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  1. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    12 Mar '09 16:06
    It's official. I will not be site champion in 2009. That will have to wait until 2010 (yeah, right ). I did get 75 points of a possible 84 but User 88819 beat me twice (and soundly at that) and will be advancing.

    I do have to say though, that's one fun tournament!
  2. 12 Mar '09 16:18
    Originally posted by sh76
    It's official. I will not be site champion in 2009. That will have to wait until 2010 (yeah, right ). I did get 75 points of a possible 84 but User 88819 beat me twice (and soundly at that) and will be advancing.

    I do have to say though, that's one fun tournament!
    I think that we knew you would not be site champion before the tournament started

    These honours normally go to those rated 2200+
  3. Standard member sbacat
    Eddie's Dad
    12 Mar '09 16:33
    Originally posted by sh76
    User 88819 beat me twice (and soundly at that) and will be advancing.
    That's hardly fair. You're carrying nearly nine times the gameload he's carrying. Quality, yes, but very little quantity. Tsk tsk.
  4. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    12 Mar '09 17:02
    I was close to round two. But I burned out due to lack of time.
  5. 12 Mar '09 17:06
    Originally posted by sh76
    It's official. I will not be site champion in 2009. That will have to wait until 2010 (yeah, right ). I did get 75 points of a possible 84 but User 88819 beat me twice (and soundly at that) and will be advancing.

    I do have to say though, that's one fun tournament!
    don't worry...I have joined you as well in the eliminated pile...but I choose to look on the bright side: atleast I placed ahead of everyone lower rated than me in my group
  6. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    12 Mar '09 18:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by adramforall
    I think that we knew you would not be site champion before the tournament started

    These honours normally go to those rated 2200+
    Well, yeah. I was being facetious. I never had any illusions about winning the tournament, although I was hoping to get to the second round when I saw that there were no 2000 players in my group (58). The truth is though, that even though I did finish behind a player who is rated lower than I, I was still pretty happy with my performance. Yes, I could have played better in the games I lost, but still, 25 out of 28 ain't bad, as they say.

    Actually, it so happens that in another critical tournament game in a different tournament, which I will not reference because it is still in progress, I believe I may have made an important breakthrough. Though, believe me, after it's over, you'll all hear all about it.
  7. 12 Mar '09 19:05
    Originally posted by sh76
    It's official. I will not be site champion in 2009. That will have to wait until 2010 (yeah, right ). I did get 75 points of a possible 84 but User 88819 beat me twice (and soundly at that) and will be advancing.

    I do have to say though, that's one fun tournament!
    Darn. I put all my money on you.
  8. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    12 Mar '09 20:58
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    Darn. I put all my money on you.
    LOL

    What were my Vegas odds?
  9. 13 Mar '09 21:33
    Originally posted by adramforall
    I think that we knew you would not be site champion before the tournament started

    These honours normally go to those rated 2200+
    Tell that to quirine.

    twice champion and IIRC was in the 1900-2000 range when he did so.