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www.goldchess.com General Terms and Conditions


Introduction

A) Starting from the 27th of February 2016 on the Goldchess portal, and especially in the Rosija-America Tournament, the Organizer introduces a division of players into amateurs and professionals. It is taken into account in the registration form.
Amateurs are players without rating or with ELO rating not greater than 2000.
Professionals are players with ELO rating higher than 2000.
For both groups there are separate classifications and guaranteed, separate prizes from the tournament prize pool.
Winners shall be players from both divisions who are the first to save the correct solution in their game panels.
Two players from each division can be rewarded pursuant to Goldchess General Terms and Conditions(see point 4.7)

B) Sharing the licensed problem position with third parties is strictly prohibited and may result in an exclusion of the player from Goldchess tournaments.
  1. General Provisions

    1.1. These General Terms and Conditions shall govern the access to and the use of the www.goldchess.com website.

    1.2.The www.goldchess.com Internet website provides players with a possibility to solve chess problems divided into games with different difficulty levels, range and character. The Players shall receive prizes for solving the problems correctly. The prize awarding rules are defined in Detailed Terms and Conditions for particular games.

    1.3. The game is a set of chess problems to be solved by the Players. The games may differ in the number of problems, level of difficulty, rules of solving particular problems and time for solving a particular problem.

    1.4. The Player is a person registered on www.goldchess.com who paid an entry fee for at least one selected Game. (except for the Gold0 and Genius Test games, which are free)
     
  2. Joining a Game

    2.1. In order to join a Game the Player has to register on www.goldchess.com and pay an entry fee for at least one game. (except games that do not require licence)

    2.2 The entry fee shall be paid with a card or via a Paypal account, through the Paypal transaction system.

    2.3. By joining a Game the Player states that:
    • They are of age.
    • They commit themselves to comply with these General Terms and Conditions and they accept all their provisions.
    • All and any information that the Organizer is provided with by the Player at the time of registration are accurate, up to date and not misleading.


    2.4. A parent or a guardian may act on behalf of a minor Player.

    2.5. The username the Player chooses (GoldChess User ID) must not violate the rights of any third party. If the Organizer considers the Player’s ID to be inappropriate GGG reserves the right to reject such ID and call the Player to change it.

    2.6. At the time of registration the Player will be required to enter the required data in the form. It is the Player's responsibility to ensure that all the details provided are accurate.

    2.7. The Organizer assumes that any transaction undertaken after logging into the Portal with the GoldChess User ID and the matching password is made by the rightful Player, and therefore valid. In no event shall the Organizer be liable for any loss resulting from any unauthorized use of a Player’s details.

    2.8. Player's personal information is strictly confidential and it will not be used by the Organizer for any other purposes than those connected with the Game. By accepting the Terms and Conditions the player agrees to include his/her data in the list of winners. In unique situations, at a clear request from the Player, the Organizer can allow listing the Player’s username instead of real name.

    2.9. After the participation fee is paid in, the Player shall be provided with an access to the positions of the problems that can be downloaded.

    2.10. The Player participating in the Game shall not change the CEEC chess program settings, most notably the difficulty level. There are 23 difficulty levels in CEEC, the players play at level 5.
     
  3. Game Rules

    3.1. The games under the name of GoldChess consist in solving chess problems, i.e. mating or winning (victory - the program gives up) in the number of moves and manner specified by the Organizer. A problem description is provided together with the position.

    3.2. The Player is to solve the problems on a computer on which the Chess Elite Educational Computer program supplied by the Organizer is installed (only for WINDOWS). Mac users can find in the Education section a free application which enables starting CEEC for Windows on Mac OS, that is mainly on Macintosh Apple computers. The organizer might provide on a later date a Mac OS version of CEEC which can be started directly on a Mac computer, if there is a possibility to create such a version.

    3.3. All solutions shall be saved directly on the portal in the chosen game panel, under the - Save - tab, after they are saved on the Player’s computer in a file generated by the CEEC application (Menu/File/Save as) with the pgn (.pgn) extension. Solutions are saved on our portal with an accuracy of one billionth of a second.

    3.4 In each tournament the Players have a defined time for solving a problem.

    3.5. The Organizer can replace the problems unsolved within the normal time or extend the time limit for solving them. In such a case, the Organizer can also double or increase the prize.

    3.6. The Organizer shall evaluate the correctness of the chess problem solutions in the order in which they are received, within a time limit not exceeding 48 hours from their submission. Announcements regarding the games and the winners shall be made no later than on Saturday in each week.

    3.7. In the case of a small number of players in a game, the Organizer can reduce the prize amount or close the game. If the game is closed, entry fees shall be reimbursed to all players.

    3.8. Quicker solutions to each game are welcome and shall be recognized. If there is a request - forced mate in 5 moves and a player submits a solution enabling checkmate in fewer moves, it shall be acceptable unless the solution is defective. See www.goldchess.com General Terms and Conditions , point 4.5.1.

    3.9 Solution disqualified
    The received solution will not be recognized as valid in the following cases:
    1. The time limit has been exceeded.
    2. Goldchess controller improves the proposed alternative during the test or shortens the received solution by one move.

    3.10 The Organizer may not take into account the submitted solutions whose positions were downloaded with a delay or after a given game has been finished.

    3.11 Purchased licenses are non-refundable.

     
  4. Prizes

    4.1. Prizes shall be won by Players who fulfill all conditions described in the detailed Terms and Conditions for each particular game. A prize shall in particular go to the player who is the first to save the solution in his/her game panel on the portal.
    If he solutions that have been sent in do not include the author's solution, the Organizer may select and award the best solution available among the ones that have been received.

    4.2. The Player who is the prizewinner shall receive the money in the bank account whose details they provide. The prize can be delivered to the winner also by methods other than bank transfer, in which case the winner’s acceptance of the method (for example it can be delivered by a Grandmaster, and the delivery can be filmed for the purpose of presentation in the gallery on the portal) shall be required.

    4.3. Prizes are guaranteed. A bank guarantee can be produced by the Organizer. The prize value is provided as a gross value.

    4.4. The net value of the prize shall be disbursed after all deductions provided for in tax regulations applicable to the Organizer’s registered seat are made (minus 10% tax on the prize), within 7 working days after the end of the round.

    4.5. The Organizer reserves the right to refuse to pay the prize to the Player whose solution was a fraud. In such a case, the next player who submitted the correct solution shall be awarded the prize. The solution is considered a fraud when in their solution the Player states that the chess program moved differently than it actually did.

    4.5.1. In the event of a player submitting a solution with a required number of moves which differs from the author's one, and a review /the review of the authenticity of CEEC moves provided by the player on several independent computers/ demonstrates that in a given position CEEC plays alternatively making interchangeably two different moves in defense, the player shall be required to submit two solutions with the required number of moves for both variants in order to collect the prize.

    4.5.2 One solution may be awarded a prize only once.

    4.6. Decisions made by the Organizer about the correctness of the submitted chess problem solutions shall be final. In case of any doubts, players shall have the right to file complaints, which shall be taken into consideration.

    4.7 The organizer may decide to split the prize between two players, one of whom sent a solution identical to the author’s one, and the other one submitted a solution different than the author’s one.

    4.8 If no player submits a solution identical with the one presented by the author of a given problem, the Organizer may award a prize in an amount determined by GGG to the player who is the first to submit another solution with the same or a smaller number of moves.

