Hivechess Tournament Season 5 final results: @sawko is the new old winner!

Dear chess fans,

yesterday the last round of the Hivechess Tournament season 5, "Spring" was played. 12 players were brave enough to go for the 2 hours 10+0 Rapid chess marathon, and most of them actually played until the end. 3 more players had shown up but didn´t play a game. Due to the time mode the overall berserk rate was quite high (45%). The average rating seemed low, but many players are not used to Rapid games and so this number is not adequate and in fact it was a strong field. No surprises in the top ranks, @sawko (sawkito) won with quite a margin to the second, @jaki01. The next was a surprise, as it was a completely new participant. @ulisesjhm1510 got the third rank in his first Hiveches tournament. Congratulations to all 3 players!

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The games of this round can be found here, in case you want to replay some of them.

Season 5 "Spring": 12 Feb to 23 April 2021 / Final Ranking:

RankHive nameLichess nameRatingRounds playedPoints
Winner@sawkosawkito23551185
2nd@jaki01jaki0122951172
3rd@yazpzulukill19681158
4@stayoutoftherzstayoutoftherz20391134
5@vjap55vjap5521871132
6@kreurKreur2104722
7@maverieux000Keylix2101621
8@pereu4ivatelpereu4uwatch2000821
9@masterswatchMasterswatch167038
10@therealflawsJean1301199327
11 (new)@ulisesjhm1510Ulisesjhm1510214816
12 (-1)@gabotaskGVillalobos211115
13 (-1)@amirlamirl-from-hive201325
14@sammy00migmag144375
15 (-2)@schamangerbertHerbyW176585
16 (-1)@zacherybinxsirtetris199744
17 (-1)@lighteyelighteye1575113
18 (-1)@maciejficekXM90001464112
19 (-1)@pirexDad3v1541?11
20 (-1)@rodrookrodrook1483110
21 (-1)@alberto0607alberto_0607154030
22 (-1)@manncptToful128620
23 (-1)@klausklausklausklaus881157?10
24 (-1)@rafaelaquinoajedrezclub2t174170
25 (-1)@darruizdarruiz126710
26 (-1)@wpaschallIM Sparklehorse242110

The rules you can look up in the announcement post.

The Top 3 players were the same as in the last season.
As expected, @sawko is again the deserved winner, although this season he was not able to win all rounds. After him @jaki01 gained the second rank, followed by @yazp (zulukill) who again had a very good season. The gap between the three and to the remaining field is quite considerable.

Congratulation to all players!

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Season stats:
The average tournament rating of this season 5 was 1844, the highest so far! Also the participation with an average of 13,9 players per round was a new record (but can of course still be better).
In total 26 players participated - more than in any other season! They took part on average in 5,9 rounds (and 8 players joined all 11 rounds). On average the players gained 2,6 points per round, but quite unequally distributed! While the Top 3 players gained on average 6,5 points in each round, all the others could make on average less than 1,7 with 7 players even ending with 0 points. This shows how tough it was to land in the Top 8 ranks. As of next season the Top 10 players will get points.
9 of the 26 players had participated less then 3 times and will therefore not be considered for the prices!
Overall it looks like the Hivechess tournaments slowly increases in attraction, especially for relatively good players, but there is still big room for growth, especially for lesser experienced players!

Thank you all for your participation & engagement (and the upvotes)!

Here are all results of the 11 rounds of season 5:

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As always, I will do the exact calculation of the prices after the payout of this post, but so far it looks as if the total price pool will be more than 400 Hive (and Hive is worth more then previously)!

In the next weeks there will be a break and somewhere in May the next season will start. Watch out for the announcement post!

See you soon in Season 6!

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Our previous Champions:

Winner of Season 4 was @sawko
Winner of Season 3 was @jaki01
Winner of Season 2 was @jaki01
Winner of Season 1 was @jaki01



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Congratulations to all the winners. This season, problems with my connection or even confusion in the tournament hours did not make me be in all the rounds.we will see what next season holds. Remember as my old chess master used to say: "If you never want to lose a game, don't touch a piece".

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Cool, it's being a great season full of ups and downs for me but overall the organization of this event was amazing, I'm looking forward to see more players in the upcoming seasons !

I was wondering whether we could do in the future a team championship in order to find more sponsors and make it even more interesting .

Congratulations to the players, the level is getting higher with each season .

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Your idea seems somewhat illogical unless a method is devised where players are not affected.... For as you know the difference in levels is very distant. That would affect the overall results of the teams since there would only be one or two teams with strong players... However, the fact that you could look for patrosinants would help everyone to remain committed to the hive chess community....

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Of course, in this stage is not that appropriate to include teams to the league for the reasons you already has mentioned, however when the chess community will grow up we might consider this posibility

Also we could stablish a Max Rating for each team so the stronger players couldn't crush the tournament you know. I'm talking about the future and this is not going to happen overnight but I have to say everything is going smoothly so far !

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Excellent my good friend... And I completely agree that the organization of the events is excellent greetings and a hug.

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может быть изменить шкалу начисления баллов для повышения азарта?maybe change the scale of points accrual to increase excitement?
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Awesome stuff!
Congratulations to the winners, really strong hands!

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This season has been more complex than the previous ones, so I will have to take extra time from my work to study a little chess .... Ahhh and welcome to the newcomers... And to the champions, from now on I'll make it harder for you !!!!

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Excellent tournament, thank you very much and see you in the next edition!

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