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VIRTUAL Super Saturday Quads/Swiss

Online Rated Scholastic Tournaments
Every Saturday - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
 

Our traditional Super Saturday tournaments are back ONLINE! $27 Entry Fee, CASH PRIZES for every section!

For kids and adults! Open to the public. Safe, weekly tournaments with USCF Rating Opportunities.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION 

 

Before registering for any tournament, you must have a current USCF membership. If you have gotten a membership in the past but it has expired, please renew it before playing. If you have never been a United States Chess Federation member before, please sign up here. If you are not sure about how to sign up or have any questions about the membership, email: icaonlinetournaments@gmail.com.

ALSO: TWO CAMERA RULE FOR USCF RATINGS OF > 1000

NEXT ONLINE LIVE EVENT:

Saturday, February 27, 2021
@1:30pm

Open to the Public

CASH PRIZES
Register by MIDNIGHT on Friday to participate in our virtual tournament

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Tournament Details:

The entry fee is $27, and the prize for 1st place in each section is $60. We will create sections based on USCF classical ratings, aiming for four players in every section. We reserve the right to create larger sections in an effort to create better rating distributions, and there will be additional prizes awarded accordingly.

Registration will close at exactly 11:59 pm ET on the Friday before the tournament, and the tournament will begin at exactly 1:30 pm ET on Saturday. Once registration is over, you will be sent a link that will allow you to join a www.chess.com club corresponding to your section.

You will join the tournament that will be running in this club. Pairing will be provided here and updated for each round at the conclusion of the previous round. Sections with an average rating under 1,000 will play G/30;d5, and sections with an average rating of 1,000 or more will play G/45;d5.

 

All games will be observed and all communication during the tournament will be accomplished via Zoom (the link for which will be sent along with your section). Please download it before signing up for the tournament. In addition to Zoom, we will use chess.com’s cutting-edge anti-cheat protocols to ensure fair play during the tournaments.

Prizes will be paid several days after the conclusion of the event (this is the amount of time it takes for chess.com to review all of the games to ensure fair play rules were observed).

IMPORTANT - TWO CAMERA RULE!

Due to recent cheating accusations that have been plaguing not only our VIRTUAL events, but virtual events all across the chess world, we will be following official recommendations to institute a 2-camera setup for our higher-rated players effective immediately (This rule will apply to all sections > 1000). What this change entails is that all players in our Over 1000 average sections will be required to set up 2 cameras during their games. It is unfortunate we need to take such measures and we realize this may be difficult for some players to abide by. Cheating is something we take very seriously and with recent events, such measures have become necessary. Please let us know if you have any questions and be aware that this rule will be enforced strictly. If you cannot conform to this setup, you will not be able to play!

 

With our new two camera rule, following are instructions on how your cameras should be set up. The two cameras must provide:

1. A full view of your face

2. A full view of your entire computer screen

 

This can be done with any device! We would recommend using your computer web camera for your face recording (as most of you are doing already) and setting up a phone or tablet on the side pointe at your screen. Here's how the cameras should be set up to record:

NOTE:

  • The Director may on occasion require that Zoom be temporarily adjusted to reveal parts of the room not otherwise displayed.  

  • A player may not leave for a bathroom break while on move (on opponents turn, notify the director and they will give you permission to go!).

  • Players are warned that improvement of play slightly after a bathroom break is considered highly suspicious and, depending on other factors, could lead to a player being forfeited or banned. 

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and compliance.

FEBRUARY 21 TOURNAMENT REPORT

After a short break, we welcomed back our players this weekend for another Saturday Super Quads! Thanks to all the participants for joining us! A special welcome to this week’s new players: Yuxin, Brian, Jayden, Ariella, Noah, Enzo, and Neil! Here are the highlights:

In Over 1000 Section 1, Jane stormed through the section winning all three of her games! Using tactics to her advantage, she maneuvered her way into positions with forced checkmate and winning moves! Her strong performance extended her win streak to 3! Well played!

In Over 1000 Section 2, we witnessed Brian, a new player, and Michael, a regular, tie for first place! When they went head-to-head, Brian was up two pawns in an intense rock, king, and pawn endgame. But with excellent stalemate tactics, Michael forced a repetition for the draw, which earned him the game of the week! You can see the game here: https://www.chess.com/live/game/7588263313

In Under 1000 Section 1, Sophia won all three of her games and secured the gold, taking down last week’s winner, Geoffrey! In the last game vs. Angie, Sophia pulled off a nice tactic to win a knight in the endgame and secured the win! Congratulations, hopefully this’ll be the start to a nice streak!

In Under 1000 Section 2, Ari completed a clean sweep of his section by winning all his games and earning the top spot! He was able to overcome his opponents by slipping in some tricky moves. Well done!

In Under 1000 Section 3, similar to a previous section, this section saw Chunyu and Leon tie for first place! When the two winners clashed in a game that they both played exceptionally well, they ended up agreeing to a draw. Both went on to win their final games, earning them both the top spot!

In Under 1000 Section 4, Christian came in second last week, but wanted more, so he took home the gold today with 2.5 points! In the end, the draw with Rachel secured him a win over Kirill, who only trailed behind by 0.5 points. Great job Christian!

In Under 1000 Section 5, first place was shared by Everest and Ginelle with an astounding 2.5 points each! Yet again, when the two point leaders went up against each other, the game ended in a draw. Everest managed to clear the board of all pieces except for two kings and a knight! Congrats to both winners!

In Under 1000 Section 6, although James lost to the previous winner, George, in the final round, he ended up on top with 2 points and won his section! His strong attacks in earlier games layed the foundation for his win! Well done!

In Under 1000 Section 7, Hyland was not afraid at all to go on the offensive in all of his games. His fierce attacks put the opponent’s king in danger with each game, leading him to win all three rounds and securing him the gold this week! Nicely done!

In Under 1000 Section 8, Andrew and Hovannes faced off yet again, resulting in the same as last time: a draw. But this draw combined with two other wins put Andrew in first place this week, topping David by just 0.5 points! Congrats Andrew!

In Under 1000 Section 9, In his first tournament, Yuxin proved himself to be a formidable opponent by dominating all of his games! With three straight wins, Yuxin took home the gold! Great job!

In Under 1000 Section 10, although Enzo was close to winning his first tournament, first time playing, he came up short to Austin who breezed straight through and won every game, earning himself the first-place crown! Well played!

 

CHECK OUT RESULTS FOR: 
TEAM ICA VS. TEAM DUBLIN

It was Sunday, December 27 when a team of ICA students participated in a virtual 14-board online match against Team Dublin, from the Chess School of Dublin! READ MORE

Dr. David Ostfeld Memorial Chess LIVE Tournaments
 

Due to COVID-19, Dr. David Ostfeld Memorial Chess LIVE Tournaments are on hold until further notice. .

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