    4.9 If the prize-winning participant provides wrong bank account data and the transferred money is returned, we will not retransfer the prize.

    4.10 The Organizer may refuse to recognise validity of a presented solution of a problem, for which the position has been downloaded later than in the first minute.
     
  5. Final Provisions

    5.1. The Organizer shall bear no responsibility for any CEEC chess program malfunction, and in particular for it having made a different move than the one described in the author's solution.

    5.2. Any and all questions shall be sent to contact@goldchess.com.

    5.3. The Organizer reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions and the detailed Terms and Conditions for each particular Game.

    5.4. To matters not regulated herewith the laws applicable to the Organizer’s registered seat shall apply.

    5.5. Any and all litigious matter connected with the games available on www.GoldChess.com shall be settled by the common court competent for Organizer’s registered seat.

    5.6. In case of any disputes the Polish language versions of these General Terms and Conditions and the detailed Terms and Conditions for particular Games shall prevail.
     

GoldChess0 Detailed Terms and Conditions


Introduction

  • Free game - no fees, for amateurs only, $50 prize
  • Every Saturday at 5:00 p.m. CET
  • Currently, in the Gold 0 game, we are playing without logging.
  1. General Provisions

    1.1. These Detailed Terms and Conditions shall govern the rules of the GoldChess 0 game available for players at www.goldchess.com

    1.2. All general matters related to registration, payments, prize disbursement, contacts and other issues are regulated by GoldChess General Terms and Conditions available at www.goldchess.com.

    1.3. Any player registered at www.goldchess.com can take part in GoldChess 0.

  2. GoldChess 0 General Provisions

    2.1. In GoldChess 0 the Player is to solve chess problems provided by the Organizer.

    2.2. The task is to win a chess game starting from a given position in the way (mate or victory = the program gives up, and other) and the number of moves specified by the Organizer.

    2.3. In GoldChess 0 the Player is to solve each of the published weekly chess problems.

  3. GoldChess 0 start and end

    3.1. GoldChess 0 has no time limit; it lasts until it is cancelled.

    3.2. Problems are presented every Saturday at 5 p.m. CET /Warsaw, Berlin, Paris/

    3.3. The players have 7 days/week minus 1 hour to solve and save the problem. The solution of the problem saved firstly in form of a CEEC /.pgn/ file on the player’s own computer shall be uploaded to www.goldchess.com and placed in the game panel under the –Save- tab or shall be e-mailed to contact@goldchess.com, with "Gold 0" as the title of the message.

    3.4. A Player can start playing GoldChess 0 at any time.

  4. Prizes

    4.1. The player who is the first to save in the Gold0 panel on the portal a properly solved chess problem from a given week shall win the prize.

    4.2 The Organizer shall evaluate correctness of the solutions in the order in which they are received, within a time limit not exceeding 48 hours from their submission. The Organizer shall make an announcement on the solution to the problem and on the game winner not later than on the Saturday ending the week of the game.

    4.3 For solving each problem in Gold0 there is a $50 prize. If the problem is not solved, the Organizer may increase the jackpot amount.

  5. Final Provisions

    5.1. Decisions made by the Organizer about the correctness of the submitted chess problem solutions shall be final. If there are any doubts, the players shall have the right to file complaints.

    5.2. The Organizer bears no responsibility for any CEEC chess program malfunction, and in particular for it having made a different move than the one described in the author's solution.

    5.3. To general matters the provisions of GoldChess.com General Terms and Conditions shall apply.

    5.4. All and any questions shall be sent to contact@goldchess.com

    5.5. To matters not regulated herewith the laws applicable to the Organizer’s registered seat shall apply

    5.6. Any and all litigious matters connected with the games available on www.goldchess.com shall be settled by the common court competent for the Organizer’s registered seat.


Detailed Terms and Conditions of the Chess Department Rosija and America games.


  • Starting from the 27thof February 2016 on the Goldchess portal, and especially in the Rosija-America Tournament, the organizer introduces a divisions of players into amateurs and professionals. It is taken into account in the registration form.
    Amateurs are players without rating or with ELO rating below 2000.
    Professionals are players with ELO rating higher than 2000.
    For both groups there are separate classifications, and guaranteed, separate prizes from the tournament prize pool.
    Winners shall be players from both divisions who are the first to save the correct solution in their game panels.
    Two players from each division can be rewarded pursuant to Goldchess General Terms and Conditions (see point 4.7)
  • The Games are designed for players from all around the world
  • The terms „Rosija” and „America” used in the Terms and Conditions are shorts for Chess Department Rosija and Chess Department America.
  1. General Provisions.

    1.1. These Detailed Terms and Conditions govern the Rosija and America games available for players at www.goldchess.com.

    1.2. All general matters related to registration, payments, prize disbursement, contacts and other issues are regulated by GoldChess General Terms and Conditions available at www.goldchess.com.

    1.3. Any person registered at www.goldchess.com who paid the entry fee can take part in the Chess Department Rosija and Chess Department America games.

    1.4. One Player shall be allowed to purchase both licenses (pay entry fees) and thus play in both Departments. The Organizer enables a possibility to play the same chess game position in both departments. Only the problems will differ: the task in one department will be to mate the opponent, and in the other it will be to achieve a victory in a given number of moves.
     
  2. General Rules.

    2.1. In these games the Player is to solve chess problems provided by the Organizer.

    2.2. The task is to win a chess game against the CEEC (Chess Elite Educational Computer) program available for free download from the website, starting from a given position, in the way (mate or victory = the program gives up, and other) and the number of moves specified by the Organizer.

    2.3. The Player is to solve each of the chess problems published weekly.
     
  3. Game start and end.

    3.1. The Rosija and America games duet shall start every Saturday at 5 p.m. Central European Time CET, - Warsaw, Berlin, Paris. An accumulation game shall start at the same time for all Departments, also on Saturday at 5 p.m. CET

    3.2. Players shall have one week minus 2 hours to solve the problem. The deadline for solving a problem shall be every Saturday, two hours before publication of the next problem at 3.00 p.m. CET.

    3.3. The Rosija and America duet shall be played for a specified period of time of 10 - 16 weeks.

    3.4. Players may start the Department Rosija and Department America games at any time.

    3.5. The Organizer reserves the right to host the duet of games in many Editions, which may start after the previous Editions are finished. 3 editions are planned for a year.

    3.6 The Organizer shall publish the final results immediately, not later than within 7 days after the problem is published.
     
  4. Prizes

    4.1. The prize shall be received by the player who is the first to save a correctly solved chess problem from a given week directly on the portal under the -Save- tab for the game in which the player participates, after saving it on the player’s computer in a file with the pgn (.pgn) extension, generated by the CEEC application (Menu/File/Save as). Solutions are saved on our portal with an accuracy of one billionth of a second.

    4.2. The winner shall receive a separate prize for solving each problem in Rosija - America. Prize details shall be given in Game Info. Players from both departments shall play jointly for two big prizes. For one of the first 10 players (except for the winner) who sent the right solution in paid games, there shall be a consolation prize whose amount shall not exceed 10% of main prize. If there are 5 wrong solutions among 10 first players, next 5 players who provided the right solutions shall enter the lottery.

