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A series of chess games between a number of player, who compete for a set of prizes. Chess tournaments are of different formats and categories, and they can be open or by invitation only

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Number of Games in the Upcoming World Classical Chess Championship: Comparison with Previous Championships

I'm curious about the format of the upcoming World Classical Chess Championship. Historically, the number of games in these championships has varied. For instance, the Carlsen-Karjakin championship in ...
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Consequences of Missing a Single Game in a Rated Chess Tournament

I am participating in a rated chess tournament that spans multiple rounds, and I have a specific query regarding attendance. Suppose I have played the first 9 rounds of the tournament, but due to ...
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Can Winning a Game in a First Rated Tournament Result in a Lower Rating than Not Playing?

I'm curious about a specific scenario in chess rating systems, particularly for a player attending their first rated tournament. Is it possible that for an unrated player, winning a game in their ...
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Is There a Limit on the Number of Rated Tournaments a Chess Player Can Attend in a Month?

I'm an enthusiastic chess player looking to participate in more rated tournaments to improve my ranking and gain experience. However, I'm curious if there's any sort of limitation on the number of ...
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What do the -0 and -1 scores in the FIDE Grand Swiss mean?

Link to results The last two rounds saw three players score "-0" (GM Kollars Dmitrij and IM Amar Elham), and one person score "-1" (GM Fier Alexandr). They don't look like standard ...
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Selection Criteria for Top Tier Participants in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament

I'm curious about the process of selecting participants for the top tier (Masters) of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, held annually in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands. This prestigious event attracts some ...
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When and Where is the Next World Classic Chess Championship?

I am curious to know the details about the next World Classic Chess Championship. Specifically, I would like to find out when and where it will be held.
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Is There an Official World Championship for Bullet Chess?

I'm curious about the official status of Bullet Chess championships. While we have established world championships for classical, rapid, and blitz chess, I'm wondering if there is a similar official ...
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would a board for calculating "non-blindfold" help GMs in slow games?

I have often wondered, how would it be if the rules were different and you could calculate on a "non-blindfold" board during slow games. For example, you could picture each player in the ...
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Opportunities to Play Online Chess with Grandmasters for a 2000 Elo Player

I'm an avid chess player with an Elo rating of around 2000, and I'm interested in exploring opportunities to play online chess against Grandmasters. Are there any online platforms or tournaments where ...
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How Did Alireza Firouzja Qualify Over Wesley So for the 2024 Candidates Tournament?

I've been following the recent developments in the chess world and noticed that Alireza Firouzja qualified for the 2024 Candidates Tournament, overtaking Wesley So in the process. Can someone explain ...
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How to Correct Incorrect Birth Year in My FIDE Profile?

I recently discovered that my FIDE (International Chess Federation) profile lists an incorrect birth year. My actual rating from years ago was 1450, but the birth year on the site is wrong. Here's my ...
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Returning to Chess Tournaments: Does My Old FIDE Rating Still Apply?

Years ago, I was an active chess player with a rating of 1450. I plan to return to the scene by participating in an official tournament. My question is, will my previous rating be retained or reset ...
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Which federation would a cruise ship FIDE rated tournament be rated under?

I know bridge tournaments are a big thing on cruise ships. I think I've seen adverts for a chess tournament on a cruise ship several years ago but can't remember the details or find anything online. ...
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What are "Jamboree chess pairings"?

Following on from this question, what are "Jamboree chess pairings"? That is the first time I have heard of them.
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Algorithm for generating Jamboree chess pairings

Is there any algorithm that generates pairings for a Jamboree chess tournament, given the number of teams, the number of players in each team (no. boards) and the number of rounds? I've read somewhere ...
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Where can I find past Titled Tuesday data

I'm hoping to create a dataset with Chess.com Titled Tuesday results. I have found this link which has the tournaments https://www.chess.com/tournament/live/titled-tuesdays?&page=7 but for some ...
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FIDE vs naive vs delete1-Buchholz (Danger, Math)

FIDE-Buchholz BF: the one that is used in "official" tournaments and defined in the FIDE rules, somewhat complicated. Considers bye, forfeit and other not played games. Naive Buchholz BN: ...
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Can one make a deal with their opponent over what opening to play?

In official tournaments, are the two players allowed to talk (before or at the start) of a match to compromise on openings, eg. If white is good at the Sicilian but bad at the Caro-Kann and black is ...
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Rating decreased suddenly without reason, FIDE rating displayed wrongly in the website can anyone have such Problems

My son's rating opened when he played international match during August 2023. The rating was displayed in FIDE website on the last date of August, and it was 1156. Later on September he played another ...
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Why do boys become better than girls?

From my experience in tournaments until the age of 11-12, the playing strength of boys and girls is pretty similar but after 13 the difference becomes noticeable. Why is that?
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I would like to make engine play specific openings

I would like to organize an engine tournament on Arena and restrict it only to one opening. How do I do that?
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Why is a win better than 2 draws in the tiebreaks

When I play chess tournaments and I have 5/2/2 in the tiebreaks I always lose to players with 6/3/0. So why is a win better than 2 draws? Which is the logic behind it?
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Minimum break between rounds

I am an assistant arbiter in an open tournament which is happening over the weekend, with 1 round on Friday, and 2 rounds on Saturday and Sunday. There were 5.5 hours between the two rounds on ...
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Weekly pairings in a non repetitive way?

I'm part of a local chess club and we play once a week, 4 or 5 games. The way pairings are done is by Swiss style pairings where in the first round the top half is paired against the bottom half. ...
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How to calculate USCF's Modified Median (with or without byes)?

