Hello variants enthusiasts!
This team's description should get us started:
"This is the official team for the Variants World Cup. The Variants World Cup is a large tournament whose purpose is to identify the best chess variants player in the world; while some people may be good at one particular variant, this tournament hopes to identify the best overall chess variants player. There will be individual variants sections, of course, but again, the purpose of this tournament is to declare the overall variants expert of the world."
Duration: The world cup will run for 2 and a half months (1 week for each variant), starting on October 2 and ending on December 11.
Orthodox Chess (Blitz)
Orthodox Chess (Ultrabullet)
King of the Hill
There will be 6 tournaments of each variant, so 60 total tournaments. The best 3 results for each variant (so for the 6 tournaments) will count for the overall standings. Note again: the best 3 results! So you can only participate in 3 tournaments or you can participate in all 6 and have your 3 best-scoring results count.
Each first-place finish is worth 100 points, second place 90, ...10th worth 10 points. That means that the maximum score is 3000 (100 x 3 for each variant x 10 variants).
The winner of the tournament will win $500. The winner of each individual variant will win $50. Thus, the total prize fund for this tournament is $1000. Contrary to my crazyhouse tournaments, I will not offer any special prizes for this tournament.
October 2 – October 8 ||||||||||||| Three-Checks
October 9 – October 15 ||||||||||||| King of the Hill
October 16 – October 22 ||||||||||||| Crazyhouse
October 23 – October 29 ||||||||||||| Atomic
October 30 – November 5 ||||||||||||| Antichess
November 6 – November 12 ||||||||||||| Racing Kings
November 13 – November 19 ||||||||||||| Ultrabullet
November 20 – November 26 ||||||||||||| Chess960
November 27 – December 3 ||||||||||||| Horde
December 4 – December 10 ||||||||||||| Blitz
The tournaments will take place 12 PM GMT and 12 AM GMT, but I can change a few tournament times if someone can't make a single one of them. These tournaments will be on Wednesday and during the weekend of each week.
Individual Tournament Structure:
Each tournament will be a 3-hour long 3 + 2 tournament. Berserking IS allowed!
Best of luck, and above all, have fun all!