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What are Championships?
Championships are cross site tournaments where many players of chesshere.com compete in one place, winners of a championship get titles, sometimes they get prizes.
How often are championships started?
New Championships are started every few months.
How do championships work?
A championship consists of many rounds, players who are willing to participate in a championship have to register for it first, after we have enough players, the championship will start by dividing the registered players into groups of 4 to 5 players, each player plays two games(White and Black) against every other player in his group, a player is credited 1 point for winning a game, 1/2 point for drawing and nothing for losing, a player who gets the highest number of points in his group is considered a winner of that group, winner(s) of each group advance to the next round, a final round is played when we have less than 12 qualified players, a final round consists of one group.
How are groups formed?
First of all we determine how many groups we will have in a round by dividing the number of players by 4, the highest rated players are assigned to different groups, for example if we have 20 groups then every one of the first 20 highest rated players will be assigned to a different group, then the next 20 highest rated players, and so on. some groups may have 5 players.
What are the time controls for championship games?
Normally championships are played with 4 days per move time controls, however, it is possible to start championships with other time controls, this will be mentioned explicitly in championship page.
What will the winners of a championship get?
The top three players in a championship will get titles, sometimes they will get prizes, Also they will get cups(virtual): Gold for the champion , Silver for the first runner and Bronze for the second runner .