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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
Super-Fast Paced Tournament #3 90/96 24 hours 12(2)->1 Open
French Forever. relaxed and long 82/96 5 days 6(1)->3 Open
2016 chess.com World Cup 78/96 14 days 2(1)->1 >1600
Chess.com University August 2015 Open Tournament - No Vacation 63/100 3 days 5(1)->2 Open
The Dark Side of the Moon 63/72 48 hours 8(2)->3 1150-1950

Tournament Legend


Official Invite only Set Position Chess960 No Vacation Premium Only