    4.3 In the event that in one of the departments the players do not solve the problem from a given week the jackpot shall be increased (except for Editions I and II): the prizes from both departments shall be combined and players from both departments shall compete for one prize.
     
  5. Final Provisions

    5.1. Decisions made by the Organizer about the correctness of the submitted chess problem solutions shall be final. If there are any doubts, the players shall have the right to file complaints.

    5.2. The Organizer shall bear no responsibility for any CEEC chess program malfunction, and in particular for it having made a different move than the one described in the author’s solution.

    5.3. To general matters the provisions of GoldChess.com General Terms and Conditions shall apply.

    5.4. Department Rosija and Department America players shall sent any and all questions to contact@goldchess.com

    5.5. To matters not regulated herewith the laws applicable to the Organizer’s registered seat shall apply.

    5.6. Any and all litigious matters connected with the games available on www.goldchess.com shall be settled by the common court competent for the registered seat of the Organizer or of a company running the game on behalf of the Organizer.
     

Terms and Conditions of Independent Chess Department game.


Introduction

  • The time of solving the problem by the users who download the problem at 5.00pm CET, and send the solution right away, shall be accepted without verification.
  • The game is designed for chess players from all around the world
  • Game type: against the clock. The player who solves the problem first wins.
    A problem shall be downloaded during the rounds week, on any day, at any time. The time limit for solution shall be counted from the moment of download.
  • You can join the Independent Chess Department at any time. In this case, you shall play for the prizes that are still left until the end of the tournament.
  • In case where no correct solution is provided in any of the weeks, there shall be an accumulation of prizes and the problem shall be moved to the next week, until someone solves it.
  • The players shall have 7 days (minus two hours), until Saturday 3:00 p.m. CET, to solve and save the solution. The game shall start every Saturday at 5:00 p.m. CET.
  • After logging in, the player shall save the solution directly on the website (after saving it on his/her computer’s desktop first, as a CEEC file (with the .pgn extension), using the -Save- button, under the -My games-Your account tab. The player shall send both files - the solution and the original problem file, without changing their format, for the time verification purpose. Any modifications to the files (modified name or content), shall result in rejecting the solution by the Organizer.
  • The „Independent” name used in the contents of these terms and conditions is a short for „Independent Chess Department”
  1. General Provisions.

    1.1. These Terms and Conditions shall govern the rules of the Independent game, available for the players at www.goldchess.com.

    1.2. All general matters related to registration, payments, prize disbursement, contacts and other issues are regulated by GoldChess General Terms and Conditions available at www.goldchess.com.

    1.3. Any person registered at www.goldchess.com who paid the entry fee, can take part in the Independent game.

    1.4 The entry fee shall be required for all games in a given edition of the Independent.

  2. General Rules.

    2.1. In this game the Player is to solve chess problems provided by the Organizer.

    2.2. The task is to win a chess game against the CEEC (Chess Elite Educational Computer) program, which is available for free download from the goldchess portal, starting from a given position, in the way (mate or victory = the program gives up, and other) and the number of moves specified by the Organizer.

    2.3. In this game the player is to solve each of the weekly published chess problems.

    2.4 Solutions that do not fit the timeframe given by the author separately to each problem shall not be considered at all.

    2.5 If the players do not solve the problem in any of the weeks, there shall be an accumulation of prizes and the problem shall be moved to the next week, until it is solved.

  3. Game start and end.

    3.1 The Independent game shall start every Saturday at 5 p.m. Central European Time CET, - Warsaw, Berlin, Paris. Players shall have 7 days (minus two hours), until Saturday 3:00 p.m. CET, to solve and save the solution.

    3.2. A joint game with the Rosija and America Departments shall be possible twice in one edition, and shall start at the same time for all departments, on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. CET. In a joint game, the rules of the Independent change. All departments shall start at the same time, and the winner shall be the player who is the first one to save the correct solution on the portal, in the save panel, after the start at 5:00 p.m. CET.

    3.3. The Independent game shall be played for a specified period of time of 10 - 16 weeks.

    3.4 The Independent game may be joined at any time. If that is the case the Player shall you play for the prizes that are still left until the end of the tournament.

    3.5. The Organizer reserves the right to host a duet of games in multiple Editions, which may start after the previous sessions are finished. 3 editions are planned for a year.

    3.6 The Organizer shall publish the final results within 48 hours after a round is over.

  4. Prizes.

    4.1 The prize shall be awarded to the player who is the first one to solve the problem, starting from the moment of download.

    4.2 The value of the prize shall be defined as a gross value

    4.3 The net value of the prize shall be disbursed after all deductions provided for in tax regulations applicable to the Organizer’s registered seat are made (minus 10% tax on the prize), within 7 working days after the end of the round.

    4.4 The Organizer may decide to split the prize between two players, one of whom sent a solution identical to the author’s one, and the other one submitted a solution a different than the author’s one.

    4.5 The Organizer shall also have the right to reject solutions other than the one provided by the author of a problem.

    4.6 Should any suspicion of fraud be aroused during time verification, the Organizer shall have the right not to accept a solution, choose a different one or announce a drawing of a winner from a certain number of correct solutions with the best times.

    4.7 The list of winners shall be available under the - Winners - medal

  5. Final Provisions

    5.1. Decisions made by the Organizer about the correctness of the submitted chess problem solutions shall be final. If there are any doubts, the players shall have the right to file complaints.

    5.2. The Organizer shall bear no responsibility for any CEEC chess program malfunction, and in particular for it having made a different move than the one described in the author’s solution.

    5.3. To general matters the provisions of GoldChess.com General Terms and Conditions shall apply.

    5.4. Any and all questions shall be sent to contact@goldchess.com

    5.5. To matters not regulated herewith the laws applicable to the Organizer’s registered seat shall apply.

    5.6. Any and all litigious matters connected with the games available on www.goldchess.com shall be settled by the common court competent for the registered seat of the Organizer or of a company running the game on behalf of the Organizer .


GoldChess5 Terms and Contitions


  1. General Provisions

    1.1. These Terms and Conditions for the GoldChess5 game shall govern the access to the game called GoldChess5 presented on the website www.goldchess.com

    1.2. General provisions connected with the registration, payments, prize disbursements, contact and litigant matters are described in the Terms and Conditions for www.GoldChess.com available on www.GoldChess.com

    1.3. Any person registered on www.goldchess.com who paid for the GoldChess5 game can access GoldChess5
     
  2. General Rules; How to Play GoldChess5

    2.1. GoldChess5 is a game in which the Player is to solve chess tasks provided by the Organizer.

    2.2. The Player is to win a chess game starting from a particular position provided by the Organizer in less number of moves than the Organizer did, and in the way described by the Organizer (mate or victory, which means the chess program surrenders).

    2.3. In GoldChess5 the Player is to solve each and every out of five chess tasks that are to be presented one by week.
     
  3. Starting and Finishing GoldChess5

    3.1. GoldChess5 is a game with a 5 weeks' time limit.

    3.2. The date and hour of GoldChess5 start shall be published in advance on www.GoldChess.com in a form of a countdown clock.

    3.3. The Player may access the game at any time.

    3.4. The Organizer shall have the right to provide this game in many sessions; a new session shall start when the old one is finished.

    3.5. The game ends 5 weeks after the first task is published. The organizer shall provide the final scores within 48 hours after the deadline for solutions for the last task is due.
     
