League Format

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Format

  • Each Season is 6 weeks long with 2 games played each week - see schedule.
  • All games will be played on lichess.org - a free, open source chess platform.
  • Pairings will be posted to this website and you will be linked directly to your game with one click!
  • The "time control" is 15 minutes with a 5-second increment (bonus) per move.
  • This is a blended "individual/team" competition, not team vs team.
  • Entire teams will not be paired against each other in a board vs. board format – this will be a large tournament where players may play against anyone else in the tournament.
  • Minimum players per team: 4
  • Maximum players per team: 15
    • Companies may enter more than one team (i.e. Google NYC, Google SF)
  • Team Scores are calculated by combining the top 4 scorers from the same company.
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Rules

  • Players who show up late may have their clock started at the set round times (8:00 pm, 8:45 pm Eastern) or may be forfeited.
  • Players from the same team (company) will not be paired against each other.
  • Similarly ranked players will be paired against each other based on ratings and standings.
  • Players will receive 1 point out of 2 (two half point byes) for up to two missed weeks.
  • Players who skip week 5 or week 6 or who have already used 4 byes will not receive any points for skipped rounds.
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Prizes

  • Team Prizes (Custom Plaques)
    • Top 10 Overall.
    • Top 2 Small Companies (under 50 employees).
    • Top Financial Service Company.
    • Top IT Company.
    • Top Law Company.
  • Individual Prizes (Custom Plaques)
    • Top 15 Overall.
    • Top 10 Under 1700.
    • Top 10 Under 1100.
    • Top 10 Unrated.
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Weekly Lessons