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Players’ Page – Public Service Online Chess Team Tournament 2021

CONFIDENTIAL – This page is for Tournament Participants Only

Shortcut Links for Players

  1. Login to Chess.com
  2. Live Chess–> Wait at this page to be paired by Facilitators, [If you have not logged into your Chess.com player account yet, click on the “Log In” button from the “Live Chess” page]
  3. Chess-Results page – Click HERE to check your pairing
  4. To watch of EVENT games Click HERE. [Note: access the Event page only after your game has ended]
  5. Chess.com /follow commands – https://tinyurl.com/PST2021FollowFn . To assist players in following team members or participants games, just copy the /follow command in the google sheet and paste onto the “Message” field at your Live Chess page. Reminder to only hover your mouse over and NOT click into the game when your game is still on-going.

REMEMBER to close the EVENT tab (#4) on your browser when your game is in play.

Archive : 2020 PST Games Record

Wishing all participants an enjoyable Tournament and a happy New Year!!

2021 Participating Teams

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Results & Prize Winners – [email protected] National Day Online Blitz Chess Championship 2021

Congratulations to all Winners and Participants! All winners may collect your cash vouchers and trophies from Jurong Spring Community Club after 16 September 2021. Please check your email for details.

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Announcing start of [email protected] wef 9 August 2021

Dear SG Chess Community,


I would like to announce that wef from 9 August 2021, the #ChessAgainstCovid “CAC” team will be moving to Jurong Spring Community Centre located at 8 Jurong West Street 52, Singapore 649296. With this move, Yuhua Chess Club will officially be closed.

We would like to thank Yuhua Community Centre, especially Dr. Ang Hak Seng, Mr. Goh Miaoguang and his team members for the invaluable support they had provided us. In having over 150 registered members from all over the island, a weekly schedule filled with different activities conducted by various chess masters and enthusiasts, an active discord server, and several highly successful online initiatives, I believe Yuhua and CAC have built something truly special and I hope that we could partner again in the near future.

We have put considerable thought in this and while this was a really difficult decision, we believe that this move would better cater to the needs and demands of our club. Jurong Spring is a freshly renovated facility with bigger capacity that can accomodate the size of our membership.

I would like to thank Mr. Shawn Huang, MP for Jurong GRC for Jurong Spring, and his team for supporting our quest to build a Chess Hub that we would be proud of.

We will provide information on how to register as members of this new club at a later date.

And to celebrate the launch of SG Chesshub @ Jurong Spring, we are pleased to announce the first SG Chesshub @ Jurong Spring National Day Online Blitz Championship 2021. This will be a 11-round online blitz event with attractive individual and team prizes with Shawn as our guest to address us.

Do scan the QR code to register for further details and we look forward to seeing you!

Grandmaster Kevin Goh
On behalf of #ChessAgainstCovid

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[email protected] National Day Online Blitz Chess Championship 2021

Join us as we celebrate National Day with the launch of SGChessHub at the newly renovated Jurong Spring Community Centre on 21 August 2021.

We look forward to restarting physical over-the-board sessions of the Chess Interest Group (IG) at Jurong Spring CC once the Covid-19 safety management measures have been relaxed. Meanwhile, let’s connect and play chess online together with our IG Leaders, chess masters and chess enthusiasts at the upcoming online blitz event.

Catch-up with fellow chessers from all over Singapore and form teams to compete for the Racial Harmony Team prizes.

All Individuals and Racial Harmony Team prizes are sponsored by the Jurong Spring CC with 3 Lucky Draw prizes specially sponsored by CM Olimpiu G. Urcan, historian, journalist and author of the lucky draw book prize – Singapore Chess : A History, 1945 – 1990 (co-authored with Dr Shashi Jayakumar).

Don’t procrastinate anymore. Sign up today!

List of Registered Players as of 14 August 2021 – Here

Rules and Prizes Information:

In collaboration with Jurong Spring Commnuity Club, #ChessAgainstCovid and SGChessUnited invite you to participate in the SGChessHub National Day Online Blitz Championship 2021. Along with celebrating our nationโ€™s founding, this competition launches the SGChessHub @ Jurong Spring โ€“ a center for community chess in the west. Join us to win attractive individual and team prizes!

