The 2018 Atomic World Championships

For the third year in a row, tipau organized an Atomic World Championship on lichess, following the successful organization of the 2016 and 2017 editions. Challonge was once again used – as this was a double elimination knockout format. The bracket can be found at: http://challonge.com/atomicwc2018 This year, the entrants list topped out at 65 …

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The 2017 Atomic World Championships

After the successful completion of the 2016 Atomic World Championship, tipau ran another edition in 2017. There were 44 entrants for this edition: Seed Name Rating Best Average 1 onubense 2813 2813 2813 2 Arka50 2641 2824 2733 3 tipau 2629 2805 2717 4 pashpash 2612 2745 2679 5 OneFallWeAllFall 2552 2642 2597 6 moustruito …

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The 2016 Atomic World Championships

11 years after the 2005 Atomic World Championships were run, another ‘official’ World Championship was organized by tipau. These Championships were run on lichess.org and with his kind permission, I’ve copied and mirrored his site for those championships that he’s run. There were 41 entrants to the 2016 Championships: Seed Name Rating Best Average 1 …

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The 2005 Atomic World Championships

The 2005 Atomic World Championships were held on FICS from October 1st, 2005 to December 1st, 2005.  It was run as an open knockout match-format tournament – all of the games and rules have been preserved below – I ran this tournament and sometime, I’ll add some funny anecdotes about this tournament.  But this was …

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FIDA Ratings (1 Dec 2005)

1st FIDA Ratings 1.Dec.2005 ID Name AGM Norms Avg Rating Tot 5 12 Rat Gam 3 0 Rat Gam 1 0 Rat Gam ========================================================================================== 0001 tipau(AGM) 0 2316 40 2220 8 2432 16 2297 16 0002 siggemannen(AWC)0 2432 30 2374 6 2432 12 2489 12 0003 TCK 1 2294 20 2316 4 2287 8 2278 …

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Bronze Era of Atomic Chess (2004-2009)

I consider atomic chess history to be divided into distinct eras, with their own related stories.  The second such era would obviously be the silver age of atomic chess, going by the traditional methodology of naming eras within history.  I date this period from between early 2004 throughout the start of 2009.  This period of …

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Atomic on ICC

ICC was the first major server to implement a version of atomic chess.  However, their version of atomic chess differs from standard atomic rules.  In ICC’s version of atomic chess, there are no checks.  That might not seem like much, but it completely changes certain atomic chess endgames and openings.  For example, K+R v K …

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