2021 TOCC Correspondence Cup!

Start Date: Feb 27, 2021

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Welcome everyone to TOCC's second correspondence (daily) tourney!

This event is exclusively for TOCC members. If you're a member, you should no longer need to use an invite link to join. Just click above. 

I have postponed the start date. It will now begin on Feb 27, 2021. 

Once the tourney begins there are no late registrations and another will not be held for some time. So join now!

The tourney will consist of groups of five players -- four simultaneous games. You play two games against each person. When one finishes the next one begins. The top two players in each group advance to the next round. If there's a tie, all tied players advance. The next round begins when all games in the current round are complete. Note that daily tournaments are elimination, unlike live tournaments.

The time control is five days/move. 

Vacation time is allowed, but please do not abuse it! Try to save it for situations where you truly need to take a break from your games. I want you to use your time, but it is unfair to drag out the tournament unnecessarily. This is's policy also.

Please do not join unless you plan to fully participate in the tournament! Withdrawing means that you forfeit every game you have in progress.

Max timeout percentage is 30%. If yours is higher than that and you want to join, message me.

Timing out is highly looked down upon. Please do not do it.

For more info on daily chess and how it works, click here.

FAIR PLAY reminder: cheating is absolutely forbidden in this tournament. 

What counts as cheating in daily chess? It's a little different than in live chess.

In daily chess, you are allowed to check opening databases, chess books/magazines, and use the in-game self-analysis tool. Just as in live chess, you are not allowed to use a chess engine in any form. Tablebases and advice from other players are also forbidden.

Please read these before joining:

What counts as cheating on - Member Support and FAQs

Community Policy -

What do I need to know about Fair Play on

More important info:

Fair Play and Cheating             Abuse            Sportsmanship

If I reasonably suspect that someone is using an engine or otherwise cheating, I reserve the right to expel you from the tournament. I will also remove you from the TOCC club and report you to

If you play fair, you don't have anything to worry about. Please, DO NOT CHEAT.

This is a fun opportunity to play serious games against our fellow club members one-on-one. In live games, it is often difficult to interact much. During these games, converse with whom you are playing! Use the chat box to ask your opponent how they are holding up in these crazy times. Banter about the game. Analyze and discuss it after it's over. My goal is to improve club camaraderie and connection, since we are still unable to meet face-to-face.

If, after reading everything above, you still have questions about the tourney, feel free to leave a comment below or message me!

I hope everyone has a blast!

All games count toward our NEW Daily Chess Leaderboard!

View our ongoing first correspondence tourney here.

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PLEASE READ: A few reminders before we start!

Wizard_Chess97 | Feb 26, 2021, 7:32 PM

Hi TOCC Correspondence Cup players,


The tourney is about to get started! Hope you are looking forward to it. Your games will automatically begin tomorrow, Feb 27 at 1:00 pm!


Before we start, I want to give you a few reminders.


  • First, make sure you can commit to this tourney before it starts. Note that it may last for a while, and I expect you to play all your games. Withdrawing from the event means you forfeit all games in progress, so now is the time if you need to back out.
  • Please read the tourney description. It contains most of the things you should know about the event, as well as some helpful links.
  • Remember that all games count toward our new Daily Chess Leaderboard!  You get 1 pt for each win, ½ pt for each draw, plus bonuses for upsets and winners.
  • Please do not time out! It is considered unsporting in daily chess. To help discourage it, players lose ½ pt on the Leaderboard every game they time out.
  • Note that cheating is absolutely forbidden. Let's play fairly!
  • What counts as cheating in daily chess? Engine use is forbidden, but a few things are allowed. See tourney description.
  • One of the things that is allowed is use of the in-game self-analysis board! You can also save your analysis and write notes for yourself. Take advantage of these nifty tools -- they are only available in daily chess!
  • Also, I would like you to take advantage of the chat box! This is a good opportunity to ask your opponent/fellow club member how they are doing.  wink.png One of my main goals of holding this online TOCC is to continue to build club connection and camaraderie while we are unable to meet in person. Chat!
  • Finally, remember to TAKE YOUR TIME! These are slow games. They are not the kind of games you glance at and move instantly (that's blitz or bullet). They are the kind where you should spend at least several minutes on each move -- pondering the position, thinking of a plan, moving pieces around on the analysis board . . . trying to figure out what the best move is, every time! Correspondence is the type of chess where you have the potential to play at your highest strength. Take every move as seriously as you can. 

If you read all the above, message me and I'll send you a trophy. happy.png

Most of all, have fun everybody, and good luck!  grin.png


Wizard_Chess97 | Jan 28, 2021, 6:47 PM

I've decided to raise the max timeout percentage to 30% to make the tourney more accessible. It was previously 20%.

If you want to join but have a timeout % above 30%, message me. I can grant you an exception. I want everyone who wants to play to be able to play, but at the same time keep things fun and fair. happy.png