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  • #461

    Is it common for a player's rating to jump by over 600 points during the first round in a low rating range tournament?

    If it really looks like sandbagging can the TD disqualify him?

  • #462

    In a low rating range, it's very possible. Beginners improve quickly.

    A TD has the right to disqualify a player, however that won't affect any ongoing games, it will bar the player from playing in the next round.

  • #463

    DANG!!!

    I just lost 11 of my 15 unfinished tournament records.  Chess.com has reprogrammed the record keeping for "My Completed Tournaments".  I lost all the records of tournaments where I had been eliminated, had accumulated tournament points but the tournaments were not yet completed.  Now, I can't keep track of them to see where they are and in what stage of completion they are in.  Any suggestions on how to get or find this information without sifting thru hundreds of pages of stuff?

  • #464

    What are common chess clock times for local club tournaments? 

    I just got a clock, but am not sure of a good time setting to practice getting used to.

  • #465

    I just tried to create my first tournament but don't see it in the list of upcoming tournaments. Is there a time gap before tournaments appear? If so, how long?

  • #466

    Is the tournament you created outside of your own rating?

    For example if you're rated 1500, did the one you create have 1600-1800 on it?

  • #467
    No. Im qualified for it.
  • #468
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  • #469
    No
  • #470

    This guy (name removed by kohai)

    plays like a grand master! Is it alright to use sites and software to help (play for you)?  If not, is there any way to tell?  This gut might just be under-rated, or I might just be a whiner/poor loser, but Wow!

     

    Please don't use the forums to name and shame people you feel are/may be cheating.

    If you suspect someone, please use the top corner Help link. When that page opens, click on the left side option where it says Contact Us and submit a 'Suspected Cheat' ticket.

  • #471

    Hi ,

    I am Binash Hasheer (BH101). I am nowundergoing a tournment ( 13th Chess.com Thematic Tournament - Ruy Lopez Schliemann Defense (1001-1200) - Round2 . I know it is not fare to discuss about an unfinished game , but I have to raise the question. I had been playing chess for almost 10 years, but I haven't seen a move made by one of my opponent . If this form gives the ideas about chess , then please advice about the move made by my opponent . Here's the link below

     http://www.chess.com/explorer/index.html?id=48452046&ply=20&black=0

     

    the last move played by me is (f4) , the move played by my opponent is (exf3).

    How is it possible????? That blind move has turned the entire game from me. I has  decided to make further move unless , anybody advice or explains me about this move. So please let know about it .

  • #472
    ChristianSoldier007 wrote:
    BH101 wrote:

    Hi ,

    I am Binash Hasheer (BH101). I am nowundergoing a tournment ( 13th Chess.com Thematic Tournament - Ruy Lopez Schliemann Defense (1001-1200) - Round2 . I know it is not fare to discuss about an unfinished game , but I have to raise the question. I had been playing chess for almost 10 years, but I haven't seen a move made by one of my opponent . If this form gives the ideas about chess , then please advice about the move made by my opponent . Here's the link below

     http://www.chess.com/explorer/index.html?id=48452046&ply=20&black=0

     

    the last move played by me is (f4) , the move played by my opponent is (exf3).

    How is it possible????? That blind move has turned the entire game from me. I has  decided to make further move unless , anybody advice or explains me about this move. So please let know about it .


     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/En_passant


     Thanks for the information!!!!!!

  • #473

    If I have my vacation turned on and a tournement that I am regestered for starts whilst on vacation, will those games automatically be put on vacation?

    E.G. Can I regester for a tournement that I know I will have turned vacation on for, for when it starts or will I automatically time out all of the games?

  • #474

    Only if those tournaments are marked specifically as 'No Vacation'.

    Your vacation time will pause all games except those ones.

  • #475

    Thanks, but I can't work out where to see if vacation is active in a tournement, I am looking to join this one:

    http://www.chess.com/tournament/16th-chesscom-quick-knockouts-1201-1400

    which starts on the 1st of April and I will be on vacation until the 4th/5th. I don't want to regester and instantly lose 10 games!

  • #476

    You have probably heard this quetion many times but please humor me. I have set up a tournament (All for one fun tourney). The tournament is for rating 800 - 1200. When I set it up I had a rating <1200. The signing up for the tournament is going really slow. Only one person so far. But I am keeping it on the list. However, in a mean time my own rating has gone above 1200. Should I know amend the tournament max rating? Or is my rating from the time I set up the tournament valid?

  • #477

    Hi, I am currently in a tournament 1000 - 1200. Just looked at the leader board and I aam in 3rd position !! My rating has just gone above 1200 but the 2 above me are 1500+. Are these just medal hunters ? Knowbody gets that good that fast !!!!!!!

  • #478

    Dont you think we should get free tournaments

  • #479

    Hi. I'm quite new here in chess.com and I've registered myself in the 1600-1800 tournament starting in April 1st. This will be only my 2nd tournament and maybe that's why I'm asking this: there are a lot of players above 1800 registered for this tournament. Why? Isn't it limited to players between 1600 and 1800?

  • #480
    RuiAzevedo wrote:

    Hi. I'm quite new here in chess.com and I've registered myself in the 1600-1800 tournament starting in April 1st. This will be only my 2nd tournament and maybe that's why I'm asking this: there are a lot of players above 1800 registered for this tournament. Why? Isn't it limited to players between 1600 and 1800?

    They registered when they were below 1800. Not to worry though, they have been shifted to a higher section when the tournament started.

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