Participants are expected to use the same computer during the whole tournament. Play must be on desktops, laptops and notebooks only, mobiles and tablets are not allowed for play, but are OK (and recommended) for Zoom.
CAMERA ANGLE FOR TOURNAMENT
YOU MUST BE ON ZOOM TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES.
Players must be visible on Zoom during their games, using their real first and last names.
Zoom cameras should be set so that they display the player, the player's screen and the area near the player.
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, as per the instructions given by the Tournament Director in Zoom. Noise such as music that may be loud enough to mask possible illegal discussion is not permitted.
The best location for the Zoom camera is on a separate device, clearly showing the player with his or her real first and last name. The camera angle should be behind the user, possibly using a cell phone, that allows a view of the chess board and monitor
For players in the Championship or top sections of our evens, a side/rear Zoom camera angle is usually required. Players with the wrong angle who are notified of this will usually be given at least one round to correct their angle before there is a penalty. Fixed laptop, desktop or Mac cameras are allowable. Hint: Having Zoom running separate from your internet connection reduces the possibility of lag affecting your connectivity due to bandwidth issues for some, i.e. game board possibly freezing. Make sure you test Zoom and your webcam before the event starts!