Fantasy Chess Winners Announced
|U.S. Championship Fantasy Standings|
|Place||User||Team Name||Total Points||US Champ||USW Champ||Total Pts Guess||Longest Game||Decisive - US Champ||Decisive - US Women|
|2||Evan Rabin||Rabin's Winning Team||66||Nakamura||Krush||63||100||24||17|
|3||Jim Voelker||Just Guessing||66||Nakamura||Krush||54.5||120||40||30|
|4||Carl Ahlborg||Manifested Victorious||66||Nakamura||Krush||51||47||28||23|
The tiebreaks were 1) accurately predicting how many points your Fantasy Team would earn, 2) accurately predicting the number of moves for the longest game, 3) accurately predicting how many games in the U.S. Championship would be decisive, and 4) accurately predicting how many games in the U.S. Women's Championship would be decisive. These tiebreaks were used sequentially, and most ties were broken with the first question. The exception was determining 1st and 2nd place; both Toby Boas and Evan Rabin, who each earned 66 Fantasy Points, were off by just three points on their guess. The second tiebreak resulted in Toby Boas taking clear first, with his guess of 110 moves for the longest game (Nakamura - Lenderman was drawn after 121 moves).
The prizes for Fantasy Chess are as follows:
- Biasov Luxury Chess Table and personalized U.S. Championships poster signed by the 2012 U.S. Champion and U.S. Women's Champion
- Private lesson (in person or online) with GM Ben Finegold, a joint membership to the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis & the World Chess Hall of Fame and a signed poster from the 2012 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women's Championship
- Private lesson (in person or online) with WGM Jennifer Shahade, signed copies of Jennifer's books "Chess Bitch" and "Play Like a Girl", and a vinyl board signed by the participants in the 2012 U.S. Women's Championship
- A wooden chess board signed by the players in the 2012 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women's Championship
- A 2012 U.S. Championships polo, vinyl board & Championship poster signed by the players in the 2012 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women's Championship
Thanks to all who participated, and we hope you'll join us next year for more exciting Fantasy Chess fun!