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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T82 - Tournament parameters.

Tournament parameters for T82 have been approved by the Steering Committee. Round by round playing dates can be seen here. Here are the other parameters:

T82 tournament Paremeters: September 24 to December 10, 2019

Time Control: 45 45
Sections: 4 (U1300, U1500, U1700, U1900)
Rounds: 6 - (possibly 7) followed by Playoffs

August 27, 2019, Ratings “fixed” and Profiles Open
September 3, Team entries open
September 17, Team entries close
September 24, Round 1 starts
December 10, End of Playoff 4, prizes awarded

Count of team RR reductions (if any) precedes board removal tiebreak.
Tiebreak board removal rules start with board 4 this tournament

Playoff rounds may be delayed, section by section, for late finishing games and outstanding appeals.

No Adjournment week during playoffs.

T81 - Playoffs near completion.

RedDeMate A in the Arbor section and Yet Another Pawnshop in the Planetary Secttion became champions of their respective sections last week. Final round playoff games in the Aquatic and Erg playoff divisions now under way have been scheduled. Should a match tie, another match will be played next week. This will conclude play in T81 of Team 45 45 League.

Yet Another Pawnshop's win reminded me again of CJ's Wall, which features notes ChessJunior, who died at a young age, left posted on his wall. He was a member of the Pawnshsop teams. There is so much of the beauty and wisdom of chess contained there - He really understood the game. A good read for anyone who has a few minutes to pause and reflect. He was no slouch as a player, either; as ganes 92 and 93 in rgadoury's history on ICC can tell. His doctor never had a chance!

T81 - Games Of The Week

Megasus continues as our GOTW guru. R1 Egmont v RD1974, R2, R3,

R4 kidviper vcalsal Of the nominated games, the U1700 game played out a little longer with Black having a SLIM chance to win or draw, and was more exciting to watch live,

R5, R6, 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!


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Sponsors: Prizes donated by ICC