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Choose Your Moves and Win!

Special Holiday Schedule

Tuesday and Wednesday
December 19, 20, 26 and 27

at 3 pm Eastern


Chess Stars Contests offer terrific cash prizes for predicting the moves in a live Chess Match. Cheating is impossible, and anyone can win!


SIX cash prizes in every game!


First : $50, Second : $30, Third : $20, Fourth : $15, Fifth : $10


Worst Result : $10 !!!


Grand Prize for winning ten contest games in a row : $2500


10 Credits to enter (per game). Free to Club Members.


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Blitz for Credits

Every Day at 1 pm Eastern

Credit Prizes. First : 40, Second : 30, Third : 20, Fourth : 10 Credits


Time control: 2 minutes per game + 1 second per move (delay)


Rounds: depending on the number of entrants.


Random: Monday, Thursday and Saturday


Random has 2880 symmetrical start positions and follows the normal rules of Chess.


Scrambled: Tuesday, Friday and Sunday


Scrambled has 622,728 exciting start positions and follows the normal rules of Chess.


Mirror Chess: Wednesday


Anti-Bot Format: The board is seen in a mirror.


Use your Credits for Contest Crowns!


Free Entry!


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Bullet for Credits

Monday through Friday at 4 pm Eastern

Credit Prizes. First : 40, Second : 30, Third : 20, Fourth : 10 Credits


Anti-Bot Format: The board is seen in a mirror.


Time control: 1 minute per game + 1 second per move (delay)


Rounds: depending on the number of entrants.


Free Entry!


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Cash Prize Tournaments

Saturday and Sunday at 4 pm Eastern

First : $5, Second : $3, Third : $2 (by tiebreak)


Credit Prizes. Fourth : 20, Fifth : 10 (Credits)


Cash prizes increase to $10/$8/$6/$4/$2 Saturday Dec 23 and Dec 30


Anti-Bot format: The board is seen in a mirror.


Time control: handicapped.


Time odds based on difference of all-time high ratings.


Difference >= 400 rating points: 4 minutes to 1.


Difference >= 300 points: 3 minutes to 1.


Difference >= 200 points: 2 minutes to 1.


Difference >= 100 points: 3 minutes to 2 minutes.


Difference < 100 rating points: 2 minutes each (no handicap).


Rounds: depending on the number of entrants.


5 Credits to enter, free to Club Members.


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Live Lectures

Thursday at 3 pm Eastern

A Chess Master teaches and takes your questions.


Live on ChessStars.com!


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Master Challenge

Special Holiday Schedule

Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 3 pm Eastern

Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm Eastern


Master Challenge is free to all!


Your chance to play a strong Chess Master.


20 Credits for a win, or 10 Credits for a draw!


Learn more about Chess Stars Credits...


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