have been below the class limit not only when the tournament is played but also immediately before this tournament was announced, at the reference date. The reference date is June 21, 2018. Please note that this implies that your account must have existed on the reference date in order to be eligible for any class prizes.
3. To be eligible for Class Prizes, you must have played at least 100 rated games in the Blitz category before the start of your qualifier. (Other similar rating categories, 3-min and 5-min pools, may be considered)
4. Your best (Blitz) rating must not be more than 200 points over the class limit.
Best ratings achieved more than 1 year ago are disregarded for this rule. Instead, a best rating from within the last year, as determined by the rating graph, will be used to establish eligibility. On the other hand, all best ratings you have achieved on previous accounts used by you in the past year do count. Example: You are rated 1650, your best rating is 1950, but on another account you have achieved 2050 two months ago. You will not be eligible for the U1800 class (but might still be eligible for the U2000 class).
5. You are ineligible for ANY class prizes, if you have abused the rating system within the last 12 months.
On top of (2) through (5), note that ICC management reserves the right to declare any player ineligible for a certain class. Their reasoning need not be given, and there is no appeals process. We appreciate the cooperation of all participants in keeping this contest friendly, honorable, and running smoothly.