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Chess Played Quick Variants Edition: All The Information

Chess Played Quick Variants Edition: All The Information

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Chess Played Quick is a monthly event where streamers do live speed runs using Chess.com's features.

This month's edition, Chess Played Quick: Variants Edition, will feature top streamers playing multiple chess variants. The event happens on October 10, starting at 10 a.m. PT/19:00 CEST. Streamers will have three hours to collect as many bounties as possible and compete for their share of the more than $10,000 prize fund.


Broadcast

You can watch the event live on Chess.com/TV and on our Twitch and YouTube channels. Tune in to enjoy the always entertaining coverage of NM James Canty III.

Format

  • Players will be divided into two categories (Open and U2000) according to their peak Chess.com blitz rating;
  • The event will feature three segments, each dedicated to a different variant: Fog of War, Chess960, and 4 Player Chess;
  • The event will start with a one-hour Fog of War speed run (3+0 time control). The second hour will be dedicated to a FFA 4 Player Chess tournament (using 4+0 time control). For the last hour, participants will be asked to complete a Chess960 speed run (3+0 time control). The speed runs' objective is to reach the highest rating possible;
  • Players will also try to complete bounties during every segment.

Prizes

Open Prizes

Position Fog of War 4 Player Chess Chess960
1 $600 $600 $600
2 $350 $350 $350
3 $100 $100 $100

Under 2000 Prizes

Position Fog of War 4 Player Chess Chess960
1 $500 $500 $500
2 $250 $250 $250
3 $100 $100 $100

Bounties

Bounties can be claimed once per category (Open / U2000).

Fog of War

  • Promote a pawn: $250
  • Win without castling: $250
  • Capture the enemy king with a knight: $250

4 Player Chess

  • Capture one of the opponents' king: $250
  • Score 100 points or more in one game: $250
  • Check more than one king with a single move: $250

Chess960

  • Checkmate in ten moves or less:* $300
  • Recreate the starting position for regular chess (all pieces except pawns): $250
  • Take an undefended pawn on move 2: $250

* Or have your opponent resign in a game where you have forced mate before the 10th move.

Schedule

The event starts at 10 a.m. PT/19:00 CEST on October 10. Each section (Fog of War, Chess960, and 4 Player Chess) will last one hour.

Rules And Signup

  • Streamers must create a new account to participate in the event or reuse the same account from previous CPQ events;
  • Players will be split into two categories (Open and U2000-rated) according to their main account's peak Chess.com blitz rating. We reserve the right to change a player's category if needed;
  • The first player to finish each task and submit a clip containing proof collects the bounty;
  • Only one player can participate per stream;
  • Players must fill out the event's official application form if they wish to participate. Please note that applications close 48 hours before the event;
  • Players must stream their participation during the event;
  • Players must connect their streaming account to Chess.com.

Results

Chess Played Quick Variants Edition Results

How To Participate

Fill out the official application form below if you want to participate in the event.

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