24th Chess.com Tournament (1401-1600)

TD: CHESScom Started on September 1, 2013 at 3:36 PM
Players: 1979   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 6   Rating Range: 1401-1600
# Advance: 1   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 566   Games Rated: Yes

Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 1,979 Completed Games: 11773 (tournament is 99% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 1647 (83% of field) Games in Round 1: 9,890
Eliminated Round 2: 266 (13% of field) Games in Round 2: 1,610
Eliminated Round 3: 34 (1% of field) Games in Round 3: 280 (97% completed)
Players Withdrawn: 78 (3%) # Timeouts: 2885 (24%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 7 (current round)
Average Rating: 1486 Biggest Upset: 1489 defeats 1953

This is the 24th Official Chess.com Tournament. It will begin September 1, so register now!

NOTE: If you register now and your rating changes before the start date, you will be AUTOMATICALLY moved to the correct group when the tournament starts. 

You will play up to 10 games at a time in this event.

Vacation time is allowed.  

New rounds will start when ALL games in the current round are complete.  

If you have other questions (group size, # of people advancing, etc) read the Tournament Description above. If you still have questions, try this help file

Good luck everyone!


  • 4 months ago


    What do you do against cheater?

    I've TheGrund in my group who is using an engine...

  • 13 months ago


    Hy! When will start the 3rd round?

  • 14 months ago


    Ironside, has not responded in my game. the clock has gone down to six min several times and then goes back up to several hours. Is this a bug on my computer? help would be appreciated.

  • 15 months ago


    When are the results going to be declared? I won in my group.

  • 16 months ago


    Group #41

  • 17 months ago


    huh ... won 4 out of the 5 games starting on timeout ... the reason the last wasn't won was vacation-time

  • 17 months ago


    yeah i'm playing from facebook !

  • 17 months ago


    A tournament should continue if the remaining games have no effect whatsoever on the next round! Usually, no disrespect, the slower players of all the tournament are not going to go through the round. This would save us a lot of time! I will send this idea (not mine!!!) to staff. Do so too if you agree.

  • 17 months ago


    manu, are you playing through facebook? I'm confused.

  • 17 months ago


    1 of the last 2 games , the guy take his vacancy time for 1 month ! lololol plz Facebook help us 

  • 17 months ago


    n1 paulo :D ^^

  • 17 months ago


    LOL this two remaining games will take another nine months give or take a couple :P

  • 19 months ago


    I'm starting to agree with kayode lol, started 9 months ago and we're still in the first round.

  • 22 months ago


    Ludicrous theory Kayo...lol, it made me laugh, thanks!

  • 23 months ago


    I bet these organisers of this tournament deliberately allowed vacation time so that the competition would drag along . Why? you might ask. Well to keep our minds occupied with this competition for as long as possible, keeping us distracted , spend more hours following up, monitoring  like a damn soap opera.They playing us like a chess match. Its almost like they dont want you spending that extra time doing something more productive, something that could be potentially more worthwhile and beneficial to our lives.  

  • 23 months ago


    This is why I made my tournament (clash of the tactics) no vacation. I bet in round 2 I will get at least one timeout victory because the others in my group may not even use chess.com anymore.

  • 23 months ago


    Wow this thing is still going on? Back when this started I was a 1400 player (I am now just over 1600) so it has been long... I actually feel kind of bad because now that I am rated 1603 I am out of the rating boundary and it will be unfair on the others who are under 1600 when I go on to round 2 (I am advancing)

  • 23 months ago


    Agreed with littlesnake..that long to finish a tournament is ludicrous. Hope someone reviews the rules soon..including vacation time..no vacation from chess lol

  • 23 months ago


    actually, the last one of these that has finished as of Jan 7, 2014 is the 15th tournament that started on June 1, 2011. The 16th (started Sep 1, 2011) is still in progress...

    So a reallistic expectation for this one is to finish around March 2016. The only way to make these tournaments reasonable is to severly limit or eliminate vacation. It is a killer.

  • 24 months ago


    Im in the 20th chess.com tournament final round and its just about to finish. Started in April this year. However that was quick knockout  (24hr move time). 

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