Announcing Online June 20 and June 21 Events
SATURDAY, JUNE 20 - ONLINE AT INTERNET CHESS CLUB
7 rounds, G/10+5, USCF Online Quick rated.
$1,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES
In one section, open to all. Zoom is not being used for this event. We expect to use it at our future events on ICC.
Prizes $200-150-100, top USCF Under 2200 $120, Under 2000 $110, Under 1800 or unrated $100, Under 1600 $90, Under 1400 $70, Under 1200 $60. Special ICC prizes to be announced.
Schedule: On June 20, play begins at 1 PM EDT, 12 noon CDT, 11 am MDT, 10 am PDT. Subsequent rounds as soon as possible. Estimated finish time: 5 to 6 pm EDT, 4 to 5 pm CDT, 3 to 4 pm MDT, 2 to 3 pm PDT.
SUNDAY, JUNE 21- ONLINE AT INTERNET CHESS CLUB
4 rounds, G/45+10, USCF Online Regular rated.
$3,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES
In 3 sections.
Premier: Open to 2000/above. Prizes $600-400-200, top USCF Under 2300 $300-150. GMs free; $40 from prize.
Under 2100: $300-150-100, top Under 1900 $180-90.
Under 1700: $200-100-50, top Under 1400 (no Unrated) $120-60. Unrated may not win over $100.
Players must use Zoom to be eligible for prizes. Zoom room link -> https://zoom.us/j/97531650596
Round 1: 11 am EDT, 10 am CDT, 9 am MDT, 8 am PDT.
Round 2: 1:30 pm EDT, 12:30 pm CDT, 11:30 am MDT, 10:30 am PDT.
Round 3: 4 pm EDT, 3 pm CDT, 2 pm MDT, 1 pm PDT.
Round 4: 6:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm CDT, 4:30 pm MDT, 3:30 pm PDT.
How to play
- Play on a desktop computer (tablets/phones not allowed)
- To play click here and login: Play on Web Browser.
- Click the MEMBER LOGIN button and login using your ICC username and password.
- You'll be paired when the tournament starts; tournaments will often start the first round with a small courtesy delay for latecomers.
Playing the tournament using ICC's playing software.
If you have installed our software for Mac or Windows, here's how to play the tournament
- ICC for MAC and Windows users can go to the TOURNAMENTS tab on the left-hand menu, and click on "Join Tournament".
- DASHER: Click on top menu Window->My Tournaments->Join Tournament and click on the green button to join.
- BLITZIN: Click on top Window->Events and in the list search for the CCA tournament, click on the green button to join.
During the tournament, the standings and pairings will be available on the website which will be communicated by the tournament manager.
- Disconnecting before the start will remove you from the tournament. If you disconnect after the start, you will not be removed automatically, but you need to return as soon as possible, or the manager will forfeit you.
- A player must not enter the tournament on more than one username, or risk being forfeited on both usernames.
- Use of computer chess engines, databases, chess books, magazines, written notes and any other form of external assistance while playing is strictly prohibited. Assistance from other players is also prohibited and will result in disqualification as well as further sanctions as laid out by ICC's User Agreement and Policy rules.
- I will not give my password to anyone. I will not share my account. I am the only person allowed to use my account. Specifically, I will not allow other people to use my account. I will not use any account which does not belong to me.
I will not use chess database software, analysis software, chess engines or any outside assistance of any kind to assist one’s game while playing US CHESS rated games on the Internet Chess Club. I acknowledge and agree that the ICC, CCA and US CHESS has the right to monitor such activity and further agree to indemnify, defend and hold the US CHESS, CCA and ICC harmless from and against any and all liabilities, claims, causes of action or damages (including attorney's fees) arising from the Company's exercise of its rights herein.
I will behave decently toward other players, as described in help atmosphere and help abuse.
Players are prohibited from giving takebacks or moretime during the tournament.
All participants are expected to be familiar with the rules of chess used on the ICC server. In particular, participants should be aware of the ICC rules for draws and how to claim a draw if such a claim is necessary to invoke a particular draw rule. To that end, each participant is encouraged to review the rules here.
The tournament manager may, at his or her discretion, refuse to allow a player to enter the tournament or eject a player from the tournament, for any reason, including, but not limited to: connection problems, excessive lag, failure to start tournament games promptly, failure to resume tournament games promptly, disruptive behavior in the tournament room, suspicion that the player is receiving outside assistance, suspicion that the player is using computer assistance, or discovery that the account or player has a previous history of violating ICC rules. The manager is not obligated to disclose the reason for his or her decision, and his or her decision is final. There is no process for appeal.
- In case a player is disqualified from the tournament, the ICC tournament directors can, at their discretion, rule that the game of that player in the running round is lost for him, and won for his opponent. However, results by that player in prior rounds will not be reverted.
Successfully playing US CHESS online rated games are at the mercy to an individual’s connectivity and one’s ability to use the various interfaces to connect and play on our site. The ICC, CCA or the US CHESS, cannot be responsible for games lost due to an entrant’s difficulty remaining connected or inability to use the programs used to play. Completed games cannot and will not be re-started, resumed or ratings adjusted for any reason.
Neither ICC, CCA nor US CHESS can be responsible for things that can happen with internet play. Examples of this can be: slips or dropped pieces; returning a piece back to its original place and accidentally setting it on the wrong square; game boards disappearing; etc. This list is not all-inclusive, as there may be other issues that we cannot control as well.
- There will be half-point bye points for late-joining up to round two.
- Intentional rating abuse (lowering rating to enter lower class) is prohibited and may lead to disqualification as well as further sanctions as laid out by ICC's Agreement and Policy rules.
- ICC and CCA reserves the right to use image and name of winner(s) from their online events for publicity purposes.
- As the real names of the finalists will be made public, all players including players who own free GM/WGM/IM/WIM/FM/WFM accounts on ICC are required to use their public handles in this tournament, as opposed to anonymous accounts.
- The ICC tournament directors may at their discretion make a ruling on a particular game, eject a player from a tournament, or refuse to allow a player to join a tournament for any reason including but not limited to: failure to show up on time or to start a game on time, concern that the player's internet connection is not reliable enough for the game to finish in a timely manner, suspicion of chess computer use, suspicion that a player is receiving assistance, suspicion that a player has used multiple accounts during the tournament, or the fact that this player has been caught violating ICC rules in the past.
- Participants are expected to use the same computer during the whole tournament. Due to the use of Zoom, play must be held on desktops only, mobiles and tablets are not allowed.
- Bathroom breaks: one (1) is allowed per round but not if the remaining time on both clocks totals under 10 minutes.
- The bathroom break limit applies to players whether using Zoom or not. Before going on a bathroom break, players must click the "raise your hand" button and type "bathroom" in the Zoom chat.
- Zoom must be set so that it displays the player and the area near the player. It does not need to display the position as the Director knows this even if you don’t use Zoom.
- The Director may on occasion require that Zoom be temporarily adjusted to reveal parts of the room not otherwise displayed.
- Audio as well as video must be enabled on Zoom.
- Noise such as music that may be loud enough to mask possible illegal discussion is not permitted.
- Zoom may be used either on the computer being used to play or on a separate device, clearly showing the player and making him/her easily identifable.
- A player may not leave for a bathroom break while on move.
- Players are warned that improvement of play slightly after a bathroom break is considered highly suspicious and, depending on other factors, could lead to a player being forfeited or banned.
- No player may win more than one prize.
Questions: Director@Chess.us, firstname.lastname@example.org