Join the ICCF 70th Jubilee events and use very unique conditions for promotion!
Tuesday, November 17, 2020: The announcement updated.
The Executive Board (EB) to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the ICCF, according to its tradition (from the 50th and 60th anniversary), will conduct several activities such as:
Special Jubilee tournaments (world champions, elite players, ICCF officials, including events for postal players, elite 960 players) – start date 2021 Q1, duration about 2-4 years.
Jubilee World Cups (regular and chess 960), separate events from the regular ICCF activities, carried out with the Silli system in 2 stages (preliminaries and final) over a 4-year period with special provisions for promotions – start date 2021-02-15.
The announcement has been updated. See below main changes.
Annex 1. The 70th ICCF Jubilee World Champions event (webserver)
Registration will end on 2021-01-15. The tournament will start on 2021-03-15, if combined with Elite A and/or Elite B.
Annex 3. The 70th ICCF Jubilee Chess 960 World Elite event (webserver).
ICCF President Eric Ruch on 2020-11-13 decided to remove the restriction to the top 7-8 players only and open the tournament to all players rated 2500+ (fixed or unfixed) for chess 960. Therefore organization of the tournament can vary and depending on number of entries it will be either (double/ single) round robin or Silli tournament.
It was decided to set up an additional tie-breaking procedure for jubilee tournaments, which is a lower rating (details below). This tie-breaking procedure will be indicated under cross table, where applicable.
Additional tie-breaking procedure
If a tie persists after the standard tie-breaking procedures (single/double round robin event: number of wins, then Sonneborn-Berger, then direct encounter among tied players; Silli event: Buchholz cut 2, then Buchholz cut 1, then Buchholz, then Buchholz 2nd stage, and then number of wins), then the order is decided by the lower rating (fixed or unfixed) at the end of the tournament for normal chess or chess 960, respectively. If the tie still remains, the order is determined by the lower rating (fixed or unfixed) in previous ranting lists until broken. If players are still tied after all relevant tie-breaking procedures have been used, the players will be considered equal.
A FIDE rating (for chess 960: an ICCF rating and only then a FIDE rating) will be considered equivalent to an unfixed rating, where applicable.