Game Request Form
Report Results of your Match
Knockout events are now an "Online Only" tournament.
The structure of the tournament will be the same, however moves will be transmitted via the chess.com server, and not via email.
Note: "Online" games are not played "live". They are played the same way you would play an email game, however your moves are sent via an online game board instead of via email.
Events are currently starting with 4 players (instead of the usual 8)
Join up for an Open KO using the form above.
Play up when you win.
If you win a KO, you can now choose to play in a KO in the next-higher ratings category. For example, if you win a KO-2 series (up to 1599) you can ask us to sign you up for a KO-4 series (1600 and up) any time in the next 12 months. Simply include your request in the comments box of the request form, letting us know you'd like to play up a little!
Please note that if you have 7 (or even 15) friends that want to play a private KO, include this in the comments box and we'll set you up with your own personal Series 5xx KO Event.
To participate in a KO Tournament you MUST be a member of the IECC. If you are not a member, join the IECC.
If you are a member, use the form above to request a KO match.
There are 3 rating groups offered.
KOs are generally played in 3 rounds of 2 game matches, one as white, one as black. Winners advance, defeated players are "knocked out".
Note: The winner of the final round is the tournament Champion. Their name will shine forever in KO 'Hall of Fame'.
Both games in a 2 game match must be played concurrently! Failure to do so will constitute a time violation, and may incur a forfeit.
If a match is drawn: the player with the lower rating on the Pairing e-mail for that round, advances.
The current KO Tournament Results are updated every month or so. We're also working on an archive page that will list all KO games (when we find them).
ALL players must confirm the start of their games to the KO TDs by use of the first move report form, and pasting their move, including the full PGN Header, into the large text box, provided.
The following form is for reporting the results of your chess match. The report is submitted by the winner, or in tha case of a draw, by the white player.
Please enter all the details, including the complete PGN record, which can be copied and pasted into the large text box.
The form is unable to send a copy to your opponent, so to observe the usual courtesy of sending them a copy, it is recommended that the response page that will appear in your browser window when you submit the form, is copied in its entirety, and pasted into an email message, and sent to your opponent.
KO-1078 Paul Bellew KO-1081 Justin Phillips KO-1083 Bernard Garau KO-1084 Paulo Ladeira KO-1085 Daniele Guidi KO-2103 Alejandro Salazar-Mora KO-2107 Craig Lindsey KO-2108 Barry Jewell KO-2110 Gary Bennett KO-2111 Heinrich Basson KO-2112 Marcos Magalhaes KO-2113 Richard Hargreaves KO-2114 Justin Philips KO-2115 Dennis Martin KO-2116 Justin Philips KO-2118 Heinrich Basson KO-2119 Heinrich Basson KO-2120 Toshi Takeuchi KO-2121 Grahame Booth KO-2122 Michael Kinna KO-2123 Samir Kulkarni KO-3074 Orlan Pascual KO-3075 Paulo Odonel Rodrigues KO-3076 Wayne Jordaan KO-3077 Wayne Jordaan KO-3078 Carlo Bottoni KO-3079 Alberto Lixa KO-3080 Gerald Fielding KO-3081 Marcos Magalhaes KO-3082 Danilo Mauro KO-3083 Kevin Walsh KO-3084 Joseph Wegner KO-3085 David Cotton KO-3086 Laurentiu Negru KO-3087 Jamie Severa KO-3088 Michael Kinna KO-4029 Roberto Ducci KO-4030 Joop Simmelink KO-4031 de Oliveira, Diogo Lui KO-4032 de Oliveira, Diogo Lui KO-4033 Philippe Heyvaert KO-4034 Diogo Luiz de Oliveira KO-4035 Esteban Beron KO-5076 Biagio Bascetta KO-5077 Philippe Heyvaert KO-5078 Marcos Magalhaes KO-5079 Marcos Magalhaes KO-5080 Jose Luis Llorente KO-5081 Bernard Garau KO-5082 Diogo Luiz de Oliveira KO-5083 Kevin Walsh KO-5084 Bernard Garau KO-5085 Philippe Heyvaert KO-5086 Mark Ridding