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4 Player Chess Played Quick: All The Information

4 Player Chess Played Quick: All The Information

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Chess Played Quick (CPQ) is Chess.com's series of events where top chess streamers complete bounties for prizes.

4 Player Chess Played Quick happens on August 28 (12 p.m. ET | 18:00 CEST | 9.30 p.m. IST). Top streamers play in teams of two in a two-hour 4 Player Chess arena. Teams can earn points based on their placement and by completing different challenges. To select challenges, participants are required to spin a wheel before each game. The event features 2000 Twitch/Kick subs as the prize fund.


Format

Teams play in a two-hour Arena tournament in the 2v2 Team variant of 4-Player Chess (not Free For All). The time control is one minute for the game plus five seconds per move (1+5).

Teams get points based on their placement (from 1st to 10th place) in the arena and via extra challenges. Points are awarded on a team basis, meaning that both team members get the same prize.

Challenges And Proof

Each challenge gives a different amount of points depending on its difficulty on a scale of one to three. Challenges are selected by the spin of a wheel before each game—teams cannot select their own challenge. You can only spin the wheel once before each game and you have to complete the challenge you get during that game. A link to the wheel will be sent to confirmed participants via email.

Proofs need to be sent for each successful challenge - any proof works as long as it's clear. Examples of clear proof include:

  • Screenshots
  • Clips
  • VODs with timestamps

Teams decide on a captain who is responsible for the wheel spins for the whole event; the captain must also be the one who sends the challenge claim form.

Placement Points

Placement CPQ Points
1st 10
2nd 9
3rd 8
4th 7
5th 6
6th 5
7th 4
8th 3
9th 2
10th 1

Challenges

  • Capture a king (3 points)
  • Check multiple kings at once (3 points)
  • Win a game after castling both kings (3 points)
  • Get your kings to meet (3 points)
  • Deliver checkmate with two different colour non-queen pieces checking the king (3 points)
  • Promote a pawn (2 points)
  • Win a game without moving your king's pawn (2 points)
  • Have one of your pawns meet one of your teammate's pawns (2 points)
  • Block a check on your teammate's king  (2 points)
  • Win a game after moving both kings within the first three moves (2 points)
  • Win a game that lasts 20 or more moves (2 points)
  • Deliver checkmate with a knight (2 points)
  • Win a game after both players push a rook pawn on move 1 (1 points)
  • Win a game without moving either king (1 points)
  • Deliver checkmate with two different color pieces checking the king (1 points)
  • Have both of your Queens on the central four squares by move four (1 points)
  • Capture a pawn en passant (1 points)
  • Win a game after both players' first three moves are pawn moves (1 points)
  • Win a game that lasts 10 moves or fewer (1 points)
  • Get all your pieces off of the back rank (except the king) for one player (1 points)

Prizes

There are 2000 Twitch/Kick subs at stake this month as the prize fund. Teams earn subs based on their placement and on the challenges they managed to complete. The value of each point in terms of number of subs awarded is determined by dividing the total 2000-sub prize fund by the total points earned by all participants.

Schedule

The event happens on August 28 at 12 p.m. ET | 18:00 CEST | 9.30 p.m. IST and lasts for two hours.

How To Participate

Please complete the official application form below if you would like to participate in this edition of CPQ. Note that only active streamers who can accept Twitch or Kick subs are eligible to win prizes.

You can either register as a team with a teammate, or register solo, in which case we'll match you with a teammate based on your rating. We will send you the links to the tournament and to the wheel once your application is confirmed.

Claiming Challenges

Please complete the form below to claim the challenges you managed to complete during the event.

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