Blitzing COVID: A Fundraiser for US Chess on May 30th

On Saturday, May 30th Blitzing COVID brings an action packed day of online chess to US Chess Members and donors. Generously sponsored by AIE to benefit the US Chess Federation, the event will feature blitz and rapid tournaments, a $1500 prize fund including $500 in women's prizes, and numerous Grandmasters. One of America's top players, Grandmaster Jeffery Xiong, will be participating, as well as GMs Aleksander Lenderman and Elshan Moradiabadi and WGM Sabina Foisor. Many other top players to be announced.

To enter, we'll be requesting a donation of $35 or more. (donation registration link here!) After you have donated, make a request to join the chess.com club.  Grandmasters are welcome to play with or without a donation- just be sure to join the club under your official account displaying your GM or WGM title, so we can accept the request. 100% of the proceeds will go to US Chess, a 501 (c) (3) organization. Popular streamer, commentator and author Grandmaster Daniel Naroditsky will host the blitz action on his twitch channel, and will be joined by WGM and Women's Program Director Jennifer Shahade. North Carolina K-8 Chess Champion Donald Johnson will also hop in the booth and host on his new twitch channel. The blitz tournament, which starts at 1 PM EDT , will feature nine rounds of 3 minutes +2 second increment chess. The rapid, which starts at 3 PM EDT will be five rounds played at G/10 + 2 second increment. Don't miss an exciting day of action-packed chess and fun, that also benefits our historic organization and its mission! Quick Links:  Donate/Registerhttps://new.uschess.org/give/blitzingcovid/ Chess.com Club joinhttps://www.chess.com/club/blitzing-covid List of Donors: http://chess.aieducation.org/DONOR.html Roster: http://chess.aieducation.org/Roster.html Twitch channels: https://twitch.tv/gmnaroditsky  Roster of Confirmed Titled Players:  GM Jeffery Xiong WGM Sabina Foisor GM Elshan Moradiabadi GM Aleksander Lenderman GM Tanguy Ringoir GM John Fedorowicz IM/WGM Anna Zatonskih GM Josh Friedel IM Carissa Yip WGM US Women's Champion Jennifer Yu IM Jay Bonin GM Irina Krush GM Alejandro Ramirez WFM Alexandra Botez IM Justin Wang GM Grigory Oparin

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I just donated $35 but forgot to leave my chess.com handle (Shahpersian). Would you please adjust my entry so that it reflects that it is from Shahpersian?

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perhaps im blind but i cant find what time zone that is listed for both tourneys, 1pm et? pac?

In reply to by Chad (not verified)

The events are 1 and 3 pm EDT.

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Will this tournament count towards building my USCF rating?

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How many rounds will there be for Rapid? Will real names be used along with the chess.com handle? Will the games be USCF rated (for USCF online blitz and quick)?

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Is the event also open to low rated players? Are there rating "Brackets" for semi-equal players?

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What is the Time control for the Tournaments

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Will these be USCF rated games?

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In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

The audio was fine until about 3:12PM Eastern time, then audio has stopped. I could still see video of Donald Johnson, WGM Shahade, and GM Noridtsky and the play board and players clocks. Just no audio.

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