Today, our first tournament of the semester took place, and what an event it was! We were joined by 44 participants in a high-stakes competition. The top three players, along with the highest-ranking woman, earned a spot for the upcoming Polychamps match against EPFL on November 11th. As the tournament started, all players had aspirations of securing these prized positions, but the fierce competitive atmosphere promised a challenging battle.
After five intense rounds, it became evident that the leading players were evenly matched, with no one achieving a perfect score. The top four contenders all had 4.5 out of 5 points. However, only three of them could claim the qualification spots. The sixth round added an extra layer of excitement as Vincent and Theo emerged victorious against Oliver and Anton. This set the stage for a thrilling race for third place, as Anton, Jan, Oliver, and Thomas were separated by a mere 0.5 points.
Ultimately, the outcome hinged on the final round, where Jan and Thomas lost while both Oliver and Anton emerged victorious. Despite having drawn against Anton, Oliver secured the third-place position due to a slightly superior tie-breaker. Vincent and Theo, each with an impressive 6.5 out of 7 points and having only drawn against each other, got the top spots, with Vincent holding a slightly higher tie-breaker.
Meanwhile, Sofia distinguished herself by claiming the title of the best woman with a score of 4 out of 7, while her closest competitors, Ana and Siri, both finished with 3 out of 7 points.
Congratulations to all our participants, and we hope you all enjoyed the event! Below, you’ll find the complete rankings along with a selection of photographs captured during this tournament.
|7||Mustafa Batuhan Iliev||2100||5||25.5||27.5|
|10||David Olival Ferreira||1800||4.5||20||22|
|24||Ana Marija Vego||1800||3||25.5||28.5|
|27||Simon von Siebenthal||1300||3||23||25|
|29||Siri Anna Prüssner||1453||3||20.5||21.5|
|40||Manuel Iglesias Alonso||1200||2||17||18|