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Old 05-05-2021, 04:50 PM   #6476
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Re: Triplechain

That's happened before in a couple of Eight or Better tournaments. It definitely produces weird results for the subsequent rounds.

Not sure if Zac can do anything about it, but it's worth reaching out to him to see.

Amazing that the Maxi Max finally started at all. How long has it been waiting in the queue? Half the players are MIA.
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Old 05-05-2021, 07:03 PM   #6477
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Re: Triplechain

I have talked to Zac about this before. As nails noted, it is a glitch.. Probably happens in 1 in 200 tourneys.

Zac said it would be almost impossible to find out what is causing it because it is an intermittent problem. I think he said it might be a "race condition." I know nothing about coding so had to look that up...lol

I will let him know but my guess is that he can't do anything about and it will just play out as it plays out.
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Old 05-05-2021, 08:16 PM   #6478
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I have talked to Zac about this before. As nails noted, it is a glitch.. Probably happens in 1 in 200 tourneys.

Zac said it would be almost impossible to find out what is causing it because it is an intermittent problem. I think he said it might be a "race condition." I know nothing about coding so had to look that up...lol

I will let him know but my guess is that he can't do anything about and it will just play out as it plays out.
Jackrabbit 251 also went goofy.....
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Old 05-06-2021, 03:30 AM   #6479
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So we just play all the duplicate games for now?
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Old 05-06-2021, 11:08 AM   #6480
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My thought is just to play the first match listed.
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Old 05-10-2021, 04:03 AM   #6481
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Sorry for missing weekend for World Cup, couldnt be helped unfortunately.
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Old 05-18-2021, 03:02 AM   #6482
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Re: Triplechain

World Cup of TripleChain Update!
(also posted to the TC Tourney News page)

We are down to the last two days of round-robin play, and 12 of our 20 competitors are still in the running for one of the 8 playoff berths. Consul, arjun13, and Derwi have already locked up playoff spots, but the remaining 5 slots are wide open.

Important games on Day 18 of round-robin play include:

wafflesobv vs. Bandwagon -- Bandwagon needs to win his last two games to have any chance at making the playoffs, while wafflesobv currently sits on the playoff bubble

dogfloss vs. Donk4 -- both players are just outside of a playoff spot; the winner will have the best chance to stay alive in the playoff hunt

The full standings through Day 17:

 PlayerPoints
1consul26
2arjun1325
3Derwi24
4velourfog23
5SubArcticK22
6Nimbusfan20
 Hg8020
 wafflesobv20
9Donk419
10dogfloss18
11Dynasty17
 Bandwagon17
13nails15
 Cherrycin15
15anton-0914
 shamsnemesis14
17lilrascal13
18Karma10
19shadowdodger4
20Fastrabbit2
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Old 05-18-2021, 07:34 AM   #6483
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Re: Triplechain

man i looked at the rankings like 5 days ago and i was in 3rd, then proceeded to stink up every DC since.
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Old 05-18-2021, 11:34 AM   #6484
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Re: Triplechain

Great format nails!! So many players still in play at this point..

Good stuff!!!
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Old 05-18-2021, 01:50 PM   #6485
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I’m actually in right now? Feel like I’ve been having a terrible month. Run good for sure. Was definitely fun to follow at the beginning. Thanks for running nails!

What happens if there’s a tie for 8th? Seems very possible
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Old 05-18-2021, 03:39 PM   #6486
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Iím actually in right now? Feel like Iíve been having a terrible month. Run good for sure. Was definitely fun to follow at the beginning. Thanks for running nails!

What happens if thereís a tie for 8th? Seems very possible
There are tiebreakers in place -- (1) head-to-head results, (2) total points in the round robin.

Not to give too much away regarding today's DC, but tiebreakers will not be necessary to decide a playoff spot...
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Old 05-18-2021, 04:15 PM   #6487
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Re: Triplechain

I'm kinda annoyed that I screwed up the tourney.

I played almost every day (I think I missed 2?), but some days I forgot to click the daily tourney button and only played the 1 game and left thinking I was done.

