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Old 04-16-2021, 04:57 AM   #6451
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Re: Triplechain

TC will definitely come back in the next season of Zoolympics so expect to see a new influx of players in a few months.

I wish i had known the tournament mode before I designed this challenge this time. I can see some players with high score mostly thanks to a very rare/once in a lifetime dice draw after endless number of mediocre scores
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Old 04-16-2021, 11:51 AM   #6452
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TC will definitely come back in the next season of Zoolympics so expect to see a new influx of players in a few months.

I wish i had known the tournament mode before I designed this challenge this time. I can see some players with high score mostly thanks to a very rare/once in a lifetime dice draw after endless number of mediocre scores
That is cool, Real Fix. Next time You could maybe give 16 people x days of normal mode practice, and then set up a tourney just for them. There are couple of formats. H2H (match play with winner going to next round) or Free-for-all (FFA) where you could have all 16 players play the same 10 games (or whatever number of games you wanted).

FFA probably the best if you are trying to see who can get the highest scores or and/or most wins in x number of games, as in this format every player has the same board for each game. It is a perfectly level playing field for higher score assessment

Not everyone here can set up a FFA but feel free to PM me if you do this again. I think nails, arjun13, and wafflesobv can also set up FFAs. We could help set up a tourney for you and advise the regs not to join...

If players are looking to stick around there is a "getting better" page in the Help section. It briefly speaks to some some basics and there are links to common openings. It is not comprehensive. It is mainly to help with the early confusion of how to get going...

Most players get better by some combo of observational learning (hey!, what did that better player do there and why??) and/or experiential learning (I am going figure out the best plays mostly by trial and error... come hell or high water....lol).

Also, if you or the players have any questions about TC, someone will usually answer here . It is the default discussion thread for all things related to Triplechain.

It is a pretty small community, but welcoming and helpful to new players.
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Old 04-21-2021, 02:41 PM   #6453
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Re: Triplechain

Registration is now open for the World Cup of TripleChain, the second major of 2021. The winner gets a baby blue trophy!

The World Cup will have a new league-play format this year that will be based on the Daily Challenge (like the Guillotine TripleChain Open last fall). As with the Guillotine, the World Cup involves nothing more than playing the DC each day.

Hereís how it works:
  • Each tourney participant will play head-to-head against a different tourney participant in the DC each day, until everyone has played every other participant once. I will put together a randomized schedule prior to the start of the tourney.
  • You get 2 points for a win (i.e., outscoring your opponent in the DC), 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss or DNP (did not play).
  • Once the head-to-head play is complete, the top 8 in the league standings will be put into a seeded playoff bracket to decide the winner. Each head-to-head playoff match-up will be a three-game series, still using the DC and the same 2/1/0 scoring. If any matches are tied after three DCs, the next dayís DC (and beyond if needed) will be used to break the tie.

Because this is a DC-based tourney, there is no traditional way to sign up on the TripleChain site. The only way to register is to post in this thread or in the TC chatroll that you want to register for the World Cup. The deadline for signing up is 11:59 pm EDT on April 29 (3:59 am GMT on April 30). I will build the schedule of games on April 30, and tourney play will begin with the May 1 DC.

Depending on the number of entries, I expect the tourney to last for most of the month of May. I will most likely create a Google spreadsheet to keep track of results; I will post a link to the sheet and provide regular updates in the Tourney News section.
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Old 04-21-2021, 02:56 PM   #6454
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Sounds fun. In. Thanks for running nails!
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Old 04-21-2021, 03:02 PM   #6455
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Count me in.
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Old 04-21-2021, 07:36 PM   #6456
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In and thx for running, nails!!
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Old 04-21-2021, 07:38 PM   #6457
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Re: Triplechain

In to be an easy win for people

Maybe this will get me to start playing
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:20 PM   #6458
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Re: Triplechain

8 in so far:

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wafflesobv
Derwi
SubArcticK
Nich (screen name TBD)
dogfloss
velourfog
Cherrycin
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Old 04-22-2021, 02:39 AM   #6459
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I'll play, thanks nails!
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Old 04-22-2021, 04:45 AM   #6460
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I'll play.
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Old 04-22-2021, 05:57 AM   #6461
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Ill play
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:57 PM   #6462
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Re: Triplechain

Updated World Cup list (12 players):

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wafflesobv
Derwi
SubArcticK
Nich (screen name TBD)
dogfloss
velourfog
Cherrycin
arjun13
Dynasty
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Old 04-23-2021, 11:53 AM   #6463
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In
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Old 04-24-2021, 12:39 AM   #6464
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Re: Triplechain

In to be cannon fodder.
I might need a reminder when it starts plz
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Old 04-24-2021, 01:09 AM   #6465
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Re: Triplechain

Updated World Cup list (15 players):

nails
wafflesobv
Derwi
SubArcticK
Nich (screen name TBD)
dogfloss
velourfog
Cherrycin
arjun13
Dynasty
Donk4
Nimbusfan
Hg80
lilrascal
shadowdodger (right, irtm?)
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Old 04-24-2021, 10:11 PM   #6466
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Re: Triplechain

yup
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Old 04-26-2021, 05:41 PM   #6467
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Re: Triplechain

Updated World Cup list (16 players):

nails
wafflesobv
Derwi
SubArcticK
Nich (screen name TBD)
dogfloss
velourfog
Cherrycin
arjun13
Dynasty
Donk4
Nimbusfan
Hg80
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shadowdodger
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Old 04-27-2021, 07:39 PM   #6468
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Re: Triplechain

Updated World Cup list (18 players):

nails
wafflesobv
Derwi
SubArcticK
Nich (screen name TBD)
dogfloss
velourfog
Cherrycin
arjun13
Dynasty
Donk4
Nimbusfan
Hg80
lilrascal
shadowdodger
Bandwagon
anton-09
shamsnemesis
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Old 04-28-2021, 11:49 PM   #6469
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Re: Triplechain

24 hours to sign up for the TripleChain World Cup.

