Reminder: Final (Double)Round of the Hivechess Tournament Season 3, Friday 20 GMT

Dear chess friends!

The 2 final rounds of season 3 will be played tomorrow Friday from 20 to 22 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). The original announcement with more information about this Hivechess tournament you can find here.

It will be (like last time) 2 rounds back to back, first we start with a 3+0 superblitz round in Arena mode, followed by a final 5+0 classic blitz chess round in Swiss Tournament mode with 7 rounds. Together it will take app. 2 hours.

Both rounds will be rated independently, you don´t have to attend both! But not joining the full show tomorrow would be half the fun, right?

Current Ranking after 9 rounds.


  • 20 GMT: 3+0 (3 minutes per game, no increment), 55min., arena mode, no streaks
Tournament Link:
  • 4 min bio break

  • 21 GMT: 5+0 (5 minutes per game, no increment), 7 rounds Swiss tournament mode

Tournament Link:

Your final chance to get a price! Price pool is around 450 Hive so far and distributed one week after the final results are posted!


Time zones:

Time difference from Greenwich Mean Time GMT 20.00:

Local Time
Los Angeles-7 hours13.00h
New York, Venezuela−4 hours16.00h
UTC, GMT, Reykjavik, Freetown020.00h
Paris, Munich, Madrid, Nigeria, Vienna+1 hours21.00h
Moscow, Les'ky, Istanbul+3 hours23.00h
Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore+8 hours04.00h
Tokyo+9 hours05.00h
Sidney+11 hours07.00h

GMT time converter:


  • For Hivers, Steemians and all others!
  • Players of all skill levels are welcome, from newbies to experts, you just need a free Lichess-account!
  • Every Friday is one round (with few exceptions)
  • Time mode is varying (5+0, 3+2,...), rated, berserking allowed (except in Swiss mode)
  • The winner of each round gets 8 points, the second 7,... and the 8th 1 point. In case two players have the same number of points, the one who played less rounds is first. If that is equal too, then the average tournament performance decides.
  • PAYOUT: A season goes over 11 rounds and points are summed up. All Hivechess-related post rewards are pooled and 90% go to the price pool. The winner will get 30% of that price pool, the second 20%, the third 10%, the rest is divided equally among the other players according to the no. of rounds they have played. So everyone has a chance to get something and the more you play the more you get! Prices are payed out only in Hive Tokens.
  • If I don´t know your Hive (or Steem) username, I can´t consider you in the rankings, so please let me know your Hive name in the comments or in the Lichess chat
  • If you have not yet joined our team in Lichess, please do it here, so that you can participate (required for Swiss tournaments only).

Swiss Tournament Rules

There are several differences between the "normal" arena mode and the Swiss mode which needs to be considered:

Arena tournamentsSwiss tournaments
Requirement to be in our teamnoyes
Duration of the tournamentPredefined duration in minutesPredefined max rounds, but duration unknown
Number of gamesAs many as can be played in the allotted durationDecided in advance, same for all players
Pairing systemAny available opponent with similar rankingBest pairing based on points and tie breaks
Pairing wait timeFast: doesn't wait for all playersSlow: waits for all players
Identical pairingPossibleForbidden
Streaks & BerserkYesNo
PointsWin: 2, Draw: 1Win: 1, Draw: 1/2, Not paired: 1
Late joinersget no pointsget 1/2 point gift

Please share this announcement among your (chess) friends and colleagues!
The more participate, the more fun! And maybe some are even interested to join Hive and it´s Chess Community?

Good luck All!

Potentially of interest for
@aakrist @alberto0607 @ambarvegas @anadello @anli @arsenal49 @behiver @bitsignal @cerati @chesthetica @darruiz @digitalis @elprofe62 @eniolw @evgsk @foxconnmars @franciscomarval @gingerbyna @gravitcaper @heimindanger @hierro21 @hirohurl @iceblue @iobates @jaki01 @jkms @johannesboldt @juanmi96 @kintokris @kreur @marcusantoniu26 @maciejficek @manncpt @meedo @mstafford @oshiokhenhoya @parung76 @pereu4ivatel @rafaelaquino @renerondon @rodrook @samostically @sawko @schamangerbert @soluce07 @spacetoon @the01crow @uliseshb @vjap55 @walner @yazp @zacherybinx


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