Archive for the ‘WPC 2011’ Category

WPC 2011 Closing Remarks + Extended Hiatus

November 23, 2011

Click here if you want to skip to the part about the blog schedule and to find a PDF of WPC practice puzzles I made.

Virtually everyone reading this probably already knows the “twist” of the last post, which was that I ended up winning the world championship. Furthermore, the likely chance of us having made no error on the last team round came true and we won over Germany by an extremely narrow margin. Finally, the US team members went from preliminary round positions 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 21st to final standings 1st, 3rd, 4th, 21st. The playoffs were very kind to us.

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WPC 2011 Update 5

November 12, 2011

There might be one more post about the team results once we learn them, although we’re 95% sure that the US team has bagged first place. It comes down to whether we have a mistake on the final team round or not. Germany beat us by a fair amount in time, but not enough if we’re both clean. This post has info about the last team round (before scores are released) and the rundown of the individual playoffs.

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WPC 2011 Update 4

November 12, 2011

Morning before the last team round and the individual playoffs. Rather than post a score chart (mostly done to give context to the post) I’ll refer you to the website, as these results are going to be staying online.

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WPC 2011 Update 3

November 11, 2011

And the second day of the WPC is done. The individual preliminary rounds are over. Here’s an update on the top ten.

[#. Name (R8; R9; R10; R11; Total)]
1. Ulrich Voigt (120, 315, 280, 560*, 3105)
2. Palmer Mebane (110, 375*, 270, 429, 3024)
3. Thomas Snyder (170*, 360, 245, 341, 3016)
4. Hideaki Jo (120, 340, 185, 385, 2745)
5. Bram de Laat (95, 325, 235, 297, 2662)
U. Michael Ley (145, 310, 115, 242, 2642)
6. Roland Voigt (145, 300, 205, 407, 2642)
7. Philipp Weiss (130, 280, 210, 341, 2531)
8. Neil Zussman (130, 310, 225, 319, 2529)
9. Wei-Hwa Huang (160, 345, 210, 286, 2521)
10. Peter Hudak (120, 300, 160, 297, 2512)

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WPC 2011 Update 2

November 11, 2011

I know I said I wouldn’t update until tomorrow night, but a lot of results came in the morning. Assuming no typing/copying errors, here are the top 10 individuals after day 1.

[#. Name (R1; R2; R3; R4; R5; Total)]
1. Thomas Snyder (240; 570; 305; 140; 645*; 1900)
2. Palmer Mebane (205; 630*; 210; 295*; 500; 1840)
3. Ulrich Voigt (325*; 530; 305; 140; 530; 1830)
U. Michael Ley (220; 565; 305; 270; 470; 1830)
4. Hideaki Jo (220; 515; 245; 220; 515; 1715)
5. Bram de Laat (235; 545; 285; 70; 575; 1710)
6. Peter Hudak (255; 500; 380*; 180; 320; 1635)
7. Roland Voigt (210; 455; 230; 100; 590; 1585)
8. Philipp Weiss (255; 510; 165; 30; 610; 1570)
9. Neil Zussman (205; 415; 150; 225; 550; 1545)

* = top score that round

I evidently dropped 100 points in round 5, but otherwise I’ve not made too many errors, surprisingly. Most of my scores were near what I was expecting. Overall extremely happy about this, since as mentioned Day 1 was not supposed to be my better day. I’m not 100% sure Day 2 will go better for me though, so can’t get complacent yet.

You might have noticed the U by Michael Ley. He is on the German B team this year (god knows why), so he is an unofficial participant with respect to the rankings.

WPC 2011 Update 1

November 10, 2011

motris and I wrote these day 1 recap posts at the same time while sitting across from each other at a table, but we did so separately and did not do anything to avoid saying the same things or whatever. You can see his post here. As a lot of it will be the same stuff as what I’m saying here, perhaps you can pick your favorite blogger and read theirs, unless you like the extra perspectives and want to see both.

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