The ACWC rules can be read in full at: acwc.chessvariants.training/rules/2019
A few key points:
Games are 2+5, rated. To be played on Lichess, of course!
The tournament happens in three stages: Qualification (a Swiss-like tournament), Candidates (round-robin), then the Final (1v1). (Details are in the rules document.)
@arimakat immediately goes through to the Final, as last year's winner.
@Ogul1 immediately goes through to the Candidates, as last year's runner-up.
Registration is open from September 5, 20:00 UTC until September 27, 20:00 UTC and can be done through acwc.chessvariants.training/
I will message everyone on Lichess after I reviewed their registration.
Entrants that participate in the Qualification (i.e. all entrants except arimakat and Ogul1) will be listed here with their seeding ratings:
I think the number of players in the candidates should have been 6 or 8 even at the cost of one or two less swiss rounds to make the tournament more exciting.
I don't know what about the number of the candidates but as for me I still want a championship with at least 4 different openings in each match and maybe different tcs. I'd really like to organize it when this event is over. But there are two problems: 1. players aren't very interested 2. it will be hard to control every opening. I even have an idea about the trophy for my championship but, unfortunately, info 90%, all of this will never happen. If someone is interested, please comment here.
I will never play anything other than 1 e3 unless it is solved as a win.
Good luck in our match Finlip. I'll message you Monday with times I'm available
The pairings haven't been confirmed yet, have they? Maybe there's still time for me to withdraw.
your obsession with e3 is hilarious
I had already retired from antichess. I played it again only because the move I'd been playing without knowing it was the best was solved as a win.
I've already played a match vs Link with my rules, and this part was a draw. I didn't use e3 at all, maybe I should've played one game with it.