Nich, you might want to create a screen name and play a bit before things get going...

Updated World Cup list (19 players):

nails
wafflesobv
Derwi
SubArcticK
Nich (screen name TBD)
dogfloss
velourfog
Cherrycin
arjun13
Dynasty
Donk4
Nimbusfan
Hg80
lilrascal
shadowdodger
Bandwagon
anton-09
shamsnemesis
consul
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Old 04-29-2021, 03:06 AM   #6470
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Sod it. In.

Might need reminders though!
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Old 04-30-2021, 01:50 PM   #6471
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Re: Triplechain

OK, everyone, the World Cup of TripleChain starts tomorrow with the May 1 Daily Challenge.

We ended up with 20 players, so it will take 19 days to play the full round robin, plus 9 days (if there are no ties) to complete the playoffs.

Day 1 games:

dogfloss vs. consul
anton-09 vs. Bandwagon
Nimbusfan vs. Nich (?)
shadowdodger vs. Hg80
nails vs. velourfog
Donk4 vs. arjun13
Dynasty vs. shamsnemesis
lilrascal vs. Derwi
wafflesobv vs. Cherrycin
SubArcticK vs. Karma


The standings, full game schedule and results, and playoffs are all on this Google sheet:

2021 World Cup of TripleChain

I will update the sheet daily and also provide semi-regular updates in the Tourney News section on the TC site.

Good luck to all participants!
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Old 05-02-2021, 10:59 AM   #6472
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Re: Triplechain

April 2021 DC Highlights


 DC Points
SubArcticK302
Dynasty271
dogfloss263
arjun13262
Bandwagon240
wafflesobv229
anton-09228
velourfog200
Nimbusfan196
consul187


 DC Wins
SubArcticK7
wafflesobv6
Dynasty5
dogfloss5
arjun135
Bandwagon4
anton-094
velourfog4
SmalltownBoy4
Cherrycin4


Monthly Race
  • A broadly competitive DC race in April was won by SubArcticK, who battled with several challengers before pulling away with 3 wins and 5 other top-10 scores in the final 10 days of the month. SubArc led the field with 7 wins, 14 top-5 scores, and 21 top-10 finishes. The monthly win was SubArc's 11th overall, which puts him alone in fourth place on the all-time list. It was also his 20th consecutive month in the top 10.
  • Dynasty and dogfloss, two of the challengers who were in the mix at the top of the table all month, came in second and third place, respectively. Dynasty had 19 top-10 scores, second only to SubArc, while dogfloss had 5 wins and 5 second-place scores, tied with SubArc for the most top-2 scores.
  • arjun13 and Bandwagon rounded out the top 5. arjun posted his 31st consecutive top-10 finish, tied for the most ever, thanks to 5 wins and 7 other top-5 scores. Bandwagon posted 18 top-10 scores, the third-most in April.
  • Among the remainder of the top 10, wafflesobv got all 6 of his wins in the first half of the month, Nimbusfan finished in the top 10 for the first time in six months, and consul's second-place score on April 29 vaulted him into 10th place. NP, SmalltownBoy (in his first month playing the DC, and a partial month at that), and Cherrycin finished just outside the top 10.

Milestones
  • On April 14, wafflesobv won his 200th DC, the 12th player to reach this milestone.
  • arjun13 played in his 2,000th DC on April 1 (the 21st player to do so), and he also surpassed 15,000 DC points during April, becoming the 9th player to reach that level.
  • On April 28, lilrascal played his 1,500th DC, the 27th player to reach this milestone.

Stat of the Month

76: The number of total DC wins in April, which is a new record, breaking the old mark of 75 set in October 2018. The month featured 10 DCs with multiple winners, including 3 with 10 or more, another with 6, and another with 5.


2021 Yearly Race


 Yearly Race
arjun1380
SubArcticK62
Dynasty58
velourfog41
wafflesobv36
Derwi32
dogfloss24
Bandwagon20
nails16
anton-0915


 DC Wins
arjun1319
SubArcticK15
wafflesobv14
Derwi13
velourfog12
Bandwagon12
Dynasty12
dogfloss10
anton-099
nails8


 DC Points
arjun131173
SubArcticK925
Dynasty901
velourfog827
wafflesobv800
dogfloss768
Derwi733
Bandwagon731
anton-09718
nails672

2021 TC DC Stats

TC DC Hall of Fame
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Old 05-03-2021, 08:10 PM   #6473
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Re: Triplechain

Sorry was traveling

Iím registered as Fastrabbit and will play starting today
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Old 05-04-2021, 11:48 AM   #6474
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Iím registered as Fastrabbit and will play starting today
Awesome! Now you need to play the Daily Challenge every day. Click on the green button on the upper left of the main page that says "Play the Challenge!" and go from there.
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Old 05-05-2021, 03:12 PM   #6475
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Something funky is happening to round 2 of Maxi Max 1.

We might need a Zac intervention.
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