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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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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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How does a forfeit draw come about?

In the answer to the question "What do the USCF crosstable result letters mean?", there is reference to a "forfeit draw". This term seems self-contradictory and nonsensical. The ...
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Where to find cross table for 1956 Thanksgiving weekend Eastern Open?

Berliner won this tournament. Chess life/review reported it. Newspapers reported it. The Eastern Open in 1956 was Thanksgiving weekend in the YMCA in DC. Berliner won it. Rossolimo, Lombardy, ...
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What define a tournament as a "Open"

I used to think an open tournament was by definition open to everyone who was willing to pay the entry costs, but it is clear that some "Open" tournaments are not. So what is the definition?
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What the max possible USCF rating of a player after playing in an under 1400 tournament?

Assume a player is over 18, and has played 40 UCSF rated games. Then the player wins 5 games in a 5 round under 1400 swiss, what is the max possible rating of the player after the tournament? (Assume ...
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Are there any large swiss with good playing standard that are not rated?

Chess players who are improving in the USA have good reasons to avoid increasing their ratings as prize money is often high in tournaments with a rating ceiling. The rules for such tournaments ...
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Why did the later US chess championships or St Louis chess events remove auction & even increment from their armageddon?

It's stated by Jim Ratliff here that there was a 2013 United States Chess Championship (USCC) armageddon w/ auction that was 45 minutes base time + 5 second increment. This converts to only 50min, so ...
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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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What is a Norm “Super Swiss”?

I have seen the term Norm “Super Swiss”, what is it and how are the rules for getting norms different from other tournaments?
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Why didn't/don't all chess armageddon have auction?

Quote: Armageddon Chess is a fair tie-break system only if the two players bid for how much time Black should have. Foolishly most times I see Armageddon specified there is no bidding. Instead the ...
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Are Arena Tournaments (like Chess.com) type events used for OTB chess?

Arena Tournaments seems a pratical system that pair people based on playing ability, allowing more games in a day for players that use less time and can cope with players joining/leaving at any point ...
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Ethics of scratch boards in puzzles

Re these questions: would a board for calculating "non-blindfold" help GMs in slow games? Ethics of scratch boards in live games There is a built-in feature of a 'scratch board' in ...
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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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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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If an armageddon bid is drawn, then is it fair to force a re-bid?

Re In armageddon bidding, what happens if the bid is drawn? In 2023 or 2024 Champions Chess Tour, I heard they re-bid. My assumptions: If they bid the same, then they needn't re-bid. They can flip a ...
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Roulette as tiebreak in 1983 candidates

From What are some cases where a drawn match went to the player w/ more black wins? : In the 1980 – 1981 candidates, where Lajos Portisch, as black, beat Boris Spassky in the 1st game of their ...
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What happens if drawn matches are decided by black wins (if any)?

In some round robins or swiss, there are score tiebreakers based on black wins, like the 2022 Accentus Chess960 tournament and the 2023 USCC. Never mind those. My question is for knockouts. Obviously ...
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