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.or

T-96 format looking good.

The revised team limits in the top two Sections seem to be working out well. Each section now has two divisions, so the playoffs will have identical formats; two division champions and two "Best Second Place" teams will compete for Section titles in weeks 8 and 9, and in a third week should a finals match end in a tie.

T-96 - Games Of The Week

Click the highlighted round number for link to game. Go to GOTW to see all nominated games, all rounds, all tourneys for more detailed guru commentary.

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

R1 discipulo 1-0 DaveTheRook A game that could have gone either way for almost 70 moves; W stages a comeback after a well-fought game leads to Black having the endgame advantage. W avoids the 300-pt upset with some delicate maneuvers and key calculations on when to attack and when to defend. .  Plus getting a key blunder!

R2  clarinetref 1-0  primerpaso Well-played game with many tactical conundrums until move 38 , when Black errs by grabbing one too many free pawns instead of defending the open columns into his back rank. W's aggression would force Black to take R with Q;  When he doesn't, W can pull off the 300-pt upset faster.

R2(GP) MrAbendroth 1/2 Beetlejuice Best played game of the round, as W had winning chances into the move 70's, but Black overcomes losing a R to a N. With stubborn defense and timely trades  Black keeps his own winning hopes alive until it is apparent his best path is to force a Draw, enabling his team to win the Round

R3  R4  R5  R6  P1  P2.


What we are about


Sections for Teams of Experts, Novices, and Between!

Four to five 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

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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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Sponsors: Prizes donated by ICC