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

T66 team entries closed. Play starts Sept. 1

Seventy-two teams have been entered into T66. First round will begin at 1700 September 1. Captains may now post their board assignments. Teams can still add or change their rosters. Anyone wishing to play in T66 must fill out a new profile as your official entry. 

T65 Game of the Tourney

For the first time, we have selected a "Game of the Tourney", chosen from the ten previously selected Games of the Week in T65. Our "Game of the Tourney" comes from playoff round 8. Guru Intemperate says, "Having looked through all the games of the week for T65, I have decided to award this seasons' best game to hondocando and bluesun for their hard fought, instructional, and very entertaining draw! Yes, I know, you wouldn't expect a draw to be game of the season, but although I have been impressed with some of the tactics, and clinical attacking I have seen in this tournament, I found this one the most engaging; A dogged struggle between two roughly equal opponents and a level of play well above what one would expect for their ratings. Well done guys, an excellent game!" (Games of the week for this and previous tourneys can be found at the Past Champions page.)

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 (1-3 more rounds) to determine the sectional champions. Champions earn two-month membership extensions donated by ICC, and runner-ups earn one-month extensions.  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!


Tournament Statistics (current Tournament)

Sponsors: Prizes donated by ICC