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New PowerChess Tournament Format

At PowerChess, we are proud to provide a platform for chess players like you to come together and compete in a welcoming and challenging environment.  We believe chess is a game that everyone should enjoy, regardless of skill level or experience. Therefore, we are always looking for ways to improve our tournaments and make them more accessible and rewarding to players of all levels. 

With that in mind, we are excited to announce some changes to the upcoming PowerChess tournaments that we hope will enhance your playing experience. We are adding new sections. Starting in April, our tournament will have three sections:

  • New/unrated players to 650 USCF rating
  • 650 to 1000 USCF rating
  • Over 1000 USCF rating 

We believe that competition is an important part of the game, and this new format will allow participants to compete against players who are at a similar skill level and get great games each round! This will also allow us to hand out MORE PRIZES to reward the hard work and dedication of our players. 

As we move forward, we will also require a United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership to participate in the PowerChess monthly tournaments. The USCF is the governing body for chess in the United States. They organize and sanction-rated tournaments across the country. We believe this change will greatly help the players who play in our events better progress in their journey to chess mastery by receiving an official chess rating. Please note – PowerChess does not receive compensation for your USCF membership, but membership is required for us to officially rate the tournament. 

We are thrilled about these changes and believe they will make our tournaments even more enjoyable and competitive. We hope that you will join us in our upcoming April tournament and take advantage of the opportunity to play against other chess enthusiasts, win prizes, and improve your skills.

Thank you for your continued support of PowerChess. We look forward to seeing you across the board.

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