it's for both sides. this is how chess.com works...
+9 persons from today, great! new players are welcome to start quicker!
when is this tournament starting?
I would like to join , as the Volga/Benko it's one of my favourite defences ,
but I am blocked from participating untill I have played 5 games and I don't know how long that will take
it will start when we reach 64 players in the tournament. it can take weeks :(
so, play quicker your games!
it's general chess.com's strategy about 5 games - i can't change this.
benko gambit is probably the only opening i rather be black. Too bad that almost no white players likes to play it :( (for a reason)
Everyone is welcome to play in a thematic tournament where all games start with moves 1.d4Nf6 2.c4c5 3.d5b5. It will be funny! http://www.chess.com/tournament/benko-gambit16