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Mechanics' Institute Online Triathlon

Thursday, October 7, 2021 to Thursday, October 21, 2021

Mechanics' Institute Online Triathlon
on Chess.com

(Rapid, Blitz, Fischer Random)

3-Week Chess Event with Cumulative Scores for Prizes

October 7: 6SS Rapid G/10+2 USCF Online-Rated
October 14: 10SS Blitz G/3+2 USCF Online-Rated
October 21: 6SS G/10+2 Fischer Random, Non Rated -- https://www.chess.com/live#t=2667502


Standings


Platform -- Dates -- Tournament Format -- Byes -- Prize Fund

Registration -- Eligibility -- Tournament Rules -- Fair Play -- FAQ
 

1. Platform

2. Dates

  • Three Thursdays: Oct 7, 14, and 21
     

3. Tournament Format:

  • Each of the three Thurdsdays will have a different tournament.
  • All three tournaments will be automatically run on Chess.com, and will be bot-paired based on Chess.com's applicable ratings.
  • Each tournament will start at 6:30PM Pacific Time (GMT+8).
  • Rounds run consecutively, each one is started as soon as all games are finished in the previous round.
  • Section: one Open section for all three tournaments. This is avoid having players with different rapid and blitz rating being put into different sections.
  • Total Rounds and Time Control:
    • October 7 -- Rapid: 6 games of G/10+2 (Game in 10 minutes with a 2-second increment on each move.)
    • October 14 -- Blitz: 10 games of G/3+2 (Game in 3 minutes with a 2-second increment on each move.)
    • October 21 -- Fischer Random: 6 games of G/10+2 (Game in 10 minutes with a 2-second increment on each move.)
  • The Rapid and Blitz tournaments will be US Chess online rated. Tournament results will be submitted 7-14 days after the tournament to allow all games to be screened for fair play.
  • Pairings are based on the applicable Chess.com ratings.
  • Pairings will be determined by the Chess.com computer and automatically posted and started by the system.
     

3.A. How to Play?

  • A welcome email is sent out before the tournament that explains all the details of how to play in the tournament. Be sure to provide a correct email when registering for the event!
  • Players must be a part of the following event-specific club: https://www.chess.com/club/mechanics-institute-online-triathlon-club
  • Players must be logged in to Chess.com and go to the tournament link.
  • Players must JOIN the tournament, we cannot do this for them! They can join the tournament anytime up to 60 minutes before the tournament starts.
  • Chess.com --> Log in --> Play --> LIVE Chess --> Tournament tab --> Upcoming Tournaments

  • Games are paired automatically by Chess.com. Most USCF pairing rules are followed; however, players MUST be active on the tournament page in order to get paired. Inactive players will receive a zero-point bye.
  • The Tournament Help Desk is available for any player who needs to get in touch with the Chief TD. A Zoom link to the Help Desk is shared with every player registered for the event.
  • NEW: communication channel for the players to interact with each other is now available through Discord.
  • Join us via: https://discord.gg/CXktQgn4MC
     

4. Byes

  • Byes are NOT available for players. 
  • Late registration and late joins are possible and OK, but they will receive a zero-point bye for any missed round. 
     

5. Prize Fund: $300 based on 30 paid entries

  Open
1st Place $100
2nd Place $75
3rd Place $50
4th Place $25
5th Place $25
6th Place $25
  • Prizes are paid out after fair-play review is completed and results are finalized.
  • Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing prize checks.
  • Per IRS rules anyone accumulating $600 or more in prizes in any calendar year will need to fill out a W-9, and Mechanics' Institute will be providing a 1099 form. More details coming soon.
     

6. Registration

  • MI library member: $20
  • Non-MI library member: $30
  • $5 admin fee for all cancellations & refunds.
     

7. Eligibility

  • Players must have current US Chess Federation membership. Expiration date of their US Chess membership must be later than the last day of the tournament.
  • Not sure if you have a membership? Need to check the expiration date of your membership? Visit: https://new.uschess.org/player-search
  • Become a member or renew your membership: https://new.uschess.org/player-search
  • Players must have a Chess.com account in good standing. Any previously closed account must be disclosed to the organizer by sending a confidential email to [email protected]
     

8. Tournament Rules

  • Standard US Chess rules apply, with special focus on the Chapter 10 Online Chess rules.
  • NEW: Announced variation:
    When a player is removed due to fair-play violation, scores will be adjusted as follows:
    1. If two or more rounds remain, all opponents of the disqualified player will receive a win by forfeit, unless they defeated the disqualified player, in which case they will retain a rated win.
    2. If the tournament has concluded, or if there is only one round remaining:
    The last opponent of the disqualified player will receive a win by forfeit.
    Other opponents who lost to the disqualified player will receive a half-point bye.
    Other opponents who drew with the disqualified player will receive a win by forfeit.
    Anyone who defeated the disqualified player will retain a rated win, instead of a forfeit win.

