Hivechess Tournament Round 3: @eniolw was the winner in a dramatic finish!

Dear Chess fans,

the third round of Season 8 was a 5+0 in Swiss mode with 22 players - new record! And also the average tournament rating was an all-time high: 1956! No less than 14 players with 2000+ rating - this is pretty insane!
@samostically was streaming again: Check out his video here! And also @vjap55 did stream (link), but due to a technical problem it was interrupted.

This time @eniolw could win the first place, with 6/7 and a phenomenal performance of 2615! Congratulations! He lost only one point to @burnoutawesome who was actually leading the tournament in the first rounds. Second was @tungphong (blackswan21) with 5,5/7 followed by @burnoutawesome and @pamboy27 with both 5/7.

In the last decisive round @eniolw faced @sawko who had the white pieces and, with less time on the clock played here Bxb5??
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After exchanging Rook against Bishop on both sides instead of having an endgame with opposite colored Bishops, @eniolw had this check:
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After this @sawko immediately resigned. The checkmate on h4 is only avoidable with giving the Queen. What a turn!

Here is the end result:

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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 3 rounds:

RankHive nameLichess nameRatingRounds playedR1R2R3Total
1@sawkoCM sawkito246531010525
2@tungphongblackswan212476395923
3 (+3)@eniolweniolw2443281018
4 (+1)@jaki01jaki012396349417
5 (-1)@samosticallyZGM_Samostically2233377317
6 (-3)@kreurKreur2125368014
7@pamboy27pamboy27214426713
8 (+2)@burnoutawesomeburnoutawesomehive2266304812
9@kintokrisjonbellionfan209733328
10 (-2)@stayoutoftherzstayoutoftherz205935117
11 (+11)@vjap55vjap5520972066
12@rafaelaquinoajedrezclub2t17562022
13 (-2)@pereu4ivatelpereu4uwatch207132002
14 (-1)@schamangerbertHerbyW17742101
15 (-1)@rodrookrodrook148830000
16 (-1)?Blacknight1862002100
17 (-1)@lighteyelighteye173430000
18 (-1)@maciejficekXM9000156730000
19 (-1)@sammy00migmag1508100
20 (-1)@zacherybinxsirtetris2019100
21 (-1)@manncptToful1245100
22 (-1)@vasigovasigo100030000
23@agresteagreste16922000
24@ebingoebingo15022000
25@bOsDa_k1ng11542000
26?Mr_Mendel2290100
27 (new)@maverieux000Keylix2128100
28 (new)?emichessmaster2124100

The rules you can look up in the announcement post.

@tungphong (blackswan21) is only 2 points behind @sawko now and also @eniolw could improve himself today in the ranking and is now third.

See you alle next week!

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