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2024 ENGAGE.EU Online Speed Chess Tournament

For a fourth straight year the ENGAGE.EU Online Speed Chess Tournament will take place. It will be on 17 May 2024 online via “lichess” platform. All ENGAGE.EU learners and staff can take part in the tournament.

You can read the official rules below:

  1. The Chief Organizer (CO)
    UNWE Sofia
  2. Dates
    17 of May 2024, 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  until May 10 2024.


  1. Purpose and tasks

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

  1. System of play

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

  1. Time control

3 min. plus 2 sec. increment from move starting from move one.

  1. Who can play

All of the universities participants in ENGAGE.EU. (students and faculty)

  1. 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. 

  1. Prizes

First place – Trophy cup

Second place – Trophy cup

Third place – Trophy cup

Certificate – for all of the participants 

  1. 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.

  1. Arbiter

Chief Arbiter (CA) – FA Georgi Nikolaev

  1. 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.