Team 45 45 League

Team 45 45 League

Serious Chess and Team Spirit on the ICC

Team 45 45 League provides team competition to internet chess players who like slow time controls, on the premier place to play chess on the net, the Internet Chess Club.  Join the friendly but serious competition and team spirit for players of all ratings!

Questions?  Start by reading the Quick Guide, then learn more in the Player Handbook, and the FAQ

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T82 - playoffs next

Alll qualifiers for the playoffs have been determined. See Playoff 1 for teams. Play begins November 12.

T82 - Games Of The Week

Megasus continues as our GOTW guru.

R1 kabindra v Bizzy-Ketty Nice way of white pieces breaking down black's defense.,

R2 nealbruce v ascoli A lesson on short-term d column control . Black misses the after-effect
of the space that the trades open up. I would note that ascoli is blind , and this may have led to his overlooking that only his Q on b7 stopped the mate on e7,

R3 rkjulianjr v g8wrb All three games were over early ; decisions were made that put the eventual loser in a bad position . However , only in This game did that loser's fight to survive that position actually bear fruit , and would have forced a draw from what looked like a loss . So this would have been more entertaining to watch live , as well . Black may have been mentally tired , by the time of the bad K move at the end , so the game is illustrative of how hard it is to stay on that " tightrope " of having to make the Perfect Move , every time. 

 R4 kabindra v WillC .I choose this game , only on the basis of it being a good example of a secondary sequence option in a system being as effective as the primary sequence. White can use the same system to pressure Kside or Qside.

R5 nealbruce v WillC A bullying opening by White, forcing Black to play mostly for drawing chances. W's pawn structure was never challenged with success; the trades opened up too many inroads into Black's back rank.

R6, P1

What we are about

Sections for Teams of Experts, Novices, and Between!

Four to six players band together as a team, and compete in divisions of 4 – 7 teams in one of five ratings sections.  One round is played per week, for six weeks, from Tuesday to the following Tuesday.  Before each round, each captain decides which four players will play that week against players from the opposing team.

Paired players use a message board ("Game Forum") to discuss the day and time to play their game.  The game is played with a time control of 45 minutes + 45 second increments, rated, with assigned colors. After the round, the team with the most wins (Game Points) wins the round, and earns a Match Point. After six rounds of regulation play, the team with the most Match Points in each Division advances to the playoffs (1-4 more rounds) to determine the Section champions. Division and Section champion teams each earn one-month account extensions donated by ICC.  To join, follow the steps in:  Quick Guide.

Play fair and Play nice!

To ensure a friendly and safe environment for members to enjoy our team competition, Team 45 45 League issues sanctions of varying severity for behavior that "disrupts the peaceful enjoyment of the league by its participants." All league games are reviewed for possible assistance. Anyone who receives a red card for suspected cheating is reported to speedtrap.  League sanctions are summarized in The Docket.


Fun Stuff

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History of the league.

Older Games Of The Week!  See these older samples of League action!

Past League Champions  Who won previous events?  Check out the Archives, and download PGN's of league games dating back many tourneys.

Most Games  Who played the most games? Most tourneys?

Upcoming Tournaments: See Future Tourney Dates for expected dates.

Team 45 45 League, a world wide fellowship of chess players!


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