Tuesday 17 March 2020

Chess in the time of cholera

The ACTCA Chess Association, along with the ACT Chess Clubs, have decided to suspend all chess events for the foreseeable future. This also includes Street Chess, which will not be running this Saturday (and future Saturdays for the time being).
However, the ACTCA is looking for a replacement to keep everyone connected, in the shape of online events. 
The first test event was run this evening, in the form of an invitation event on lichess.org. While the tournament ran well enough, the 'Arena' format that lichess uses is probably not suitable for what we are looking for (set number of rounds, normal swiss pairings). The next test event will probably be on chess.com on Thursday, and if that works, then we are looking to hold evening events through the week.
Here is one of the games from the tournament, played between the top 2 finishers.

Yin, Wenlin - Press, Harry [C77]
Hodges Arena, 2020.03.17

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