18946 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
for BILL_5666: I am not a number! I am a free man! Yours is a human number: Five Thousand, Six Hundred and Sixty-Six.
I have a suggestion. #1
For such non real-time games as we have here between players around the globe it can be useful to use somehow modified Round-Robin scheme. After sorting the players by theirs ratings and before distributing them among the groups to make "local" optimizing rearrangement (shifts) by the criterion - minimum of difference between players' time zones inside each group. This could speed up the first round as well as next ones (if this option will be applied to them too). I see "local" as constraints for that optimization shifts - this could be maximum allowed rating tolerance (for example inside +-50) or max allowed shift distance between more optimal and pure Round-Robin position (for example +-10% from number of groups: +- 2 for 20 groups, so one player from 7th group according to Round-Robin can be in groups from 5th to 9th after optimization) or both restrictions.
I have a suggestion. #2
Sorry. I had in mind a suggestion about temporary restriction on participation in new tournaments for the players that ignored theirs games in previous tournament. But now after typing it I see such penalty conflicting with the style of chess.com.
We are in the middle of building tournaments. We would love to have any and all feedback related to online chess tournaments. Please, share!
I'm just wondering, how long will this tournaments last? I do have a suggestion and this should be effective for tournaments with the same time zone. What if we do it on the guest room of the live chess?
Point taken but this is a tournament with a set start date. I would suggest that at least after three days the clock should start automatically. I checked and some of them have been online but not started. I'm just wondering at what point something will happen as in theory they might never move and yet never time out.
they will timeout within 3 days
This is a blast. So glad I found chess.com. Forgot how much I love the game and how much I've forgotten. First tournament since High School and that was a long time ago. Congrats!! AJD
Regarding some previous posts, please check out:
should players be allowed to take vacation during tournament play?
When chess turns violent( The bad looser)
by Merovwig 4 minutes ago
9/28/2016 - Focal Point
by sp1234 4 minutes ago
Regular Chess vs. Blitz for a Beginner
by Boozer87 12 minutes ago
Checkmate in 5+ moves Puzzle Books
by Oriantal 20 minutes ago
A Bughouse Bug
by jeffreyni 24 minutes ago
Analysis frozen on app
by shadepiece 27 minutes ago
philosophy looks at chess
by Murgen 30 minutes ago
How to become more tactically aware as a beginner?
by 0110001101101000 38 minutes ago
by Merovwig 42 minutes ago
The beginners guide to chess!
by neverherebefore 42 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
Try the new Chess.com!
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!