     

9. Fair play

  • All games will be screened for fair play by both Chess.com and by Dr. Kenneth W. Regan, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo.
  • US Chess online-rated tournament -- most USCF rules and consequences apply.
  • Players should not use any outside assistance: not have other browsers open and not be talking to other people during their games
  • Parents are strongly encouraged to monitor their kids' activity during the tournament to ensure fair play.
  • Players found or believed to be violating fair play are not eligible for a prize and their account will be removed from Mechanics' group.
  • Players who are confirmed to be using outside assistance will be reported to US Chess and restricted from future Mechanics' online and over-the-board events.
  • Parents: Please help us educate your child that IT'S SIMPLY NOT WORTH THE RISK!
  • The Organizer and/or the Chief Tournament Director can require players to play their games with a camera that records the player playing with a view to the screen. Players should be prepared to provide this precaution if asked to do so.
  • Prize distributions and rating submission will take place AFTER all games have been screened.
     

10. FAQ

  • What do the time controls mean?
    Time controls tell you how much time you have for each game.
    For example: G10+2 means game in 10 minutes with a 2-second increment. This means you get 10 minutes, your opponent gets 10 minutes, and with each move every player gets 2 seconds added to the clock. So one game can last up to 20-24 minutes.
  • How many games/rounds?
    The 6SS or 10SS before the time control means a Swiss System tounament with six or ten games that a player can play in the tournament. The tournaments are never elimination, so win or lose you can stay in the tournament.
  • Players Database
    For players who are interested in playing in our tournament
    PLEASE fill out our Players database: https://forms.gle/X3hChCWbusHp4Ze56 to get email notifications about last-minute changes and invitational opportunities. 
  • Do I need to join the Club on chess.com to play? 
    Yes, players must be a part of the following club on Chess.com: 
    https://www.chess.com/club/mechanics-institute-online-triathlon-club

 

 

11. Testimonials

"As always thank you for directing another wonderful tournament. My goodness, you’ve attracted a lot of strong players.” Tom M.

Prize Winners: 
# Name Handle ID Rating Rapid Blitz FR Total Prize
1 Adam Mercado A-boy415 16571026 1756 5.5 5.5 6 16.5 1st Place: $60
2 Mansoor Mohammed Mansoortaj 16086550 1893 4.5 5.5 3 13 2nd Place: $45; 3rd Place: $30; 4th Place $15; 3-way split of $90: $30 each
3 Mark L Drury BirdOrBust 12459313 1830 5 5 3 13
4 Sanjeev Anand chessp1234 14436451 1753 3 6 4 13
5 Nilufer Sagat snowodis 17256603 unr. 3 5.5 4 12 5th Place: $15; 6th Place: $15; 2-way split of $30: $15 each
6 Sean Kelly SlowCynicalQuip 16962568 1848 0 7 5 12

 

 
Standings: 

