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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
Chess.com University's 2015 World Cup 343/Unlimited 3 days 4(2)->1 Open
Looking for Masters II 89/96 3 days 6(2)->2 >2000
Speed King #051 - Very fast players 2(2)->1+ "U1500 Edition" 82/100 24 hours 2(2)->1+ 900-1500
Speed King #056 - Very fast players 2(2)->1+ "U1300 Edition" 73/100 24 hours 2(2)->1+ 700-1300
War on the board with gambits (Italian Game: Evans Gambit) 61/100 24 hours 5(1)->2 Open

Tournament Legend

Official Invite only Set Position Chess960 No Vacation Premium Only