Hybrid tournament

Hybrid Chess

The pandemic gave a reason to arrange a tournament with classic time control allowing players to participate from distance. FIDE is now planning to implement a section in their rules to allow such tournaments to be rated, and a first try will probably take place in February.
Allowing parts of tournaments to be played online facilitate league matches between clubs far away from each other. While the rest of the league is played over-the-board, a few matches can be played from the respective club’s venues under supervision of an arbiter. That’s not only a clever move during a pandemic, but also to reduce the climate emission from travelling.

See the following article on Chess Tech (june 2020).

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