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YOUTH $1,300 CHAMPIONSHIP - US Chess Online Rated
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YOUTH $1,300 CHAMPIONSHIP - US Chess Online Rated

GM Awonder Liang (multiple time US Junior Champion) will play in the K-12 section. He will give a FREE LECTURE after the tournament for any interested participants.

ENTER: Youth $1,300 Championship - US Chess Online Rated (kingregistration.com)


DATE & TIME: Saturday, May 15th at 10:00am Central Time. This event is open to K-12 students. Current US Chess membership is required (you may join or renew your membership here). Only US Chess Online Quick ratings are affected.


PLAYING SITE: https://lichess.org/ Players must join lichess. Membership is free. Lichess Rapid Ratings are used for pairings.


FORMAT: K-12 and K-6 sections with 10+5 time control. Both sections are a 5-round Swiss. Rounds 2, 3, 4, and 5 will be paired five minutes after completion of the final game in the section, so each section will run as an independent event. You must be logged in and have joined the tournament to be paired.


ENTRY FEE: $40. Please provide a correct email address during registration: the link and password for the tournament will be emailed to that address. If the link is not received by 8:00am the next morning, please contact the organizers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.For this event the earliest the links and passwords will be sent is May 10th (Monday prior).


PRIZES: $1,300 in Amazon Gift Cards (b/100 total). In case of ties, the prize will be split equally between tied players. One prize per person. Prizes may take up to a week after the event concludes as games need to be checked for fair play violations. These checks are done through the proprietary methods used by lichess and independent analysis by the tournament organizers. Free entry into an upcoming event may also be selected as a prize.


K-12 SECTION (all students can enter)

1st $100

2nd $70

3rd $60

top grade 12 $60

top grade 11 $60

top grade 10 $60

top grade 9   $60

top grade 8 $60

top grade 7 $60

top grade 6/below $60


K-6 SECTION (students grade 6 and younger may enter)

1st $100

2nd $70

3rd $60

top grade 6 $60

top grade 5 $60

top grade 4 $60

top grade 3 $60

top grade 2 $60

top grade 1 $60

top grade K/below $60


FREE GAME ANALYSIS: All participants will be invited to an analysis session via Zoom with titled players upon conclusion of their section.


BYES AND LATE REGISTRATION: Online registration closes on May 15th at 9:45am Central Time. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to register after registration is closed. Players may request a 1/2 bye in round one (players who "late join" after 10:00am will also receive a 1/2 bye). No other 1/2 byes can be requested. 


QUESTIONS: Please email any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


FAIR PLAY: In case any fair play violations are discovered, none of the games played by the violator will be US Chess rated. For the purposes of standings, any players who lose to someone who violates fair play rules will be given 1/2 point. Any wins or draws against fair play violators will stand, though the games will not be rated.

Any participant may be invited to a subsequent Zoom interview to confirm their identity and/or chess-playing ability.

By registering for this tournament, you agree that your child's name and lichess username might be revealed on player registration and prize winner lists.

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