Standings

Combined Final Standing

# Name Handle ID Rating Rapid Blitz FR Total Prize
1 Adam Mercado A-boy415 16571026 1756 5.5 5.5 6 16.5 1st Place: $60
2 Mansoor Mohammed Mansoortaj 16086550 1893 4.5 5.5 3 13 2nd Place: $45; 3rd Place: $30; 4th Place $15; 3-way split of $90: $30 each
3 Mark L Drury BirdOrBust 12459313 1830 5 5 3 13
4 Sanjeev Anand chessp1234 14436451 1753 3 6 4 13
5 Nilufer Sagat snowodis 17256603 unr. 3 5.5 4 12 5th Place: $15; 6th Place: $15; 2-way split of $30: $15 each
6 Sean Kelly SlowCynicalQuip 16962568 1848 0 7 5 12
7 Casimir Dudek Thechesskid2021 30101045 1733 3 5 3 11  
8 Adithya Chitta adichi 16695036 1057 2.5 5 2 9.5  
9 Ian Liao victor6688 16738735 1054 2 4 3 9  
10 Pratyu Bhingarkar GreenNinja2019 30015889 unr. 2 4 2 8  
11 Bruce A Hedman Bruce_Hedman 17344551 unr. 0.5 4 3 7  
12 Aaron D Craig aaroncraig602 12872385 1416 3 0 4 6.5  
13 Pras Chandramouli 5upe5 30279272 unr. 3 3 0 6  
14 Aryan Renjith SavageAryan 15027127 1241 3 3 0 6  
15 Marcus Casaes SucramJman 30290420 unr. 2 3 1 6  
16 NM Mike Sailer MikeSailer 12451516 2233 0 4.5 0 4.5  
17 Lisa Willis LittlePinkCorvette 12601676 1500 0 4 0 4  
18 Aiden Zhu aiden2020 30141156 778 2 2 0 4  
19 IM Elliott Winslow ecwinslow 10363365 2276 0 3 0 3  
20 Abel Talamantez MechanicsChess 12465386 1800 1.5 1 0 2.5  
21 Oskar Zoffer OskarZoffer 16471866 1826 0 2 0 2  
22 Judit Sztaray JuditSztaray 14708926 757 1.5 0 0 1.5  

 

Detailed Results:

Fischer random leg:

  

Number Fed Username Name Rating RND1 RND2 RND3 RND4 RND5 RND6 Score SB
1 USA A-boy415 Adam Mercado 1844 W7B W8W W5W W2B D4W W6B 5.5 19.25
2 USA SlowCynicalQuip Sean Kelly 1799 W13B W11W W3B L1W W5W W4B 5 14
3 USA chessp1234 Sanjeev Anand 1718 W9W W4B L2W L5B W11B W10W 4 11
4 USA snowodis Nilufer Sagat 1780 W10W L3W W6B W8W D1B L2W 3.5 11.25
5 USA aaroncraig602 Aaron D Craig 1703 W12B W6W L1B W3W L2B D7W 3.5 10.5
6 USA Mansoortaj Mansoor Mohammed 1770 W11W L5B L4W W7B W8W L1W 3 8
7 USA BirdOrBust Mark L Drury 1451 L1W D10B W12W L6W W13B D5B 3 6
8 USA Thechesskid2021 Casimir Dudek 1593 W14W L1B W9W L4B L6B W13W 3 4
9 USA victor6688 Ian Liao 1197 L3B W13W L8B L10W BYE W11W 3 3
10 USA Bruce_Hedman Bruce A Hedman 1281 L4B D7W L11B W9B W12W L3B 2.5 6.5
11 USA adichi Adithya Chitta 1447 L6B L2B W10W W12B L3W L9B 2 4.5
12 USA GreenNinja2019 Pratyu Bhingarkar 997 L5W W14B L7B L11W L10B BYE 2 0
13 USA SucramJman Marcus Casaes 754 L2W L9B U-- BYE L7W L8B 1 0
14 USA aiden2020 Aiden Zhu 664 L8B L12W U-- U-- U-- U-- 0 0

 

Blitz Leg:

Link to the tournament result on Chess.com: https://www.chess.com/tournament/live/mi-online-triathlon----blitz-leg-2666242

Link to the USCF crosstable: coming soon

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' Triathlon - Blitz: Blitz

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' Triathlon - Blitz: Blitz_Good

