7th Proficiency Test – Round 3 @ 42nd World Championship

During the 42nd Backgammon World Championship, Masayuki “Mochy” Mochizuki (Giants #1 2015-2016) presented our 7th “Backgammon Proficiency Test” on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017.

A total of 35 players were present at the exam, and the number was larger than last year.
In addition to Falafel (USA, Giants #4), the defending champion of the 6th exam, the world’s leading players such as Jorgen Granstedt (Sweden, the first 3-time World Champion), Steen Gronbech (Denmark, Giants #14), Zdenek Zizka (Czech, who got the highest score in the 5th exam) went in for it.

What a surprise! Marc Olsen (Sweden, Giants #40) marked an incredibly high score of 44/50. Steen Gronbech and Falafel also did remarkably well, but their scores were 6 points behind Marc Olsen’s. Zdenek Zizka was ranked 4th with 37/50, and Jorgen Granstedt followed.

Currently, Marc Olsen stands in first place in terms of both the number of right answers and the total error rate (equity loss) among all of the attendees. You can see the overall results of the 7th exam as of now here.

The results for 35 players are as below:

Rank Total score Total errors Name
1 44 675 Marc Olsen Denmark
2 38 1142 Steen Gronbech Denmark
2 38 1537 Falafel USA
4 37 1522 Zdenek Zizka Czech
5 36 1467 Jorgen Granstedt Sweden
6 33 1968 Shahab Ghodsi Norway
7 31 1794 (Anonymous) Austria
7 31 1861 Michael Larsen Denmark
7 31 2108 Konstantinos Mitrelis Greece
10 30 2428 Z. Y. USATurkey
11 29 1898 Alain Babillon France
11 29 1959 Bonnet Aurelien France
11 29 2222 Mislav Kovacic Croatia
11 29 2256 V. R. Italy
11 29 2559 Johan Moazed Sweden
16 28 2660 Timur Azizov Russia
17 27 2984 Stephane Cheneviere France
18 26 2681 Takis Chatzelis Greece
18 26 2725 Robert Lindbom Sweden
18 26 3099 A. C. Brazil
21 23 3039 Thorsten Hoyer Germany
21 23 3844 Leyla Zaloutskaya USA
21 23 4336 Federico Riceputi Italy
24 22 2636 (Anonymous) Italy
24 22 3130 C. E. Switzerland
24 22 3839 Malis Sergiu Romania
27 21 3275 Vaibhav Saxena India
28 20 3732 Benichou Eric France
28 20 4362 Liz Granstedt Sweden
30 19 3605 Lorenzo Rusconi Italy
31 18 3753 Michael Ramsey USA
31 18 4723 (Anonymous) Gibraltar
33 15 4726 Mamaila Marian Romania
33 15 5110 Armin Soltani Canada
35 14 5284 Max Mowzoon USA
Total 35 Ave. 26.3 Ave. 2884



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