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Introducing Bullet Brawls And New Arena Options

Introducing Bullet Brawls And New Arena Options

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As a fan or as a player of top-level chess, whether you need a weekend chess fix or are looking for pure bullet competition, Chess.com has the event for you! We're bringing another regularly scheduled tournament for titled players to Chess.com on the last Saturday of every month: Bullet Brawls are coming this Saturday, January 28th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific with a $2,500 prize fund. The format is a two-hour arena with a 1+0 time control. 

Much like Titled Tuesday for blitz and Arena Kings for streaming, Bullet Brawls will give titled players access to a regularly scheduled bullet tournament. The prize fund, which includes a cool grand for first place, should look familiar to those who play or follow Titled Tuesday:

Place Prize
1st $1,000
2nd $750
3rd $350
4th $200
5th $100
Top Woman $100

Along with this new event we are also bringing score-based arena formats to Chess.com, which will be readily available for all players alongside our standard arena tournaments. In our standard arenas, players are matched based on their rating. In the score-based format, as the name implies, players are matched based on their score in the arena to that point.

Score-based pairing means purer competition, as players can help themselves not only by continuing to win games but also by directly preventing their rivals from doing the same. We will continue to offer rating-based arenas as well if you prefer to see how many points you can pile up against players of similar rating.

Bullet Brawls will be using the score-based arena format. We hope to see our titled bullet specialists and other titled players competing on January 28!

Let us know in the comments which players you're excited to see playing!

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