Would you like to play in a weekend tournament (over the next two weekends) with a time control of 90 30 (That's 90 minutes plus a 30 second increment each move) without having to travel? You can do it on chess.com in this historic event. This is the second event, one was held a few weekends back with rave reviews by the players.
Real tournaments cost you a lot of money in entries, travel, and lodging. These events on chess.com cost nothing but your time and give you valuable practice for real in-person events. You need to play long games in order to develop your chess skills.
Our goal is to have these tournaments become automated. Right now, chess.com isn't set up yet to do this so human involvement will manage the event.
There are two events, Eastern, and Western Hemisphere:
Click here for information to sign up: Eastern Hemisphere: http://www.chess.com/groups/forumview/laquoeastern-hemisphere-slow-live-week-end-championshipraquo-sign-up-forum
Western Hemisphere: http://www.chess.com/groups/forumview/laquowestern-hemisphere-slow-live-week-end-championshipraquo-sign-up-forum
If you need to miss a round, you may request a half-point bye for any round.
There is plenty of long time control games to be had on chess.com if you know where to look.
Dan Heisman Learning Center, over 5,700 members : they run slow events and you enter them and negotiate a time and day to play with your opponent. Auto-Join here: http://www.chess.com/groups/join?id=15640 You will receieve a PM from the group admin how to get started.
Slow Live Chess Association, over 1,100 members. Pretty much same as Dan Heisman's group. Auto join here: http://www.chess.com/groups/join?id=24858
World Standard Time Control 365 days per year group, over 3500 members. To find spontaneous games when you're ready for a long game. Advertise on our group wall and post your seek in Live Chess! Auto-join here: http://www.chess.com/groups/join?id=21340
Also, my Free Video lessons group gets you access to my videos. I do plenty of live commentary for long games and upload them to YouTube. I covered the games of the first weekend event and you can find them on my playlist. we specialize in helping you improve your game with correspondence chess and a forum full of support topics. also, we have titled players giving periodic simultanwouses against the members. Auto-join here: http://www.chess.com/groups/join?id=14246
Also, please support my plea to have chess.com run automated long standard tme control events! Post a reply here: http://www.chess.com/article/view/how-chesscom-can-become-the-internet-leader-for-slow-time-control-games
Thanks for your time