Whilst we still seem to be a long way from being able to play competitive over the board chess again, a few of us have started playing on the chess.com platform over recent weeks. (As an added bonus see Rob Furness’ livestream coverage of his games from below!)
While in the long run we hope to get back to normal chess, for the time being we would like to open an invitation to any local chess players that would like to join us online.
If you would like to play just follow the steps below. Time control at the moment is 15 minutes each with a 5 second per move increment. Maximum number of rounds ideally would be 5 but in reality due to number of entrants often ends up being 3 or 4 rounds. If we can get to at least 10 regular players that should allow for a 5 round event. If your new to the club or thinking of joining in the future it’s a great way to get to know us!
To join any wednesday please follow the steps below.
- Create an account on http://www.chess.com this is a free online chess platform.
- Request to join https://www.chess.com/club/culcheth-chess-club this is where our wednesday event is held. (please include your name in order for me to accept you), all players in the local area or with previous connections to the chess club are welcome.
- Once accepted to the club, register to play in the weekly tournament. Registration starts from 7pm and games will start promptly at 8pm every wednesday.
We want to attract all skill levels, don’t be discouraged if you lose your first couple of games we do have some strong players at the club! However the tournament is structured in a way that you should be paired against someone on the same score as yourself as the event goes on.
Hope to see you there.