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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 T80 is now open for player entries

Profiles are now open for T80. Everyone who wishes to play must fill out a profile at the Players Page. With the change of section limits many teams may be looking for other players. Until the right margin here is updated, use these files for T80 Ratings, and Interested Players (IPP).

T79 news.

Section champions hsve been determined in the first round of playoffs. Congratulations to STC Silver, ScorchingIce, and WOMN, winners in the Arbor, Aquatic, and Galactic Sections respectively. Second (final) round of playoffs are underway in the Erg and Planetary Sections. You can follow all award winners at the Past Champions webpage.

T79 - Games Of The Week

Megasus continues as our GOTW guru. Games that impressed you can be nominated at the Players' GOTW forum for each round. R1 disinformator v harlyman,  R2 ivanson v nealbruceR3 Persival v janhR4 nealbruce v ivanson ,R5 kabindra v Goli T, 

R6 Meerciful v Monterrey The only Black win of the bunch. Stayed in book the longest (by only a move or two) but It HAD to be the most entertaining game of the 4 nominated games to watch live. The other games had the same kind of commanding pressure that overwhelmed the opponent, but Black here is on a shakier tightrope; one bad move and W can regain tempo and control. Black used his time well, and never slipped off the rope,

P1, P2, P3

A new feature - Coach-Bill, aka aww-rats, also analyzes league games on request and posts them on his website. Players must copy such games to their history so Coach-Bill can retrieve the games with timestamps. More news to follow.


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

Explore Here Often.  Don't Miss Out!

Check out how your rating will change with the  League Rating Calculator. Enjoy this feature.

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!


Tournament Statistics (current Tournament)

Sponsors: Prizes donated by ICC