Play blitz and win prizes on playchess.com!

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10/20/2020 – Playchess.com offers Premium Members a number of attractive blitz tournaments. The tournaments are played with real names and you will know whether you play a real life GM or IM. The winners receive 90 minutes of online training with world-class coach GM Rustam Kazimdzhanov, GM Sebastian Siebrecht or GM Yannick Pelletier, or they can take part in a virtual chess party (an online blitz tournament with GM Nicholas Pert). Details...

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Blitz tournament

October 28, 2020, 20.00 CET (19:00 UTC / 14:00 EST)

Mode, date and times, virtual venue

Individual blitz, nine rounds Swiss, 3+2, October 28;

Registration at the latest 19.30 CEST.

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.

Prizes:

  • 1st place: 90 minutes online training with GM Yannick Pelletier;
  • 2nd place: Chess party - an online blitz tournament (optionally with video) with GM Nicholas Pert;
  • 3rd place: 1 year subscription ChessBase Magazine;
  • Place 4: 1 year ChessBase Premium;
  • Place 5: 6 months ChessBase Premium.

Registration:

Registration for the tournament must be made by email to Herbstserie@chessbase.com 19.30 on 28 October at the latest.

The registration must contain the following information:

  • Real name,
  • PlayChess username (these two are obligatory)
  • and (only if known) the FIDE-ID

The course of the tournament will be continuously documented on chess-results.com: https://chess-results.com/Tnr537312.aspx?lan=0

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November 4, and November 11, 2020, 20.00 CET

4-board team blitz tournament

Mode, date and times, virtual venue

Teams of four, eight rounds Swiss, 3+2, Wednesday, November 04, and Wednesday, November 11;

Registration at the latest 19.00

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

The tournament will end around 22.00.

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

In scoring, team points count most (2 for 2.5 points or more in a match, one for 2.0 board points in a match), then board points and finally Buchholz.

Prizes for the tournament on November 4, 2020:

  • 1st place: 90 minutes online training for the winning team with GM Sebastian Siebrecht;
  • 2nd place: Online blitz tournament for the winning team (with video option) with GM Sebastian Siebrecht;
  • 3rd place: 1 year ChessBase premium for the players of the team;
  • Place 4: 6 months ChessBase premium for the players of the team;
  • Place 5: 1 year subscription of the ChessBase Magazine for the club.

Prizes for the tournament on November 11, 2020:

  • 1st place: 90 minutes online training for the winning team with world class coach Rustam Kasimdzhanov;
  • 2nd place: Online blitz tournament for the winning team (with video option) with GM Nicholas Pert;
  • 3rd place: 1 year ChessBase premium for the players of the team;
  • Place 4: 6 months ChessBase premium for the players of the team;
  • Place 5: 1 year subscription of the ChessBase Magazine for the club.

Registration:

Registration for the tournament must be made by email to Herbstserie@chessbase.com by 19.00 on playing day.

The registration must contain the following information:

  • Name of the team;
  • Team captain, name and email address;
  • Ranking list of the registered four players with real names, PlayChess-Usernames (both details are mandatory) and (only if known) the FIDE-ID;

The eligibility to play is independent of the official eligibility to play. Passive members or guest players are admitted. These do not have to be marked separately.

Substitute players are not allowed in this blitz tournament.

The course of the tournament will be continuously documented on chess-results.com:

https://chess-results.com/Tnr538313.aspx?lan=0 (Tournament on November 4, 2020), and

https://chess-results.com/Tnr538314.aspx?lan=0 (Tournament on November 11, 2020).

Venue:

The tournament will be played on playchess.com, 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 http://download.chessbase.com/download/PlayChessV7Setup.exe ), under tournaments "Herbstserie 2020"

and via the webbrowser with the link https://play.chessbase.com/en/play?troom=Herbstserie.

It is important that you always play with the latest software version. Please check the client version under File – Program – Update to see if an update is available. When playing via the web browser, please "refresh" after entering the virtual game room with the shortcut Ctrl+F5.

Prerequisite for participation: Each player must have an active ChessBase Premium Membership. If a player does not have a Premium Account he can purchase one here (4.99/month): https://shop.chessbase.com/en/categories/membership

Special offer for the whole team:

Buy the club package with 6 two-month memberships for only € 49.90! https://shop.chessbase.com/en/products/chessbase_account_6_premium_2months. The memberships can be freely distributed among the players.

 

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Johannes Fischer Johannes Fischer 10/27/2020 11:48
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Thanks for pointing that out. The times were corrected.
JochenSchoof JochenSchoof 10/27/2020 11:16
Just as a hint: Daylight saving time is over in Europe but not yet in the US. So the time for October 28 should probably read 20.00 CET (19.00 UTC, 15.00 ESDT). On November 4 daylight saving time will be over in the USA, too, and 20.00 CET (19.00 UTC, 14.00 EST) should fit.
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