The Online Chess Match Championships

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Online Chess Match Championships!


Quick facts about the tournament:
  • Server: FICS (freechess.org)
  • Time Control: 60 minutes for each player and game, with a 30 second increment for each move (or longer, on mutual agreement by both players).
  • Tie-breaks: 2 additional games with the same time control. Repeat, if needed.
  • The top-most listed player is playing White in game 1.
The tournament is loosely based on the FIDE World Championship Cycle, and uses a cup format (lose a match and you are eliminated.) Players are seeded according to their FICS rating at the start of the tournament. This ensures, for example, that the top 2 players can't meet until the final. The match length increases as the tournament progresses with the final being a 12-game match. The players play alternatively as White and Black. Should a match end with a tie after all regular games have been played, 2 additional games are played to decide the winner. If after these two games, the score is still tied, another two games are played until a winner is decided. If a player does not show up within 15 minutes after the scheduled time, the opponent can claim a game win.



  Quarter Finals
(8-game matches)

Semi Finals
(10-game matches)
Final
(12-game match)


 
 

ZwaartePaard 2½ (withdraw)

         
 
         
  Games:
[1][2][3][4]  
  tseltzer 4½        
             
  tseltzer 1½          
             
      Harmonicus      
    Games:
[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
       
 

Harmonicus

         
             
      Harmonicus 5½        
             
 

leomalagar (withdraw)

         
             
      Games:
[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
 
Harmonicus
   
       

Winner

   
 

Acho

         
 
         
  Games:
[1][2][3][4][5][6]
  Valiantangel        
             
 

Valiantangel

         
             
      Valiantangel      
    Games:
[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
       
  Jonasil 2          

 

 
         

 

  Games:
[1][2]  
  Jonasil 3½        

 

             

 

 

TonyPrice 0 (withdraw)

         

 

 

Important dates:
May 25 2009: Deadline for sign-up.
June 1 2009: Round 1 starts.

Contact tournament organizer Jonas Martinsson (Jonasil on FICS) for more details.
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