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Elite Crazyhouse Arena

Because the previous thread was archieved due to a month's inactivity, here's a new one.

Upcoming Elite Arenas:
#137 Saturday, Feb 27, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/5AhwJTL6
#138 Friday, Mar 5, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/sO6NUk3A
#139 Saturday, Mar 13, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/xlK2ZOgh
#140 Friday, Mar 19, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/RFrZEggN
#141 Saturday, Mar 27, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/HNMdBtZI
#142 Friday, Apr 2, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/moQNK7D6
#143 Saturday, Apr 10, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/09sS6ZAt
#144 Friday, Apr 16, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/gSJHnZWZ
#145 Saturday, Apr 24, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/GSDKnLCQ

As always, 2100 zh rating (or chess title per lichess rules) is required to entry these arenas. If you are new to the business and struggle to hold 2100 rating, a common trick is to sign up in advance when you have the required rating. After signing up, you can fall below 2100 and still participate - as long as you don't pause the arena.

Previous threads:
lichess.org/forum/team-crazyhouse-world-championship/elite-crazyhouse-arena
lichess.org/forum/team-crazyhouse-world-championship/elite-crazyhouse-arena-2

I stand to be corrected but the time control appears to alternate with the days, being 1+2 on Saturdays and 3+0 on Fridays

Correct, we play on Fridays when there is a Titled Arena - such as this week.

Titled Arenas have been announced ( lichess.org/blog/YH1e6BAAACQAdOIy/titled-arena-announcements ). Our schedule has been adjusted accordingly:

#146 Saturday, May 1, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/NugSY7rf
#147 Friday, May 7, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/VkAUlpvJ
#148 Saturday, May 15, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/7RgD0Ymg
#149 Friday, May 21, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/0wiqMIwf
#150 Saturday, May 29, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/vsGJ7CZZ
#151 Friday, Jun 4, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/fy5kxn0A
#152 Saturday, Jun 12, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/ZReQ3P85
#153 Friday, Jun 18, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/57yjti8m
#154 Saturday, Jun 26, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/r86o7J3S
#155 Friday, Jul 2, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/YWJjgC4p
#156 Saturday, Jul 10, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/VLQVOOGF
#157 Friday, Jul 16, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/PvOjYysR
#158 Saturday, Jul 24, 19:00 UTC: lichess.org/tournament/Wsvcs73a

As the system only allows users to create tournaments within the next 3 months, these haven't been created yet:
#159 Saturday, Jul 31, 19:00 UTC
#160 Friday, Aug 6, 19:00 UTC
#161 Saturday, Aug 14, 19:00 UTC
#162 Saturday, Aug 21, 19:00 UTC
#163 Saturday, Aug 28, 19:00 UTC

If you struggle to maintain the needed 2100 rating, a common trick is to sign up to tournaments immediately after you have crossed the barrier. After that, you can fall below the limit and still be able to play as long as you don't pause or withdraw from them.

Let me know if you spot any mistakes.

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