• Insurance Brokers Association of India

IBAI Chess Competition 2023

On 4th & 5th February 2023 Time 9.15 am onwards

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Registration Form

IBAI: Online Chess Tournament for Insurance industry

1. Entry Fee:- None

2. Total Prize Money- INR 2,00,000/- for Winners

Category Age Sex Winner Ruuner Up 2nd Runner up
Open Category No restriction No restriction 40000 25000 15000
Women No restriction Females 20000 12500 7500
Children Born on or after 1-1- 2011 No restriction 20000 12500 7500
Senior Born on or Before 31- 12-1962 No restriction 20000 12500 7500

3. Tournament Schedule and Rounds – Inaugurations/Players

Dates February 4 and 5,2023
Time to join the meeting 9.15 am
1st Round start 10.30 AM
Number of rounds and schedule to be declared before the start of 1st round

4. Eligibility:

Organization IRDAI, Reinsurers, Reinsurer Branches, Insurers , IBAI members, ILSA Members, TPAs and IMF, GIC/ LIC
Not allowed Agents???
Any employee and their Spouse, children or parents are eligible to participate

5. Registration Process

Step 1- Kindly login into www.chess.com and create user Id which is mandatory for registration form

Step 2- Please visit www.ibai.org website and register with mentioned details. ( official Email Id is mandatory)

Play Rules

6. Time control:

10 Mins each with 2 seconds increment per move (means more moves you make more time you get).

7. Playing Platform:

Chess.com

Players will be provided with Tournament link through Facebook page 1 day before the start of the tournament. Please follow the page and ensure to join the tournament as per the guidelines shared on the page

In case id is blocked by the portal for any reason before the end of the tournament, the player will be disqualified even if there is no mistake of player is there. Chess.com user ID – player has to provide at the time of submitting Google form and it cannot be changed later.

8. Video Conferencing System:

Zoom to be used as official conferencing system

8.1. Supervision

Players playing on top 5 board in last round.

You will be requested to join breakout room in Zoom, where Arbiter will ask you to put on your camera and screen share during last round of play, this is to ensure that fair game. We request you to please comply with the request.

Webcam: A functioning webcam is mandatory so that arbiters can comfortably see you and your surroundings. Players must be able to scan their playing area using their webcam

9. Tournament type & System of Play:

“Online Chess with supervision” The Tournament will be played under Fide Online Chess Regulation and the Swiss system.

10. No of rounds:

No of rounds will be determined based on no of registartions. Following are sample rounds Decision including any changes in same will be taken after close of registration by Tournament Arbiter and whose decision shall be final

No of registartions Likely rounds Likely No of Hours of play
256 8 4
512 9 4.5
1024 10 5
2048 11 5.5
4096 12 6

Each player gets to play all rounds. There may or maynot be any gap between the rounds.

10. Pairing / Results:

Pairings will be made by Chess.com

No player plays same player twice.

11. Points:

Winner gets 1 points, draw gets 0.5 points and Lose is 0 points.

Generally software pairs up the players with nearest points. For eg after round 3, people with 3 points will play with people with 3 points or 2.50 points. But this might not be the case always, please refer FIDE pairing rules for further clarity.

12. Tie Break:

Tie-break will be made by Buchholz TB available on Tornelo (If after 7 rounds one or more players have same points then winner will be decided as per this rule by Computer itself).

13. Final Result:

Arbiter will declare final result after final round of the tournament.

14. Interpretation:

On any point not covered under these rules, the decision of the Chief Arbiter shall be final and binding on all. The Tournament Committee has every right to make any addition or amendment to these rules, without prior notice.

15. Withdrawal:

If any player is absent for any round without intimation to Chief Arbiter in writing. He/ She will be removed for all the remaining rounds without any notice.

