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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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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The 2019 Atomic World Championships

Format: Modified single-knockout with a cut at the top 8, with potential additions beyond this point, transforming to double-knockout. The 2018 Atomic World Championship was a double elimination knockout tournament that was run surprisingly well, but had a number of incidents that the rules have been changed/modified to address. First and foremost, the double knockout …

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The 2018 Atomic World Championships

For the third year in a row, tipau organized an Atomic World Championship on lichess, following the successful organization of the 2016 and 2017 editions. Challonge was once again used – as this was a double elimination knockout format. The bracket can be found at: http://challonge.com/atomicwc2018 This year, the entrants list topped out at 65 …

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The 2017 Atomic World Championships

After the successful completion of the 2016 Atomic World Championship, tipau ran another edition in 2017. There were 44 entrants for this edition: Seed Name Rating Best Average 1 onubense 2813 2813 2813 2 Arka50 2641 2824 2733 3 tipau 2629 2805 2717 4 pashpash 2612 2745 2679 5 OneFallWeAllFall 2552 2642 2597 6 moustruito …

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The 2016 Atomic World Championships

11 years after the 2005 Atomic World Championships were run, another ‘official’ World Championship was organized by tipau. These Championships were run on lichess.org and with his kind permission, I’ve copied and mirrored his site for those championships that he’s run. There were 41 entrants to the 2016 Championships: Seed Name Rating Best Average 1 …

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The 2005 Atomic World Championships

The 2005 Atomic World Championships were held on FICS from October 1st, 2005 to December 1st, 2005.  It was run as an open knockout match-format tournament – all of the games and rules have been preserved below – I ran this tournament and sometime, I’ll add some funny anecdotes about this tournament.  But this was …

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The 1998 World Atomic Chess Championship

A few years after atomic had been introduced to the internet chess community, there was a strong community developed of strong players (akin to the development of the bughouse community).  However, unlike bughouse — there was always a chance to truly know who the best player was and that was put into action during MEWIS’ …

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