How To Play In Chess Tournaments

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0:00 Intro
0:30 Part 1 – Finding Tournaments
10:50 Part 2 – Tournament Rules
19:45 Part 3 – Etiquette

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642 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for making this. Just played my first chess tournament today and all the advice was really helpful, especially the part on how to resign games!

  2. One thing I would like to add is that your health, both mental and physical, comes before your rating.

  3. For someone who has Fide ID, but never played any games has none rating nor title, so what rating do they give you when your participate in tournaments?

  4. Are there featured tables at chess tournaments?

  5. 1)how do we offer a draw?
    2)how to resign or what should we say while resigning (or just handshake?)?

  6. I did play an online tournament a few weeks ago. Will try to play an offline tournament soon, great to find exactly the video I am looking for, forwarded by a commenter

  7. thank you. this helped me win nationals in south africa no joke (for my age)

  8. Does anyone know how to find tournaments in Croatia? Great video btw Levy.

  9. 2423 Rating

    "disgustingly low"

    0_0 yea man, totally.

  10. How do I promote in a chess tornament if i dont have a piece avaliable? For example my queen hasn't been taken, but I want to promote my pawn into a queen.

  11. What if the opponent or i make an illegal move?

  12. if you are the only one at a Tournament who has for example 3 points, are u allowed then to play players with 2 or 4 or do you have to wait until one of them gets to 3

  13. I'm about to go to my first over-the-board tournament on Saturday, and this has helped a lot! Thanks Levy!

  14. 4:07 my phone stays on dark mode so I appreciate the apology 💯 🤣 🤣

  15. Im 800 elo online and wanna join a club and become better. Is going to tournaments a good idea? (I beat a 1100 once)

  16. very complete video. the only thing we missed were your shirt sleeves.

  17. i love watching these even tho i already know everythung

  18. My first chess tournament is gonna be sunday feb 12th!!! Im so excited and anxious wish me luck omgg😫😫😫

  19. 21:33 i was in chess tournament in my school and it was louder then 2 elephants fighting and one guy is freely verbally harassing everybody he plays against and later thing how cool it is. So i just want to say Bosnia is not a place at all to go to kids tournaments

  20. Thank you very much for this video😁

  21. Can you do a london version? I'm really struggling to find a tournament in london. Pls any help will be appreciated

  22. i have school chess tournament tomorrow goodluck to me ☠️

  23. What happens if you want to play in a kids tournament but ur rating is too low to enter ur age group

  24. You know, I'm actually doing my first chess tournament in March. Wish me luck!

  25. This was really helpful to me. Thank You!

  26. I have My first tournament March 11, I am a bit nervous

  27. This video brought back some memories. When I was cleaning out my room, I found two old scorecards from games I played in tournaments while in elementary school. I analyzed the games and realized that I was super trash. I’m now much better and am second best in my high school’s chess club. Maybe now is the time to get back into tournaments. This video was very helpful and informative.

  28. real life chess just sucks azz compared to online 😂

  29. 29:50 Lol…If you haven't got the attention span to watch a 30 minute video, then you probably haven't got the attention span for a 2 hour OTB chess game.

  30. Why shouldn't you bring a wooden chess set? I think I would be distracted playing on a wrinkly vinyl board.

  31. I’m about to go to my first one I’m so nervous but excited aswell!!!

  32. This might sound insane considering these aren’t major tournaments but are people hypothetically allowed to bring electronic boards that notate for you?

  33. The Indian chess federation membership fee is just around 3 dollars lol

  34. I never resine because the match will end in stalemate

  35. My first tournament is tomorrow and thought I have been practicing I think I still make a lot of mistakes thanks for the video it’s helpful 😅🙏🙏

  36. Do you need this uscf card to play in these tournaments ?

  37. I had my first tournament recently and I wish I watched this video before the tourney. I interrupted my opponent to ask to check his notation and, although he didn't mind, the arbiter warned me about this and I thought he made a joke, not realizing it's bad etiquette. The final game I played against a 10 year old girl and put two chocolate sweets next to the board and told her that would be her prize. Was that bad etiquette? She beat me and gave me a sweet.

  38. What elo level should I start going to tournaments? I'm a 1100.

  39. Are you allowed to video record games? Say put a small camera on the side of the board? Not necessarily a cell phone but maybe like a body camera or something to be able to review the game if needed?

  40. If i play 5 rounds and finsih before time is over what do i do while i wait for next round do i take break from chess or do i practice chess and what do i practice puzzles or play a random peraon that is also at tournement

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