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Upcoming Live Tournaments

NameTime ControlFormat
Rapid Tournament 10|0 Swiss
Lightning Tournament 1|0 Swiss
Blitz Tournament 5|0 Swiss
Standard Tournament 15|10 Swiss
Super Blitz Tournament 3|0 Swiss
Bullet Tournament 2|1 Swiss
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Upcoming Turn-Based Tournaments

NamePlayersTime ControlFormatRating Range
Ends late in 2015 74/96 24 hours 12(1)->3+ 1200-1550
Begginners Tournament 70/98 3 days 7(1)->3 600-1280
FTP 3 - Sicilian Alapin 51/96 5 days 6(2)->3 >1700
San Diego/Los Angeles/London/Kensington/ Play the English (1399) DS 47/96 24 hours 6(2)->3 <1399
Team Finland Tournament 2014 (for Team Finland players only) 40/57 3 days 3(1)->1 Open

Tournament Legend


Official Invite only Set Position Chess960 No Vacation Premium Only