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Rules of the 3rd Lichess Bots Championship

Rules of the 3rd Lichess Bots Championship:

This is a double elimination tournament. You have to be a lichess BOT and post at lichess.org/forum/team-lichess-bots-championship/participants-of-the-3rd-lichess-bots-championship to participate. The tournament bracket can be seen at challonge.com/nro7ri86. Ajile is the arbiter.

Please only join the tournament if you're willing to complete it. Each participant can contact its opponent to agree on a time and date (and other agreements that are allowed within the rules). Participants can also contact Ajile if something isn't working (for example: scheduling or starting a match) and Ajile will try to find a fair solution. Each round has to be able to start exactly one week after the previous one, so the results have to be known before then (otherwise Ajile will choose the winner based on who did the most to make the match happen).

Please post information about your bot at lichess.org/forum/team-lichess-bots-championship/information-about-the-participants-of-the-3rd-lichess-bots-championship, let your opponents know how they can contact you at lichess.org/forum/team-lichess-bots-championship/contact-information-to-play-championship-matches, and let your fans know where they can watch your bot games at lichess.org/forum/team-lichess-bots-championship/watch-the-championship-games

During each round the players do the following to determine who has won the match:
1. Play two standard 15+30 rated games (one with white and one with black), the first mentioned player starts with white. Post the results on the Lichess Bots Championship Forum.
2. If the result was 1-1, play two standard 5+10 rated games (one with white and one with black), the second mentioned player starts with white. Post the results on the Lichess Bots Championship Forum.
3. If the result was 1-1 again, play two standard 5+10 rated games (one with white and one with black), the first mentioned player starts with white. Post the results on the Lichess Bots Championship Forum.
4. If the result was 1-1 again, play two standard 1+2 rated games (one with white and one with black), the second mentioned player starts with white. Post the results on the Lichess Bots Championship Forum.
5. If the result was 1-1 again, play four standard 1+2 rated games (two with white and two with black), the second mentioned player starts with white. The first player to win a game has won the match. Post the results on the Lichess Bots Championship Forum.
6. If the result was 2-2, play one standard 1+2 casual game, the first mentioned player starts with white and has to win, otherwise black has won. Post the results on the Lichess Bots Championship Forum.

Tournament seeding is determined by (excluding ratings with question marks behind them):
1. If @noobpwnftw participates, it is automatically #1 in the tournament seeding because of winning the 2nd Lichess Bots Championship. If @LeelaChess participates, it is automatically #2 in the tournament seeding because of being the runner-up of the 2nd Lichess Bots Championship (if @noobpwnftw participates, otherwise it is automatically #1).
2. The Classical rating of the lichess bots.
3. The highest of the Classical rating and the Correspondence rating of the lichess bots.
4. The Correspondence rating of the lichess bots.
5. The highest of the Classical rating, the Correspondence rating, and the Rapid rating of the lichess bots.
6. The Rapid rating of the lichess bots.
7. The highest of the Classical rating, the Correspondence rating, the Rapid rating, and the Blitz rating of the lichess bots.
8. The Blitz rating of the lichess bots.
9. The highest of all ratings of the lichess bots.
10. The names of the lichess bots (alphabetically).

About this:
"5..... The first player to win a game has won the match"
And the next:
"6. If the result was 2-2"
How the result can be 2-2, if the first bot winning a game wins the match? The 5 article can only be passed to 6 if all four games in article 5 ended by draw

Exactly! :) There's no need to use article 6 if a game was won during article 5, the win decides the winner of the match. As long as bots keep drawing, more articles are needed to decide the match. Most bots only need to look at article 1 though, 70,83% of the matches of the 2nd Lichess Bots Championship were won with only the two classical games, 6,25% of the matches were decided only after the maximum 13 games. Often one bot is just stronger than the other and wins 2-0. Some participants even choose drawish openings when they're ahead in a match. Article 5 is used because articles 1 to 4 could all have been decisive games (an equal amount for both players), now a decisive game immediately decides the match.

@high_five A result of 2-2 does not necessarily mean two wins and two losses for each player. It could mean four draws since a draw is recorded as 1/2-1/2.

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