The 2021 Atomic World Championship

The list of participants (and their ratings/calculations) are listed below. Week 1 matches (officially) begin on Monday, September 13, 2021. You may play ahead if your opponent is known. https://challonge.com/2021awc Name Peak Rating Peak Link Performance Rating Tournament Link Seeding Rating vlad_00 2589 https://lichess.org/u1r1iXlo 2642 https://lichess.org/tournament/SqY6YizN 2615.5 fast-tsunami 2528 https://lichess.org/hEpLEYTw 2454 https://lichess.org/tournament/UE8lzORF 2491 pashpash 2377 …

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The 2021 Atomar World Championship

You can play Atomar on https://chessvariants.training. The rules for Atomar are attached here. Challonge: https://challonge.com/2021atomarwc Name Atomic Blitz Atomar CVT ID fast-tsunami 2528 2575 2551.5 https://chessvariants.training/User/Profile/155 VariantsOnly 2249 2746 2497.5 https://chessvariants.training/User/Profile/994 vlad_00 2589 2390 2489.5 https://chessvariants.training/User/Profile/725 CalmWaters 2355 2465 2410 https://chessvariants.training/User/Profile/542 Astavakra 2336 2402 2369 https://chessvariants.training/User/Profile/1298  lesha2002 2366 2350 2358 https://chessvariants.training/User/Profile/652 two64brocc 2072 2643 2357.5 …

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THE 2021 ATOMIC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RULES

Special Announcement for 2021 Note: To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Atomic Chess, I’ve decided to run two separate tournaments to celebrate this chess variant and community. Many players today may have never experienced the early days of a brand new variant. The thrill of discovery. Everybody on a level playing field. No opening book …

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The 2020 Atomic World Championship Rules

The 2020 Lichess Atomic Chess World Championship 1. Scope 1.1. The Lichess Atomic Chess World Championship for 2020 is to open the registration period on 1 August 2020. The registration period will end at 00:00 UTC on 1 September 2020. The first round of matches will commence at 00:00 UTC on 7 September 2020 and …

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Rules Template for Running Online World Championships

After the 2019 Atomic World Championships concluded – I wanted to write up a standard, easily editable template for rules in general. This is the end result of all of that time and work. The 2020 Atomic World Championship is coming up again soon as well. The specific rules for this year’s edition will be …

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An Atomic Bildungsroman

I first began my atomic chess pages way back on 21 July 2002 and they were hosted at one of my old websites, wild5.org.  I had actually begun some study of atomic chess prior to that time, but after starting my website, I studied atomic chess a lot more.  The site has transformed itself over …

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Letters from Readers

I love getting email from readers. Here’s a few of them from over the years. Most of it is about atomic chess, but sometimes it’s about the other sections of the website. Gannet (29-September-2016) Hello,I have read through your atomic chess page several times, and wanted to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it and loved the content. …

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ICS Interview – Gnejs

THE ICS INTERVIEWS SERIES – No. 013 – GNEJSInterviewed August 2019First published September 2019 INTERVIEWER Thanks for doing this interview. You played bughouse and crazyhouse on FICS for many years in the 1990s. Then you took a break for a while. What made you come back to playing? GNEJS Well I suppose the question is …

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2019 Atomic World Championship Entrants (and Results)

Ratings subject to change as data comes in or is found. Rankings will all be ‘TBD’ until the list is finalized. For now, these are the order in which people have registered. Prelim Ranks Name Base Rating Performance Rating Seeding Rating 1* onubense 2450¹ (2427, 2828) 2540 2495 2* Xeransis 2300¹ (2404, 2623) 2476 2388 …

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