RCA online prize tournament!

by ChessBase
11/18/2013 – The entire chess population has become a big audience with the WCC. However this Saturday jump back into playing with an online tournament hosted on www.playchess.com and sponsored by the Remote Chess Academy. Win prizes during the last rest day while Anand and Carlsen finish off their preparation! All details of this Swiss tournament inside.

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RCA-Open 2013

3,500 USD in prizes
30 prizes &
18 “lucky winners”
FREE entry

In honour of the World Championship match – Anand-Carlsen – CHESSBASE and the REMOTE CHESS ACADEMY have joined forces
to let you have fun, practice your chess and fight for great prizes!

The basis for success in chess is to keep the right balance between learning, practice and fun. During the WC match, which started on November 9th, 2013 and which will be broadcast in detail here on playchess.com, you will have the opportunity to learn a lot by watching the games and listening to the commentators in various languages. Without doubt, you will have plenty of fun watching both players fight for the highest honour in the game.

Furthermore, you will not just be a spectator in this important moment for the chess world. When both players take a break on Saturday November 23rd, and get themselves ready for the final stage of the match, you will have the opportunity to practice your own skills, show everything you have learnt in the first days of the match and have some fun in a great blitz tournament on playchess.com.

RCA-Open 2013
Saturday, 23rd November 2013, 16.00 CET (GMT +1)

This will be a 13-round Swiss tournament, played with 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment per move. It is open to anyone – no serial number for playchess is required (free entry).
All you have to do is download the client on to your machine, create an account and play in the event. For details, see http://www.playchess.com. Here you will find instructions on how to download the software and create an account.

The event is a human-only tournament. It is forbidden to use a computer, especially an engine, as help for finding your moves. All games will be controlled for engine use.

In order to improve your competitive mood, we are offering some attractive prizes, worth approximately 3,500 USD.

Winner:                        ChessBase 12 Mega-Package
Place 2:                       USD 300 Voucher for products of RCA
Place 3:                       USD 250 Voucher for products of RCA
Place 4:                       ChessBase 12 Starter-Package
Place 5:                       USD 200 Voucher for products of RCA
Place 6:                       USD 150 Voucher for products of RCA
Places 7 & 8:               ChessBase Mega-Database 2014
Places 9 & 10:             USD 100 Voucher for products of RCA
Places 11 & 12:           Deep Fritz 14
Places 13 & 14:           USD 75 Voucher for products of RCA
Places 15 to 20:          6-month premium membership to playchess.com
Places 21 to 30:          6-month standard membership to playchess.com

Lucky prizes for places 35, 45, 55, 65, 75, 85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175, 185, 195 and 205: 3-month classic membership.


  • You can observe the above-mentioned ChessBase products (prizes) here: LINK
  • RCA = Remote Chess Academy, and you can check its products here: LINK
  • Voucher is equivalent to the money that you can spend on the purchase of RCA products

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