The calculation is described in the "USCF Chess Rule Book", chapter 34E1, 34E1. Modified Median The Median system, also known as the Harkness system for inventor Kenneth Harkness, evaluates ...
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Noisy opponent -- your responsibility?

My opponent seemed to me (then a teenager) an elderly guy but I think he was just in his 50s or 60s. Anyway, he literally was audibly and somewhat loudly talking to himself, saying, "If I go ...
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How are the quads divided up in a quad tournament?

It was always my understanding that quad tournaments are divided up with an eye toward minimizing rating ranges within the quads. This (hopefully) lets everyone play against people of roughly the same ...
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Real reason tournament director of Teplice Open in Czechia tried to ban Ukrainian players?

I have just seen that FIDE has stepped in and told the organisers of the Teplice Open that they may not ban Ukrainian players from the tournament. Searching for more information as to why a tournament ...
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Fritz 18 Position Setup For Engine Match

The other day, I saw a GothamChess on two engines playing the King's Gambit. I thought to myself that it would be interesting to do the same thing, so I tried it in Fritz 18. I know that I have to ...
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What does FIDE rating 1800 entail?

I have a classical rating of around 2000 on Lichess. I’m aware that FIDE Classical time control is much longer than Lichess classical, so I just made it as some kind of reference point. I’m mainly ...
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Can Nepo and Ding receive computer analysis from teammates between tiebreak rounds?

In round 4 of the tiebreaks for the 2023 world championship (LiChess), Nepo played the surprise 13.Bb1. I'm wondering if Nepo's teammates may have done a computer analysis of this position, which ...
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Tournament dropout probability

Is there any concrete data about the probability than a random person will not end a tournament? (Obviously, the data can be further tallied with regard to age, Elo, rounds, prizes :-) and whatnot...) ...
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How does a player's fide rating change calculated for previous month's rating even in the next month

This is a follow-up question to this asked some time back to which I didn't quite understand the given answer. I'll take an example A certain player had rating 2422 on Sep 2022 according to the chart ...
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Why did Garry Kasparov retire?

I have heard that he was rather upset at the establishment, but I don't know why? What this the only reason, or were there others?
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What are the [authentic] scientific studies conducted, which suggest that playing chess can cause weight loss by burning calories?

A video which conveys that playing a [classical] Chess game is equivalent to playing a singles lawn tennis when it comes to burning calories! [It also suggests that] Brain consumes a lot of glucose ...
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Is Titled Tuesday now 2x week still 2x a day? [closed]

It says last week Wesley So Becomes 2nd Player To Sweep Titled Tuesday On a day when he played a match in the Champions Chess Tour, GM Wesley So also found the time to win both Titled Tuesday events ...
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Example of 60 minute tournament that FIDE considers classical

For the sake of having an example re Why was the 2019 WFRCC called 'slow rapid' when it's actually classical (45+15=60)? where 60 minutes is exactly the border between rapid and classical: ...
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Why would I bid for white in armageddon (in regular chess)?

Related: Regular chess: Why would I bid for white in armageddon (in regular chess)? Chess960: Why would I bid for white in armageddon in chess960? Were there armageddons where white gets lower time or ...
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Why would I bid for white in armageddon in chess960?

Related: Regular chess: Why would I bid for white in armageddon (in regular chess)? Chess960: Why would I bid for white in armageddon in chess960? Were there armageddons where white gets lower time or ...
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In armageddon bidding, what happens if the bid is drawn?

Re armageddon, there is sometimes bidding ("how much time they're willing to give up to play with their desired color") instead of pre-determined 5min vs 4min. What happens if the bid is ...
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Armageddon: Does / Should White have a lower advantage in chess960 compared to chess?

I'm not (necessarily) asking which colour is more favoured in armageddon chess960. I'm asking that given however much or little white has an advantage of armageddon chess, is this advantage lower in ...
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How is Armageddon in chess like fair cake-cutting in game theory? [closed]

It says on Wikipedia: Some tournaments utilise a bidding system for individual players of each match to decide how little time they would be willing to play with as black. The player with the lowest ...
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Why didn't Wesley So get full championship privilege in the 2022 WFRCC unlike Magnus and Vishy did since 2008?

Wesley So didn't get full championship privilege in the 2022 WFRCC unlike Magnus and Vishy did from 2008 to 2021. They got only 1 opponent to defend against, namely the unique winner of a candidates ...
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Time control conversion when it comes to bonus time after eg 40 moves

I read that for increment games the way to convert them to non-increment games for the purpose of classification by time control goes as follows: Original time + Increment x 40 = Time used to ...
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Can I ask to see other players' score sheets between tournament rounds?

Suppose I'm in the middle of a multi-day tournament, and pairings have been posted for the next round. Can I request (i.e. request from a TD) to see the submitted score sheets of my opponent from his ...
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Wrong name and FIDE ID in rated classical tournament

I am play in a classical, FIDE rated event. I entered via my coach. I just gave him my name and said I don't have a FIDE id. When I was playing my first game I noticed that my name is wrong. They ...
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Can a non-rated tournament having all categories play in a single group and then the ranking decided based on overall performance?

Let's say there are 4 categories playing Chess: U11, U17, Ladies & Open. In India, I have witnessed 2 types of category based Swiss tournaments, which are non-rated. U11 players play each other; ...
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Tournaments with not-everyone-treated-equal

Less "radical": see also this question. Usually, in tournaments rules hold uniformly for each participant. Here are some examples that might violate the rule: A: Those who can't notate (...
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Overruling last round color check in Swiss

Spinoff from here FIDE Swiss pairing rules state that last round color check in Swiss may be overruled by the organizer. They don't state what overrules. Probably it is not in the whim of the ...
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