16. 50 move rule and 3-fold repetition:

The fifty-move rule in chess states that a player can claim a draw if no capture has been made and no pawn has been moved in the last fifty moves (for this purpose a "move" consists of a player completing a turn followed by the opponent completing a turn). The purpose of this rule is to prevent a player with no chance of winning from obstinately continuing to play indefinitely [1] or seeking to win by tiring the opponent.

17. Overriding Online results:

Be aware of the various positions that may automatically declared drawn by the server. In general, the result prescribed by the portal will stand. However, there are positions such as the one in the diagram.

With black to play in this position, it is checkmate after h2, then Ng3 for white. With black to play, if black lets his or her time expire, then the server will automatically call this a draw. In the unlikely situation that this or a similar position happens, players may appeal to an Appeals

Panel and appeal that they should be declared the winner of the game. This claim should be made within 5 mins after the game, else it will not accepted.

19. Positions Declared Drawn

The following combinations will result in draws for insufficient material and may automatically claimed by the server:

  • K+N vs K+N
  • K+N vs. K
  • K+B vs K
  • K vs. K
  • K+B vs. K+B (even with opposite- colored bishops)
  • K+N+N vs K

The following combinations will result in a draw if the player with the pawn flags down. Note that this goes for any pawn including a and h pawns:

K+N vs. K+P K+B vs. K+P

These games may score as draws automatically by the server, and will be scored as such for our competition even though this is not in accordance with the FIDE Laws of Chess.

20. Code of conduct:

  • Please play fairly.
  • No help can be taken from any other person.
  • No help can be taken from book or computer or mobile or any other electronic program.
  • Do not give tournament link to any other person. It Is personal to you.
  • Please don’t leave tournament mid way.
  • The Arbiter has right to supervise matches and in case of mal practice disqualify the participant.

21. Playing Device

Only laptop or desktop computer, Mobile/ Tab are allowed as playing device. There should be only chess.com open with the player, any other chess related application should be closed prior

Kindly use fully charged devise. In the event of connection loss you will end up losing the game.

22. Web browser:

Google Chrome web browser is highly recommended by the playing platform.

23. Internet connection:

Internet connectivity is the player’s responsibility. Please ensure you have a reliable connection which you trust.

Tournament technical team will keep a track on all the games that are being played and in case there is any suspicion toward any player, committee will request such players to join the zoom room without assigning any reasons. The players who refuse to play the remaining rounds under the supervision will be declared disqualified and no claim against such instances will be entertained.

25. Players playing on top 5 boards in last round.

You will be requested to join breakout room in Zoom, where Arbiter will ask you to put on your camera and screenshare during last round of play, this is to ensure that fair game. We request you to please comply with the request.

Webcam: A functioning webcam is mandatory so that arbiters can comfortably see you and your surroundings. Players must be able to scan their playing area using their webcam

Microphone / Speakers: A working microphone & speakers are mandatory. You must be able to hear arbiters.

FAQ

1. What if I don’t get opponent:

You will get a bye and 1 point.


2. What if one does not play a single move

The other players should wait until he/ she is declared winner.


3. What if one leaves game mid-way

The other player should wait for the opponents time to get finished on clock and then the other player will be declared winner


4. What if a player does not play game

As explained above the non-playing players clock will keep ticking and on finishing of time , such layer will lose.


5. Can player join after few rounds are already played

The Swiss system allows players to join until half rounds are played. For 7 round tournament, system will allow players to join at any time upto start of 3rd round.


6. How a winner is determined in a match

A player wins on check mating the opponent. Otherwise the person whose time finishes on clock loses.


7. How A draw happens:

The computer program determines same. If you feel aggrieved by the result or conduct of player then you can appeal to Arbiter.


8.What if one’s system crashes during tournament

It is likely that you will lose the match but you can join for remaining part of tournament.


9. Withdrawal:

If any player is absent for any round without intimation to Chief Arbiter in writing. He/ She will be removed for all the remaining rounds without further notice.


10. When will final results be announced

Post completion of final round of the tournament