Tuesday, March 31, 2020

This Thursday - ONLINE Chess Tournament !

The Southwest Chess Club will begin hosting online events, starting this Thursday 

This Thursday at 7:00 pm we will hold a 2-round Game/30 minutes (with 5-second increment) event.

                                                                   DETAILS:

(1)  if you are already a Chess.com member, then join the online SWCC club by clicking:
                   https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club

(2)  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
              and, then join the SWCC Club on Chess.com

(3)    Here is how you join the tournament on Thursday evening:
           You must have completed the above steps before the start time (7:00 pm).
           Then, there are three different ways to get into the tournament:
              * Click this direct link to the tournament:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1174202
                                    or
              * Go to:  Connect > Clubs > Southwest Chess Club
                  (https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club)
                                    or
              * Go to:  Play > Live > Tournaments  (then choosing "Upcoming" or "In Progress")
                    (you choose "upcoming" if it's before 7:00 pm, or "in progress" if you arrive late)

(4)   Once you get to the tournament you must click on the "Join" button (link).

Now you are in the "playing hall".  Again, you should do this before the designated start time. 
At the start time (or shortly thereafter) the site will create pairings and players will be thrust into their games.
 
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Please email allenbecker@wi.rr.com if you have suggestions for future events.  We will have "Action" events (Game/20, for example) and "Blitz" (Game 3 with 4-second increment, e.g.).  Your input is welcome.  Also, if anyone would like to help out (becoming an "Admin" so you can help run these events) let Allen Becker know.

If you run into any snags on Thursday night, feel free to email Allen, or text/call:  414-807-0269