Tournament Schedule

Martin_Stahl

Here is the news article about the rated tourneys:

https://www.chess.com/news/chesscom-to-host-uscf-quick-rated-play-9414

and here is the schedule from that (events show up 1 hour before the scheduled start):


List will be updated if there are changes to times or days

US Chess Monday Blitz:

  • USCF Blitz held every Monday at 3 p.m. Pacific, 6 p.m. Eastern
  • 5 rounds
  • 10 | 0 time control

AND

  • USCF Blitz held every Monday at 8 p.m. Pacific, 11 p.m. Eastern
  • 7 Rounds
  • 5|0 time control

US Chess Wednesday Blitz:

  • USCF Blitz held every Wednesday at 5 p.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Eastern
  • 7 rounds (fewer if not enough participants)
  • 3|2 blitz time control

US Chess Friday Rapid:

  • USCF Rapid held every Friday at 5 p.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Eastern
  • 5 rounds
  • 15|10 time control

US Chess Saturday:

  • 11 am Pacific, 2 pm Eastern
  • Week 1, 1st Saturday: Blitz -- 10|0
  • Week 2, 2nd Saturday: Quick/ Rapid -- 15|2 
  • Week 3, 3rd Saturday: Blitz -- 10|0
  • Week 4, 4th Saturday: Quick/Rapid -- 29/0
  • Week 5, 5th Saturday: Quick/Rapid -- 15|10
Ekrabin

I really like the idea of USCF online play with a time control of 15/10. 

Joseph_Truelson

This is a pretty cool idea. Will they add more days?

Martin_Stahl
Joseph_Truelson wrote:

This is a pretty cool idea. Will they add more days?

I'm not sure if more days are an option or not.

Adamskrocki

So does this actually affect your USCF rating?

Martin_Stahl
Adamskrocki wrote:

So does this actually affect your USCF rating?

Yes, the USCF Online Rating for Quick and Blitz (for the matching Chess.com format).

zedinger

Great work. I am excited to participate.

Zigwurst

There aren't any planned USCF long time control online tournaments, and I personally hope there never will.

chetwisner

Sure they can cheat in 15/10; why couldn't they? That being said, I won't avoid those time controls.

If cheating is a concern, then I guess we can throw Dan Heisman's recommended 45/45 to the wind?

My opinion is if they cheat, they cheat, I ain't gonna worry about it. It just gives me something better to study Cool

Martin_Stahl
ChessSpawn49 wrote:

Are there sections to the tournaments based on USCF rating for pairing purposes?

Thanks, Brian

It is just an Open, no sections.

Martin_Stahl
ChessSpawn49 wrote:
Chessattackman wrote:

If there is any long time control games, everyone's going to cheat so please don't do long time control.

Do you think a player can't cheat with a 15/10 control?? Only if one is trying to do it using an old Atari maybe. lol :-)

There is more risk cheating in these events than there is on normal Chess.com games. All accounts are directly tied to a real person and there could be ramifications with the USCF if cheating occurs.

Jcbutler

Actually, the behavioral science research shows that most people respect honor systems when they are perceived as fair and are at least somewhat easy to monitor. I believe the freakanomics guys did something on this a few years ago. So I would assume that most people won't cheat. And as Martin Stahl said, it would be pretty risky to cheat in one of these joint events. You would have to expect quite a lot of scrutiny of the games, and if (and when) you were discovered, you would likely be banned from both USCF and Chess.com. Talk about chess ostracism! Who wants to go play on ICC?

I wonder if there is anyone else interested in a Saturday or Sunday 15/10 event. I'd like to play, but Friday evenings aren't a great time slot for me.

Narz

Just signed up to join this group & looking forward to playing soon.  I'm not available for the blitz Wed but hopefully will be approved in time to play the quick rated time control on Friday. :)

Martin_Stahl
Martin_Stahl wrote:
Joseph_Truelson wrote:

This is a pretty cool idea. Will they add more days?

I'm not sure if more days are an option or not.

Found out more information on this question. The current plan is to run as is for a while and then consider the possibility of increasing the number of tourneys based on the participation in the events.

Petrosianic
ChessSpawn49 wrote:
Martin_Stahl wrote:
ChessSpawn49 wrote:
Chessattackman wrote:

 

did a little experiment using the Chessmaster 10 engine.human condition being what it is, and being trained as a lawyer, I simply assume the worst when the opportunity to cheat is present.  

i played against one very obvious cheat in the first uscf online icc blitz event i participated in, do not think they were punished in any way; no other issues in the remainder of the 30 games i played.

Jion_Wansu

I keep missing this...

jordanh

One suggestion: I really like to play to games against each opponent in blitz tournaments.   This might require it be broken up into sections or more rounds.

Martin_Stahl
Martin_Stahl wrote:

USCF Friday Rapid:


Updated the first post to change the number of rounds to 5

Jion_Wansu

How do you know they cheated?

Petrosianic wrote:

ChessSpawn49 wrote:

Martin_Stahl wrote:

ChessSpawn49 wrote:

Chessattackman wrote:

 

did a little experiment using the Chessmaster 10 engine.human condition being what it is, and being trained as a lawyer, I simply assume the worst when the opportunity to cheat is present.  

i played against one very obvious cheat in the first uscf online icc blitz event i participated in, do not think they were punished in any way; no other issues in the remainder of the 30 games i played.

Martin_Stahl
Pkraus wrote:

Wish we could do a game in 30 minutes tournament.

That would be rated under Regular and Quick rating systems and I'm guessing the USCF isn't going to allow online games that fall under the regular rating.