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karlw

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The Top 30 Pente Players of 2019
Posted: Dec 25, 2019, 11:26 PM

Players within the master/grandmaster sections are roughly sorted (many ties). The expert section is not sorted. To qualify for ranking, you must have played at least 15 rated sets in 2019 against players rated >2000 on pente.org.

Grandmasters

pente_gon
karlw
watsu
jethrofree

Top Masters

haijinx
pentecraze
hybrid

Masters

jhs55
homebrew
serenello
valleyboy
rainwolf
snapding
madmike
mandragora
tiedup
gkauffman
frjohntroy

Experts

mrspock
hghost47
honkls
icepick
wmbekking
tin_can
harveyjoe
schmeck
chuchaki
coffeeboy1
sfarley
harveyjoe

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Factors under consideration, in order of importance:

i. Rated games against top players
ii. Performance in March Madness and Pente Masters 2019 tournaments
iii. Overall activity and contribution to the game in 2019

Congrats to everyone who made the list and sorry if I overlooked you!

-karlw


Message was edited by: karlw at Dec 28, 2019 8:54 PM

It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.


watsu

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Re: The Top 25 Pente Players of 2019
Posted: Dec 26, 2019, 5:46 AM

Well, I think it should have been 20 rated sets and therefore not included my name, but Karl's list, Karl's rules

I don't want to play non tournament rules games. If you take one of my unrated invites, play tourney
madmike

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Re: The Top 25 Pente Players of 2019
Posted: Dec 27, 2019, 8:22 AM

I am NOT worthy

rainwolf

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Re: The Top 25 Pente Players of 2019
Posted: Dec 27, 2019, 8:50 AM

karlw mjolnir says otherwise!

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watsu

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Re: The Top 25 Pente Players of 2019
Posted: Dec 27, 2019, 4:41 PM

A few more names (perhaps honorable mentions for this year, perhaps names to watch for next year):
schmeck, chuchaki, srfarley, coffeeboy1 and madhippo

I don't want to play non tournament rules games. If you take one of my unrated invites, play tourney
karlw

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Re: The Top 25 Pente Players of 2019
Posted: Dec 28, 2019, 8:57 PM

Added. Also completely forgot about rainwolf because he tanked his rating. Now it's the top 30!

It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.
watsu

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Re: The Top 25 Pente Players of 2019
Posted: Dec 28, 2019, 9:00 PM

Oh, doh! RW!

I don't want to play non tournament rules games. If you take one of my unrated invites, play tourney
jayhawklov

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Re: The Top 30 Pente Players of 2019
Posted: Dec 31, 2019, 9:46 PM

Karl
You have done an Excellent job my friend. Im glad you have taken over the reigns from this old man lol

Jayhawklov

Pente still rocks

tin_can

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Re: The Top 30 Pente Players of 2019
Posted: Jan 3, 2020, 12:36 AM

With this in mind, any thoughts on having a more nuanced tournament? vs. Masters for all over 1800

rainwolf

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Re: The Top 30 Pente Players of 2019
Posted: Jan 3, 2020, 9:10 AM

more nuanced how?

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tin_can

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Re: The Top 30 Pente Players of 2019
Posted: Jan 3, 2020, 12:54 PM

As I am writing this, I realized we probably don't have enough participants to change the tournament... It was to add an Expert tournament (1800-2100). I think it would make the winner more surprising.

Just musing at this point, but why not have another color level at 2100? White maybe?

We have players ranked from 1031 to 2798.

Red - 1900 and above (spans 898 points)
Yellow - 1700 to 1899 (spans 200 points)
Blue - 1400 to 1699 (spans 200 points)
Green - 1399 and below (spans 368 points)

watsu

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Re: The Top 30 Pente Players of 2019
Posted: Jan 3, 2020, 3:56 PM

There are a lot more active players in the 1800-2100 range than in the 2100+ range currently. Whether there would be enough tournament participants to split it into two, IDK, or whether that would be the best place to make the split. Possibly, it could end up being successful with a split like < 1750, 1751-2000 and > 2000.

I don't want to play non tournament rules games. If you take one of my unrated invites, play tourney
rainwolf

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Re: The Top 30 Pente Players of 2019
Posted: Jan 3, 2020, 4:43 PM

I'll keep that in mind, the next tournament will be an open one, but the one after that I'm splitting it up again.

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