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Server Chess News

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According to our latest report, over 8,600 websites and individuals are linked to serverchess.com! These links have undoubtedly contributed to our page 1 ranking on Google, Yahoo and Bing search engines, keywords "server chess."

Our most popular pages are Advanced Chess - Some Hints to get Started, Basics for Novice Players (How to Play Chess) and World CC Champions (crosstables, game downloads and statistics.)

 

Open Entry

Regular Quads. Open year round to all players rated 1800 or below. Four-player section, two games per opponent. Section started as soon as it is filled. Entry fee $6 per section, multiple entries permitted. Entry deadline: December 31st.

Premier Quads. Open year round to all players rated 1600 or above. Four-player section, two games per opponent. Section started as soon as it is filled. Entry fee $6 per section, multiple entries permitted. Entry deadline: December 31st.

Seasonal Server Series

There are two seasonal tournaments, the Winter Server Series and the Summer Server Series. Entry fee $6 per section, multiple entries permitted. One round. No prizes. Entrants grouped by rating. Players paired as either a 7-player single round robin, or as 4-, 5- or 6-player double-round robins. Total number of games played will be six to ten, depending on number of entrants and pairing option.

Entry  deadline:

(Summer Series): July 15th
(Winter Series): Dec 15th

 
Link to https://www.paypal.com/home

Sign-up for CCLA tournaments by using PayPal ... it's fast, convenient and safe. Click on the PayPal icon above to access your existing account / open a new PayPal account. Sign up for CCLA tournament entries  as well as new memberships and renewals via  paypal.

 

                2014 - 2015
        GRAND PRIX CONTEST
FINAL STANDINGS -   03 / 31 / 2015

        TOP 5 - PRIZE WINNERS!

SERENI   VINCENT T             107
MILLER   ALLAN A                 106
STRELECKY#   RICHARD     102
SMILEY*   WILLIAM               93
STROUP  JAMES                   83

        Honorable Mention

CALIGUIRE*   JOHN               75
ACOSTA   ERROL                   67
CROSS#   GREGORY W         67
BLANKENSHIP   JERRY         65
FAUSEY*  VERNA M               63

 
 
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CCLA member Paul D. Shannon photographed at chessboard

CCLA's Paul D. Shannon (pictured above,) Errol Acosta and John Smail are currently featured in Highlights from Play.

 
 
CCLA Teaches the Basics

Are you just beginning to play chess? We cover the basics for novice players, in a How to Play Chess tutorial indexed by topic, Glossary of chess terms, 24 Standard Tactics with live pgn demos, 24 Standard Checkmates with live pgn demos and a link to FIDE's Rules of Chess.   Note: all players must understand the rules of chess and be able to read/write chess notation before entering CCLA events. Please read our complete description of all CCLA tournaments. Why not join CCLA and enter a server event today?

 
Questions?

For questions about Serverchess, please use the Contact link below. Before logging onto the server to register and / or begin play we strongly recommend that players new to server play please read "CCLA Server Rules", the "Server FAQ" and perhaps the "Webchess Tutorial". These pages are designed to answer many if not most of your questions and help make server chess a positive experience.

Absolutely no software to download and install. Log on to the iccf-webchess server using the ID# and Pass Word we supply, select My Games, make your next move(s) on the graphical interface and log off. The server automatically notifies players via email when an opponent has moved. No need to log on / off the server looking for opponents' latest moves. Be sure to keep your email address current in your player profile (never displayed for public viewing.)

 
"Chess on the Server" Blog

If the rss feed in the box below isn't working, CCLA's blog can be accessed directly, or by clicking the menu item Chess Blogs on the left.

 
 
 
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"The Friendly Post"

News about ICCF-US Friendly Matches from around the world - Issue 11, March, 2015. Back issues are archived on the ICCF-US website.

 
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