Registration closes on Tuesday, 17th [email protected] 11.59pm.
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๐Ÿ. ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ฌ

๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: 21st August 2021, Saturday
๐“๐ข๐ฆ๐ž: 2.00pm – 5.00pm [Partipants Check-in from 1.20pm]
๐‘๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐…๐ž๐ž: None
๐„๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ข๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ: Singaporeans, Singapore PRs, Long-Term Residents or Student Pass, Work Permit, Employment Pass Holders or Individuals with a FIDE Singapore Flag (Winners may be required to provide proof of Citizenship/PR/Residency).

Although this is an individual competition, participants may register as a team consisting of 4 participants with a minimum of 2 ethnicities to compete for the Racial Harmony Team prizes.

Team rankings are calculated based on the total number of points scored by individuals in the team.

๐Ÿ. ๐“๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐’๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ

๐“๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ: Each player has 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment per move [with 1 minute interval between Rounds]

๐…๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ: Individual Open Competition, 11 Rounds Lichess Swiss Pairing. (Note: Players from the same team will not be paired to play against each other)

๐“๐ข๐ž-๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค (๐ˆ๐ง๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ): Lichess Tie-break system will be used. First Tie-break โ€“ Total number of points after 11 Rounds (Win is 1 point, Draw is ยฝ point and Loss is 0 point). Second Tie-break – Sonnebornโ€“Berger score.

๐“๐ข๐ž-๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค (๐“๐ž๐š๐ฆ๐ฌ): First Tie-break โ€“ Total number of points accumulated by team members after 11 Rounds. Second Tie-break – Sonnebornโ€“Berger score for the team. Third Tie-break – Total direct encounter between members of the team.

๐Ÿ‘. ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ณ๐ž๐ฌ

๐‚๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ:

โ€ข All participants are eligible for the Open Prizes while only female participants are eligible for the Women Prizes and only Seniors (above 50 years old) are eligible for the Senior Prizes.

โ€ข Participants must indicate which category prizes they are competing for. For Juniors, these includes categories for Boys/Girls Under-10 to Under 20. Individuals are not allowed to register for a category below their age.

โ€ข For Teams, these include categories for Racial Harmony Open and Age-Groups of U10, U14 and U20 Teams (ie Team must have members comprising of minimum 2 ethnicities). Teams must register for a category that all are eligible for (i.e. it must follow at least the oldest member of the team).

๐๐ซ๐ข๐ณ๐ž ๐‘๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ:

โ€ข Participants are only allowed to win 1 individual prize and 1 team prize. There will be no sharing of prizes. If participants are eligible for multiple prizes, they will receive the prize of higher value as explained below.

โ€ข If an individual qualifies for both an Open and Women/Senior prize, the former will be awarded. If an individual qualifies for both an Open/Women prize and a Junior Category prize, the former ie higher value prize will be awarded. Consequently, the next highest ranked individual within the category rankings will be awarded the category prize.

โ€ข However, teams are only allowed to win prizes within the category they have registered for.

โ€ข Organisers reserve the right to make adjustments to the prize list.

๐๐ซ๐ข๐ณ๐ž๐ฌ:
(A) Individuals
Open Category : 1st ($300 + T); 2nd ($$250 +T); 3rd ($200 +T); 4th ($150); 5th ($100); 6th ($90); 7th ($80); 8th ($70); 9th ($60); 10th ($50); 11th ($40); 12th ($30); 13th – 15th ($20 each)

Women Category : 1st ($100 + T); 2nd ($$80 +T); 3rd ($50 +T); 4th ($30); 5th ($20)

Seniors Category : 1st ($100 + T); 2nd ($$80 +T); 3rd ($50 +T); 4th ($30); 5th ($20)

Boys Under-20 Category : 1st ($50); 2nd ($$30); 3rd ($20); 4th ($10); 5th ($10)
Girls Under-20 Category : 1st ($50); 2nd ($$30); 3rd ($20); 4th ($10); 5th ($10)

Boys Under-10, Under-12, Under-14 and Under-16 Categories : Trophies for Top 5 in each category
Girls Under-10, Under-12, Under-14 and Under-16 Categories : Trophies for Top 5 in each category

*T = Trophy

(B) Team Section
Racial Harmony Team (Open) Category : 1st ($200); 2nd ($160); 3rd ($120); 4th ($80); 5th ($40)
Racial Harmony Team Age-Group (U10, U14 and U20 ) Categories : Trophies for each member of Top 3 Teams

