From 6:45 pm until 10:30 pm
5 minute time control with a 3 second increment per move. 9 rounds swiss. Standard MSO tie-breaks apply, except that point spread is not applicable. First illegal move loses.
£40 for 1st, £20 for 2nd, and £15 for 3rd
Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. It is one of the world’s most popular games. The name “Chess” is derived from the Persian word “Shah”, meaning a king or ruler. This word is also related to “check” and may even be cognate with the words Caesar, Kaiser and Czar, respectively denoting rulers in the Roman Empire, the German Empire and the Russian Empire.
Each player begins the game with 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. Each of the six piece types moves differently. Pieces are used to attack and capture the opponent’s pieces, with the objective to ‘checkmate’ the opponent’s king.