MyChessGuru Turkey Open

Friday Nov 27th, 2020 (

US Chess Online Quick Rated (Open for any MyChessGuru Student with Active US Chess Membership - K-12 and Adults)

$$210 PRIZES GUARANTEED AS MyChessGuru Credits for Future Classes


Pairings & Standings (Round #1 starts at 11am ET)



Event Details: Rounds are manually paired with Scheduled Round times.

*** Tournament is Closed for MyChessGuru Members only

*** US Chess Membership Required

*** account is required for all players (Basic free account; Not necessary for the Gold Membership)

Time Control: G/15;+5 inc

Round Times: Round #1 - 11am ET ; Round #2 - 12pm ET ; Round #3 - 1pm ET ; Round #4 - 2pm ET

Three Sections (Sections might be combined if the entries are low): All Adults / Ages 14+ yrs    ;     Ages 10 to 14 yrs      ;      Under 10 yrs

Rating: Players will be sorted based on the highest of OTB or ONL Regular/Quick Ratings (November 2020 supplement)

Platform/Site: Players will need to be online on ( and wait for game to popup

Tournament will be submitted to US Chess within a week to allow for all games to be screened for FairPlay analysis by

Parings and Standings: Standings and Pairings link will be posted on this page

Tournament Rules: Standard US Chess Rules apply with special attention to the newly approved Chapter 10 rules for Online Chess (Mouse slips count, no take-backs; No notation is necessary)

Entry Fee: Free for MyChessGuru Members until Wed Nov 25th ($5 EF for Players registering on Nov 26th). No Registrations allowed after Nov 26th 10pm or on Nov 27th.

Prizes in each Section (MyChessGuru Credits for future classes) - No Cash Value: 1st place $25  ;   2nd place $20 ;  3rd place $15  ; 4th place $10 

Fair Play

US Chess online rated tournament - most USCF rules and consequences apply.
Players should not use any outside assistance: not have other browsers open and not be talking to other people during their games
Parents are strongly encouraged to monitor their kids' activity during the tournament to ensure fair play.
All games will be carefully reviewed by and CapitalAreaChess/MyChessGuru staff during and after the event.
Players found or believed to be violating fair play are not eligible for a prize and their account will be removed from Mechanics' group.
Players who are confirmed to be using outside assistance will be reported to US Chess and restricted from future CapitalAreaChess/MyChessGuru online and over-the-board events.

Parents - Please help us educate your child that IT'S SIMPLY NOT WORTH THE RISK!

For some helpful links regarding fair play, please check these out:

Fair play screening: all games will be screened by both and/or by Dr. Kenneth W. Regan, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo. 

The Organizer and/or the Chief Tournament Director can require players to play their games with a camera that records the player playing with a view to the screen. Players should be prepared to provide this precaution if asked to do so.



Step #1 (REQUIRED): Join US Chess and Get a US Chess Membership ID (if you don't have one already)

Step #2 (REQUIRED): Register for a account (if you don't have a handle/username already)

Step #3 (REQUIRED): Register for a MyChessGuru Account (if you don't have one already)

Step #4 (REQUIRED): Add '' as a an Additional Guardian (Need only once, if not done already)

  • From the ChessKid handle's Parent/Primary Guardian account Home screen:
  • Click the "Kids" tab.
  • Select the "Edit Kid" option from the menu next to the kid account to which you'd like to add a guardian.
  • Click the "Edit Guardianship" option on the right side of the screen.
  • Enter '' & select "Add Guardian." This adds them as an additional Guardian; you remain the Primary Guardian of the account.

Step #5 (Optional BUT Recommended): Join the MyChessGuru Tournament Group/Club (Need this only once) - Follow steps below with your ChessKid handle/username (Registration Key - 6BREC2 (

  • Once logged in to, click the grey Settings icon.
  • Click “Do you have a Group Registration Key”
  • Enter the 6 digit Registration Key (6BREC2) & click Save. The ChessKid handle will be added to the MyChessGuru Tournament Club.

Step #6 (REQUIRED): Register below for the Tournament using the link below (Please complete all the 4 steps above before proceeding to Register for the Tournament)

Advance Entries will be posted online here (Check back within a day for your registration to show up)

On the day of the Tournament: Login to and Stay on Fast Chess at least 15 mins prior to the Start of the Round and stay online until the last round


Click here to Register for the Tournament - CLOSED


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