5'th Annual Email LOA Tournament, Final Round

This year's tournament had a record of 32 participants, including one strong robot player and 31 humans, ranging in skill from defending champion to novice. Due to the number of participants, a preliminay round was played,with the best scoring players from the first round playing in the final round.Complete details, and viewable game records, for the first round are online here.

Mona Wins!  Mona, the robot, won all 7 games in the first round, and all 7 games in the final round; winning the tournament undefeated. Robots have played in several previous tournaments, but have not done nearly as well. To help the humans out, some of Mona'sgames have been collected for study. You can read more about Mona and her friends at this address.   Mona's next exploit is planned to be a Mona-vs-World game sponsored by the Mindsports Olympiad.   In view of her stellar performance in this tournament, Mona will retire from play in human tournaments until a suitable challenger arises. More information about Mona and related LOA infomation can be found here.

Second place in the tournament, and best human performance, is by Jorge Gómez Arrausi, who was undefeated except by Mona, and  who also won last year's tournament.

Third Place (second among mere humans) was taken by Ragnar Wikman.

Standings in the Final Round


player wins losses ties
jarrausi 6 1 0
mona 7 0 0
ragnar 4 3 0
pedro 1 6 0
pduff 3 4 0
JohnBosley  3 4 0
Hthordsen  3 4 0
Dpriddy  1 6 0

Details for the Final Round


Play started on Jan 8, 2001 and finished May 16, 2001.  Time limits are 1 week per move,10 weeks overall time.
 
Jarrausi Mona Ragnar Pedro Pduff JohnBosley Hthordsen
Dpriddy B: jarrausi
W: dpriddy
Jarrausi won
B: mona
W: dpriddy
Mona Won
B: ragnar
W: dpriddy
Ragnar won
B: dpriddy
W: pedro
Pedro won
B: dpriddy
W: pduff
Pduff Won
B: dpriddy
W: johnbosley
Dpriddy won
B: hthordsen
W: dpriddy
Hthordsen Won
Hthordsen B: jarrausi
W: hthordsen
Jarrausi won
B: hthordsen
W: Mona

Mona Won
B: ragnar
W: pedro
Ragnar won
B: hthordsen
W: pedro
Hthordsen won
B: pduff
W: hthordsen
Hthordsen won
B: hthordsen
W: johnbosley
Johnbosley won
JohnBosley B: johnbosley
W: jarrausi
Jarrausi won
B: mona
W: johnbosley
Mona Won
B: ragnar
W: johnbosley
JohnBosley won
B: johnbosley
W: pedro
JohnBosley won
B: johnbosley
W: pduff
Pduff won
Pduff B: pduff
W: jarrausi
Jarrausi won
B: mona
W: pduff

Mona Won
B: pduff
W: ragnar
Ragnar won
B: pedro
W: pduff
pduff won
pedro B: pedro
W: jarrausi
Jarrausi won
B: mona
W: pedro

Mona Won
B: pedro
W: ragnar
ragnar won
ragnar B: jarrausi
W: ragnar
Jarrausi won
B: ragnar
W: mona
Mona won
mona B: jarrausi
W: mona
Mona Won




 

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