“Tournaments are mainly held in either round-robin style, Swiss system”
Tournaments are run
by arbiters or controllers. These officials are always
ready to advise new players about the rules and
regulations. A Chess tournament is a series of Chess games played competitively to determine a winning individual or team.
Since the first international Chess tournament in London, 1851, Chess tournaments have become the standard form of
Chess competition among professional players.
Today, the most recognized Chess tournaments for individual competition include the Linares
Chess tournament, the Tata Steel Chess tournament, FIDE
Candidates Match, and the world Chess Champiosnship.
The largest team chess tournament is the Chess Olympiad, in which players compete for their country's team in the same fashion as the Olympic
games. Since the 1950s, chess computers have even begun entering the tournament scene.
Most Chess tournaments are organized and ruled according to the World
Chess Federation (FIDE) handbook, which offers
guidelines and regulations for conducting tournaments.
Tournaments are mainly held in either round-robin style,
Swiss system or elimination style to determine a winning party.
01. All play all:
This sort of tournament is exactly what it says: everybody in the tournament plays everyone else. There could be as few as four players in the
match or as many as everyone in your Chess club.
02. Knock out:
Knock out Chess tournaments are not very common, but you might find that your school Chess club championship is run like this.
Most important Level 1 tournaments are run this way. The tournament will usually be somewhere between five and eleven rounds and you can have as many players as you want in it. What happens is that the winners from Round-1 play each other in Round-2.
And so it goes on through the tournament. In every round you will play someone with, as far as possible, the same score as yourself. The pairings for each round are usually displayed on a pairing board, so that you can see who you are playing in your next game and what board number you are playing on.