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2022 ENGAGE.EU Online Speed Chess Tournament

For a second year the ENGAGE.EU Online Speed Chess Tournament will take place. It will be on May 19, 2022 online via “lichess” platform. All ENGAGE.EU learners and staff can take part in the tournament.

You can download the official rules HERE or read them below:



1. The Chief Organizer (CO)

UNWE Sofia

2. Dates
19 of May 2022, 10:00 CET
The competition will take place online via “lichess” platform. For this purpose all of the participants must register in advance on It is mandatory the “nickname” and the name of the participant to be as alike as possible. Please, send your team composition and nicknames of the players on email to till 12 of May.

3. Purpose and tasks

To popularize Chess among ENGAGE.UE – Engage universities students.

4. System of play
The international blitz chess tournament will take place according to the swiss system in 9 rounds.

5. Time control
3 min. plus 2 sec. increment from move starting from move one.

6. Who can play
All of the universities participants in ENGAGE.EU. (students and faculty)

7. Scheme of play
Note: If necessary and after consultation with CO, the Chief Arbiter (CA) may make a change in the program. The participants will be notified about the change in advance.

8. Prizes
First place – Trophy cup
Second place – Trophy cup
Third place – Trophy cup
Certificate – for all of the participants

9. Ranking
The team ranking depends on the best three results of the players of one university. In the event of a tie, the university whose best player is with better place will take advantage in the team ranking.

For the single ranking the following additional tiebreaks are used to determine a higher priority:
– Direct encounter (the results of the players in the same point group);
– Greater number of victories;
– Buchholz (-1);
– Buchholz;
– Sonneborn-Berger.

10. Arbiter
Chief Arbiter (CA) – FA Ivaylo Stoyanov

11. Anti – Cheating rules
During play all the participants have the obligation to be present on “Microsoft Teams” meeting with Microphone and Camera turned on. All kinds of conversation between the players are forbidden. Proposal for a draw is made only using the “lichess” platform. No proposals for a go back of a move is allowed. All participants must obey the rules of fair play.

Note: The organizers and the Chief Arbiter keep their right to make additional changes to the current rules. The participants will be notified about the change in advance.