4. Fair-Play Measures

โ€ข Final ranking and prizes will be confirmed following post-tournament games review. This will be reviewed by the Fair-Play Committee which includes GM Kevin Goh and GM Andrey Kvon. The Organiser will take the decision of this Panel as final.
โ€ข Any participant flagged by the server for violation of its Fair Play policy will be barred from receiving prizes. If the participant is a member of a team, the whole team will be barred from team prizes. Please encourage your teammates to play fairly and honestly!
โ€ข During games, players are required to join the tournament zoom call with their video cameras turned on and without a virtual background
โ€ข Tournament arbiters may specify additional fair-play measures where applicable.

5. Enquiries
Should you require clarification, please email us at [email protected].

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[email protected] – Registered Participants

As of 18 August 2021 (Note: Highlighted Names are Participants Registered for Racial Harmony Team)

Note to Participants : Please join the Championship Lichess Team and Tournament by 19 August. Do check your email for Zoom meeting details.

Tournament Schedule –
– 1.15pm : Participants Check-in to Zoom & Technical Setup Checks
– 1.30pm : Welcome & Opening Address
– 1.45pm : Technical Briefing & Announcements by Chief Arbiter
– 2.00pm : Start of Round 1
– 5.00pm : Announcements & Closing Remarks

Please email [email protected] if you have any enquiries or you noticed any discrepancies on the list. Thank you.

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Kickoff 2021 Prize Winners and Final Players Ranking List

The ChessAgainstCovid Team and the Yuhua Community Sports Club would like to thank all participants for taking time to join us in kicking off 2021 and would like to extend our congratulations again to all prize winners and players for their sportsmanship and support.

Winners will be notified by email when the prizes are ready for collection.

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Instructions and Guide for Participants – KICKOFF 2021: 1st Yuhua CSC Online Speed Chess Championship

PRIVATE PAGE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPANTS ONLY

Dear Challengers,

Below are some administrative notes and steps on how to join the Championship for your reference – especially for players who are new to online chess competition on lichess.org.  For those who are familiar, thank you for your patience.  We hope you will still read through the notes below with care.

A) Re-cap : Tournament Details:

  • Format – 11 Rounds Individual Swiss on lichess.org
  • Start Time : Round 1 will start sharp at 2.00pm
  • Time Control : 3 min/ 2 seconds increments per move from move 1 
  • NOTE:  
    • There is no predetermined start time for each round (except for Round 1).  
    • Time interval between rounds is 3 minutes ie the next round will begin promptly 3 minutes from the end of the last game of the previous round.  You will be able to see the number of active games in the round (Fig 1 below) and the count-down time to start of next round on the upper right hand corner of the tournament page Fig 2.
    • Please be ready 1 minute to start of new game.

Fig 1 – Showing number of remaining active games in the Round

Fig 2 – Showing count down timer to start of next Round

B) KICKOFF 2021 Championship Programme – 9 January 2021

1.15pm – 1.30pm : Participant’s Check-in to Zoom Meeting [Refer to email for Zoom Meeting details] and login to lichess. org account.
1.30pm – 1.40pm : Technical Briefing & Rules, Prizes Updates by Chief Arbiter
1.40pm – 1.55pm : Join GM Kevin Goh Live on Twitch.TV for Opening Address by Dr Ang Hak Seng, Chairman, Yuhua CC Management Committee & Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth.
1.55pm -1.59pm : Players prepare to start Round 1. Players to stay on the Zoom meeting throughout Championship for announcements & communications with arbiters.
2.00pm : Start of Round1
4.30pm : Estimated end time of Championship. Players to to Zoom meeting
4.30-4.45pm : Lucky Draw, Results and Closing.

C) HOW and WHERE to Join the CHAMPIONSHIP
Step 1 – Join the dedicated lichess team at the URL below.  Please do not wait until the last minute.  

JOIN TEAM at : https://lichess.org/team/kickoff-2021-1st-yuhua-community-sports-club-championships
Do ensure that you join the Team using the same lichess account as in your registration.  Otherwise you will not be admitted into the Championship Team.

