Walkovers in Chess: What players and arbiters should know
18 mai 2022

What's a walkover in chess?
How does it affect the result of the game and the rating of the players?

This is an important topic not just for the players but also for the chess arbiters.

Both parties need to know the right way to mark the result.
Players will be putting this result in the scoresheet. At the same time, the arbiters will be entering the result in a chess pairing software.

So in this article, we've created a detailed overview of this topic for both - the chess arbiters and the chess players!

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5 Unique Chess Tournaments Where You See More Than Just Chess!
4 mai 2022

Chess Tournaments – What picture comes first to your mind when you think of them?

Most probably – a bunch of serious people staring at wooden pieces. That’s how most tournaments would look.

But some exciting chess tournaments happen worldwide where you get to see more than just chess.

In one of them, you get to see your favorite chess player bantering against their rival. In another, you can explore one of the world’s best cities while playing chess and sipping beer!

In this article, we’ve combined a list of 5 unique tournaments worldwide that you’ll love to be a part of!

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How to prepare a chess tournament
29 janv. 2020

The Admin Dashboard should be done in such a way so everyone can carry out chess matches in accordance with the rules. You can organize a chess tournament without long preparation, but before its start you should think about its formula. Developing an organizational announcement is always a good idea!

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Can you play chess anywhere?
11 nov. 2019

Can you play chess anywhere? You definitely can! Of course, you can't make the final of the World Chess championship on the beach or in a dark restaurant, but you can do other interesting events there.

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My house, my rules - one's own tournament rules
3 oct. 2019

There were two chess centres in one small town. The first - with traditions, guaranteed pleasant time in an unchanging group. The second - created from scratch, attracted more and more people. Instead of competition, cooperation was chosen, which resulted in a series of tournaments. Then the two worlds collided. Some wanted to play "as usual", at home. The others were full of strength and ideas, they were focused on genuine tournaments.

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Preparation for the tournament
15 sept. 2019

Unreadiness of the player may result in his poor start, however the weaknesses of the organiser and the arbiter may be noticeable by all participants of the event. Just as sometimes with the chessboard "from the side you can see better" and fans, with different perspective, analyse the brilliant moves that players do not consider at all, just as the organisers and arbiters do not always see what can be improved. Therefore, you should forget about past tournaments for a moment and think about what a perfect one should look like. Not everything can be improved right away, but even a small detail can change a lot.

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