Free Chess in Whittier
Black to move and mate in two.

Free Chess in Whittier

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Whittier_Chess_Club
Sep 11, 2017, 6:37 PM |
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FREE CHESS IN WHITTIER # 120

A free US Chess rated tournament!

Sunday, May 20th, 2018 @ 10:00am.  

Whittier High School Library, 12417 Philadelphia Street, Whittier CA 90601.

4 sections with McMahon-style pairing system:  1800+ section, 1200-1799 section, 600-1199 sectionUnder 600 section.

This McMahon-style pairing system will apply a half-point (for pairing purposes only) for every 100 points of each player's rating beyond the section minimum.  This will lead to players usually not being paired too far up or down in any round, even in a large section.

Sections and round times: 

1800+ section -- 3 rounds of G/80' d10" @ 10am, 2pm, 6pm.*

* Rounds 2 and/or 3 may begin early by agreement of both players.

1200-1799 (middle) section -- 4 rounds of G/55' d5" @ 10am, 1pm, 3:30pm, 6pm.

600-1199 section = 3 double rounds (6 games) of G/25' d5" @ 10am, 1pm, 3pm.

Under 600 section = 4 double rounds (8 games) of G/5' d25" @ 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm.

*JUNE supplement rating used for pairings.

Qualification for sections by either (a) June or most recent supplement rating or (b) current rating at time of registration -- OK if it drops below section minimum after registration. 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST OF ADVANCE ENTRIES.

 

Apart from McMahon points, no half-point byes will be given, but all zero-point bye requests will be honored.  Full-point byes given only to the odd player in each set of pairings.  Please request any zero-point byes in advance.  

Free registration through Thurs 5/10; $10 through Tues 5/15; $20 through Sat 5/19; $40 onsite Sun 5/20.  Registrations may be capped at 100 players.  To register, email:  keleperkins (at) gmail dot com

PARENTS & PLAYERS:  Please bring your own chess equipment, especially clocks, if possible.  We cannot guarantee that there will be extra equipment for you.

Mate-in-two problem above:  WK on e1, WR on a1, WPs on a2 & c2; BK on e3, BQ on a3; Black to move and mate in 2 moves; no questions.(Hint: no computer can solve this, but a human can!)