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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
24th Chess.com Thematic Tournament - King's Indian Defense (1801-2000) 375/Unlimited 3 days 6(2)->1 1801-2000
We Chat Global 2014 Championship - Win Premium Membership on Chess.com! 93/100 5 days 5(2)->2 Open
Looking for Mates III 90/100 3 days 5(2)->1 Open
Looking for Mates IV 89/96 3 days 6(2)->1 >1500
Random Tournament <1600 55/96 3 days 6(1)->3 <1600

Tournament Legend

Official Invite only Set Position Chess960 No Vacation Premium Only