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Veterans Day

Colorado State Chess Association Salutes Our Veterans who served to preserve our great country. 

Thank you to everyone who put their lives on the line for the United States AND to those families and loved ones who supported them!!! 

Long may our flage wave and proclaim our freedom! 

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US Chess is Calling all scholastic chess players, parents, and coaches

This Annoucement is just in: Go to the web site listed to see the details. (pc)

https://new.uschess.org/civicrm/mailing/view?reset=1&id=300

Opportunity to play online

Just a informational note:
Southern Cal Chess Association Chess Championship is coming soon.
I have talked with their President Sean Manross, based on percentages he will award a first and second prize to Colorado players who enter. This is an opportunity for some quality games without risking regular ratings. Details follow.
 

Southern California Online State Championship (2020) - Checklist/Rules

Checklist

 

  1. Fill out the Official USCF Form to link chess.com username with USCF ID: https://www.chess.com/article/view/us-chess-online?#Registration

 

  1. Fill out the SCCF Online Tournament Registration Form: https://forms.gle/oSXTDARQQQjKfDmi6

 

  1. Join the chess.com group for Southern California Chess Federation (SCCF) - USCF Events: https://www.chess.com/club/southern-california-chess-federation-uscf-events

 

  1. Pay $100 Entry Fee: http://www.scchess.com/ 

 

  1. Between 9-10AM on Saturday November 7, enter the lobby for the tournament. This will be visible on chess.com/live once you have joined the chess.com group or through the direct link to the lobby. Make sure to be on time!

 

Direct Link to Lobby (Opens 9AM): https://www.chess.com/live#t=1692217 

 

 

 

Format: 6-Round (Swiss) - USCF Online Rated (Rapid/Quick) on chess.com

Time Control: 15|5 (G/15+5) - 15 Minutes + 5 Second Increment

Time: 10AM-2PM (Lobby Opens Starting 9AM)

 

Prize Eligibility: For prize eligibility, rating will be determined by USCF Standard Rating (or USCF Quick Rating if higher than Standard). If higher, FIDE Standard Rating will supersede both if applicable. You must use your primary chess.com account that is officially linked to your USCF ID. Any players who are found to be using secondary accounts and/or accounts not linked with USCF ID will be barred from prizes and possibly removed from the tournament. Pairings will be determined by chess.com rapid rating and automated by chess.com.

 

Additional Rules:

 

All players will be required to be on Zoom with active cameras and sharing their screens for the duration of the tournament while playing against opponents. Microphones should be muted and virtual backgrounds should be disabled. No background applications should be running aside from the Browser and Zoom. Players should have their faces be clearly visible during the duration of gameplay. The Chief TD may request players to see their immediate vicinity or turn on microphones to confirm fair play. Receiving outside assistance of any kind whether through another human or through technological means is strictly not allowed, and failure to abide by these guidelines may be met by disciplinary action by USCF and chess.com in addition to forfeiture from the tournament and barring from prizes.

 

The link to the Zoom Call will be e-mailed by 9AM the day of the tournament. Plan to be there at least 20-Minutes early to make sure you are properly set-up on Zoom and have joined the tournament on chess.com. Players must abide by fair play guidelines from chess.com. We reserve the right to remove players who fail to follow the rules detailed in this section or otherwise bar them from prizes. You must have access to stable Internet and players are responsible for dropped connections. Disconnects longer than a minute will result in forfeiture.

 

Titles Awarded:

 

  1. 2020 Champion of Southern California
  2. 2020 Vice-Champion of Southern California
  3. 2020 Women’s Champion of Southern California
  4. 2020 Senior’s Champion of Southern California
  5. 2020 Disabled Champion of Southern California**

 

Chief Organizer/TD: Abhishek Kylasa

Chief Assistant Organizer/TD: Sean J. Manross

 

Enjoy,

Paul Covington

Colorado Chess info

Rating Colorado Closed 2020 delayed due to login issues at US Chess, should get this fixed in the next couple of days. (pc)

Thought I would put some interesting "stats" online. 

These are not official -- just estamated by SwissSys software. 

Ratings. Colorado Closed 2020: Colorado Closed 2020
Name    Old    Perf.    New    Change
Andresen, Gunnar    2290    2362    2296    +6
Herman, Daniel    2138    2232    2151    +13
Langseth, Rhett    2138    2312    2170    +32
Lapid, Lior    2302    1959    2268    -34
McConnell, Sullivan    2224    2375    2243    +19
Wall, Brian    2209    2058    2193    -16
Some interesting gains and losses ....  

Results after 5 rounds.
Name    Score
Gunnar Andresen    3.5
Sullivan McConnell    3.5
Rhett Langseth    3
Daniel Herman    2.5
Brian Wall    1.5
Lior Lapid    1
 

Enjoy,

Paul

Colorado Closed 2020

Rd 5 is underway. You can watch in progress on https://view.livechesscloud.com#0194ca68-7d41-4c6a-9a9e-78500d94e7e7 ; select the round in the upper right, and the game.... 

Live commentary is being hosted by Chris Peterson and Earle Wikle are the main commentators tonight. After the event--likely tomorrow, I'll post the summary and take down all the round be round posting. 

Brian vs Lior
Gummer vs Rhett
Sullivan vs Daniel 

I will also post a financial report on this event. 

Hope you have enjoyed the commentary and these hard fought games. 

Paul

Round 2 Results Colorado Closed 2020

Round 2

Gunnar 1 Lior 0

Daniel 1 Brian 0

Sullvan 1 Rhett 0

Round 3 is under way. 

In Lior vs Rhett we have a software glitch -- the game is still in progress, so the 1-0 result is a holdover score from last round. 

The games and commentary are both ongoing. 

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Round 2 Results Colorado Closed 2020

Round 2

Gunnar 1 Lior 0

Daniel 1 Brian 0

Sullvan 1 Rhett 0

Round 3 is under way. 

In Lior vs Rhett we have a software glitch -- the game is still in progress, so the 1-0 result is a holdover score from last round. 

The games and commentary are both ongoing. 

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Round 1 Results Colorado Closed 2020

Link to the games https://view.livechesscloud.com#0194ca68-7d41-4c6a-9a9e-78500d94e7e7

Round 1

Sullivan 1 Lior 0

Rhett 1 Daniel 0

Brian 0 Gunnar 1

Round 2 starts at 10 AM. 

Paul 

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