Either way, gg to everyone that got a free win on me.
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Old 05-19-2021, 11:05 AM   #6488
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man i looked at the rankings like 5 days ago and i was in 3rd, then proceeded to stink up every DC since.
last 5 days

20th out of 26
25th out of 27
11th out of 24
26th out of 26
25th out of 28

add another stinky DC today

man I am getting worse and worse at this game lol
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Old 05-20-2021, 02:46 AM   #6489
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World Cup of TripleChain Update!
(also posted to the TC Tourney News page)

The round robin is over, and the top 8 are headed into the playoffs! The final day of round-robin play changed nothing -- Nimbusfan captured the last playoff spot, and the playoff seeds also remained the same.

Here are the playoff match-ups:

#1 consul vs. #8 Nimbusfan
#2 velourfog vs. #7 wafflesobv
#3 arjun13 vs. #6 Hg80
#4 SubArcticK vs. #5 Derwi

Each playoff series will be best of three games, with the same scoring used in round-robin play. If any match-ups are tied after three games, a fourth game will be played to break the tie.

Daily playoff updates will be posted in the Tourney News section on the TC site.

Good luck to our playoff participants!
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Old 06-02-2021, 02:10 AM   #6490
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Re: Triplechain

2021 Summer Match-Play Championship

It is time for the 2021 Summer Match-Play Championship. Past winners include Paul101 in 2018, SubArcticK in 2019, and arjun13 in 2020. A yellow trophy is up for grabs for the 2021 winner.

Format

-It is a head-to-head (H2H) match play tournament with the winner of each match advancing to the next round. The loser is out.

-Each H2H match will be 50 games played over a period of 20 days (maximum).

-Seeding will be based on the Triplechain tournament ratings on June 8th. Seeding will be done in exactly the same way that the TC site is programmed to seed the first and subsequent rounds of any multi-player tourney. (NOTE - There could be some 1st round byes.)

-If fewer than 8 players register the tourney will not run.

Please DO NOT register if you can't commit to play 50 games in 20 days. (Obviously, if you win your 1st round you will be playing another 50 games in the next 20 days against a different player, and so on).

Because I will be manually creating the 50 game H2H matches, you can't register for the tournament in the normal fashion. Instead you MUST post in chatroll on the Triplechain site or in the Triplechain thread on the 2+2 site (here!!) that you are registering for the tournament. Registration will close at 11:00PM ET on Tuesday June 8th. NO LATE ENTRIES.

On June 9th or 10th you can expect to see the first round start. I will create the H2H tournaments and then announce them on chatroll so that people can join their match and begin.
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Old 06-02-2021, 02:30 AM   #6491
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Old 06-02-2021, 09:20 AM   #6492
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Old 06-02-2021, 01:11 PM   #6494
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Re: Triplechain

May 2021 DC Highlights


 DC Points
arjun13307
SubArcticK257
Nimbusfan247
consul237
velourfog225
anton-09211
Dynasty211
Derwi189
dogfloss187
Hg80177


 DC Wins
Nimbusfan6
anton-096
arjun135
Derwi5
SubArcticK4
wafflesobv4
Donk44
Guessinator4
Hg804
consul3
Bandwagon3
dogfloss3


Monthly Race
  • arjun13 broke the all-time record for consecutive months in the top 10 of a monthly DC race, and he did so by winning his third monthly DC of 2021. 17 of his 19 top-10 scores in May were in the top 5, including 5 wins and 4 second-place scores. It was arjun's 21st monthly win, which is the second-most all-time, and he extended his monthly top-10 streak to 32 straight months, beating the record of 31 set by Paul101.
  • SubArcticK and Nimbusfan were second and third in May. SubArc led the field with 21 top-10 scores, while Nimbusfan tied for the most wins during the month with 6.
  • consul and velourfog rounded out the top 5. consul had his highest monthly DC finish since September 2018, while 13 of velourfog's 16 top-10 scores were in the top 5.
  • Among the remainder of the top 10, sixth-place anton-09 tied with Nimbusfan for the most wins during the month, Dynasty finished seventh despite just 2 DC wins, and Derwi came in ninth thanks to 5 DC wins, tied with arjun for third-most. Bandwagon, SmalltownBoy, Guessinator, and nails finished just outside the top 10.

Milestones
  • With his monthly win in May, arjun13 passed 1000 total yearly race points, the third player to do so (after Dynasty and Paul101).
  • Nimbus ended the month by posting the 27th hat trick (three consecutive wins) in DC history from May 29-31.

