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It is with great sorrow I've just learned about the passing away of great chess coach Michael Hoffer...

I visited him in Tampa several times and he was a great contributor to Chess Stars and a favorite commentator in our live contests. He was very enthusiastic about our contests and won several of them.

He'll be missed a lot. Please rest in Peace, dear Michael...

-Chess Stars President Sasha Starr

Current Events
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Chess Stars Events Calendar

Week of March 1

(All times Eastern)

Day10 am11 am12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm5 pm6 pm
1. MonBlitzBulletBlitzBulletBlitzBulletBlitzBulletOdds
2. TueBlitzBulletBlitzBulletBlitzBulletBlitzBulletOdds
3. WedBlitzBulletBlitzBulletBlitzBulletBlitzBulletOdds
4. ThuBlitzBulletBlitzBulletBlitzBulletBlitzBulletOdds
5. FriBlitzBulletBlitzBulletBlitzBulletBlitzBulletOdds
6. SatBlitzBulletBlitzBulletBlitzBulletBlitzBulletOdds
7. SunBlitzBulletBlitzBulletBlitzBulletBlitzBulletOdds


Contest Information

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Bullet Tournaments

Daily at 11 am and 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 pm Eastern

First Place: 5 Credits, Second: 3 Credits, Third: 2 Credits


Time control: 1 minute per game (plus 1 second delay at 11 am and 3 pm)


Rounds: depending on the number of entrants.


Entry: 1 Credit

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Blitz Tournaments

Daily at 10 am and 12, 2, 4, 8 pm Eastern

First Place: 5 Credits, Second: 3 Credits, Third: 2 Credits


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


Rounds: depending on the number of entrants.


10 am, 12 pm and 4 pm Events: Regular Chess


2 pm Events, as follows:


Random: Monday, Thursday, Saturday


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


Scrambled: Tuesday, Friday Sunday


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


Regular Chess: Wednesday


Entry: 1 Credit


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Time Odds Tournaments

Daily at 6 pm Eastern

First Place: 5 Credits, Second: 3 Credits, Third: 2 Credits


Format: 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.


Entry: 1 Credit


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Master Challenge

Entry is FREE for all.


Play a Chess Master for Credits.


2 Credits for every win. 1 Credit for every draw!


Past Events

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CONTEST RESULTS
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TOURNAMENT CROSS TABLES
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