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

Comments? Send to webmaster@team4545league.org

 T78 - Playoffs are underway.

The first round of playoffs in all sections have begun. Finals matches in the U2000, U1800, U1400 and U1200 sections; semifinal matches in the U1600 section.

T79 news.

Ratings will be fixed and profiles open for T79 on November 20. Team entries will start November 27 and run through December 11; play begins December 18.

A new feature - Coach-Bill, aka aww-rats, will be analysing league games on request and post 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.

T78 - 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: R1R2 ,R3, R4 (no nominations),

R5 Egmont v fireballThis game stayed in Book for 15 moves , which I think ties our record so far. W was in a good position while both players stayed in book ; the bad Q move after cost him tempo and space , and the blunder that lost the g2 pawn ended the game , 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 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!

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Sponsors: Prizes donated by ICC
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