  4. Prize Disbursement

    4.1. The prize is disbursed to the Player who first sends the solution for the chess task from a particular week.

    4.2. The solution shall be sent to contact@goldchess.com in a CEEC program file, and the subject of the email massage shall be: "GoldChess5."

    4.3. The players have 6 days and 23 hours to solve a given chess task; it is the time since the publication of the task from a given week at www.goldchess.com until an hour before the publication of the next chess task.
    The tasks sent one week after their publication shall not be accepted.

    4.4. The Organizer shall evaluate the correctness of the chess tasks' solutions in the order they are received; information on the evaluation shall be sent by email in no more than 48 hours after the solutions are submitted.

    4.5. The solutions shall be sent no later than on the seventh day, 1 p.m., Central-European Time /Warsaw, Berlin, Paris/.

    4.6. If a correct solution is received, the Organizer shall inform about it publicly and provide the solution. The task shall then be replaced by a new one and put into the GoldChess5 task archive.

    4.7. The prize for solving each of GoldChess5 tasks is $ 500.
     
  5. Final Provisions

    5.1. The decisions made by the Organizer about who lost and who won are final determination and cannot be the subject of complaint or court judgment.

    5.2. The Organizer bears no responsibility for any incorrect work of the CEEC program.

    5.3. In general matters the Terms and Conditions for www.goldchess.com shall prevail.

    5.4. The Players shall send their questions to contact@goldchess.com.

    5.5. The Organizer bears no responsibility for any damage or injuries caused by Player's access to www.GoldChess.com and its game.

    5.6. The Organizer reserves the right to amend this document and the Terms and Conditions for www.GoldChess.com.

    5.7. All litigant matters not described in this document shall be settled by the laws of Poland depending on the localization of the Organizer's company.

    5.8. All litigant matters connected with the games within www.GoldChess.com shall be settled by the relevant court in Poland.

GoldChess10 Terms and Contitions


  1. General Provisions

    1.1. These Terms and Conditions for the GoldChess10 game shall govern the access to the game called GoldChess10 presented on the website www.goldchess.com.

    1.2. General provisions connected with the registration, payments, prize disbursements, contact and litigant matters are described in the Terms and Conditions for www.GoldChess.com available on www.GoldChess.com.

    1.3. Any person registered on www.goldchess.com who paid for the GoldChess10 game can access GoldChess10.
     
  2. General Rules; How to Play GoldChess10

    2.1. GoldChess10 is a game in which the Player is to solve chess tasks provided by the Organizer.

    2.2. The Player is to win a chess game starting from a particular position provided by the Organizer in less number of moves than the Organizer did, and in the way described by the Organizer (mate or victory, which means the chess program surrenders).

    2.3. The Player's task in GoldChess10 is to solve at least 1 out of 10 provided chess tasks.

    2.4. The Player has access to all 10 chess tasks which can be solved at any time within 7 days. The Organizer provides 1 task per week. The tasks differ on the level of difficulty.
     
  3. Starting and Finishing GoldChess10

    3.1. GoldChess10 is a game with a 10 weeks time limit.

    3.2. The date and hour of GlodChess10 start shall be published in advance on www.GoldChess.com in a form of a countdown clock.

    3.3. The Player may access the game at any time.

    3.4. The Organizer shall have the right to provide this game in many sessions; a new session shall start when the old one is finished.

    3.5. The game ends 10 weeks after the first task is published. The organizer shall provide the final scores within 48 hours after the deadline for solutions for the last task is due.
     
  4. Prize Disbursement

    4.1. The prize is disbursed to the Player who first sends the solution for the chess task from a particular week.

    4.2. The solution shall be sent to contact@goldchess.com in a CEEC program file, and the subject of the email massage shall be: "GoldChess10."

    4.3. After a particular task is published on www.GoldChess.com the Players have only 7 days for sending their solutions.

    4.4. The Organizer shall evaluate the correctness of the chess tasks' solutions in the order they are received; information on the evaluation shall be sent by email in no more than 48 hours after the solutions are submitted.

    4.5. The solutions shall be sent no later than on the seventh day, 1 p.m., Central-European Time /Warsaw, Berlin, Paris/.

    4.6. If a correct solution is received, the Organizer shall inform about it publicly and provide the solution. The task shall then be replaced by a new one and put into the GoldChess10 task archive.
    Any other solution for a solved task shall not be considered.

    4.7. The prizes for solving GoldChess10 tasks are as follows:
    • 1,000 USD for 1 properly solved chess task in the weeks from the 1st until the 7th
    • 5,000 USD for 1 properly solved chess task in the weeks from the 8th until the 9th
    • 10,000 USD for 1 properly solved chess task in the 10th week
  5. Final Provisions

    5.1. The decisions made by the Organizer about who lost and who won are final determination and cannot be the subject of complaint or court judgment.

    5.2. The Organizer bears no responsibility for any incorrect work of the CEEC program.

    5.3. In general matters the Terms and Conditions for www.goldchess.com shall prevail.

    5.4. The Players shall send their questions to contact@goldchess.com.

    5.5. The Organizer bears no responsibility for any damage or injuries caused by Player's access to www.GoldChess.com and its game.

    5.6. The Organizer reserves the right to amend this document and the Terms and Conditions for www.GoldChess.com.

    5.7. All litigant matters not described in this document shall be settled by the laws of Poland depending on the localization of the Organizer's company.

    5.8.All litigant matters connected with the games within www.GoldChess.com shall be settled by the relevant court in Poland.
     

GoldChess13 Terms and Contitions


Statement dated. 2013-04-13

Therefore, investing in new games, with effect from 1 May 2013 to change the amount of prize in the game Gold13, with $ 100 000 to $ 10 000, and the second prize of $ 10 000, to $ 3000.

Thus, since May 1, 2013 awards will be Gold13:
  1. By winning one game – one move faster than the author-Goldchess - $ 1000
  2. By winning two games - $ 3000
  3. By winning three games - $ 10 000
Also, for winning all the 13 chess games in the same number of moves as the author-Goldchess, is one prize of $ 2000.
  1. General Provisions

    1.1. These Terms and Conditions for the GoldChess13 game shall govern the access to the game called GoldChess13 presented on the website www.goldchess.com.

    1.2. General provisions connected with the registration, payments, prize disbursements, contact and other are described in the Terms and Conditions for www.GoldChess.com available on www.GoldChess.com.

    1.3. Any person registered on www.goldchess.com who paid for the GoldChess13 game can access it.
     
  2. General Rules; How to Play GoldChess13

    2.1. GoldChess13 is a game in which the Player is to solve chess tasks provided by the Organizer.

    2.2. The Player is to win a chess game starting from a particular position provided by the Organizer in less number of moves than the Organizer did.

    2.3. Solving the hereinabove mentioned chess tasks means winning a particular chess game in less number of moves than the Organizer did.

    2.4. The Player´s task in GoldChess13 is to solve at least 1 out of 13 provided chess tasks.

    2.5. The Player has access to all 13 chess tasks which can be solved at any time during the period when the license is valid.

    2.6. In Gold 13 the player shall solve only this set of 13 games, which they were provided with after purchasing their Gold 13 player license. Sending solutions for other /exchanged/ games will make them invalid, and the prize will not be paid.
     
  3. Starting and Finishing GoldChess13

    3.1. GoldChess13 is a game without any time limit (within the 6 months of validity period) and lasts until the Player provides 3 solved chess tasks.

