Monday, May 3, 2010
by Bob Lenning
Chess.com has announced the 11th Chess.com tournament. These are large affairs with sometimes more than 1,000 players in a single 200 point rating class. The tournament is organized like a huge group of 6 player round robins, with the winner of each mini-tournament moving on to the next round. You play one game each as Black and White against each opponent, up to 10 games simultaneously with a 3 day per move time control. The tournament is divided into sections by rating, eg. 1401-1600 and 1601-1800. You are automatically assigned a class according to your rating on the day the tournament starts, Tuesday June 1, 2010 at 9pm PDT. A large number of players are from other countries, adding another layer of interest. If you are one of our Chess.com players, or even if you aren't yet, these are great tournaments. Sign up to play now!