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Title:
The official rules of chess : professional, scholastic & Internet chess rules
Author:
Schiller, Eric.
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Edition:
New, revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Cardoza Pub., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781580420921
Format :
Book

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Summary

Endorsed by the Chess Education Association (CEA), the official body for scholastic chess in the U.S., this rule book is the essential guide to the professional, scholastic, and internet rules of chess. Written in plain English for practical use, players learn everything they need to know about tournaments, rating systems, etiquette for in-person and online play, and chess notation. Special sections for students and parents answer all the frequently asked questions about competitive play. The use of new digital chess clocks is explained in full, with step-by-step instructions for setting various time controls. Free updates on the Chess City Magazine website insure the book will never be out of date International Arbiter Eric Schiller, who has officiated at U.S., World and Olympiad Championship matches, and Richard Peterson, Executive Director of CEA, present the rules that apply to every tournament form of chess, from scholastic competitions to World Championship play. This indispensable guide to the professional, scholastic and internet rules of chess should be in every player's library.


Author Notes

International Arbiter Eric Schiller, has officiated at U.S., World, and Olympiad Championship matches. He has written 100 books on chess


Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
1. Introductionp. 11
2. The Official Rules of Chessp. 15
Scopep. 15
Rules of Playp. 16
Article 1 The Nature and Objectives of the Game of Chessp. 16
Article 2 The Initial Position of the Pieces on the Chessboardp. 16
Article 3 The Moves of the Piecesp. 17
Article 4 The Act of Moving the Piecesp. 19
Article 5 The Completed Gamep. 20
Tournament Rulesp. 21
Article 6 The Chess Clockp. 21
Article 7 Illegal Positionsp. 24
Article 8 The Recording of the Movesp. 25
Article 9 The Drawn Gamep. 26
Article 10 Sudden Death Finishp. 29
Article 11 Scoringp. 30
Article 12 The Conduct of the Playersp. 30
Article 13 The Role of the Arbiterp. 31
Article 14 The Role of the Tournament Directorp. 32
Chess Notationp. 33
Chess Equipmentp. 35
Chess Sets and Boardsp. 35
Chess Clocksp. 35
The Scoresheetp. 36
3. Rules for Scholastic Chessp. 39
Rule Modifications for Scholastic Chessp. 39
The Role of the Arbiter in Scholastic Competitionp. 41
4. Rules for Amateur Chessp. 43
Amateur Tournamentsp. 43
Casual Playp. 44
5. Rules for Online Chessp. 45
6. Etiquettep. 49
7. Chess Tournamentsp. 53
Types of Tournamentsp. 55
Swiss Systemp. 55
Round Robin Tournamentsp. 56
Matchesp. 57
Team Matchesp. 57
Scheveningen Systemp. 58
Schiller Systemp. 58
Knockout Formatp. 59
Double Knockoutp. 59
Laddersp. 59
Tie-Breaking Methodsp. 59
Performance Ratingp. 60
Bucholtzp. 60
Color-Adjusted Scorep. 61
Progressive Scorep. 61
Withdrawing from a Tournamentp. 61
How to Read Crosstables and Reportsp. 62
Crosstablesp. 62
Standingsp. 65
Rating Reportsp. 66
Results of an Individual Roundp. 67
Recommended Prize Distributionp. 68
Cash Prizesp. 68
Trophies and Other Prizesp. 69
Section Prizesp. 69
Scholastic Prizesp. 70
Brilliancy Prizesp. 71
8. Time Controlsp. 73
Standard Time Controlsp. 73
Amateur Time Controlsp. 74
Commonly Used Time Controlsp. 76
Blitz Chessp. 77
What Happened to Adjournments?p. 78
9. Chess Rating Systemsp. 79
Professional Chess Ratingsp. 80
FIDE Ratingsp. 80
United States Chess Federation Ratingsp. 81
Internet Chess Club Ratingsp. 82
Scholastic Ratingsp. 82
10. Chess Teachers, Coaches, Trainersp. 85
Responsibilities of Parents, Teachers, Coaches, Trainersp. 88
Additional Responsibilities of Chess Coachesp. 90
Additional Responsibilities of Parents and Other Spectatorsp. 91
On Kibitzingp. 92
11. The Role of the Tournament Directorp. 95
Resolving Disputesp. 96
Pairing Problemsp. 96
12. Responsibilities of the Playersp. 99
13. Selected Resourcesp. 103
14. Pairing Systemsp. 109
Round Robin Pairingsp. 109
Scheveningen Pairingsp. 111
Swiss Systemp. 112
15. 2000 World Chess Championship Regulationsp. 113
1. Structure of the Matchp. 114
2. Prizesp. 114
3. Schedulep. 114
4. Tournament Directorp. 114
5. Match Committeep. 114
6. Arbitersp. 115
7. Time Controlp. 117
8. Specific Penaltiesp. 117
9. Equipmentp. 118
10. Playing Conditionsp. 118
11. Toilet and Refreshment Facilitiesp. 119
12. Player Responsibilitiesp. 120
13. Drawing of Lotsp. 120
14. Opening and Closing Ceremoniesp. 120
15. Press Conferencesp. 121
16. Photographyp. 121
17. Illness and Circumstances Beyond the Control of the Organizersp. 122
18. Official Languagep. 122
16. A Few Words on USCF Rulesp. 123
17. Updatep. 125
18. Last Wordsp. 127