    3.2. The Organizer shall have the right to continue GoldChess13 even when 1 or 2 chess tasks are solved (by 1 Player). The Organizer shall exchange the solved tasks for new ones.

    3.3. In case when one Player sends 3 solved chess tasks GoldChess13 is finished and no other solution sent shall be valid.

    3.4. In case when no chess task is solved within a certain time limit the Organizer shall have the right to exchange the tasks.
     
  4. Prize Disbursement

    4.1. The prize is disbursed to the Player who first sends at least one chess task properly solved.

    4.2. The solution(s) shall be sent to contact@goldchess.com in a CEEC program file and the subject of the email massage shall be: "GoldChess13."

    4.3. The Organizer shall evaluate the correctness of the chess tasks solutions in the order they are received; information on the evaluation shall be sent by email in no more than 48 hours after the solutions are submitted.

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    4.5. If a correct solution is received, the Organizer shall inform at the latest on Saturday, about it publicly and provide the solution. The task shall then be replaced by a new one and put into the GoldChess13 task archive.

    4.6. The prizes for solving GoldChess13 are as follows:
    • 1,000 USD for 1 properly solved chess task
    • 10 000 USD for 2 uploads simultaneously properly solved chess tasks
    • 100 000 USD for 3 uploads simultaneously properly solved chess tasks

    4.7. In order to receive the prize the Player must send 2 or 3 task solutions together in one email. Sending 2 or more emails does not authorize to collect the prize.

    4.8. Additional prize. The Organizer offers two additional prizes in amount of $ 5,000 each for the solution of all 13 tasks in the same number of moves as the author did. Required author's solutions.
     
  5. Final Provisions

    5.1. The decisions made by the Organizer about who lost and who won are final determination and cannot be the subject of complaint or court judgment.

    5.2. The Organizer bears no responsibility for any incorrect work of the CEEC program.

    5.3. In general matters the Terms and Conditions for www.goldchess.com shall prevail.

    5.4. The Players shall send their questions to contact@goldchess.com.

    5.5. The Organizer bears no responsibility for any damage or injuries caused by Player´s access to www.GoldChess.com and its game.

    5.6. The Organizer reserves the right to amend this document and the Terms and Conditions for www.GoldChess.com.

    5.7. All litigant matters not described in this document shall be settled by the laws of Poland depending on the localization of the Organizer's company.

    5.8. All litigant matters connected with the games within www.GoldChess.com shall be settled by the relevant court in Poland.
     

Regulations of Goldchess The Best game.


  1. General Provisions.

    1.1. These Terms and Conditions shall regulate the rules of Goldchess The Best game available for the players at www.goldchess.com

    1.2. All general matters related to registration, payments, prize disbursement, and others are regulated by GoldChess General Terms and Conditions available at www.goldchess.com.

    1.3. Any person registered at www.goldchess.com who paid to enter the game can take part in GoldChess The Best game.
     
  2. GoldChess The Best General Provisions

    2.1. GoldChess The Best is a game of one task, which is to be solved. It is possible to also set several batches of chess.

    2.2. Solving the task means winning a chess game starting with a given position in the way (mate or victory = the program gives up, and others) and the number of moves specified by the Organizer.

    2.3. In GoldChess The Best the Player is to solve the task provided.
     
  3. GoldChess The Best -Start and end.

    3.1. GoldChess The Best is a game of one task; it lasts until it is solved.

    3.2. The exact time of game start shall be specified by the Organizer in advance, and published at www.goldchess.com. The Organizer shall publish the exact time (days, hours, minutes and seconds) left until the game start at www.goldchess.com.

    3.3. Player can start GoldChess The Best at any time.

    3.4. The Organizer reserves the right to host the GoldChess The Best game in many successive sessions, which may start after the previous sessions are finished.

    3.5. The game ends after the information that one of the players submitted a proper solution is published. The winner will be announced in the Winners List and in GoldChess The Best Archive and Victories.
     
  4. Awards

    4.0 Goldchess The Best is every week cumulative game; the prize money is unlimited.
    If the game is not solved during the first week it is not cancelled and the Organizer may at its discretion rise, double or even triple the prize. This provision is permanent, if in the successive weeks the game shall remain unsolved.

    4.1. The player who first sends a properly solved chess task wins the prize.

    4.2. The chess tasks solutions shall be sent to contact@goldchess.com as the CEEC program files; the game name 'GoldChess The Best' or 'The Best' shall be included in the email subject.

    4.3. Basic player license cost is $ 20. After purchasing the player license the player shall be allowed to play for the current prize in GoldChess The Best and any other prize in the event of its accumulation, if the task should remain unsolved for many weeks. In the event of increasing the prize the Organizer reserves the right to raise the license fee, however, it shall only apply to new players entering the game. Each purchased license lasts until the game ends.

    4.4. The Organizer considers the validity of chess tasks solutions in the order they are received, yet within 48 hours after their submission.

    4.5. After verifying and accepting a solution the Organizer shall inform about it immediately and publish the solution itself. Solved chess task is deleted and moved to GoldChess The Best Archive and Winners. After the winner is announced no other solution shall be considered.
     
  5. Final Provisions.

    5.1. The decisions made by the Organizer about the validity of the chess tasks sent are final determination and cannot be the subject of complaint or court judgment.

    5.2. The Organizer bears no responsibility for the CEEC chess program malfunction, and in particular for it having done a different move than the one in author's task/solution.

    5.3. In general matters the provisions of GoldChess.com General Terms and Conditions shall be applied.

    5.4. All and any questions shall be sent to contact@goldchess.com

    5.5. The Organizer is not liable for any damage incurred by a player entering game.

    5.6. The Organizer reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions and the detailed Terms and Conditions for specific Games.

    5.7. All litigant matters not described in this document shall be settled by the laws of Poland depending on the localization of the Organizer’s company.

    5.8. All litigant matters connected with the games within www.goldchess.com shall be settled by the relevant court in Poland depending on the localization of the Organizer's company.
     

Regulations of Goldchess Young Ten Kids game.


  1. General Provisions.

    1.1. Those regulations define the rules of Goldchess Young Ten Kids game, offered to the players on web-site www.goldchess.com

    1.2. The general conditions related to registration, payments, obtain the price and contact are defined by general regulations of Goldchess, available on web-site www.goldchess.com

    1.3. In Young Ten Kids game can participate only children up to 10 years old, who have singed in onto web-site www.goldchess.com and paid for taking a part in Young Ten KIds game.

    1.4. In the name of underage player all procedures, described at point 1.3, are executed by an adult person, parents or custodian.

    1.5. In the registration form part B, must provide the child's name plus his nickname. The nickname should be added at the end of the age of the child.
     
  2. General Conditions of Young Ten Kids game.

    2.1. Young Ten Kids game consists in solving chess tasks presented by the organizer.

    2.2. The chess task consists in winning a game against chess program CEEC / Chess Elite Educational Computer / beginning from the position, count of movements and kind of way, defined by the organizer (checkmate or victory = the program gives up or others)

    2.3. The player's task in Young Ten Kids game is resolve all 12 chess tasks, defined every week
     
  3. The beginning and the end of Young Ten Kids game.

    3.1. Young Ten Kids is a time-limit game, which goes on from the beginning during 12 weeks.

    3.2. The date and the hour of the beginning are defined by organizer in advice and presented on web-site www.goldchess.com.

