Chess Club News
Mieses Arena Blitz Tournament

On Friday, Sept 11 at 7.10pm, we will be having our first blitz tournament on Lichess. Participation is restricted to members of our lichess team. So, make sure you request membership asap.

https://lichess.org/team/san-gabriel-valley-chess-club

Once a member of our team you can see the link for the tournament on the team site, see link above. Alternatively use the following link to join the tournament:

https://lichess.org/tournament/LVdxP3Um

This is a private tournament and it is password protected. After clicking join a pop-up window will appear and ask for a password. The password is

SGVCC

On the tournament site you will also be able to see all the rules. It’s a 2h arena tournament. After your game you are paired as quickly as possible, so no need to wait too long, games are G5+5. The winner is whoever collects most points at the end of the 2h period. A win yields 2 points, a draw 1 point and a loss 0 points. While on a winning streak the points are doubled. In addition to this rule which we know from chess.com already. Players also have the option to go Berserk at the beginning of the game. This reduces their time to half of the initial time and the player also won’t get any time increment. In return a win yields an extra point.

Now, head over to lichess and sign up for the team and tournament:

https://lichess.org/team/san-gabriel-valley-chess-club