Wednesday, May 20, 2020

May 21 - 3-round "Rapid" event in One Section - on chess.com

Game/20 minutes, with 5-second increment

It is a 3-round tournament, starting promptly at 7:00 pm. Show up before 7:00 pm and click the link below to join the event. It should run until around 9:15 pm. (You can join late, but might get a Bye for Rd 1).


Here is a link to the event:
https://www.chess.com/live#t=1235042


(This event is chess.com "Rapid"-rated)

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Notes:

(1) if you aren't a Chess.com member yet, they offer free/basic membership
       (and other premium memberships). To sign up for a basic (free)
       membership, go to:
               https://www.chess.com/register

(2) if you are already a Chess.com member, then join the online SWCC club by
       clicking the “Join” button here:
             
https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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NEXT WEEK, we will start a 3-week, 3-round event (G/60+5). I will send out detailed information on Sunday.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

May 14 - 6-round "Rapid" event in Two Sections - on chess.com

This week's event - "RAPID" chess  --    Game/10 minutes, with 2-second increment

It is a 6-round tournament, starting promptly at 7:00 pm.  Show up before 7:00 pm and click one of the links below to join the event.  It should run until around 9:15 pm.  (You can join late, but might get a Bye for Rd 1).

There will be 2 Sections.  You are free to choose the Reserve Section if your US Chess rating is below 1600Anyone can join the Open Section.

Here is a link to the OPEN SECTION:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1226664

Here is a link to the RESERVE SECTION:   https://www.chess.com/live#t=1226665

(This event is chess.com "Rapid"-rated)

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 Notes:


(1)  if you aren't a Chess.com member yet, they offer free/basic membership
       (and other premium memberships).  To sign up for a basic (free) membership, go to:
 
(2)  if you are already a Chess.com member, then join the online SWCC club by clicking
       the “Join” button here:
       https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

May 7 - 3-round "Action" event in Two Sections - on chess.com

This week's event - ACTION chess  --    Game/20 minutes, with 5-second increment

It is a 3-round tournament, starting promptly at 7:00 pm.  Show up before 7:00 pm and click one of the links below to join the event.  It should run until around 9:15 pm.  (You can join late, but might get a Bye for Rd 1).

There will be 2 Sections.  You are free to choose the Reserve Section if your US Chess rating is below 1600Anyone can join the Open Section.

Here is a link to the OPEN SECTION:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1218487

Here is a link to the RESERVE SECTION:   https://www.chess.com/live#t=1218489

(This event is chess.com "Rapid"-rated)

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 Notes:


(1)  if you aren't a Chess.com member yet, they offer free/basic membership
       (and other premium memberships).  To sign up for a basic (free) membership, go to:
(2)  if you are already a Chess.com member, then join the online SWCC club by clicking
       the “Join” button here:
       https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club


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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

April 30 - "Slow Blitz" event in 2 sections (Game 8 + 3 seconds); Open & Reserve

this Thursday (April 30) we are once again having a "SLOW BLITZ" event, this time in TWO Sections.  We start promptly at 7:00 pm Thursday night.


Time control is 8+3 (8 minutes, with 3-second increment), with 6 rounds.  The event should take roughly two hours (7:00-9:00 pm).


With the two sections, there are no restrictions.  The idea is that players with USCF ratings <=1600 play in the Reserve Section, while anyone can join the Open Section.


To enter the OPEN SECTION, go here:   https://www.chess.com/live#t=1208654

To enter the RESERVE SECTION, go here:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1208655

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(1)  If you aren't a Chess.com member yet, they offer free/basic memberships (as well as other premium memberships).
To sign up for a basic (free) membership, go to:

https://www.chess.com/register

(2)  If you are already a Chess.com member, then join the online SWCC club by clicking the “Join” button here:

https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

April 23 - G/20+5 Action event (3 games, one night)

This week's event - ACTION chess  --    Game/20 minutes, with 5-second increment

It is a 3-round tournament, starting promptly at 7:00 pm.  Be on time and click the link below to join the event.  It should run until around 9:15 pm. 

Here is a direct link to the tournament:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1201367

(the event is not USCF-rated; it is chess.com-rated)

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Notes:


(1)  if you aren't a Chess.com member yet, they offer free/basic membership
      (and other premium memberships).  To sign up for a basic (free) membership, go to:

(2)  if you are already a Chess.com member, then join the online SWCC club by clicking
       the “Join” button here:

       https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club



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We will try to have a variety of time controls and tournament formats.  Please email allenbecker@wi.rr.com to let us know your preferred time controls!   Thanks.