2012 Micronational Chess Championship

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Micronational Chess Championship 2012
Status Completed
Date 16 August 2012 - 21 November 2012
Governing body Micronational Chess Federation
Participants 16
Format Single-knockout
Winner Sovetus
Runner-up Kuri Kabanov

The 2012 Micronational Chess Championship was held from August 16, 2012 to November 21, 2012. It was organized by the newly-formed Micronational Chess Federation.

Background

At the 16th of July, 2012, Leon Simpson created a thread on the MicroWiki forums, stating the Inter-Micronational Chess Federation had been re-incarnated as the Micronational Chess Federation, and that many nations had joined it. At the same time, he announced the first tournament was going to be planned through that thread. That tournament quickly came to be known as the Micronational Chess Championship.

There were complaints over the fact that there was no limit to the number of participants per nation, with some saying that it will be unfair since some bigger nations will be able to enter much more participants than smaller ones. Therefore, a 3-player limit per nation was established. In case more than 3 players from the same nation wanted to play, there would be a qualifying procedure. However, this didn't happen, as no more than 3 players attempted to sign-up from each nation.

Sign-ups ended at August 16, when the tournament began. 16 players were participating.

Tournament Format

Tournament format was decided to be single-knockout, with the exception of the semi-finalists, who would play a third-place match.

Participants

There were 16 participants from 11 different nations.

  1. Brogenian Flag.jpg Kyle Gatesman - Brogenia
  2. Brogenian Flag.jpg Brandon Kim - Brogenia
  3. Brogenian Flag.jpg Tony Asiamah - Brogenia
  4. Noflag.png Joe Foxon - Mercury
  5. St Peters Republican Banner avatar.png Rebecca Panks - St. Peters Republic
  6. Flag123.jpg Deniz of Pavlov - Pavlov
  7. Secundomia Official Flag.jpg Parker Mitchell - Secundomia
  8. Prsanea Flag.png James E. Wilary - Prsänëa
  9. Slinky Empyre.png Kyng Fyrst - Slin Empyre
  10. Lostislandflag.jpg Stepan Ignatiev - Lostisland
  11. FSRenFlag.png Sovetus - Renasia
  12. FSRenFlag.png Kuri Kabanov - Renasia
  13. Knoll flag 1.png Thomas Cassidy - Knoll
  14. New Nevada Flag.png Leon Simpson - New Nevada
  15. FSRenFlag.png Jacob Tierney - Renasia
  16. Slinky Empyre.png Gandalf D'jambay - Slin Empyre

Results

First Round

Brogenian Flag.jpg Kyle Gatesman vs Slinky Empyre.png Gandalf D'jambay 0 - 1

Prsanea Flag.png James E. Wilary vs Slinky Empyre.png Kyng Fyrst 1 - 0

Noflag.png Joe Foxon vs Knoll flag 1.png Thomas Cassidy 1 - 0

St Peters Republican Banner avatar.png Rebecca Panks vs FSRenFlag.png Kuri Kabanov 0 - 1

Brogenian Flag.jpg Brandon Kim vs FSRenFlag.png Jacob Tierney 0 - 1

Secundomia Official Flag.jpg Parker Mitchell vs Lostislandflag.jpg Stepan Ignatiev 0 - 1

Brogenian Flag.jpg Tony Asiamah vs New Nevada Flag.png Leon Simpson 0 - 1

Flag123.jpg Deniz of Pavlov vs FSRenFlag.png Sovetus 0 - 1

Quarter-finals

Slinky Empyre.png Gandalf D'jambay vs Prsanea Flag.png James E. Wilary 0 - 1

Noflag.png Joe Foxon vs FSRenFlag.png Kuri Kabanov 0 - 1

FSRenFlag.png Jacob Tierney vs Lostislandflag.jpg Stepan Ignatiev 0 - 1

New Nevada Flag.png Leon Simpson vs FSRenFlag.png Sovetus 0 - 1

Semi-finals

Prsanea Flag.png James E. Wilary vs FSRenFlag.png Kuri Kabanov 0 - 1

Lostislandflag.jpg Stepan Ignatiev vs FSRenFlag.png Sovetus 0 - 1

Third place play-off

Prsanea Flag.png James E. Wilary vs Lostislandflag.jpg Stepan Ignatiev 0 - 1

Final

FSRenFlag.png Kuri Kabanov vs FSRenFlag.png Sovetus 0 - 1

Aftermath

By winning a second consecutive championship (see 2010 Intermicronational Chess Championship), Sovetus confirmed his position as the strongest chess player amongst micronations.

It was attempted to hold a successor to this tournament in November 2012, but it ultimately decided that the tournament should be held yearly. The 2013 Micronational Chess Championship is organized by the new, reformed Inter-Micronational Chess Federation.


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Chess

Governing bodies
Inter-Micronational Chess FederationMicronational Chess Federation

World Championships
2010 InterMicronational Chess Championship2012 Micronational Chess Championship2013 Micronational Chess Championship