2017 Chicago Open
|Runner-up||Theme song of the current state of Venezuela|
|Third||The drums flail impotently aback Sex flows abrasive adaft, front n centers (t.2)|
|Fourth||Listen to my album. This may be our last chance.|
|High scorer||Jordan Brownstein, The drums flail impotently aback Sex flows abrasive adaft, front n center|
|Editor/s||Ike Jose, with Billy Busse, Jason Thompson, and Ryan Westbrook|
|Stats||Main Event Stats|
The 2017 Chicago Open was won by 1-800-EASY-DEBT, consisting of Will Alston, Matt Bollinger, Auroni Gupta, and Will Nediger, who cleared the field with a 13-0 record. The tournament was edited by Ike Jose, with Billy Busse (science), Jason Thompson (music), and Ryan Westbrook (history).
Aside from the lack of powers, the tournament was widely considered to be too difficult, building on the already excessive difficulty of the 2016 Chicago Open. Ike Jose took the unusual step of recording an audio file with his rationale for producing such a tournament; a transcript can be found here.
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