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Blitz Marathon: Sunday October 14th!

posted 30 Sept 2012, 07:50 by Paolino C   [ updated 30 Sept 2012, 07:50 by simon dale ]
‘An event for real chess fanatics!’

When: Sunday October 14th, beginning at 12 noon

Where: Melbourne Chess Club, 66 Leicester St, Fitzroy 3065

Timetable: 12 noon start, 45 minute meal break around 4pm. Should finish by 7pm.

Prizes: 80% of money collected in entry fees. With a field of 10 MCC members ($250), the prize pool would be as follows (in each group): 
1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $30, 4th $20 

Format: 10 player round robin (hopefully several, based on playing strength)
Each player plays each opponent 4 times (36 games in total)

Bonus Points: A bonus point will be awarded to a player who defeats an opponent 4-0 (in what is known as a “Fischer score”).

Time Controls: Blitz (5 minutes per player per game)

Parking: Lots of free parking close to MCC on Sundays. For advice on parking, please contact Grant Szuveges 0401-925-075 or via email:grantszuveges@gmail.com

Entry Fees: $25 MCC members, $35 non-members

Conduct: Players are expected to play EVERY game of the event. Withdrawals are not permitted due to the style of the event. Withdrawing from a tournament like this gives each of your unplayed opponents 5 points (not just 1) and thus ruins the whole event for all players involved. Anyone who does not play all games will NOT be permitted to play in this event again. This event isn’t for everyone. If you can not handle it, please do not enter.

Advice: Get a good night sleep the night before.
Prepare for your opponents.
Arm yourself with chocolate and caffeine drinks.
Eat a high carb dinner the night before (pasta etc).
Eat a good breakfast (but not too much).
Don’t play blitz between rounds.
Don’t get disheartened if you start badly – there are 54 games!
This is a marathon, not a sprint!
This is not work, it’s a fun chess event – enjoy it!

Enquiries: For any questions, please contact Grant Szuveges on 0401-925-075 or via email: grantszuveges@gmail.com