    3.3. To Young Ten Kids can join in any moment.

    3.4. The organizer takes into consideration to conduct the game in multi-sessions, that can start after finish the previous session.

    3.5. The organizer announces the final results every Saturday of the month, not later than 48 hours after the period of sending results from the last week.
     
  4. The Rewards.

    4.1. The reward receives the player, who as the first one will send the correctly resolved chess task from current week onto contact@goldchess.com.

    4.2. The player sends correctly resolved chess tasks written in files of CEEC program, in the subject of an e-mail message writing the name of Young Ten Kids game and number of task.

    4.3. Correctly resolved chess tasks should be sent till every Saturday's 1 P.M GMT /Warsaw, Berlin, Paris/

    4.4. For resolve every chess task in Young Ten Kids game, the winner receives a reward. The amount of the reward is announced up to date in game's information.

    4.5. The organizer reserves the right to not pay the prize, because of misrepresentation, your name, the child's age or false-player does not actually located in the age group up to 10 years
     
  5. Final Provisions

    5.1. The organizer's decisions concerned analysis the regularity of chess tasks are definite and cannot be a subject to complaint or legal proceedings.

    5.2. The organizer does not bear the responsibility for incorrect work of CEEC chess program, especially for execution another movement than defined in chess task.

    5.3. The general conditions are defined by the general regulations of GoldChess.com

    5.4. Every question should be sent to an e-mail address contact@goldchess.com.

    5.5. The organizer does not bear the responsibility for the damage, that the player suffers, because of taking a part in a game.

    5.6. The organizer reserves the right to change the general regulations of Goldchess games and the detailed regulations.

    5.7. The conditions, that are not defined by those regulations, have an application in legal regulations, typical of the organizer's seat.

    5.8 All litigations will be settled by the court of law, typical of the organizer's seat.
     

Genius Room Game Terms and Conditions


  1. General Provisions

    1.1. These Terms and Conditions shall regulate the rules of Genius Room game available for the players at www.goldchess.com

    1.2. All general matters related to registration, payments, prize disbursement, and others are regulated by GoldChess General Terms and Conditions available at www.goldchess.com

    1.3. Any person registered at www.goldchess.com who paid to enter the game can take part in Genius Room game.
     
  2. Genius Room General Provisions

    2.1. In Genius Room the Player is to solve chess tasks provided by the Organizer.

    2.2. The task is to win a chess game with the CEEC program starting with a given position, in the way (mate or victory = the program gives up, and others) and the number of moves specified by the Organizer.

    2.3. In Genius Room the Player is to solve each of the 12 chess tasks published monthly.
     
  3. Genius Room game start and end

    3.1. Genius Room game has time limit; it lasts 12 months after its start.
    The tasks shall be published on the 1st day of a month at 2 p.m. (+/- 10 min.), Eastern European Time (Warsaw, Berlin, Paris).

    3.2. The exact time of game start shall be specified by the Organizer in advance, and published at www.goldchess.com. The Organizer shall publish the exact time (days, hours, minutes and seconds) left until the game start.

    3.3. Players can start Genius Room game at any time. No matter how many games are left the license fee doesn't change.

    3.4. The Organizer reserves the right to host the Genius Room game in many 12-month-long sessions, which may only start when the previous sessions are finished.

    3.5. The game ends 12 months after the first chess task in Genius Room is published. The Organizer shall publish the final results within 48 hours after the time for sending the tasks from the last month is over.
     
  4. Awards

    4.1. The player who first sends a properly solved chess task from a given month is awarded the prize and the title of Goldchess Genius.

    4.2. The chess tasks solutions shall be sent to contact@goldchess.com as the CEEC program files; the game name Genius Room shall be included in the email subject.

    4.3. To solve and send the chess task the players have one month, until the first day of the next month, at 1 p.m., Eastern European Time (Warsaw, Berlin, Paris).
    The deadline for submitting the solutions expires exactly one hour before the publication of the next task, which is always provided on the first day of each month.
    Solutions sent after that time shall not be allowed.

    4.4. The Organizer considers the validity of chess tasks solutions in the order they are received, yet within 48 hours of their submission.

    4.5. Accumulated Prize. The tasks unsolved within the normal time can be deleted by the Organizer or moved to another month. In such a case, they can also double or increase the reward.

    4.6 If the proper solution is received by the Organizer, they shall inform about it immediately and publish the solution itself. Solved chess task is then put in the Genius Room archive. Any other solution for a solved task shall not be considered.

    4.7 For every task solved in Genius Room there is a prize from $ 1,000 to $ 10,000.
     
  5. Final Provisions

    5.1. The decisions made by the Organizer about the validity of the chess tasks sent are final determination and cannot be the subject of complaint or court judgment.

    5.2. The Organizer bears no responsibility for the CEEC chess program malfunction, and in particular for it having done a different move than the one in author's task/solution.

    5.3. In general matters the provisions of GoldChess.com General Terms and Conditions shall be applied.

    5.4. All and any questions shall be sent to contact@goldchess.com

    5.5. The Organizer shall not be liable for any damage incurred by a player entering game.

    5.6. The Organizer reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions and the detailed Terms and Conditions for specific Games.

    5.7. All litigant matters not described in this document shall be settled by the laws of Poland depending on the localization of the Organizer’s company.

    5.8. All litigant matters connected with the games within www.goldchess.com shall be settled by the relevant court in Poland depending on the localization of the Organizer's company.

Abridged Rules and Regulations of the Goldchess Express Tournament


Introduction

  • The general provisions of the Main Rules and Regulations shall apply to the Goldchess Express Tournament.
  • The Goldchess Express Tournament shall not be divided into separate parts for professionals and amateurs
  • Pool of prizes - $25,000. 5 rounds-5 games-problems with a prize of $5,000 for each. Entry fee: $25. The amounts of prizes may be increased.
  • The Tournament shall start after a sufficient number of contenders enroll, as planned by GGG. If the required number of players is not reached within 3 months, the Organizer shall decrease the pool of prizes proportionately and shall commence the Tournament, or shall reimburse the players who have paid the entry fee.
  1. The Tournament shall start on Monday and shall last for 5 days till Friday inclusive. The rounds shall start each day at 5 p.m. of the Beijing /China, or NY/USA, or Moscow/Russia, or Delhi/India time.

    The local time for starting the game shall be determined by the greatest number of participants from one of the aforementioned countries in the main group.

  2. The contenders shall have 22 hours for submitting their solutions, till 3 p. m. on the following day.

  3. Players may join the Tournament at any time, also during the last round.

  4. The winner shall be the player who is the first to save a correct solution in the game panel, under the -Save- tab.

  5. If no player submits a solution identical with the one presented by the author of a given problem, the Organizer may award a prize in an amount determined by GGG to the player who is the first to submit another solution with the same or a smaller number of moves.

  6. The Tournament shall end on Saturday, at 3 p.m. of the local time according to which the tournament was started.

  7. The prizes shall be paid to all players within 3 business days from the end of the Tournament or within 3 business days from the day when a player submits the relevant data for a bank transfer.


