Getting Started In Chess: Part 8 – Chess Tournament Format

The format defines the process used to determine how players are selected to play each other.  Chess tournaments use these formats to identify the players who played the best at a tournament. Every sport or competitive event has to have some process of determining a champion.

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Getting Started In Chess: Part 7 – Time Controls

This particular post will focus on helping you understand the implications and etiquette that go along with playing a tournament with a specific time control. After reading this you will be able to read a tournament announcement and understand the biggest variable in any tournament which is the time control.

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