Hivechess Tournament Round 1: @sawko was the winner!

Dear Chess fans,

the first round of Season 8 was a 5+1 Blitz arena round with 20 players - a new record! This time we had an average rating of 1919 (second highest ever) with no less than 12 players with a >2000 rating! We could welcome several new players like @tungphon (blackswan21) and Blacknight186 (no Hive user name yet) and also @samostically (ZGM_Samostically) after a long absence joined the Hivechess crowd.

Despite of the very strong field, @sawko could again land on the first spot. Congratulations! He was 100% going berserk, that gave him the extra points, and a higher number of games played. Second was @tungphon (blackswan21), followed by @eniolw.

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

Season 8: 17 Sep to 15 Oct 2021 / Ranking after first round:

RankHive nameLichess nameRatingRounds playedPoints
1@sawkoCM sawkito2466110
2@tungphongblackswan21244819
3@eniolweniolw245418
4@samosticallyZGM_Samostically215817
5@kreurKreur209616
6@stayoutoftherzstayoutoftherz209815
7@jaki01jaki01237714
8@kintokrisjonbellionfan208313
9@pereu4ivatelpereu4uwatch209012
10@schamangerbertHerbyW176911
11@rodrookrodrook152510
12?Blacknight186200210
13@lighteyelighteye176210
14@maciejficekXM9000153910
15@sammy00migmag150810
16@rafaelaquinoajedrezclub2t171510
17@zacherybinxsirtetris201910
18@burnoutawesomeburnoutawesome207310
19@manncptToful124510
20@vasigovasigo96810

The rules you can look up in the announcement post.

See you next week!

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Did anybody follow the Norway Chess 2021 Tournament? Magnus Carlsen is in top form, as it seems, but also youngster Alireza Firouzja played extremly well, having won his last 4 matches in a row!
Here are the final standings:

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source: https://norwaychess.no/en/pairings-and-results-2021/

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