Very strong World Online Open by PNWCC
Dear Players -
While CCA's World Open on ICC was rescheduled to August, WOO, which stands for World Online Open, is an open classical tournament organized by PNWCC on chess.com over the July 4th long weekend, will still happen as scheduled.
PNWCC, a new club located in Kirkland, WA has been a leader in organizing online tournaments.
Pacific Northwest Chess Center Seattle | Kirkland | PNW Chess Center
Pacific Northwest Chess Center (PNWCC) was founded in 2018 with the goal to promote the educational benefits of chess. We offer a variety of chess activities to help you learn, practice and improve that will appeal to all players from beginners to masters.
PWNCC Jackpots - Keeping Sharp and Looking to Win!
With the COVID-19 pandemic decimating the over-the-board schedule, there are still chess activities are going. Clubs and coaches have shifted from face-to-face encounters and moved online. One of the most promising – perhaps the most promising in your author’s humble opinion – is the PNWCC Jackpot Blitz on Saturdays.
The PNWCC G/60 Online Masters
Amidst the troubling times of COVID-19, and with the wreckage of all the cancelled over-the-board tournaments, I decided to compete in the Pacific Northwest Chess Center (PNWCC) G/60 Masters Online Swiss over the Memorial Day weekend in order to not get too rusty when in the distant future OTB tournaments resume. The organization was phenomenal!
Владимир Федосеев: Старшее поколение требует отправить интернет-шахматы на свалку истории
Представитель той же плеяды шахматистов, что и Даниил Дубов, выигравший недавно крупный онлайн-турнир, организованный Магнусом Карлсеном, стал собеседником «Советского спорта».
The WOO tournament is featured with -
Top guaranteed prize of $4000-$2000-$1000 and extra class prize of $150
Longer time control of G/60;+5
Super strong field - we have 100 registered players with 46 GM's, 3 are FIDE 2700+ super GM's. If you are looking for a strong tournament without travel, this is a must attend event!
Very strict anti-cheating measures - not only ZOOM is required, you also have to use a camera mounted at an angle to show yourself and your computer screen. Audio must be turned on screen sharing will be requested on-demand. And you can't use the restroom after the first hour of each round.
Please note that the registration closes One-Day (24 hours!) before the event starts. It requires a lot of prep for the organizer and players to meet the anti-cheating requirements so please do not wait until the last minute.
Act now to -
Start check in - we implemented the self-serviced check in - you need to know the check-in phrase - which is in the flyer above.
Make sure you have the right equipment to meet the angled camera requirements - order an external USB webcam now if you need to!
We may publish more restrictive requirements and will communicate to players as we get closer to the start time.