i would like very much to participate but will unfortunately not be available for Christmas tournament on december 27. Anyway I'm sure there will be enough players interested.
I wish to congratulate TC and The Maestro for having improved the rules and for the initiative of this second tournament. Let's this second tournament be as successful as first one.
i can also not avoide to reply with a little smile to the 2 posts above of people who wish to gain ELO points in tournament. If I were playing under Dekaenas formula I would just create my new bronze spy account, become member and in case I win I would gain 108000/100=1080 points so I will be like Satan-NL, this is just exactly what I need!!!
From my point of view we should not mix ELO ranking points and "tournament points". Winners, finalist, semi finalists of tournaments shall get tournament points and a dedicated "tournament ranking" shall be created separately from ELO ranking. ... but I understand in short term we have to do with what is available, hopefully in the future it will be possible to have separate rankings.
Anyway I wish all players good luck and a lot of fun in this Christmas tournament.
This will make it more unpredictable the rankings and will become interested many more players to participate in the BEST tournament(CL) of the year(will fill the forum ).