Stats of the Month
  • 19: The May 25 DC featured a 19-way tie for first, tying the record for the most winners in a single DC, originally set on January 13, 2016.
  • 70: Thanks in part to the 19-way tie, there were 70 total DC wins in May, which is tied for the fourth-most monthly total in DC history. This comes on the heels of 76 total wins in April, which is the most ever in a single month.


2021 Yearly Race


 Yearly Race
arjun13105
SubArcticK80
Dynasty64
velourfog51
wafflesobv36
Derwi36
dogfloss26
anton-0923
Bandwagon20
Nimbusfan17


 DC Wins
arjun1324
SubArcticK19
wafflesobv18
Derwi18
anton-0915
Bandwagon15
velourfog14
Dynasty14
dogfloss13
Nimbusfan12


 DC Points
arjun131480
SubArcticK1182
Dynasty1112
velourfog1052
wafflesobv958
dogfloss955
anton-09929
Derwi922
Bandwagon896
nails831
Nimbusfan831

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2021 Summer Match-Play Championship

It is time for the 2021 Summer Match-Play Championship. Past winners include Paul101 in 2018, SubArcticK in 2019, and arjun13 in 2020. A yellow trophy is up for grabs for the 2021 winner.

Format

-It is a head-to-head (H2H) match play tournament with the winner of each match advancing to the next round. The loser is out.

-Each H2H match will be 50 games played over a period of 20 days (maximum).

-Seeding will be based on the Triplechain tournament ratings on June 8th. Seeding will be done in exactly the same way that the TC site is programmed to seed the first and subsequent rounds of any multi-player tourney. (NOTE - There could be some 1st round byes.)

-If fewer than 8 players register the tourney will not run.

Please DO NOT register if you can't commit to play 50 games in 20 days. (Obviously, if you win your 1st round you will be playing another 50 games in the next 20 days against a different player, and so on).

Because I will be manually creating the 50 game H2H matches, you can't register for the tournament in the normal fashion. Instead you MUST post in chatroll on the Triplechain site or in the Triplechain thread on the 2+2 site (here!!) that you are registering for the tournament. Registration will close at 11:00PM ET on Tuesday June 8th. NO LATE ENTRIES.

On June 9th or 10th you can expect to see the first round start. I will create the H2H tournaments and then announce them on chatroll so that people can join their match and begin.
Reminder. June 8 deadline at 11PM ET..
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Old 07-06-2021, 03:55 AM   #6496
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Re: Triplechain

June 2021 DC Highlights


 DC Points
arjun13255
velourfog241
SubArcticK223
Nimbusfan218
Dynasty212
Bandwagon206
wafflesobv194
SmalltownBoy189
anton-09184
dogfloss174


 DC Wins
velourfog6
Nimbusfan4
anton-094
lilrascal4
nails4
arjun133
Dynasty3
SubArcticK3
wafflesobv3
Popcorn3
Guessinator3
Kampi773
Bandwagon3
SmalltownBoy3


Monthly Race
  • In a tightly contested month, arjun13 won his second straight monthly DC race and his fourth so far in 2021. arjun had the most top-10 scores (21) and top-5 scores (14) during the month, and he extended his record monthly top-10 streak to 33 consecutive months.
  • velourfog and SubArcticK finished second and third in June. velourfog led the table with 6 wins, while SubArc had 20 top-10 scores, second only to arjun.
  • Nimbusfan and Dynasty rounded out the top 5, and both of them benefited from strong results late in the month to move up in the standings. Two of Nimbusfan's four wins came in the last few days of the month, while Dynasty used a sixth-place finish on the last day to move past Bandwagon and into the top 5.
  • Among the remainder of the top 10, wafflesobv (7th place) and dogfloss (10th place) were the only players to score in every top-10 position at least once during the month, while SmalltownBoy (8th place) finished in the top 10 for the first time ever. NP, Guessinator, and Donk4 were just outside the top 10.

Milestones
  • Kampi77 won his 50th DC on June 26, becoming the 34th player to reach this milestone.
  • velourfog surpassed 20,000 DC points in June, joining Dynasty, Derwi, and dogfloss as the only players to reach this level.
  • On June 27, Dynasty played his 4,000th DC, the first player ever to do so.