Abbreviated Rules and Regulations of GIG Small - Goldchess Instant Game


  • Turniej GIG Small trwa 1 godzinę.
  • The GIG Small tournament shall last for 1 hour.
    The Organizer may set the GIG Small game start time as
    11:00 a.m. New York Time,
    11:00 a.m. Moscow Time,
    11:00 a.m. Beijing Time,
    11:00 a.m. New Delhi Time
    depending on the time zone from which the greatest number of players register on the day preceding the commencement of the Tournament.
    If the largest number of players come from another country, the tournament commencement time shall be 11:00 a.m. in the time zone nearest to the time of that country, selected from amongst the 4 time zones specified above.
    Information on the commencement time shall be provided under the Info GIG Small tab in the portal, one day before tournament commencement.
  • 5 games - problems, 5 rounds.
    Rounds from 1 to 4 shall last for 10 minutes each, round 5 shall last for 20 minutes. The winner of round 5 shall be awarded the highest prize.
  • The contenders shall play against the CEEC educational computer (downloadable from the webpage), starting from a given position. The player shall be expected to checkmate the CEEC or to win in another manner specified by the Organizer.
    Click Play/Play white in CEEC if you play the white pieces, or Play/Play black if you play the black pieces.
  • Save a game solution on your computer in a CEEC file with a .pgn extension, and then submit the file via the -Save- panel of the GIG Small tournament. If times need to be verified (e.g. in a situation where two solutions have been submitted at the same time), auxiliary time, that is the time of saving the game on a participant’s computer, shall determine the winner. If not such time has been recorded, a given solution may be rejected.
  • After the round time lapses, the system shall enable access to the next round and the next problem.
  • Solutions submitted after the set time limit shall not be considered.
  • The contender who is the first to submit the correct solution shall win a round and shall be awarded the relevant prize.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to publish again games (problems) that have not been solved.
  • Apart from the above rules, the general provisions of the Main Rules and Regulations shall apply to the GIG Small Tournament.

**Happy end – 2 prizes of $50, 1 prize of $200
Only for those who have not won any prize in the tournament.
If one or more Tournament games remain unsolved, the participants of a given GIG Small edition who are the first to submit one or two solutions within 3 days from the end of the Tournament shall receive $50 for one solution. If more than two problems remain unsolved and a single participant submits a complete set of solutions, the contender shall receive a bonus of $200, provided that the solutions are identical with those suggested by the author. If that is the case, the other contenders who submitted solutions to single games shall not be awarded prizes. Send solutions as e-mail message attachments to: contact@goldchess.com; type in –happy end small- as the message subject.

Abbreviated Rules and Regulations of GIG BIG - Goldchess Instant Game


  • The GIG BIG tournament shall last for 1.5 hours.
    The Organizer may set the GIG BIG game start time as
    11:00 a.m. New York Time,
    11:00 a.m. Moscow Time,
    11:00 a.m. Beijing Time,
    11:00 a.m. New Delhi Time
    depending on the time zone from which the greatest number of players register on the day preceding the commencement of the Tournament.
    If the largest number of players come from another country, the tournament commencement time shall be 11:00 a.m. in the time zone nearest to the time of that country, selected from amongst the 4 time zones specified above.
    Information on the commencement time shall be provided under the Info GIG BIG tab in the portal, one day before tournament commencement.
  • 5 games - problems, 5 rounds.
    Rounds from 1 to 4 shall last for 15 minutes each, round 5 shall last for 30 minutes. The winner of round 5 shall be awarded the highest prize.
  • The contenders shall play against the CEEC educational computer (downloadable from the webpage), starting from a given position. The player shall be expected to checkmate the CEEC or to win in another manner specified by the Organizer.
    Click Play/Play white in CEEC if you play the white pieces, or Play/Play black if you play the black pieces.
  • Save a game solution on your computer in a CEEC file with a .pgn extension, and then submit the file via the -Save- panel of the GIG BIG tournament. If times need to be verified (e.g. in a situation where two solutions have been submitted at the same time), auxiliary time, that is the time of saving the game on a participant’s computer, shall determine the winner. If not such time has been recorded, a given solution may be rejected.
  • After the round time lapses, the system shall enable access to the next round and the next problem.
  • Solutions submitted after the set time limit shall not be considered.
  • The contender who is the first to submit the correct solution shall win a round and shall be awarded the relevant prize.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to publish again games (problems) that have not been solved.
  • Apart from the above rules, the general provisions of the Main Rules and Regulations shall apply to the GIG BIG Tournament.

**Happy end – 2 prizes of $100, 1 prize of $500
Only for those who have not won any prize in the tournament.
If one or more Tournament games remain unsolved, the participants of a given GIG BIG edition who are the first to submit one or two solutions within 3 days from the end of the Tournament shall receive $100 for one solution. If more than two problems remain unsolved and a single participant submits a complete set of solutions, the contender shall receive a bonus of $500, provided that the solutions are identical with those suggested by the author. If that is the case, the other contenders who submitted solutions to single games shall not be awarded prizes. Send solutions as e-mail message attachments to: contact@goldchess.com; type in –happy end big- as the message subject.

Abbreviated Rules and Regulations of the Non Stop (NS) Tournament


Non Stop Mix tournament – every Saturday
The player has a choice: he pays the entry fee (play), or plays for free. Downloading the access code via - My account - Promo codes - Use
Players who paid the entry fee, they play for a prize pool of US $ 1500 (provided there is a minimum of 100). If there are no 100 players, the tournament is free for everyone. In this case, the buy-in will remain valid for the next tournament.
Free players play for the title -Goldchess Winner, without a cash prize. In special cases, the Organizer may award a consolation prize to the winner, playing for free, in the amount - at his discretion.


  1. Tasks 3, 4, 5 -an original solution is required

  2. The tournament takes place every Saturday at 11.00 a.m. of the New York time.

  3. A non-stop tournament with pauses on Saturdays, between 10.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. of the New York time for replacing problems and determining the winners. Within the pause time problems cannot be downloaded and the entry fee cannot be paid.

  4. Chess players playing their test games in the Non tournament using free licenses obtained from the Carousel may win a prize up to US$ 50.

    3.1 If there are no 1000 paid participants, point 3 applies to all players.
    The Organizer can also reward winners from a group of paid players, from the pool of receipts.

  5. When attaching a solution in the -Attach- panel of the Non Stop Tournament, you need to attach also the unchanged original file with the downloaded position, so as to enable us to determine the amount of time you spent on solving the problem.

  6. A solution submitted without the file with position, or after the lapse of the fixed time limit, is invalid.

  7. A solution submitted by a player who purchased a license for the same problem twice may be rejected.

  8. The prize is awarded to the player, who is the first to send in the correct solution of the problem.

  9. When the first correct solution arrives, the question of winning the prize still remains open for other players, because the Organizer may split the prize between:
    a/ the player who was the first to send in the solution, and the fastest player who sent in his solution later, but solved the problem in shorter time than the winner.
    b/ the player who was the first to send in the solution and the player who sent the required solution in the least amount of moves.
    c/ two players, one of which was the first to send in a non-author’s solution, and the other who was the last to send in the author’s solution.

  10. The Organizer may increase the prize amount for problems that remain unsolved for several weeks.

  11. The Organizer sets a secret minimum time for each task. It means that a solution submitted before the lapse of that time may not be accepted by the Organizer.

  12. After the time for providing solutions has elapsed, the Organizer may close access to the unsolved problems, in particular those with numbers 3, 4 and 5.

