Autumn Series on Playchess # 7 - Play and win prizes

by Martin Fischer
12/9/2020 – One year of top level chess and top level training materials: six issues (a one-year-subscription) of the ChessBase Magazine, that is the first prize in the 7th tournament of the Autumn Series on Playchess, a nine round Swiss blitz tournament that will start on Wednesday, December 9, 20.00 CET (19:00 UTC, 14:00 ET). As in all tournaments of the Autumn Series, the games will be played under real names.

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Autumn Series # 7

The tournaments of the Autumn Series are special. The participants play under their real names, and you know your opponent. The prizes are also special. In tournament #6 the first prize is a one-year subscription of the ChessBase Magazine. The other winners and the winners in the rating groups will win ChessBase Premium Memberships.

Invitation to the blitz tournament on December 9, 2020:

Mode, date and times, virtual venue

Individual blitz, nine rounds Swiss, 3+2, December 9, 2020;

Registration at the latest 19.45 CET.

Round 1: 20.00
Round 2: 20.15
Round 3: 20.30
Round 4: 20.45
Round 5: 21.00
Round 6: 21.15
Round 7: 21.30
Round 8: 21.45
Round 9: 22.00

The tournament will end around 22.20.

The respective round does not start before the specified time, but no later than three minutes after the end of the previous round.

Scoring + Prizes

Points count most, then progressive scoring, and finally Buchholz.


  • 1st place: A one-year-subscription of the ChessBase Magazine (six issues). If the winner already has a subscription, it will be extended;
  • 2nd place: 1 year ChessBase Premium;
  • 3rd place: 6 months ChessBase Premium.

Rating prizes

A rating of 2200 or less

Prize: 1 year ChessBase Premium

A rating of 1900 or less

Prize: 1 year ChessBase Premium

Winning two prizes is not possible. The prize that is won is the one of higher value. First of all the FIDE-Elo is decisive. If none is known the national rating decides. Players without a rating will be counted as players with a rating of 1900 or less.


Registration ends on December 02, 19.45. Please register with this link.

Results and standings of the tournaments will be updated continuously on chess-results.


The tournament will be played on, in the virtual tournament room "Herbstserie". It can be accessed via the current client (part of the programs ChessBase 14 or 15, Fritz 16 or 17, Komodo 13 oder 14, (free download under ), under tournaments "Herbstserie 2020"

and via the webbrowser with the link

To play in these blitz tournaments you do need a Premium Account.


Martin Fischer, born 1962, is a ChessBase staffer who, among other things, organizes and holds seminars throughout Europe and helps administer


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