To Host USCF Quick Rated Play
By IM Danny Rensch   
March 17, 2015 and the United States Chess Federation (USCF) have agreed to terms that will bring USCF Quick Rated play to's live server several times a week.

These events will be open only to USCF members and are part of a larger cross-marketing agreement between (and its scholastic site, and the USCF for their mutual benefit and cooperative effort to grow chess in the United States.

"We are so pleased with our partnership to bring USCF Online Rated play to the members of," said IM Danny Rensch, Vice President of Content and Professional Relations for will host both a weekly blitz event for more casual, fun games, and a rapid tournament with longer time controls for a more serious crowd. Both events will be official USCF online Blitz and Quick rated events."

"We are excited to work with to grow the game and promote USCF online rated play," said USCF Executive Director Jean Hoffman.

To celebrate the launch of these events, will be giving prizes to the winners of each of the first 10 events! Winners will have their choice of an official hat or t-shirt:

USCF Wednesday Blitz:

First event to be held Wednesday, March 25
USCF Blitz held every Wednesday at 5 p.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Eastern
7 rounds (fewer if not enough participants)
3|2 blitz time control

USCF Friday Rapid:

First event to be held Friday, March 20
USCF Rapid held every Friday at 5 p.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Eastern
4 rounds
15|10 time control

These tournaments are open only to members of the official USCF Group . Members of the group must complete the USCF authentication form here within 24 hours of joining the group.