Cincinnati Scholastic Chess

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May Tournament

CSC conducted its first-ever online tournaments on May 25-29, 2020. A total of 89 players registered, and the level of participation was a terrific 95.3%, with an average of 84.8 players each day. These players played a total of 840 games over the course of the week (including Monday’s practice tournament). Although we encountered a few bumps in the road, including technical issues with the Internet or the Chess.com website and some (presumably inadvertent) rules infractions, we think that the tournaments overall ran well, and we consider the series a qualified success.

THANK YOU to all who participated, and CONGRATULATIONS to all the trophy winners.

Trophy Winners

Trophy winners are listed below by Chess.com Username. Points scored are shown in parentheses; a tie break score is shown after the slash as applicable.

Tuesday, May 26: TOURNAMENT #1  – G/9;d0 (BLITZ)
5 rounds – 3 sections – 3 trophies per section

Section 1 ( > = 920):

  • 1st = sunaya1 (5)
  • 2nd/3rd (Tie) = Palash2017 (4 / 10.5) and Juggernaut2612 (4 / 10.5)

Section 2 (680-919):

  • 1st = skulkarni7 (4.5)
  • 2nd = Di0128 (4 / 13.5)
  • 3rd = rishikjha (4 / 12)

Section 3 ( < 680 ):

  • 1st = Anushkagidadmani (4.5)
  • 2nd = sanyjosh2109 (4)
  • 3rd = Rohanjoshi10 (3.5 / 7.25)

Wednesday, May 27: TOURNAMENT #2 – G/10;d0 (BLITZ)
4 rounds – 4 sections – 2 trophies per section

Section 1 ( > 985 ):

  • 1st = buggyguy (4)
  • 2nd = mcshadowj (3 / 7)

Section 2 (765-985):

  • 1st = pjegga (4)
  • 2nd = Di0128 (3.5 / 6.75)

Section 3 (600-764):

  • 1st = Baahubali06 (4)
  • 2nd = vihaan2010 (3 / 6.5)

Section 4 ( < 600 ):

  • 1st = sashabrandenburg (4)
  • 2nd (Tie) = The_Dark_Knight77 (3 / 5) and akshreemayi (3 / 5)

Thursday, May 28: TOURNAMENT #3 – G/11;d0 (RAPID)
4 rounds – 5 sections – 2 trophies per section

Section 1 ( > = 1200 ):

  • 1st = buggyguy (4)
  • 2nd = arnavkodkani (3 / 6.5)

Section 2 (1020-1199):

  • 1st = pjegga (4)
  • 2nd = sanvijha (3 / 6.5)

Section 3 (830-1019):

  • 1st = vyomsyam (4)
  • 2nd = orcawhale5123 (3 / 7)

Section 4 (700-829):

  • 1st = Jasmeh21 (4)
  • 2nd (Tie) = Bahubaali06 (3.5 / 7.75) and aksrihari (3.5 / 7.75)

Section 5 ( < 700 ):

  • 1st = aderchess10 (4)
  • 2nd = The_Dark_Knight77 (3 / 5.5)

Friday, May 29: TOURNAMENT #4 – G/15;d0 (RAPID)
3 rounds – 9 sections – 1 trophy per section

  • Section 1 ( > = 1350 ): 1st = buggyguy (3)
  • Section 2 (1125-1349): 1st = chess_ninja101 (3)
  • Section 3 (1065-1124): 1st = karthikprb (2.5)
  • Section 4 (950-1064): 1st = onlyflowerymelody (3 / 4.5)
    Section 4 (950-1064): Honorable Mention = Padmajaraghavan (3 / 3.5)
  • Section 5 (861-949): 1st = tidymadlollipop (3 / 5)
    Section 5 (861-949): Honorable Mention = Bahubaali06 (3 / 4)
  • Section 6 (775-860): 1st = harinadathur (2.5 / 4)
  • Section 7 (710-774): 1st = akshreemayi (3)
  • Section 8 (600-709): 1st = sanyjosh2109 (3)
  • Section 9 ( < 600 ): 1st = Anushkagidadmani (3)

Additional Information Regarding Trophies

On infrequent occasions the trophy winners posted above do not match exactly with the event results shown on www.chess.com.  These differences result from our review of games and tournament entries for adherence to fair play practices in accordance with the previously announced policies of Cincinnati Scholastic Chess and Chess.com.

Trophies will be delivered to players beginning on or around Saturday, June 6.  Please look for individual emails coming soon to parents to check spelling of each trophy-winning player’s name AND requesting your address for delivery.  Thank you for your patience as we finish awards in our first-ever tournament where we place winners’ names onto their trophies!

Trophies were ADDED to the advertised number of trophies in two cases.  First, when a tie for the last advertised trophy place could not be broken via the www.chess.com tiebreaker system, an additional trophy was added.  Second, Honorable Mention trophies were presented IN ADDITION TO the advertised trophies in the unusual circumstance of a player obtaining a perfect score for the day’s tournament but not qualifying for a trophy.  Total trophy places = 40.

30 trophies are being distributed from the series to 30 different players among the 89 players in the series (so there were 10 instances of repeat winners among the 40 trophy qualifiers).

Players who qualified for a trophy more than one time, as detailed above and summarized below, will receive ONE LARGER trophy listing all their awards rather than multiple smaller trophies. Players who qualified for multiple trophies are as follows:

2-time trophy winners

  • akshreemayi – May 27 & May 29
  • Anushkagidadmani – May 26 & May 29
  • Di0128 – May 26 & May 27
  • pjegga – May 27 & May 28
  • sanyjosh2109 – May 26 & May 29
  • The_Dark_Knight77 – May 27 & May 28

3-time trophy winners

  • Baahubali06 – May 27, May 28 & May 29
  • buggyguy – May 27, May 28 & May 29

A Final Word

We hope all the players had fun, and we organizers certainly learned a great deal. Now we will thoroughly analyze this event, look for ways to improve it, identify problems, try to find solutions, and decide whether we will have another go at online chess, perhaps in June. Updates will be posted on this page.

We would be happy to hear from you regarding your experience in this series: what you liked, what you didn’t like, what you would want to be done differently. If you have any comments or questions, please send an email info@chesscincinnati.com or contact Alan Hodge at 513-600-9915 (phone or text).