February Titled Tuesday Apology, Announcement for March
On February 6, Chess.com was forced to cancel the Titled Tuesday tournament due to an overwhelming amount of traffic on our Live Chess Server.
While we were initially uncertain about why our server was overwhelmed, we were later able to identify the issue being related to how we messaged our members about titled-player games, and with more titled players and members online than ever before, the server could not handle it.
We have already fixed the issue. We sincerely apologize to the fans and players who were looking forward to the event!
To make up for the cancelled event, Chess.com is doubling the prizes for the March 6 Titled Tuesday to $3,000, and adding $500 in prizes for streamers (participants or fans) who provide their own coverage of this Titled Tuesday.
The prizes on March 6 will be as follows:
The additional streamer prizes:
- Top-viewed first-person, participant stream (not Twitch.tv/chess): $100
- Top-viewed non-participant (fan) stream: $100
- Best Chess.com staff-voted first-person, participant stream: $100
- Best Chess.com staff-voted non-participant (fan) stream: $100
- Fan vote for best stream via Twitter (nominees chosen by Chess.com staff): $100
We hope for a large turnout for the next Titled Tuesday, with many titled players and fans streaming!
See you on March 6 at 1 p.m. Pacific time.