Hivechess Tournament Round 3: @sawko strikes back!

Dear Chessfriends,

in the third iteration of Season 5 we played a Swiss tournament - 9 rounds of 3+1 games. The 14 players had an average rating of 1834 (the highest so far in S5). @sawko could take revenge for last week - he won with 8 out of 9 points. Congratulations! Second was @kreur, who had a great run today! Third was, like last time, @jaki01, followed by myself as 4th. I lost only against @sawko and even could draw against @jaki01, so not too bad, but too much draws to end up in the Top 3. After a gap of 2,5 points @yazp (zulukill) and @pereu4ivatel (pereu4uwatch) followed as 5th and 6th. The remaining tournament points went to @maciejficek (XM9000) (with his first points this season) and @lighteye.

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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 / Ranking after 3 rounds:

RankHive nameLichess nameRatingRounds playedPoints
1@sawkosawkito2416323
2@jaki01jaki012296319
3@yazpzulukill1987317
4@stayoutoftherzstayoutoftherz1975316
5@pereu4ivatelpereu4uwatch198839
6 (+8)@kreurKreur202727
7 (-1)@schamangerbertHerbyW162924
8@sammy00migmag140313
9 (-2)@masterswatchMasterswatch163223
10 (-1)@lighteyelighteye146133
11 (+2)@maciejficekXM9000145832
12 (-2)@pirexDad3v1541?11
13 (-2)@vjap55vjap55212631
14 (-2)@rodrookrodrook146130
15@alberto0607alberto_0607154030
16@zacherybinxsirtetris195610
17@manncptToful125010
18@klausklausklausklaus881157?10
19 (new)@rafaelaquinoajedrezclub2t158910

No changes in the top ranks this time, @sawko is on a good path to win this season again, but behind him it is still quite open.
@kreur could make a huge jump to the sixth place due to his good result today.

The rules you can look up in the announcement post.

I would like to remind all, that you need to participate at least in 3 of the 11 rounds in order to qualify for rewards!

See you next week and keep practicing!

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Thanks for games! Still can't believe I ended up second after such horrible start - loss vs @sawko in first round and draw with @stayoutoftherz that I only got by luck because I suspect he tried to flag me instead of winning on board. I had dubious/lost position entire game after my "brilliant" experimental "opening".

Then I went on winning streak for remaining 7 games, that included my best game against @jaki01. I love playing with him, because most of the time our games actually looks like "normal chess" at least until time on clock gets low :)

And my craziest game was clearly against @pereu4ivatel - somehow Grunfeld Indian turned into nearly promoting pawn in midgame. Yeah that whats Grunfeld Indian is known for :D If you want to look at only single game choose this, its wild (and full of mistakes on both sides too ofc).

... that included my best game against @jaki01.

Yes, great game from you. In the end I made a big blunder, but already before you had built some initiative and pressure on the king side, so it was a well deserved win.

in rapid-960 it would be even cooler)

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