Sunday, April 20, 2008

Judges' Contest 6th Place



Despite how outraged I was personally at this game not being in the Top Five, it would be hard to deny that it has brought a shred of competitiveness back into the judging contest with FM Monokroussos's lead no longer seeming insurmountable. Unfortunately, his two closest competitors, myself and Ron Young both have little realistic chance to catch him with me having many low rankings still to be revealed (how shameful that I only cgise one of five games in my Top Five which actually wound up being in the Top Five) while Ron still has his 16th place game in the running. GM Shabalov seems be the only realistically likely person who could pull off that tough feat at this stage. Here is how things currently stand.



1st Place: Dennis Monokroussos (20, 13, 19, 18, 12, 17, 7, 11, 16, 14, 10, 9, 6, 3, 15): 45 Points

2nd Place: Ron Young (20, 19, 13, 9, 7, 18, 14, 17, 11, 12, 15, 10, 1, 2, 8): 51 Points

3rd Place: Alex Shabalov (20, 12, 16, 15, 17, 10, 18, 9, 13, 19, 4, 14, 11, 8, 3): 52 Points

4th Place: Jennifer Shahade (18, 20, 8, 12, 17, 19, 5, 14, 16, 7, 10, 15, 11, 13, 9): 59 Points

5th Place: Robby Adamson (20, 12, 19, 16, 17, 6, 18, 10, 5, 4, 14, 3, 15, 13, 1): 68 Points


and the two non-judges,


Arun Sharma (20, 19, 18, 11, 12, 15, 5, 9, 13, 17, 16, 4, 6, 3, 2): 51 Points

Braden Bournival (19, 20, 9, 17, 7, 4, 18, 14, 15, 16, 12, 11, 8, 13, 2): 59 Points


We'll see if we have any interesting further developments when the first money game goes next week!

2 comments:

Vishank said...

Arun, i think that the judging contest is a bit unfair as you keep changing your predictions while the other judges do not.

Arun Sharma said...

Umm, what pray tell does me making predictions have to do with the judging contest? My ranking in the contest is based on the rankings I would have made BEFORE the contest began, has nothing to do with the weekly predictions I make (or used to make!).