Stats of the Month
  • 4: On June 1, Nimbusfan won his fourth consecutive DC, tying the record for the most consecutive DC wins. Gaby (May 2014) and nails (November 2020) are the only two other players to win four straight DCs.
  • 65: There were 65 total DC wins in June, which is tied for the tenth-most monthly total in DC history. This is the third straight month with a total DC win count that made the top 10.


2021 Yearly Race

A few notes at the halfway point in 2021:
  • arjun13 is on pace for 260 yearly race points, 54 DC wins, and 3,470 DC points for the year. The all-time records, set by Paul101 in 2013, are 262 yearly race points, 56 DC wins, and 3,452 DC points.
  • Four other players are on pace to book at least 40 DC wins. There has never been more than two players with 40+ wins in any calendar year to date.



 Yearly Race
arjun13130
SubArcticK95
Dynasty74
velourfog69
wafflesobv42
Derwi36
Nimbusfan29
Bandwagon28
dogfloss27
anton-0925


 DC Wins
arjun1327
SubArcticK22
wafflesobv21
velourfog20
Derwi20
anton-0919
Bandwagon18
Dynasty17
Nimbusfan16
dogfloss15


 DC Points
arjun131735
SubArcticK1405
Dynasty1324
velourfog1293
wafflesobv1152
dogfloss1129
anton-091113
Bandwagon1102
Nimbusfan1049
Derwi1032

2021 TC DC Stats

TC DC Hall of Fame
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Re: Triplechain

July 2021 DC Highlights


 DC Points
SubArcticK257
arjun13225
Bandwagon218
anton-09192
consul186
Popcorn183
wafflesobv182
Derwi181
velourfog179
Kokirixx169


 DC Wins
consul5
Bandwagon4
wafflesobv4
Derwi4
Nimbusfan3
anton-093
lilrascal3
Popcorn3
Cherrycin3
Kokirixx3


Monthly Race
  • The two top-rated players finished first and second in the July DC race. SubArcticK led most of the way, winning his second monthly DC race of the year, while arjun13 moved into second place late in the month and held off a last-minute charge from Bandwagon. Neither player relied on wins, combining for just three, but instead on consistency -- SubArc had 22 top-10 scores, 13 of which were in the top 5, while arjun had 20 top-10 scores and 13 top-5 finishes. Both players extended their lengthy streaks in the monthly top 10 -- 23 for SubArc and 34 for arjun.
  • Bandwagon finished third in July thanks to 4 wins (tied for second) and 11 top-5 scores (third behind SubArc and arjun).
  • Fourth through ninth places were separated by just 13 points. anton-09 came in fourth while posting his seventh straight top-10 finish; consul's fifth-place finish was driven mainly by his 5 wins, which led the table; and wafflesobv and Derwi tied Bandwagon with 4 wins each.
  • Kokirixx rounded out the top 10, posting his first top-10 finish since July 2020. SmalltownBoy (1 point), Nimbusfan (2 points), and Hg80 (6 points) were just outside the top 10.

Milestones
  • On July 31, Dynasty became the first player ever to reach 400 DC wins.
  • On July 12, Hg80 won his 150th DC, the 17th player to reach that milestone.
  • SubArcticK won his 218th DC on July 13, which moved him past Alex into ninth place on the all-time DC wins list.
  • anton-09 surpassed 20,000 DC points in July, joining just four other players (Dynasty, Derwi, dogfloss, and velourfog) who have reached this level.
  • SubArcticK surpassed 15,000 DC points in July, becoming the 10th player to do so.

Stat of the Month
  • 0: The number of interesting stats in July. Sorry, got nothing.

2021 Yearly Race


 Yearly Race
arjun13148
SubArcticK120
Dynasty74
velourfog71
wafflesobv48
Bandwagon43
Derwi40
anton-0937
Nimbusfan29
dogfloss27


 DC Wins
arjun1328
wafflesobv25
SubArcticK24
Derwi24
velourfog22
anton-0922
Bandwagon22
Nimbusfan19
Dynasty18
dogfloss17


 DC Points
arjun131960
SubArcticK1662
velourfog1472
Dynasty1444
wafflesobv1334
Bandwagon1320
anton-091305
dogfloss1286
Nimbusfan1216
Derwi1213

2021 TC DC Stats

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Just a heads up...will be a bit off the grid for the next couple weeks, so I may not be updating the monthly DC stats on a regular basis during that time.
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