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 

T86 - Tournament in Round 4

We are have just started round 4.. Even at this late date, teams may still be looking for more players or need to replace a player. Anyone wanting to find a team should post their availability on the IPP. Once Round 6 begins, teams may only add or replace players with ratings less than the rating of their fourth highest player.

T86 - Games Of The Week

Megasus continues as our GOTW guru. If only one or no nomination in a round, guru will also choose a game from all the games he looked at from all sections, titled Guru's Pick

R1 Manas v Goli W wins with the recently popular p-f4, King-side attack. Black does take advantage to establish middle position but the N taking the B actually weakened his offense and defense at the same time. Besides pushing W's R where it wanted to go, helping W to bolster the h column pressure.

R2 Guru's Pick janh v Legal A back and forth positional game that could have gone in either direction for both players several times. Even after W gains the ad in the endgame, Black's Q-ing threat makes W work hard to overcome it, and go for his own Q ,

R3, R4, R5, R6, P1, P2, P3

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 four 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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