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 U-1500 World Chess Championship

Date: 11th December 2021 at 10 AM EST

Your Opportunity to Make a Mark in the Chess World.

Open for Anyone Under 1500 FIDE/USCF Rating.

Please read all the rules and policies before registering, there will be no refund issued

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$25 ($35)

Prize Money Distribution

1st Place - $500
2nd Place - $400
3rd Place - $300
4th Place - $200
5th Place - $175
6th Place - $150
7th Place - $125
8th Place - $75
9th Place - $50
10th Place - $25

CHESS KLUB Trophies for

Top 3 Players

CHESS KLUB Medals for

Best Under 7 Player (Anyone born after 1-1-2014)
Best Under 10 Player (Anyone born after 1-1-2011)
Best Under 15 Player (Anyone born after 1-1-2006)
Best Under 19 Player (Anyone born after 1-1-2002)
Best Female Player (Age No Bar)
Best Senior Citizen Player (Anyone born before Dec 31, 1961)

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Frequently Asked

What are the tournament rules & formats?

  • Participation Eligibility – Unrated Players. Under 1500 FIDE / USCF Ratings
  • Format: This is a Swiss-style tournament
  • # of Rounds: At least 7 Rounds (This might be more if the number of players increases)
  • Time Control – 20+0 Minutes per side. Zero increments.
  • This is open for all Unrated or Under 1500 FIDE/USCF Rated. Even coaches can participate
  • Participation is allowed either from a PC or laptop with a working webcam and microphone, usage of Mobile phones, tablets or any other computing device will lead to disqualification.
  • Participant(s) needs to be on video throughout the tournament.
  • Participant(s) must not be accompanied by anyone in the room
  • Foul play (e.g. using an engine) and seeking external help are strict grounds for disqualification.
  • Banned/ Closed IDs will not get any prize. The next deserving player will get it
  • No fake identities
  • All prizes will be given by showing proper identification documents.
  • The organizer’s decision is final
  • The organizer reserves the right to disqualify any participant for violating any of the above rules.
  • Must have played 50 or more Rapid Games on (If you have not played on before, you have time to catch up)

What are the tournament formats?

Chess KLUB will use the Swiss System. In this system, players in each section will play against each other. No one is eliminated. In fact, as you continue to win games, you face progressively stronger opposition players and those who were not so successful play against each other. Towards the end of the event, you are likely to face players at your level.

Also, in the Swiss-system events, players are paired with each other according to the following general principles:

  • A player is not paired with any other player more than once.
  • Players with the same score are paired whenever possible.
  • Colors are assigned as fairly as possible. Alternating the colors is ideal.
  • For the first round, the players are ranked according to their last official rating. If you are an UNRATED player, then you might be paired randomly.
  • The top player in the upper half is then paired against the top player in the lower half of the field, and so on. The top-ranked player’s color in the first round is normally allocated by lot, and then colors alternate down the halves.
  • In the second round, our system uses the same principles to pair each of the three score groups (those who won, those who drew, and those who lost). These pairing procedures will continue through the rest of the tournament.

How do you ensure a touch & move-in online tournament?

Just like the touch and move rule in the real world, in the online chess tournament once a move has been made, there is no take back. No request for take backs will be entertained.

What are the time controls for the tournament?

Time Control for this tournament is 20 minutes per player. There is no increment. If a player is late for a round, the opposing player may start the game when the Tournament Director announces it is time for the round to begin.

How are scores determined?

For every win, you receive 1 point. For draw, you receive ½ point and for every loss, you receive 0 point. Trophies will be given to the top 3 scorers in each section based on points and tie-breaks.

How will you ensure that discipline is maintained, and no one is taking any help?

We trust every player to be honest. We will have Zoom session open for all. It is mandatory for you to have the video on. Anyone not following the video rule will be disqualified. Our internal systems will detect if you try to take outside help.

Where can I locate the pairings?

Pairings (match-up) will be automatically posted before and after each round. This can be seen in the “Pairings” tab of our CHESS KLUB Tournament Arena

What should I do when something is wrong?

The player must call the attention of the TD (Tournament Director) immediately if there is any problem or disagreement between players by raising their hand on Zoom. Please wait patiently for the TD and avoid making unnecessary noises. Please mute your audio if you do not have any issues.

Which ratings do you consider?

You can give your FIDE or USCF ID whichever is the latest. We will find out your ratings and will consider the one that is the latest.

Example: If you have a FIDE rating that is 5 years old vs a USCF rating that is only 1 year old, your USCF rating will be considered for eligibility.

How are tiebreakers determined?

We use the USCF & FIDE approved Median system, which adds up the final scores of the tied players’ opponents. In other words, it is the computer software that is approved  that will calculate the tie-breaks. In general, if one’s opponents’ scores are higher, that means they played stronger opposition and therefore deserves a higher place on the standings. 

Which FIDE rating do you use for your tournament?

We use the most recent regular rating for pairing as per the official FIDE website. 

What time will the tournament start?

The Tournament will start exactly at 10 AM EST on 11th December 2021.

When should we check in online?

You should check-in at least 1 hour before to ensure that you don’t lose out on the initial pairing. The check-in time is 8:30 AM EST and is open till 9:45 AM EST.

What should I do first when I arrive?

You will need to check yourself in when you arrive.

When and where is the awards ceremony?

Once we calculate the standings and tiebreaks for a section, we will announce the awards. All prize monies will be transferred directly to your bank account. All trophies will be sent via courier in 7 business days from the date of the tournament. All digital certificates will be emailed to you, directly within 1 week of the tournament. We will not be printing any certificates.

Can I use the restroom while my game is still in progress?

Yes! However, note that you are not allowed to pause your virtual clock or video while the game is going on.

What restrictions are there in place?

You can not do the following

  • You can not take anyone’s help
  • You can not use phones or other devices.
  • You can not open any other browser apart from the one you’re playing the tournament on.

What browser do you recommend?

We recommend using Google Chrome

What should I do when my game is finished?

Right after the completion of a game, your scores will automatically be noted by the computer. Your next round will start when the TD announces the next round. The next round starts immediately after all the games are over from the current round.

Will you publish the results? How?

Winner(s) name will be announced on Website Hall of Fame, in the Chess KLUB Online community and on our Social Media.

Freuently Asked Questions.

Who is this Chess KLUB for?

Chess KLUB is for any one willing to learn the game of chess as a leisure activity or to take part in competitive chess.

What is the minimum age to be a student?

At Chess KLUB we accept students who are at least 5 years or older

What are the levels of classes that are available?

There are primarily 3 levels – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. In the Beginner level we teach the basics of chess, in the Intermediate level we teach Chess tactics and more…and in the Advanced level, we teach various Chess Strategies for the students to take their game to the next level.

How do I know which class I should opt for?

If you do not know chess, you will be at the Beginner level. If you already know chess, then we will assess where you stand and let you know which class you should opt for.

How many classes do you have per month?

At all levels, we will have 4 hours of coaching classes per month and 4 hours of optional practice sessions every weekend.

What is the duration of each class?

Each class is one hour

How does a typical class look like?

A typical class will have 6-8 students. The first 20-30 minutes will be mostly theory classes, followed by 20-30 minutes of game.

How soon can I join?

Once you’ve registered, we will let you know of your class start date. Usually happens within the first 10 days of registration or as part of a new batch, whichever is earlier.

Do you give homework?

Yes, this will depend on the level where you join. Beginners tend to have less homework and those in Advanced levels will have more complex homework/ puzzles to solve.

Is there a curriculum?

Yes, we do a follow a curriculum for each of the levels.