Step 2 – Wait for Tournament Coordinators to accept you into the team.  Check your account again by end of the day. If you have not been admitted into the Team by then, please email us. ([email protected])

Step 3 – After admission into the Team, please join the Tournament via this link: https://lichess.org/swiss/b7Sj3FIU or if you are logged in to lichess.org at the Team’s page click on “Tournaments” (refer to red Arrow in Fig 3 below). IMPORTANT :  Please do join the Tournament by Friday, 8th of January 23 59Hrs. 

Fig 3 – Link to Join the Championship tournament. This will bring you to the page as shown on Fig (4).

Fig 4 – Click the green [JOIN] button to confirm your participation in the Kickoff2021 Championship.

Congrats! You have successfully joined the Championship once you see your username reflected on the C’ship start list page.

C) Link to Live Games Commentary by Grandmaster Kevin Goh. Please close this tab/window once when you are playing your game.- https://www.twitch.tv/kevingoh

D) Interested to Join the Yuhua Chess Club? Sign Up at :
https://go.gov.sg/yuhuacscchessclub

LATEST! Here are the Prizes List.

Here’s wishing all Challengers and supporters a healthy, safe and purposeful Year 2021! Have an enjoyable Championship.

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KICKOFF 2021 @ Yuhua Community Sports Club Online Speed Chess Championship & Launch of Yuhua CSC Chess Club on 9 Jan 2021

ChessAgainstCovid, in collaboration with Yuhua Community Sports Club, is pleased to invite all eligible chess players to participate in the 1st Yuhua Community Sports Club Online Speed Chess Championship!

Join us for a blitzing start to a brand new decade of interactive chess activities and celebrate the launch of Yuhua CSC Chess Club in this groundbreaking tournament. We hope that this will be the first of many exciting initiatives in the upcoming year!

There are attractive prizes to be won, and registration is free for all. The tournament details are as follows:

  • Date: 9th January 2021, Saturday
  • Time: 1.30 – 4.30pm
  • Guest-of-Honour: Dr Ang Hak Seng, Chairman, Yuhua Community Club Management Committee & Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth
  • Venue: lichess.org
  • Format: 11 rounds, Individual Swiss speed chess
  • Time Control: 3 minutes per player with 2 seconds increment per move from move 1
  • Eligibility: all Singaporeans & Singapore PRs (residing in Singapore or overseas) or Individuals residing in Singapore for work or study purposes, FIDE SGP players are eligible to play in this tournament
  • Registration CLOSING DATE – 7 Jan 2021

GM Kevin Goh, who is Singapore’s first Chess Grandmaster since 1999 and 7-time National Champion, will be providing live commentary throughout the tournament at https://www.twitch.tv/kevingoh

Prizes will be awarded to the following categories:

  • Open Section (Top 15)
  • Seniors Prizes (>45 years old) (Top 5)
  • Women (Top 5)
  • Top 5 Boys & Girls in each of the following categories U20, U16, BU14, B12, BU10
  • 5 Lucky draw prizes

Each player is entitled to only 1 prize. There will be no sharing of prizes.
Prizes include cash, Capitaland vouchers and trophies and the detailed prize list shall be announced at a later day. As we will need to assess the demographics of the participants, the Organiser reserves the right to make late adjustments to the prize list.
Prizes are to be collected in person at Yuhua CC (90 Boon Lay Way, Singapore 609958). We will inform you once the prizes are ready for collection.

We would like to thank Yuhua CSC and chess enthusiasts Mr Joshua Lim and Mr Zhang Changjie for sponsoring the prizes, and we are once again very excited to celebrate the launch of Yuhua CSC Chess Club. We look forward to your participation and support.

Wishing you a great start to 2021, stay healthy and safe. Chess on!!

From your friendly neighbourhood Yuhua CSC Chess Club and #ChessAgainstCovid.

UPDATE! Here’s the Prize List for this event. (9 Jan 2021)

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FM Andrey Terekhov reports on the Public Service Online Chess Tournament 2020.

Following the successful launch of his book, “The Life & Games of Vasily Smyslov: Volume 1: The Early Years 1921-1948”, FIDE Master Andrey Terekhov volunteered his time to do a 5-hour Live Games commentary on the Public Service Online Chess Tournament. Now, you can catch his report and game comments of selected segments of the Tournament on his Chess.com/blog. Enjoy!