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Last Chance for Fantasy Chess Print E-mail
By Jennifer Shahade   
May 14, 2007

The Frank Berry U.S. Championship (May 15-23) begins tomorrow!Click here to access pairings on monroi.com and to watch the games. For those who were wondering, there WILL be a tiebreak match for the championship title in case of a tie. If you haven't yet registered to enter your fantasy team, you have less than 24 hours to do so.

U.S. Championship Tiebreak match details
If there should be a tie for first, prize money will be divided equally. The title of U.S. Champion will be decided by a playoff immediately following the final round. The top two on tiebreak will play two G/20 games, if still tied two G/10 games, if still tied one Armageddon (White having 7 minutes to Black’s 5, Black having draw odds).

Fantasy chess contest rule clarifications

In response to questions about the fantasy chess contest, tiebreaker rules CLO would like to clarify the following points:

A. If you pick a team member who wins the U.S. Championship in a tiebreak match, one half a point will be added to his or her score for the purpose of your fantasy team.
B. In the event that two teams get the same number of points, the following tiebreaks will be used to determine placing in the following order:

1. The team with the lower rating average wins on tiebreak
2.Whoever's answer to the question : "How many total points did your team score" is closest to their team's actual score.
3. Whoever's answer to the question "How long will the longest game of the championship be" is closest to the length of the actual longest game. Please note that if after White's 100th move Black resigns, that game counts as being 100.5 moves (which could be relevant if one person has 95 the other 105).