Online tournament for Mars CEAB&T

November 8, 2023, at 7:00 PM Almaty time.
Tournament duration: 80-100 minutes.
The tournament will be held using the Swiss system with 5 rounds (on the Lichess platform).
Time control: 10 minutes for each participant (without additional time).
To participate in the tournament, you need to:
Step 1) Register in advance on the: https://lichess.org/signup
Step 2) Join the team by clicking the "Join team" button (Team entry code - mars): https://lichess.org/team/chess-in-mars
Step 3) Enter the tournament and become a participant in the Lichess list: https://lichess.org/swiss/LuRnVGMg (click the "Join" button).
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To ensure that you are participating in the tournament, find your username in the list of participants.


How Swiss System Tournaments Work?

  • After everyone plays the first game, the computer will automatically conduct a draw, and the second round will begin in a minute. So, don't rush to finish the game before everyone else. The same process will continue for the remaining games.

  • The winner plays against the winner, and the loser plays against the loser, allowing participants to compete against opponents of similar skill levels.

  • If the number of participants is odd, one participant takes a break. For this break, they receive one point (a win).

Determining the Winner:

  1. Based on the total points earned over 5 rounds (win - 1 point, draw - 0.5, loss - 0).
  2. In case of a tie in points, an additional measure is calculated: the Buchholz coefficient.

What happens if the internet freezes or disconnects?

You will need to refresh the page. In this case, Lichess will likely count the current game as a loss, and there will be no replay. You can continue from the next round. So, a stable internet connection is necessary.

We wish everyone good luck and to have a great game!