Knockout Tournaments


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In KO, there can be only one
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Game Request Form

Report Results of your Match

To request a match: (IECC members only)

KO Game Form

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Knockout News

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)

Open Events (KO-5xx series)

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!

A Private KO Event?

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.

How to enter a KO Tournament

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.

KO Tournament Information:

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).

KO Game Starts:

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.

To report the results of your match

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.

Game Report For a Knockout Match

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Recent Winners 2012 - present

  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

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