Introduction to Chess

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Chess is a game played between two opponents on opposite sides of a board containing 64 squares of alternating colors. Each player has 16 pieces: 1 king, 1 queen, 2 rooks, 2 bishops, 2 knights, and 8 pawns. The goal of the game is to checkmate the other king. Checkmate happens when the king is in a position to be captured (in check) and cannot escape from capture.

Want to learn how to play chess click on the link below:
http://www.chess.com/learn-how-to-play-chess

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Chess Online Tournament

Chess.com's Tournament Details & Schedule:

Starting September 15th | Round 1 of 2014 Mind Games Begins:

1 tournament will start on Chess.com every 6hrs until October 15th!
The Time Control will be a rapid event: 10 minutes per side!
There will be 4 tournaments a day for 4 weeks, allowing a total possibility for a participant to compete in 28 tournaments!
Each tournament will have a minimum of 4 rounds per player, with the top 2 finishers from each event qualifying for Round 2!

*Once qualified, member cannot participate again (attempted violation this rule could result in disqualification of the participant - needs to be in your rules)

All 224 of the qualifying members will be asked to join a *new* MindGames group.

Starting October 17th | Round 2 of 2014 World Mind Games Begins:

This new group of players (224 qualifiers) will now have 12 qualifying chances to move onto Round 3!
There will be 1 tournament on Chess.com every 12 hours until October 24th!
The TIme Control will be a rapid event: 15 minutes with a 10 second increment per move!
There will be 2 tournaments a day for 1 week, totaling 12 tournaments!
Each tournament will have a minimum of 4 rounds per player, with the top 2 finishers from each event qualifying for Round 3!

*Once qualified, member cannot participate again (attempted violation this rule could result in disqualification of the participant - needs to be in your rules)

All 24 of the qualifying members will be asked to join a *new* MindGames group.

Starting October 25th | Round 3:

24 winners have now move onto this final qualifying round!
The winners will now be broken randomly into 2 groups!
There will be 12 players in each group!
Each player will play the other 1 time over the next 2 weeks, in what is called a "Round Robin". There will be 11 rounds total.
There will be 1 game per day, with a time control of 60 minutes per side with a 5 second increment per move.

If there is a tie for first at the end of this Round Robin event, an Armageddon Game of 25 + 5 for white 10 + 5 for Black, with Draw odds given to Black will declare a clear winner of each group. If 3 players tie for first, Chess.com Ratings (the higher rated player) will decide who gets a "bye" for the first Armageddon Round, while the other two players play. The winner will then play the waiting opponent.

Starting November 6th | 2014 World Mind Games FInal Match:

Winners of each group in the previous round will now move onto a final 4 game match.
There will be 1 game played per day.
The time control will be a standard control of 120 minutes and a 5 second increment per side.

If tied at the end of 4 games, again, an Armageddon game to decide clear winner. Same time control as previous round.

All games of final match will be broadcast on Chess.com/TV.

Winner is overall champion MindGames Champion.

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