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Chess Stars Events Calendar

Week of April 23 to 29

(All times Eastern)

Day2 pm3 pm4 pm5 pm
23. MonBlitzMaster ChallengeMaster ChallengeTime Odds
24. TueBlitzBLITZ MATCHMaster ChallengeTime Odds
25. WedBlitzMaster ChallengeMaster ChallengeTime Odds
26. ThuBlitzMaster ChallengeMaster ChallengeTime Odds
27. FriBlitzMaster ChallengeMaster ChallengeTime Odds
28. SatBlitzContest: Choose Your Moves and Win!Time Odds
29. SunBlitzContest: Choose Your Moves and Win!Time Odds

Contest Information

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US Chess Championships

Wednesday 4/18 to Monday 4/30 at 2 pm Eastern

Live on ChessStars.com


Video commentary by Maurice Ashley, Jennifer Shahade, Yasser Seirawan in English


Comentario de video de Alejandro Ramirez e Yvette Garcia en Español


Rest day Tuesday, April 24


Event Details


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Choose Your Moves and Win!

Saturday and Sunday 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!


First: $60, Second: $40, Third: $20, Fourth: $15, Fifth: $10


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


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Blitz Tournaments

Every Day at 2 pm Eastern

Credit Prizes. First : 30, Second : 20, Third : 10, Fourth: 5


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.


Regular Chess: Wednesday


Use your Credits for Contest Crowns!


Members: FREE. Non-members: 5 Credits


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Time Odds Tournaments

EVERY DAY at 5 pm Eastern

Credit Prizes. First : 30, Second : 20, Third : 10, Fourth: 5


Regular Chess


Time control: varies with each game.


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.


Rounds: depending on the number of entrants.


Members: FREE. Non-members: 5 Credits


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Master Challenge

Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 pm Eastern

Members: FREE. Non-members: 5 Credits


FREE for all Titled Players (FM, IM, GM, WFM, WIM, WGM).


Play a Chess Master for Credits.


20 Credits for every win. 10 Credits for every draw!


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