Play The Live Chess World League Season 4
The Live Chess World League is a community-run initiative driven by club admins and members.

Play The Live Chess World League Season 4

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EDIT: Entries for Season 4 are now closed. Check out the fixtures and rules for Season 4 here.


Want to represent your homeland in the "Olympics" of chess?

The Live Chess World League will soon begin season four on Chess.com with dozens of countries and thousands of players competing from around the globe.

The Live Chess World League pits countries vs countries in blitz chess "club matches" on the Chess.com live server. Nothing adds greater stakes to competition than national representation. Will you help bring home the gold for Team Russia or Team USA?

Get a sense of the format by watching young @PeshkaCH compete for Ukraine against the strong Russian team:

Format:

Thirty-four teams will compete in four divisions in a round-robin format. After one round-robin, the top four and bottom four teams in the top three divisions will play a second round-robin battling for division victory and advancement, or trying to fend off relegation. Division Four will instead enter a knockout playoff for the top four teams, to decide the division glory.

Matches will consist of mini-matches in rapid chess960 (10|2), blitz (5|2) and bullet (1|1).

Season 4 Teams:

Players seeking to compete for a team in the Live Chess World League should join their local team and stay tuned for league and match announcement from their club admins. Remember you can only play for one national team throughout the season!

Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4

Argentina Live Chess

Team of the Czech Republic

Team Bangladesh

Team Australia

Team France

Ecuador Live Chess

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Team Azerbaijan

Team Iceland

Iran Live Chess

Team Brazil Live

Belarus

Team Kazakhstan

Team México

Team Canada

Team Denmark

Team Russia

Nicaragua

Team England Live

Team India

Team Slovakia

Team Peru

Team Italia

Team Pakistan

Srbija Tim

Team Romania

Team Philippines United Live
Team Puerto Rico and Olivari friends
Team Ukraine Team USA Live Team Venezuela Team Turkey
Team Uzbekistan
Team Zimbabwe

Future Teams:

If you are an admin of an interested national team, you can sign up in the club forum to participate in season five! More details about future seasons will be released nearer the time.

Does your country lack a club to represent it? Form a club and submit to join in future seasons!

Do you want to follow the results of the Live Chess World League? Follow the @LCWL account to be notified of new updates and articles throughout the season!

Prizes:

Season Four of the Live Chess World League will feature thousands of dollars in premium membership prizes for the best-performing teams and individuals. Here are the prizes for the top-three teams in the first division.

Prizes 1st-place scorer 2nd-place scorer 3rd-place scorer 4th-10th-place scorer
1st team 3-year 1-year 9-month 6-month
2nd team 2-year 9-month 6-month 3-month
3rd team 1-year 6-month 3-month 1-month

The top scorer on all non-placing teams wins a six-month diamond membership. Score is simply the total points earned for the team. In the case of a tie, winning percentage will be the sole tiebreaker.

The winning teams in each of the other four divisions will win three-month memberships for their top five individuals.