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USCF & Internet Chess Club Join Forces to Provide Online Rated Chess! Print E-mail
By CLO   
October 4, 2014
slideUSCFflag.jpgThe Internet Chess Club (ICC) and the United States Chess Federation (USCF) are delighted to announce the start of USCF online rated tournaments on the ICC!

As a special bonus to celebrate this promotion, USCF members can purchase an ICC membership at 20% off a three month, six month or full year membership: https://store.chessclub.com/uscf

Mondays will be the regularly scheduled date for these Blitz events for now. Check the schedule of events on ICC, so far ICC has been holding them at 7:00 PM ICC Server time (ET) but they have been talking about holding some events later, possibly at 9:00 PM.

The Blitz tournaments will be:

·        a USCF Online Blitz rated tournament
·        7 round Swiss
·        3+2 (Game/3 + 2 seconds increment) time control
·        Random giveaway prizes, including ICC membership time!

These tournaments will be held using a New and Official USCF Online Blitz Rating, which will be available to all current USCF members.

ICC Vice-President Marty Grund of the Internet Chess Club told CLO, "This partnership has a positive impact on the value of both memberships. There's a new member benefit which is real, tangible and it fulfills a market need we know exists. I'm also excited about the social aspect, the competition, the mingling etc."

To join the tournament, you will need valid ICC and USCF memberships and will need to know your USCF PIN. If you do not know your PIN, you can request to receive it by email at https://secure2.uschess.org/pin-request.php.

If you don't have an ICC membership*, you can register an ICC membership here: http://www.chessclub.com/register

If you don't have a USCF membership, you can register for a USCF membership here: http://www20.chessclub.com/uscf.php?link=join

IMPORTANT: membership discounts available if you join now, see link below for details!


For this inaugural tournament, the ICC will allow FREE ACCESS  so all USCF members can more easily participate in this exciting new tournament! 

For full details and information, please visit our tournament information site at www.chessclub.com/uscf

See you on Monday!