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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T77 news

We are in round 5. Reminder to captains that the rules for roster additions effective at the start of round 6. For the remainder of the tournament roster additions or changes will be limited to players with fixed ratings below the current fourth highest rated player on your team. Check out Section 16 for the rules on substitute players.

T77 - Games Of The Week

Megasus continues as our GOTW guru for T77:


R2 learnedberry1 v edelgado Nominator said, Worth for the 25th Black move. Sacrifices are not common in U1600 division, but with this move, an amazing move, black crushed completely the white defense. Of course the support of the bishop in diagonal to the Q attack was something very well prepared. Great game. Enjoyed to review that game :)

   Guru said, This week's Theme is : White makes 3 bad moves to lose his game ...
The other two games tho , the three bad moves were in sequence ; in this game , the three bad moves were spaced out over 30 moves ....W had plenty of chances to keep the game even , and maybe find an attack . Black's pressure on c column and the white long diagonal , along with the key R sac , end up forcing the fatal errors.

  R3, R4, R5, R6, P1, P2,

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 six 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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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!


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