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Ultimate Chess Championship

Chess players: Start your engines! The first Ultimate Chess Championship begins October 2nd at 1PM (Eastern)! The Ultimate Chess Championship gives every chess player a legitimate chance to compete and walk away the champion and $1,000 cash!



How can this be, you ask?  It’s simple.  There are no restrictions in this competition and you are free to utilize any type of assistance you want, from powerful computer programs to your local chess club!  Or both!  What can you come up with?   Will your team walk away the winner ahead of the most powerful teams and sophisticated chess computers?   Or will you go it alone, proving your superiority?!  Winning or losing could come down to your choice of openings, so prepare well!

Unlike regular tournaments, where only the elite have a chance to win top honors, everyone has a chance in this competition! Everything goes in this tournament, so bring your friends, bring your computers, bring your friends and their computers!


Note: Be sure to check-mark that this account is for a computer chess program!

Will a GM team win or perhaps a GM with computer help? Or will it be the lone gunslinger with the latest and greatest computer program, a specialized book and a monster machine? Join us and find out! It could be you! :-)

Put those pieces of silicon to work, and earn some money for you. Yeah, that's it: you feed them with Gigas of memory, allow them to dwell into your super multiple CPU beloved computers, cuddle them with opening books and special settings, tweaking and fine-tuning all day long, to get their strength up and up… it's time for the engines to show back some love, and make you compete - and possibly win! - in the amazing Ultimate Chess Championship!


Qualifier 1: Download Q1 PGN

# Player Score
1 RayJr 6.0
2 ENGINEMASTER 6.0
3 jpsingh1972 6.0
4 Gaon 5.5

Qualifier 2:  Download Q2 PGN

# Player Score
1 ComputerGOD 6.0
2 Blitz-Masta 6.0
3 Wonnai 6.0
4 bookbuilder 5.5

 


Finals: Download Finals PGN

# Player Prize
1 ENGINEMASTER $1,000
tie jpsingh1972 $170
tie ComputerGOD $170
tie Blitz-Masta $170
tie RayJr $170
tie Bookbuilder $170
tie Gaon $170
8 Wonnai Store credit

 


SCHEDULE:
 

Qualifier Date Rounds Time Control Type Notes
1 October 2 at 13:00 9 15 10 Swiss 4 qualify for final
2 October 3 at 13:00 9 15 10 Swiss 4 qualify for final
Final October 4 at 13:00 7 15 10 Round Robin Top 3 win $

 


How to take part


No preregistration is necessary for this tournament. The fastest, easiest way to join regardless of your user interface is to login into our server about 10 minutes before the scheduled start:

DASHER users:  Go to WINDOW->MY TOURNAMENTS->JOIN TOURNAMENT and click on the green join button next to the ULTIMATE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP tournament.
BLITZIN users:  Go to WINDOW->EVENTS and in the list search for the ULTIMATE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP tournament, click on the green join button.
ICC for MAC and ICC for Windows users: Go to TOURNAMENTS and click on Join ULTIMATE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP Tournament

If you use a different interface, you can go to the console and manually type:   /tell automato join !

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. You can follow the tournament in channel 226.  In your console, type:  /+ch 226

During the tournament, the standings and pairings will be available at websites which will be communicated after the start by the tournament manager. Those sites show updated info when the refresh button is pressed.

 


PRIZES

$1000
$600
$400

 


RULES

Entry is free!  Simply register your computer account HERE and join the tournament.  Note:  Everyone is welcome to register a computer account and play, but to be eligible to win prizes, you must have a FULL ICC membership on your normal playing account.

You can latejoin up to round 6.  No latejoin BYE points.

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. You can follow the tournament in channel 226. Participants will automatically be placed in this channel.

During the tournament, the standings and pairings will be available at websites which will be communicated after the start by the tournament manager. Those sites show updated info when the refresh button is pressed.

A player must not enter the tournament on more than one handle, or risk being forfeited on both handles. 

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 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.

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.

Finals Tiebreak if players have the same score:  1. Individual result between 2 players. Winner is first.  2.  When a draw > Black player wins.  3. When still players tied  they share the prizes.