  13. The Organizer may also replace solved tasks with new ones.

  14. Apart from the above rules, the general provisions of the Main Rules and Regulations apply to the -Non Stop- Tournament.


Abridged Rules and Regulations for the Millionaire Tournament


For other and supplementary information see: Tournaments-Results-Millionaire, and Hot Line


General Provisions

1. In Goldchess you will play against the CEEC educational computer, starting from a given position. The player is expected to win - (the chess program will display a -resign- message if it surrenders) or to checkmate the opponent in accordance with guidelines from the Organizer contained in the problem description.

1.1. The CEEC application offers 23 difficulty levels. Goldchess players will play on the 5th level.

Entry fees

2. In the Millionaire Tournament, players can choose at their discretion one of 3 types of entry fee:
Type A- $50, (if the player wins, he/she will receive 100% of the prize)
Type B- $25, (if the player wins, he/she will receive 50% of the prize)
Type C- $10, (if the player wins, he/she will receive 30% of the prize)

2.1 After an entry fee is paid, all the 5 games of the Millionaire Tournament are automatically added to the user’s account.

2.2 Precisely at the time of beginning each game, the system will provide access to the games and each participant who paid the entry fee will be able to download an opening position and the problem description, and to start solving the problem.

2.3 The solving time is counted from the time of downloading a position till the time when the solution is saved in the -save- section under -My account-.

2.4 The participant is expected to attach a solution from the CEEC application saved previously on the player’s computer together with the game number, for example Wojtek problem 1, and with the original opening position file for the problem.

2.5 Time-out solutions submitted after the lapse of the specified time will not be considered.

Prizes

3. The first player to submit the correct solution will win the main prize.
The next 20 players who also submit correct solutions will receive consolation prizes in a total amount equal to 10% of the main prize as a maximum.

3.1 For each game we will reward also up to 10 solutions we favor (other than the authors’ ones and solutions that do not meet the relevant criteria) .

3.2 The Organizer may deduct 20% from each gross main prize, which amount will be transferred to the Chess Federation in the winner’s home country.

3.3 If the number of contenders is smaller or greater than one million, the amounts of prizes and bonuses may be changed.

4.1 Alternatively, the Organizer may divide the participants into 3 categories:

  1. Amateur - no rating or ELO rating up to 2000
  2. Professional, ELO rating from 2001 to 2600
  3. Top GM, ELO rating above 2601.


4.2 In a situation where such a division is made, the Organizer reserves the right to distribute the main prize amongst the 3 winners from each of the aforementioned groups, at its discretion or in a proportion resulting from the numbers of participants in each of the groups. If there is no winner in one of the groups, the prize will remain at the disposal of the Organizer.

5. Additional to the aforementioned rules, the Millionaire Tournament is subject to general provisions of the Main Rules and Regulations and to other provisions of Detailed Rules and Regulations for other games.


Goldchess Immortal Tournament – Abbreviated Rules


Introduction
  • We play form a given positon against an educational chess software CEEC in order to reach a victory or a checkmate in a way specified by the Organizer
  • This is not an on-line tournament. After downloading CEEC from www.goldchess.com and activating the full version using the CEEC codes (Serial Number and Unlock to be downloaded together with the chess software), the players pay the registration fee and play on their own computers at home or in any other place of their choice.


  1. The tournament is opened round-the-clock. Anyone can participate on any day at any time from any part of the world.

  2. After paying the registration fee for one of 5-10 chess problems, the participant shall be given an access to a drawing machine which shall draw a position for one problem together with the task description, the time assigned for solving the problem and the amount of available prize.

  3. After paying each registration fee the participant may play all the tournament games in a given order. The system will block the access for the participant who has downloaded positions to all the tournament games. The access shall be restored for such a participant each time he solves a problem and replaces it with a new one.

  4. The prize shall be won by the first player to send in a correct solution of a given problem/game without exceeding the assigned time limit. The solutions sent after the time-out shall not be considered at all.

  5. The solutions shall be saved in the Save box of the Immortal Tournament.

  6. If the solution identical with the author’s solution is not sent in within one week, the Organizer may award the prize to the best solution of all that have been sent in within that week.

  7. The Organizer reserves the right to change the prize amounts. In case a given problem has not been solved for a longer period, the Organizer may increase the corresponding prize amount.

  8. Solved problems/games are replaced with new ones immediately upon their recognition as correct and the winners are announced under the Winners-Immortal section.

  9. The solutions sent by the players are checked twice a day (Except weekends and public holidays).

  10. Apart from the aforementioned rules the Immortal Tournament is subject to the general provisions of the Main Rules or other provisions of Specific Rules applicable to other games.


Abridged World Goldchess League Rules and Regulations


  1. Rules of play
    In the World Goldchess League you play against the CEEC (Chess Elite Educational Computer), starting from a given position. The task is to win the game in the way specified by the Organizer. The contenders save problem solutions on their computers, in CEEC files with a .pgn extension (CEEC-File-Save as), and then submit them via the -Save- panel for their League.

  2. Division
    The World Goldchess League is divided into:
    1. The World Chess Amateur League – ELO rating up to 2000,
    2. The World Chess Professional League - ELO rating between 2000 and 2600.
    A Top League for those with ELO rating above 2600 is coming soon.

  3. Duration
    The Professional League (PL) and the Amateur League (AL) last for 12 weeks, one game a week, played on each Wednesday, at 5:00 p.m. local time for the following League Divisions.
    1. Europe League 5:00 p.m. CET (Warsaw-Berlin-Paris-Rome)
    2. USA League 5:00 p.m. New York time,
    3. Russia League 5:00 p.m. Moscow time,
    4. India League 5:00 p.m. Delhi time,
    5. China League 5:00 p.m. Beijing time.

  4. Players from outside Europe and from countries other than those specified above may play in the time zone where the time is closest to the time in their relevant country.Each player may play only in his/her proper time zone.

  5. Prizes
    Professional League
    1st place – $20,000
    2nd place - $7,000
    3rd place - $3,000

    Amateur League
    1st place - $10,000
    2nd place – $3,000
    3rd place – $2,000

  6. Rankings
    In each round only the first 100 contenders who submit correct solutions will be ranked - 20 players from each of the five time zone divisions specified above.They will receive points according to the so-called reverse scoring system: the first one will receive 100 points, and the hundredth one will receive 1 point.In order to be ranked, a player needs to play at least 6 out of 12 rounds.
    The places of players who played different numbers of rounds will be determined based on the 6 best results.
    After the end of the last round, if two or more contenders have the same number of points, the total time of 6 classified solutions will decide about their final places in the table.
    If the times are also equal, the Organizer may order a deciding game.The above applies only to contenders competing for prize-winning places from 1 to 3.

  7. Entry fees
    Professional League
    The fee for a round is $5 for a single contender.
    A No Limit (NL) entry fee for all rounds,payable on an one-off basis, is $50.

    Amateur League
    The fee for a round is $3 for a single contender.
    A No Limit (NL) entry fee for all rounds,payable on an one-off basis, is $25.

    Players who want to join the World Goldchess League on a later date, in subsequent weeks, can do so provided that they pay the NL entry fee.

  8. To matters not regulated with these Abridged World Goldchess League Rules and Regulations the relevant provisions of the Main Rules and Regulations for Goldchess Tournaments apply.

 

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