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Chess Played Quick: Doubles (Bughouse) Edition 2023

Chess Played Quick: Doubles (Bughouse) Edition 2023

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

The Chess Played Quick - Doubles (Bughouse) Edition happens on March 30 at 9 a.m. PT/18:00 CET. Streamers will pair up and strive to complete a series of Doubles (Bughouse) challenges before the two-hour timer runs out. The event has 2,000 Twitch subs as the prize fund and a new format featuring a wheel of challenges.


Format

Players form teams of two to play the entire event. Streamers can either sign up as a team or individually, in which case they'll be paired with other streamers. All games are in the 3+0 time control in the regular queue (direct challenges are not allowed), except for the special bounties.

This edition of CPQ features a new format with a Bounty Wheel. Teams spin the wheel before each game to receive a challenge. Players must complete the challenge to collect the bounty.

The same bounty can only be claimed once by each team. If you forget to remove a completed bounty from the wheel and it gets selected, you may remove the challenge and spin the wheel again. 

Bounty Wheel

  • Teams have access to a Bounty Wheel containing all the challenges they can complete to win prizes.
  • There are team and individual bounties on the wheel—however, teammates receive the same amount of subs, so make sure you collaborate with your partner!
  • There are 30 regular bounties with three difficulty levels and four special bounties.
  • Teams can roll the wheel once before each game they play.
  • Once the wheel stops spinning and a challenge is selected, teams have to try to complete it at least once.
  • If the team completes the challenge, they have to remove it from the wheel. If they fail to complete it, they can decide to either remove it or keep it on the wheel before spinning it again.
  • Once a team decides to remove a bounty, it disappears from the wheel forever.
  • Players can only complete each bounty once. If you forget to remove a completed bounty and it gets selected, you must remove it and spin the wheel again to receive a new challenge.

Rules

  • Games must be played in the 3+0 time control.
  • Players must win the game to complete a bounty unless the challenge description specifies otherwise.
  • Players have two hours to complete as many bounties as they can.
  • Players have 48 hours after the end of the event to submit proof of bounty completion.
  • Players can use their main account to participate. However, their Doubles (Bughouse) rating will be reset before the event starts

Prizes

The event features 2,000 Twitch subs as the prize fund. The sub value of each bounty is determined by the number of available subs (2,000) divided by the number of total bounties claimed by all participants. Teams are then rewarded according to the number of bounties they claim, with both team members winning the same amount of subs.

Bounties

You will find the wheel at the following link: https://wheelofnames.com/3a5-cc7

Regular Bounties

  • Mate by placing a piece or a pawn.
  • Mate by placing a rook.
  • Mate by placing a bishop.
  • Mate without placing a piece higher than a pawn for the entire game.
  • Mate without placing anything on the board for the entire game
  • Place seven or more pieces in a row.
  • Take your king to one of the central squares (d4, d5, e4, e5) and win.
  • Have four knights of the same color on one board (at any time).
  • Have four bishops of the same color on one board (at any time).
  • Have four rooks of the same color on one board (at any time).
  • Win with three bishops of the same color.
  • Win after both players stall for 30 seconds.
  • Win after your teammate and you castle on opposite sides of the board.
  • Win a game where both team members castle.
  • Win a game where none of the team members castle.
  • Win when both team members have under 30 seconds left on the clock.
  • Win when both team members have under 20 seconds left on the clock.
  • Win when both team members have under 10 seconds left on the clock.
  • Win after both team members play the Bongcloud.
  • Have three queens of the same color on the board.
  • Win the game while your partner is one move away from getting mated.
  • Have both team members take a pawn simultaneously. 
  • Have both team members take a bishop simultaneously.
  • Have both team members take a queen simultaneously.
  • Play the same four opening moves and win.
  • Premove the first five moves and win.
  • Take your king to your opponent's back rank (winning is not required).
  • Win a game while only placing pieces on their regular starting squares.
  • Win a game while only placing pieces on your opponent's side of the board (fifth to eighth rank for White, first to fourth rank for Black).
  • Win a game while only placing pieces on your side of the board.

We would like to thank Helmsknight for providing inspiration for many of the challenges of this event.

Special Bounties

  • Win a game of hand-and-duck (a game of Duck Chess where one player moves the pieces, the other moves the duck).
  • Win a Doubles hand-and-brain game (both players call out a piece for their partner to move, the partner decides how to move it).
  • Play a game of Crazyhouse against each other.
  • Play a game of Minihouse against each other.

Schedule

The event starts on March 30 at 9 a.m. PT/18:00 CET and lasts two hours. Players then have 48 hours to submit proof of the bounties they completed to be eligible to win prizes.

How To Play

You must fill out the official CPQ application form if you want to participate in the event. Only active affiliate or partner Twitch streamers can play in the event.

Proof Submission Form

Use the official proof submission form below to claim your bounties. Teams have up to 48 hours after the event is over to submit the form. Teams should only submit one form to claim their bounties.

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