The U.S. Chess Federation piloted a 175-move draw rule in the fourth edition of its Official Rules. This interesting rule ended a game automatically after 175 moves, whether or not either player had ...
I'm at the point I'd like to throw my hat in the ring and see what happens. What is the most basic and affordable tournament I should be looking at that still counts for a rating? Would that be FIDE? ...
A while ago there was a site made by NM Jonathan Hilton's father that did some analytics on player's USCF rating histories. I thought it was a pretty good site, but it disappeared. There are still ...
I've never played in a chess league or tournament before, but I am anxious to try one and find out where my true over-the-board rating stands. I'm too old for the school competitions (over 30) and I'm ...
I have not played competitive chess since 1990 and I plan to start playing tournaments again. Are there any rule changes I need to know about?
Over the past few years of tournament play, I've seen three games where the delay was not enabled on a digital clock. In all of these cases, the clock was a Chronos set to display HH:MM until the ...