Players will be grouped into groups of 4 based on strength, timezone and professions.
(We will try to avoid grouping players of the same company together as much as reasonably possible)
Within the groups, players will play a small Round Robin over Week 1 through 3 and will play a same placed player of a different group in Week 4.
End of Registration: July 5th
Groups announced: July 7th
Week 1: July 10th
Week 2: July 17th
Week 3: July 24th
Week 4 pairings announced: July 25th
Week 4: July 31st
Games are played with 25min+10sec increment time controls (Games are expected to take 1h) and we encourage players to jump on a call and network / analyze the game afterwards
Default play time: 10am PST
Games of Round 1-3 can happen any time between July 8th and July 25th but if a match is not played during its default time, the rescheduled day/time has to be set by the default play time.
Players can choose to play their matches on any platform but have to submit their chess.com username as default platform.
It is the obligation of the winning player to submit the result of a game immediately after a game has been played. If a game ends in a draw, the white playing player has to submit the result.