Big Chess World Championship


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Thibault de Vassal    (2009-03-08)
Big Chess World Championship

Hello all,

Finally, the very first Big Chess World Championship will start in a few months... Feel free to train to this incredible game before the event :)

The tournament should be a multi-stage round-robin tournament. Feel free to make suggestions if you have ones, thanks in advance.

Don Groves    (2009-03-08 23:23:50)
How long...

... does a typical big chess game last?

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-03-10 11:10:11)
Big Chess Games

That's the problem... Usually a big chess game is quite short (often shorter than regular chess games), but between two strong opponents, theorically it may last more than 1 year with time control 30 days + 1 day / move.

Heinz-Georg Lehnhoff    (2009-03-10 15:22:31)
Big Chess World Championship

Hello Big Chess fans!

I have finished about 120 Big Chess games. Only 5 last more than a year (all with Thibault :) ).

I propose that the WCH should be a 2 stage round-robin tournament starting once per year. As usual the groups of the first stage should be filled according the Big Chess ratings.

The winner of each group is qualified for the second stage. If more players are needed to build a final group of 7, 9 or 11 players Thibault can invite the best of the second placed of the first stage groups.

If all players of the final group are known the second stage should be started within a month.

I hope this WCH will be a success :)

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-03-10 18:28:08)
Big Chess WCH

Yes, I agree... 2 rounds would be enough. If the current champion plays a final match against a challenger, it would take one more year at least. That's a pity.

Nadia Kaif    (2009-03-20 05:17:54)


William Taylor    (2009-04-08 20:54:57)
Missed this thread...

I was just thinking of nagging you again for a Big Chess Championship when I stumbled upon this thread. Seems I don't check the forum often enough. Any start date decided on yet? Regarding the format, in general I prefer championships to be decided by a match, though of course it would take longer.

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-04-09 01:22:41)
BC Wch

No start date yet, but it is likely to begin with the next chess wch cycle.