Chess night in Bangkok

9/16/2003 – And yet another exotic attraction on our server at playchess.com: the new Bangkok Trophy gives you the chance to meet the best chess players from the Asian region. The event is a 9 round blitz tournament (5+0) with a prize fund of 850 ducats. Start is today at 15.00 CET (8.00 p.m. Bangkok time). Here are all the details.

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Due to the reduced time lag (8.00 p.m. Bangkok time), we hope to attract chess friends especially from the Asian region. The Bangkok Trophy is open to everybody, its not necessary to hold a particular ranking. The prize fund is 850 ducats, the first two placegetters qualify for the Champions Challenge next Saturday. The event will start at 15.00 in the room Tournament Official B, the tournament director will be Martin Baumgartner. Here are all the details.

If you haven't played any tournaments on our chess server yet, this is how it goes:

  • Registration is possible immediately before the tournament (here from 15.00 until 15.20 CET (8.00 to 8.20 pm Bangkok time). A short message to the tournament director ("join" or similar) is enough. If you have been registered, you will receive the message "You are in".
  • During the registration phase the tournament director will occasionally generate messages, either "You are registered" (if you are on the list of participants) or "You are kibitzing" (if not). In the latter case, please notify the tournament director immediately (message "join") .
  • The tournament director will start the games automatically. Please make sure to be in the playing room when the pairings are drawn, as otherwise you will not be considered by the program and miss one round.

Good luck!

Martin Fischer

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