Untitled Tuesday

Untitled Tuesday

May 6, 2017, 10:03 AM |

Ever wanted to join a Titled Tuesday tournament but didn't have a title? Untitled Tuesday is the next best thing! We run a live blitz tournament following the same format, scheduled to start shortly after the official Titled Tuesday event finishes.

To join, you must have three months membership on the site. Titled players will not be admitted!


  1. We will run a blitz tournament in the live chess server, scheduled for 3:30 PM Pacific Time, on Tuesdays when there is a Titled Tuesday event (usually the first Tuesday of the month).  This time should give plenty of time for the official Titled Tuesday event to finish, so that you can watch the final rounds before joining the Untitled Tuesday event.  Time zone converter: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Untitled+Tuesday&iso=20170606T1530&p1=137 
  2. Additionally, since the Tuesday time is inconvenient for many people, we will run an event on the following Saturday.  The time of the Saturday event will vary since there is no time that works for everyone; if the time chosen one month doesn't work for you, maybe the next month will.  The time of the Saturday event will be announced early in the week.
  3. The time control will be three minutes with two seconds of increment.
  4. Currently we are running an 8-round event.  If we get enough people, we will increase the number of rounds, and may eventually add rating-restricted events.
  5. We may infrequently hold other special live tournaments, but Untitled Tuesday is our main event.
  6. The use of computer assistance is not permitted.  Games will be monitored for fair play violations.  Anyone caught cheating will be banned from the group and reported to the cheater-detection team.  Note: we cannot reverse the results of games retroactively, even if your opponent cheated, but we can exclude them from future events.
  7. If you earn an official title recognised by chess.com in OTB play, you are eligible for the official Titled Tuesday tournament.  You will therefore be removed from this group and no longer be permitted to play in Untitled Tuesday events.  Sorry, but you're now too good for us. happy.png
  8. We reserve the right to ban anyone from the group for any reason, such as abuse towards other members.

To join, you must be a member of the Untitled Tuesday group: https://www.chess.com/club/untitled-tuesday (v3 link) or https://www.chess.com/groups/view/untitled-tuesday (v2 link).  Go into the live chess server and select the Tournaments tab.  The Untitled Tuesday event will appear in the list an hour before it is due to start.


Note: here is the report from our initial test-run event: https://www.chess.com/news/view/untitled-tuesday-test-run-or-don-t-forget-that-rook-1152 

And here is the report from our June events: https://www.chess.com/news/view/untitled-tuesday-saturday-recaps-june-6-and-10-2996