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...
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!
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!
More information can be found at the official tournament website!
Click here for Falko Bindrich's article with more information and pictures!