Friday, October 12, 2012

Blitz rules

The blitz games shall be played according to the following:
o 1. Play is governed by the Laws of Chess which apply with the exceptions
mentioned below (2, 3 and 4).
o 2. The players do not need to record the moves. An arbiter shall record the
o 3. The player who has the move may stop the clock and consult the
Arbiter’s score sheet and if his next move will produce a threefold repetition of
position (according to Article 9.2a of the Laws of Chess), or the 50 moves rule
(according to Article 9.3a of the Laws of Chess), he himself must write the
intended move on the score sheet and claim the draw if he wants.
o 4. A player can also claim a draw according to articles 9.2b and 9.3b of the
Laws of Chess. If the claim is found to be correct, the game is immediately ended
as a draw. If the claim is found to be incorrect, the Arbiter shall add three (3)
minutes to the opponent’s remaining time and the game continues with the
intended move in accordance with Article 4 of the Laws of Chess. A maximum of
two (2) incorrect claims for a draw can be made by each player. If a player makes a
3rd incorrect claim, the arbiter shall declare the game lost for this player.
o If a game has ended by resignation, checkmate, time loss, stalemate, triple
repetition or any other of the ways described in article 5 of the Laws of Chess, no
claim for irregularities shall be accepted (irregularities include clock settings and
all other described in article 7 of the Laws of Chess).
o The players (teams) shall draw lots for color before the match.
o The games shall be played according to the Rules mentioned in f.1.
o Tie break games and sudden death games shall start at the same time as
decided by the Chief Arbiter.
7.3b In case of ties in the knock out stages, ties shall be broken by sudden death matches 
over three boards 9u(team) after a new submission of line-up according to board order.
o The games shall be played according to the blitz Rules above.
o A new draw of lots shall be made before the match. The player with the
white pieces shall receive 6 minutes, the opponent with the black pieces shall
receive 5 minutes whereupon, after the 60th move, both players shall receive an
increment of 3 seconds for each move from move 61. In case of a draw the player
with the black pieces is declared the winner.

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