# Name Handle ID Rating Fed Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total Prize
1 Sean Kelly SlowCynicalQuip 16962568 1848 USA W18 W2 W3 D14 W9 W6 L4 D5 W10 7.0  
2 Sanjeev Anand chessp1234 14436451 unr. USA W15 L1 L7 W16 W12 X5 W9 W3 L6 6.0  
3 Mansoor Mohammed Mansoortaj 16086550 1893 USA W7 D4 L1 W8 W5 L9 W6 L2 W11 5.5  
4 ADAM MERCADO A-boy415 16571026 unr. USA W16 D3 L6 L10 W11 W7 W1 W8 L5 5.5  
5 Nilufer Sagat snowodis 17256603 unr. USA L14 W15 B--- W7 L3 F2 W11 D1 W4 5.5  
6 Casimir Dudek Thechesskid2021 30101045 1733 USA W11 L14 W4 L9 W8 L1 L3 W13 W2 5.0  
7 Adithya Chitta adichi 16695036 1057 USA L3 W12 W2 L5 W10 L4 L8 W16 W17 5.0  
8 Mark L Drury BirdOrBust 12459313 1830 USA W17 L9 W16 L3 L6 W15 W7 L4 W13 5.0  
9 NM Mike Sailer MikeSailer 12451516 2233 USA W13 W8 D14 W6 L1 W3 L2 U--- U--- 4.5  
10 Lisa Willis LittlePinkCorvette 12601676 1500 USA U--- L16 W17 W4 L7 L11 W15 W18 L1 4.0  
11 Ian Liao victor6688 16738735 1054 USA L6 L19 W18 W17 L4 W10 L5 W15 L3 4.0  
12 Bruce A Hedman Bruce_Hedman 17344551 unr. USA L20 L7 B--- W15 L2 L18 L13 W17 W16 4.0  
13 Pratyu Bhingarkar GreenNinja2019 30015889 unr. USA L9 X--- L15 L18 B--- W17 W12 L6 L8 4.0  
14 IM Elliott Winslow ecwinslow 10363365 2276 USA W5 W6 D9 D1 U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- 3.0  
15 Aryan Renjith SavageAryan 15027127 1241 USA L2 L5 W13 L12 W18 L8 L10 L11 B--- 3.0  
16 Pras Chandramouli 5upe5 30279272 unr. USA L4 W10 L8 L2 L17 B--- W18 L7 L12 3.0  
17 Marcus Casaes SucramJman 30290420 unr. USA L8 W18 L10 L11 W16 L13 B--- L12 L7 3.0  
18 Aiden Zhu aiden2020 30141156 778 USA L1 L17 L11 W13 L15 W12 L16 L10 U--- 2.0  
19 Oskar Zoffer OskarZoffer 16471866 1826 USA U--- W11 U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- 1.0  
20 Abel Talamantez MechanicsChess 12465386 1800 USA W12 U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- 1.0  

 


Rapid Leg:

Link to the tournament result on Chess.com: https://www.chess.com/tournament/live/mi-online-triathlon----rapid-leg-2652021

Link to USCF crosstable: 
 

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' Triathlon - Rapid: Rapid-Open

# Name Handle ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total Prize
1 Adam Mercado A-boy415 16571026 1756 D15 W6 W10 W2 W5 W4 5.5  
2 Mark L Drury BirdOrBust 12459313 1830 W17 W8 W3 L1 W10 W5 5.0  
3 Mansoor Mohammed Mansoortaj 16086550 1893 W9 W5 L2 D4 W6 W7 4.5  
4 Sanjeev Anand chessp1234 14436451 1753 W11 D10 L5 D3 W13 L1 3.0  
5 Casimir Dudek Thechesskid2021 30101045 1733 W7 L3 W4 W13 L1 L2 3.0  
6 Aaron D Craig aaroncraig602 12872385 1416 U--- L1 W12 W8 L3 W14 3.0  
7 Aryan Renjith SavageAryan 15027127 1241 L5 L15 W14 W11 W9 L3 3.0  
8 Nilufer Sagat snowodis 17256603 unr. W14 L2 L13 L6 W11 W10 3.0  
9 Pras Chandramouli 5upe5 30279272 unr. L3 W17 W11 L10 L7 W16 3.0  
10 Adithya Chitta adichi 16695036 1057 W16 D4 L1 W9 L2 L8 2.5  
11 Ian Liao victor6688 16738735 1054 L4 W14 L9 L7 L8 W17 2.0  
12 Aiden Zhu aiden2020 30141156 778 U--- U--- L6 W17 L16 W13 2.0  
13 Pratyu Bhingarkar GreenNinja2019 30015889 unr. U--- W16 W8 L5 L4 L12 2.0  
14 Marcus Casaes SucramJman 30290420 unr. L8 L11 L7 W16 W17 L6 2.0  
15 Abel Talamantez MechanicsChess 12465386 1800 D1 W7 U--- U--- U--- U--- 1.5  
16 Judit Sztaray JuditSztaray 14708926 757 L10 L13 D17 L14 W12 L9 1.5  
17 Bruce A Hedman Bruce_Hedman 17344551 unr. L2 L9 D16 L12 L14 L11 0.5  
Pairings: 
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