What are arena tournaments?

Arena Tournaments are fast paced, action filled events where you try to earn as many points as you can in a certain amount of time. There are no rounds in an Arena Tournament. Players are paired nonstop after their games until the timer runs out.

How do I join an Arena Tournament?

Click on ‘tournaments’ to see any Arena Tournaments that are upcoming, or you can access Arena Tournaments directly from the Tournaments Tab in Live Chess. You can even join after an Arena has already started to try and catch up! See the schedule for all the various Arena tournaments here!

How do pairings work?

You'll be paired with people as close to your rating as possible while still giving you games as quickly as possible.

How do points work?

You earn points by winning! A win is worth 2 points, a draw is worth 1 point, and a loss is worth 0. 

What are win streaks?

If you win multiple games in a row, the value of each successive win increases! For your 2nd win in a row, you'll receive 3 points. For your 3rd win in a row and every consecutive win thereafter, you'll receive 4 points. It's good to go on a hot streak!

How are winners determined? 

The Arena winners are determined by who has the most points when time runs out! The amount of time an Arena lasts depends on the time setting of the games. See the full schedule here!

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