The International Correspondence Chess Federation announce the first ICCF Swiss system - KO Tournament sponsored by Opening Master. Registration deadline: 10/3/2022
The International Correspondence Chess Federation
announce the first
ICCF Swiss system - KO Tournament
sponsored by Opening Master
The tournament will be played by server and will be organized in three or four stages.
Round 1: Groups of 11 (if necessary 13) players. All groups will have approximately equal average rating. All players who score more than 50% of the possible points will promote to the next round.
Round 2 – Round 4: After each round, a ranking list of all qualified players (> 50% score in the current round) will be created according to the following criteria:
- The highest percent points
- The highest percent wins
- The highest percent wins with black
- The lowest rating
The first 11 (13) players on the list form group 1 for the next round, the next 11 (13) group 2 and so forth. For the third and fourth rounds, the accumulated points achieved in the previous rounds will be used to calculate a player’s place in the list (but the >50% in the current round is still a requirement for promotion).
The tournament will be restricted to maximal 4 rounds. The winner of the tournament will be the player with the highest accumulated score (percent) over all 4 rounds. If less than 22 Players remain for the 4th round, the tournament winner will be determined according to the scores after round 3.
Triple Block each round: Duration: 500 days; Initial Clock: 50 days; Initial Bank: 50 days; Increment: 3 days, without guaranteed time
6,00 € Multiple entries are not possible!
Players may enter in the usual way through the ICCF Server Entry System.
From round 2 onwards, title norms will be available where appropriate.
Registration deadline: 10/3/2022
Start date: 31/03/2022
The winner of each group (after tie-break if necessary) in the first round will receive a 1 year licence for Opening Master’s GOLEM database (30 million games and quarterly updates, current market price 99 Euro).
The best 3 players in the final standings after the last round will receive a medal and a certificate.
Member Federations are asked to give the tournament wide publicity to all their players.
Frank Geider Jörg Kracht Mike Green
World Tournament Director NTTC Tournament Organizer
Opening Master Team