Rapid Chess960 Knock-Outs

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Welcome to the tournament!!

Posted by kokino on 5/5/10 at 2:40 AM

Dear Chess960 players,


First of all, thanks for joining this tournament. Your participation is highly appreciated and I hope you all enjoy interesting and above all, instructive games.


This is a NON VACATION tournament so please take this into account:

If you don't move on your games in the 2 days period you will irreversively that game.

There are some helpful tools provided by chess.com to avoid losing on time, as for instance making the moves using your cell phone:



Regarding Chess960, if you are not used to play this chess variant and you are interested in learning more about it I suggest you to join this group:


(click on the logo to join inmediately)


You can check the group home page which will guide you through the most useful threads and articles posted there:

stuck thread Chess960 RandomChess Guide

Please feel free to post on the corresponding thread your games, comments, analysis of the Starting Position used on this tournament:



Any other questions do not hesitate to contact me or post them here on the tournament forum.

Best Regards,



#2 2nd Place Adhvaitha (1101)

#3 3rd Place somersby143 (1985)

TD: kokino Started on May 3, 2010 at 11:49 AM
Players: 100   Time Control: 48 hours/move
Max Group Size: 2   Rating Range: Open
# Advance: 1   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 253   Games Rated: Yes

This is a "No Vacation" tournament!

Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 100 Completed Games: 228 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 43 (43% of field) Games in Round 1: 100
Eliminated Round 2: 24 (24% of field) Games in Round 2: 56
Eliminated Round 3: 15 (15% of field) Games in Round 3: 32
Eliminated Round 4: 7 (7% of field) Games in Round 4: 18
Eliminated Round 5: 4 (4% of field) Games in Round 5: 10
Eliminated Round 6: 2 (2% of field) Games in Round 6: 6
Eliminated Round 7: 2 (2% of field) Games in Round 7: 4
Eliminated Round 8: 2 (2% of field) Games in Round 8: 2
Players Withdrawn: 6 (6%) # Timeouts: 73 (32%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 1269 Biggest Upset: 1541 defeats 1685

Welcome to the 1st RAPID CHESS960 KNOCK-OUTS!


This is a Chess960 tournament with 2 days / move, no vacations allowed and open to all chess.com members.

If you like fast turn-based games, you are bored with those players making minimum moves and in the meantime, you like Chess960, then this is your tournament.



If this is not fast enough for you, you can check this other Chess960 tournaments:

Chess960 TournamentPremium Members OnlyNo Vacation TournamentSuper Rapid Chess960 knock-outs

(1 day/ move, only premium members, players with less than 12hrs move avg.)


And if you prefer to play with no rush, then you can check this one:

Chess960 TournamentChess960: The Best Chess for Success! #6

(5 days/ move, vacations allowed)



This tournament is brought to you by:


The most complete Chess960 resources on the internet!


You can visit us here: Chess960 RandomChess and if you like the group then join us. Smile