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Live Tournaments are here - with 6 formats to choose from! Which will you play

Live Tournaments are here - with 6 formats to choose from! Which will you play

  • 5|0 Blitz (7 Rounds)
  • 10|0 Rapid (5 Rounds)
  • 3|0 Super Blitz (7 Rounds)
  • 1|0 Lightning (9 Rounds)
  • 15|10 Standard (5 Rounds)
  • 2|1 Bullet (7 Rounds)

Created on November 1, 2011 | 6787 Votes | 101 Comments

Comments


  • 21 months ago

    UBERMENSCH1952

    live chess standard tournaments are the closest thing to actual OTB tournaments as played in regular chess clubs or USCF or FIDE official chess tournaments. That is why I would like to have some of them here in chess.com, which, by all other standards, is the best chest site I have encountered... and that is coming from one with many premium memberships on other sites such as Gameknot, ICC and others. And... while we are on the subject on standard tourneys online, while ICC does have some, I have found it very cumbersome to register or participate in them with ridiculous codes to enter to join and very impractical times often.... I am posting all this to encourage chess.com to have standard tournaments.

  • 2 years ago

    Kaoticmagik

    I would much rather play a tournament with a longer time control such as at least 30 minutes each or more :) I like to think.

  • 2 years ago

    poorwww

    I was doing something else then what i voted for but i love Lightning rounds!

  • 3 years ago

    c3peO

    Bullet or super blitz. With a 30 min time limit to win as many games as possible
  • 3 years ago

    Egroegw

    I think a time control of, say 1|15 (roughly 20 seconds a move) as a fixed time per move gives you time to think while the game doesn't take too long (less than 25 minutes).

  • 3 years ago

    peacefulblue

    Yes I support Mr. Chigorin's proposal for a G120 time control like ICC with one game per week. That would give people who like slow time controls a lot of happiness. Also, I noticed its quite hard to get a 15 10 going, because of lack of people. But if as in other sites, you schedule a time of day for the 15 10, perhaps more slow time control chess players will queue up or collect for that time. Example on another site, there's a 15 0 four round tournament at 10 am and 10 pm eastern time, each day, and you get about eight to ten people showing up for that everyday. 

  • 3 years ago

    MrChigorin

    A G-120 tourament with one game per week over 4 weeks, (like on ICC) would be lovely.  I would even upgrade again for that. Cool

  • 3 years ago

    peterwilkins19

    May be better to move this survey to the actual live chess page. Many of the live chess people don't view the front page to the responses may be a little skewed.

  • 3 years ago

    bluecard5499

    I like to play the 5 minute blitz and lightning, because the 15 w/ ten second delay is almost like competeing in a real tournament, and putting a few hours into it

  • 3 years ago

    ZK_extreme

    I'd probably play 1 | 0 lightning the most because it takes the fastest time to get started.

  • 3 years ago

    Shreenath1

    ya, there should be some prizes, even if it is just an increase in the rating of the player!

  • 3 years ago

    chesshoudini

    10/0 Rapid, 5/0 Blitz, and 3/0 Super Blitz.

  • 3 years ago

    Iacopo

    4|7 is the best for me -  7 secs can be enough to think a good move when your time nearly over, (so you'll never lose with the time) and the whole game will result 10/12 mins long

  • 3 years ago

    hansel

    wiil these games be rated?

  • 3 years ago

    Kytan

    @Bigalex  The problem with prizes for winning is that it strongly encourages cheating and/or sandbagging.  Chess.com would have to up its cheat detection for something like that, and even then only the very very top players would ever win any, or else it would be divded by rating and only the people who sank their rating beforehand to get free membership would win. =/

  • 3 years ago

    DeepGreene

    @shon615 - Two days ago! :D

  • 3 years ago

    shon615

    When's it coming???for the free members??

    can't wait for it~~!!!!~~

  • 3 years ago

    SpiralHelix

    no love for bullet chess eh guys?  I think people will end up playing 1|0 more often than they think just because they're quick.

  • 3 years ago

    BigAlex

    Although I enjoy playing fast time controls,  I am also fond of a long time controls like 60 0 for instance (one round a day or a week). I play tournaments like this frequently in another server. I play every tuesday (4 rounds a month).

    Another thing you guys should consider is giving away short memberships to the winners of specific tournaments. Something like 1 month for the winner, 2 weeks for the 2nd and 1 week for the 3rd. This would compell people to join and also would serve as a degustation for a longer membership.

    What do you think?

  • 3 years ago

    DeepGreene

    Yes, Firefalcon - observing is on the roadmap, just not a fixed point at this moment.

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