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Your First Tournament

Your First Tournament

By CCSCATL

Love online chess and want to play a tournament? That's great! GM Ben Finegold will walk you through the differences between online and tournament play to get your ready for the event.

  • Illegal Chess Move

    Have you played lots of chess online but have yet to venture to your first in-person tournament? This series is for you. In the first lesson, GM Ben Finegold teaches you how to look out for illegal moves in your games—something you must know if you're going to play over-the-board chess.

    • 10 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Reaching the Time Control

    If you're trying out over-the-board tournament chess after playing just online, there are certain things you need to know. One of the most important concepts is reaching the time control over the board, and GM Ben Finegold is here to explain with hilarious examples like Hikaru Nakamura's "orange juice game" and even a surprising example from Magnus Carlsen.

    • 9 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Chess Notation Issues

    If you play chess on Chess.com, we've taken care of the notation for you. If it's your first over-the-board tournament, however, you need to know how to properly record the moves and how to handle any disputes that arise.

    • 9 min
    • 5 challenges
  • How to Handle Draw Claims

    On Chess.com, a draw is as simple as clicking a button and we do the rest. In your first over-the-board chess tournament, however, you need to know how to properly claim a draw. GM Ben Finegold is here to help!

    • 9 min
    • 5 challenges
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