Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August 14th: Evanston Chess Game/29 rapid

Let's decode the shorthand in the following tournament announcement for non-tournament players:

"5SS" - means each player will play five rounds in the Swiss System (roughly: winners play winners, losers play losers)

"G/29" - means each player has a whopping 29 minutes to make all the moves in his or her game.  If you take more time, you lose!  (If each player takes 28 minutes for the game, the game should be over in slightly less than one hour.)

"3 seconds delay" - What, 29 minutes isn't enough?  You're assured a whopping three whole bonus seconds for each move!  (If you're using a digital clock, that is.)

"bye" - you can choose not to play a particular round, but you have to schedule this with the TD before you begin play.

"Junior players (under fourteen) rated 900+" - A U.S. Chess Federation rating between 900 and 1199 makes one a strong beginner.  Adult beginners (folks who know how the pieces move) of any strength are welcome!

$5 - means $5!  It's a great deal, and the Evanston club is very hospitable.  But please arrive early, as space is limited!  (U.S. Chess Federation membership is required, you can have a trial one-day membership for $12.  If you decide to join, you'll receive a $10 credit towards membership.)
Levy Senior Center
300 Dodge Ave
Evanston, IL 60202
Evanston Chess Presents:
Aug 14, 2010

5SS G/29

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USCF Quick Rated
From time to time Evanston Chess pays one or more titled players to play in our events. We usually do not pair them against each other. Even if they should lose (it does happen) we may pair them with the highest score groups.

Five rounds. Digital clocks are required and will be set to G/29 plus 3 seconds delay. Accelerated or decelerated pairings at TD discretion.

Registration from 9:00 to 9:30 AM. Players must check in by 9:30 am; players who arrive late will receive a half-point bye for the first round. First Round 9:45 am, last round over roughly 4:30 pm.

You may take one half-point bye in any round but the last.

Entry fee is $5, please pay cash (no checks) at the door. Masters and Experts play free.

Send name, USCF number, and telephone number to enter@evanstonchess.org

Junior players (under fourteen years) rated 900+ are welcome. Sorry, but we do not accept junior players rated under 900. Must be accompanied by a parent throughout the event.

Bring clocks -- Wheelchair accessible -- No Smoking.

Coming Events:
--Sep 25, 2010, 3SS G/70 Three x Three
--Nov 06, 2010, 4SS G/45 Tri-Level

See http://evanstonchess.org/ for details.

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