Entries open for the fast chess May Weekender, 21-22/05

Entries are now open for Auckland May Weekender 2022. Please register and pay online at https://newzealandchess.nz/auckland-may-weekender-2022/

This tournament is similar to the Rapid and Blitz ones in the Grand Chess Tour, only here we play 9 games of blitz first, on Saturday morning, then 3-4 rapid games on Saturday afternoon (depends on the pace if we can fit all those or not), then the rest on Sunday.

The 9 rapid games give you double points in the final standings. The maximum number of points is 27. Blitz time control is 3+2, rapid is 25+5. Rapid games are FIDE- and NZCF-rated. Blitz games are FIDE-rated only.

The top five boards will be broadcast at least for the rapid portion via https://aucklandchess.nz/live