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GoodKnightChess
08-05-2020, 01:04 AM
Hello members. We the Good Knight Chess Club are having our 100th Online Cash Prize Chess Tournament on 15th May 2020. The tournament will be hosted on lichess.org, entry is free for all players.
TOTAL Prize fund : 100 USD to be delivered via PayPal.
Registration link https://lichess.org/team/good-knight-chess-club
Tournament link https://lichess.org/tournament/fcFwBHbF

We humbly request all to join this tournament and encourage us. Regards

GoodKnightChess
08-05-2020, 01:14 AM
Good Knight Chess Club is organising an International Cash Prize Online Chess Tournament on 15th May 2020.
(1) Tournament will be hosted on lichess.org
(2) Entry is free for all players
(3) Total Prize fund : 100 USD
(4) No. of prizes : 20
(5) Registration link : https://lichess.org/team/good-knight-chess-club
(6) Tournament link : https://lichess.org/tournament/fcFwBHbF
(7) WhatsApp +919706268211
(8) Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/goodknightchessclub/

antichrist
08-05-2020, 08:31 AM
Is it necessary to join the Club and what is the fee?

Kevin Bonham
08-05-2020, 09:44 AM
Please keep these posts to this single thread, thanks - I have merged the two threads.

GoodKnightChess
09-05-2020, 02:33 AM
It's already mentioned that entry is free for all players. Joining the team is necessary otherwise how would the organizer communicate with the participants. There is no fee at all. Everything is free

GoodKnightChess
09-05-2020, 02:37 AM
Is it necessary to join the Club and what is the fee?

It's already mentioned that entry is free for all. There is no fee at all. You can check by clicking the links. Joining the club is necessary for communicating with the participants

antichrist
09-05-2020, 06:41 AM
Sorry, I was just testing the physics principle of the conservation of energy that there is no such thing as a free lunch.

ER
09-05-2020, 05:38 PM
It's already mentioned that entry is free for all. There is no fee at all. You can check by clicking the links. Joining the club is necessary for communicating with the participants

Don't you worry about him, he's got comprehension issues!

antichrist
09-05-2020, 11:37 PM
What is the maximum number of entrants your computer can handle? What type of draw is used? How many rounds? And on your site what does "no beserk" refer to? Thanks

ER
10-05-2020, 02:32 AM
It's already mentioned that entry is free for all. There is no fee at all. You can check by clicking the links. Joining the club is necessary for communicating with the participants

I might join in if I have some time available! As for silly questions like the ones asked here, I presume they don't even know what Lichess is and how it works. Maybe you give them the link https://lichess.org/tournament/help
to avoid queries about well known terms as berserk etc. You might be asked how does a knight move next! :D :P

BTW I just joined... there were already 349 members there amongst which GMs, IMs, FMs and many very strong untitled players! Good luck with the tournaments!

GoodKnightChess
10-05-2020, 02:48 AM
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antichrist
10-05-2020, 07:36 PM
I might join in if I have some time available! As for silly questions like the ones asked here, I presume they don't even know what Lichess is and how it works. Maybe you give them the link https://lichess.org/tournament/help
to avoid queries about well known terms as berserk etc. You might be asked how does a knight move next! :D :P

BTW I just joined... there were already 349 members there amongst which GMs, IMs, FMs and many very strong untitled players! Good luck with the tournaments!

I thought I read KB somewhere that when about 300 entrants you need a certain amount rounds to get a proper result?

Kevin Bonham
10-05-2020, 07:45 PM
I thought I read KB somewhere that when about 300 entrants you need a certain amount rounds to get a proper result?

Often there are claims of this sort but they are usually pseudo-mathematical in nature. A certain number of rounds is needed to be certain there will not be more than one player on 100%.

ER
10-05-2020, 09:57 PM
Often there are claims of this sort but they are usually pseudo-mathematical in nature. A certain number of rounds is needed to be certain there will not be more than one player on 100%.

They do have rounds in Lichess, in which you are paired after you finish your game. However it is the pre-decided time of the duration of the tournament that decides the issue!
Of course you get points (2 or more if you berserk for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss. Continuous wins also add extra points. Your final score during the pre-announced time decides your final position.
That's all in the FAQ anyway!

ER
10-05-2020, 10:03 PM
I played in a rapid earlier today with more that 1300 participants!

Kevin Bonham
11-05-2020, 01:06 AM
They do have rounds in Lichess, in which you are paired after you finish your game. However it is the pre-decided time of the duration of the tournament that decides the issue!
Of course you get points (2 or more if you berserk for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss. Continuous wins also add extra points. Your final score during the pre-announced time decides your final position.
That's all in the FAQ anyway!

Yes, similar to the chess.com "arena" format. AC was probably incorrectly assuming it was a Swiss.

Desmond
11-05-2020, 12:27 PM
Not familiar with this format. Is there no limit to the number of games you can play in the 2 hour period?
Just wondering if this encourages people to ditch the game early if they have a bad position?

Kevin Bonham
11-05-2020, 01:20 PM
Not familiar with this format. Is there no limit to the number of games you can play in the 2 hour period?
Just wondering if this encourages people to ditch the game early if they have a bad position?

Not sure what rules lichess applies but on chess.com in such events you cannot resign before move 10 or agree a draw before move 20, for precisely this reason.

Craig_Hall
11-05-2020, 05:13 PM
I think Lichess and Chess.com arena systems are similar in nature. Any unlimited round pairing system incentivises resigning quickly in bad/lost positions unless playing fast enough controls that winning on time is realistic e.g. bullet. Something in arena scoring is double points for streaks (3+ wins a row), so if you are on a streak, there is less incentive to resign quickly.

GoodKnightChess
11-05-2020, 05:15 PM
I might join in if I have some time available! As for silly questions like the ones asked here, I presume they don't even know what Lichess is and how it works. Maybe you give them the link https://lichess.org/tournament/help
to avoid queries about well known terms as berserk etc. You might be asked how does a knight move next! :D :P

BTW I just joined... there were already 349 members there amongst which GMs, IMs, FMs and many very strong untitled players! Good luck with the tournaments!

Thank you so much for joining, I request you to get in touch via WhatsApp +919706268211

GoodKnightChess
14-05-2020, 11:07 PM
Till now 364 players have joined out of which 35 are Titled players.
Entry is FREE FOR ALL
TOTAL PRIZE : 122$(20 PRIZES FOR OPEN GROUP)
REGISTRATION : https://lichess.org/team/good-knight-chess-club
TOURNAMENT LINK : https://lichess.org/tournament/fcFwBHbF
Support from entire chess community is solicited.