Tournaments for rookies.

Stistrup

Hi all!

I've been a member of chess.com for a couple of months now, and I would like to get in some tournaments, but as far as I can see, most TNMs have an avg. rating around 1000/ 1200... 

Not that I absolutely need to win, but I would like to at least have a fighting chance, and not get obliterated on turn 1...

Are there any beginner tournaments, like <1000?

I find it a bit intimidating  to start one, as I don't know all the fancy forms of TNMs yet grin.png 

Anyway, I think this a great site, and I look foreward to see you all on the checkered dance floor happy.png

- JS

Jorge0708Chivilcoy

Hi, I've algo never played a tournament before

Jorge0708Chivilcoy

and I'd like to do it, if you can tell me how can I do, or have more information than I...

funkadelictable
Arena tournaments pair you with similarly rated opponents. There might much higher rated players in the tournament, but they will play other higher rated players. A lot of arenas I have played have had the three top scorers win very low ratings. These tournaments are fun and pretty low stress.
Stistrup

@funkadelictable: so that is what 'arena' means, thank you very much for the info. 

 

@Jorge0708Chivilcoy: I browsed through the daily tournaments and was lucky to find one that was <1000. It is running now, so I don't think you still can join though frustrated.png

 

But maybe we could start a new one, I don't know how, but I am sure someone out there can help us out. It is a big new world and a big webpage with a lot to figure out, but people seem nice and helpfull to newcommers happy.png

Hamzacomedy

may i join the tornyment

Uninterrupted_Chess

https://www.chess.com/blog/CaptainPike/how-to-create-tournaments

Hope this helps!

Phairsage

I was inspired by your post to create a tournament like this just now.  I'll run this small one as a test and if successful, I will consider hosting more in the future.

Edit: it's already full now

3 days/move, minimum game requirement of 10, no vacation

https://www.chess.com/tournament/beginners-tournament-for-under-1000-rated-players