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Following the success of the first edition, AIDEF & GO-MAKKAH have decided to organize a new big blitz tournament on Internet, the winner of which will be invited to the next "Rencontres Internationales des Échecs Francophones" which will take place from 26 December in Djerba and the following ten will win a "Package Francophonie Djerba".

tournament website :


Participation in the tournament is free and open to all.

The tournament takes place on the website which is a free chess server.

If you do not have an account yet, you can create it via the link :

10 tournaments of each 2 hours of biltz games at the rate of 5 min KO are scheduled from Saturday 1 August 2020 at 6pm (4pm GMT). They will be held every Saturday and Sunday in August at the same time. (1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 August)

The winner will be the one who has accumulated the most points in all 10 tournaments. A cumulative ranking will be published after each round.


The winner will benefit from an invitation to the next "Rencontres Internationales des Échecs Francophones" which will take place in Djerba - Tunisia, from 26 December 2020 to 4 January 2021 under the following conditions :

  • Travel will be supported by Go-Makkah.
  • Free participation in classic and blitz tournaments.
  • Accommodation at the Djerba Aqua Resort 4* All Inclusive
  • Invitation to dinner and New Year’s Eve festivities.
  • Invitation to the gala dinner of "Francophone Chess Association"
  • Invitation to excursions.
  • Transfers on arrival and departure from Djerba airport.

Participants finishing from 2° to 11° place will benefit from a "Package Francophonie Djerba" which includes :

  • Free participation in classic and blitz tournaments.
  • Transfers on arrival and departure from Djerba airport.
  • Invitation to excursions.


1. Register via the online form
3. Then join the tournaments via the 10 links :

1 August at 6pm :
2 August at 6pm :
8 August at 6pm :
9 August at 6pm :
15 August at 6pm :
16 August at 6pm :
22 August at 6pm :
23 August at 6pm :
29 August at 6pm :
30 August at 6pm :


[*1. How are scores calculated ?*]
A win has a base score of 2 points, a draw 1 point, and a loss is worth no points.
If you win two games consecutively you will start a double point streak, represented by a flame icon.
The following games will continue to be worth double points until you fail to win a game.
That is, a win will be worth 4 points, a draw 2 points, and a loss will still not award any points.
For example, two wins followed by a draw will be worth 6 points : 2 + 2 + (2 × 1)

[*2. How is the winner decided ?*]
The player(s) with the most points at the conclusion of the tournament’s set time limit will be announced winner(s).
When two or more players have the same number of points, the tournament performance is the tie break.

[*3. How does the pairing work ?*]
At the beginning of the tournament, players are paired based on their rating.
As soon as you finish a game, return to the tournament lobby : you will then be paired with a player close to your ranking. This ensures minimum wait time, however you may not face all other players in the tournament.
Play fast and return to the lobby to play more games and win more points.

[*4. How does it end ?*]
The tournament has a countdown clock. When it reaches zero, the tournament rankings are frozen, and the winner is announced. Games in progress must be finished, however they don’t count for the tournament.

[*5. Other important rules.*]
There is a countdown for your first move. Failing to make a move within this time will forfeit the game to your opponent.
Drawing the game within the first 10 moves will earn neither player any points.
Draw streaks : When a player has consecutive draws in an arena, only the first draw will result in a point, or draws lasting more than 30 moves. The draw streak can only be broken by a win, not a loss or a draw.

[*6. Why am I flagged for artificial rating manipulation (sandbagging and boosting) or computer assistance ?*]
Lichess has strong detection methods and a very thorough process for reviewing all the evidence and making a decision. The process often involves many moderators and can take a long time. Other than the mark itself, we will not go into details about evidence or the decision making process for individual cases. Doing so would make it easier to avoid detection in the future, and be an invitation to unproductive debates. That time and effort is better spent on other important cases. Users can appeal by emailing, but decisions are rarely overturned.

Posté le 13 juillet 2020 par Patrick Van Hoolandt