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YOU Could be World (Amateur) Champion!

  • webmaster
  • | Aug 27, 2013
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Hello Chess.com Community!

Today, we're happy to announce an open invitation from the Amateur Chess Organization (ACO) and Chess.com!



Did you know that every chess player now has the opportunity to become a world champion?

 That's right! As we look forward to this November's “professional level” World Championship Match between Carlsen and Anand, the world's largest group of amateur chess enthusiasts (that's right, you guys) should know that there is also the ACO World Amateur Chess Championship to consider!

All players rated below 2400 can compete in the Championship, and this year Chess.com has partnered with ACO to offer our members a very special discounted entry fee. 

The World Amateur Championships are broken into different 7 rating classes, ensuring that each player has a fair chance of becoming world champion in his or her class!

 About the ACO...
 

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Don't know about the ACO?...

The Amateur Chess Organization organizes events for amateur chess players all around the world.

The 1st ACO World Amateur Chess Championship (WACC) took place in Dubai in 2012 and had 72 players.

The 2nd ACO Championship was held on the Greek island Crete in May 2013, where 168 players from 28 countries participated.


The 3rd ACO World Amateur Chess Championship (WACC) will take place on the beautiful Greek island of Rhodes on June 7th-16th, 2014.

...And this year's championship is an “open tournament” (everyone can sign-up!) and has total cash purse of 5000 Euros!

Sections:

A: 2200 – 2400
B: 2000 – 2199
C: 1800 – 1999
D: 1600 – 1799
E: 1400 – 1599
F: 1200 – 1399
G: Unrated – 1199

The winner of each rating group will become the 2014 ACO World Amateur Champion of their respective rating class.

Chess.com Members who register by emailing this address will receive the special discount of 50 EURO per player / entry!

acowacc@chess.com

More information can be found at the official tournament website!


Click here for Falko Bindrich's article with more information and pictures!

Comments


  • 8 months ago

    Riedemann

  • 10 months ago

    hamedsadegh

    how can i register for aco??

  • 10 months ago

    nkechi

    How do I know my Elo rating please?

  • 10 months ago

    nkechi

    How doI det my Elorating?

  • 10 months ago

    GM Janosik

    Flights to Rhodes are easily available from major European cities. The flight plans of the big airlines will be published soon.

  • 10 months ago

    Poompat

    I would really like to go, at least for vacation.  But I still cannot figure out how to get to the Rhodes island...  Frown

    Why can't they have this tournament in metro area?  or simply on mainland?

  • 10 months ago

    Heart-ofthe-Covenant

    I still don't get it. Register for what? Why would anyone in the States want to go to troubled Greece just to play a tourney, not counting on all the additional expenses for such a long trip (hotel, air-fare, pocket money etc?)

    Am I missing something here?

  • 10 months ago

    GM Janosik

    All information as well as opinions of past participants can be found here:
    http://www.amateurchess.com/world-amateur-chess-championship-rhodes-2014/ 

  • 10 months ago

    Heart-ofthe-Covenant

    I don't get it. To participate one would have to travel to Greece and spend thousands of dollars just to be part of this tournament?

    I find this offer somewhat deceptive since most of us play CC to avoid the unnecessary expenses of being in an actual tournament.

  • 10 months ago

    GM Janosik

    L2Gt:

    If you do not have any Elo-rating, then just write your national rating.

    In case a player does not have neither an Elo nor a national rating, he will play in group G.

  • 10 months ago

    L2Gt

    Hello GM Janosik,

    I have a question about the tournament. I have a national rating for regular time control (USCF 1138) but it is provisional (3 games) and I am not aware of having any ELO rating or how to get one. If I register, when I fill out the form, do I still write 1138 in the space where I am supposed to show my rating? Or am I supposed to obtain an ELO first? If so, please provide me with some information on how to get one.

    Thanks!

  • 10 months ago

    chesscoolio1233

    I'm in G

  • 10 months ago

    katekian_hp

    my fide rating is 1968 so posible to join in category C...how to join please???

  • 10 months ago

    katekian_hp

    dear sir,madam...i want to join the world amateur championship but i dont know what category that qualify me...i dont know my fide rating so that please give me advised how to join the very prestigious event...thanks and hoping for your kind cooperation...

  • 10 months ago

    phillippe

    congrats every world champion

  • 10 months ago

    phillippe

    hi everyone i wish i can be a worlds champion

  • 10 months ago

    1El

    Greetings: to all,

    How do i join the ACO? How much are the dues? Do they meet or have tournaments here in the USA? Is there any other groups that have membership like the USCF that meet in the US and in the World? Thank you.

    1El

  • 11 months ago

    venki1963

    its very attracted idea, and one more question, ow can i participate?

  • 11 months ago

    Dakshinamoorthy20298

    Is it an official Fide tournament and is it compulsary to book a room in the hotel in which the tournament happens??

  • 11 months ago

    labyrinthchess

    Is it official FIDE tournament or not?

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