Hivechess Tournament - Start of Season 6 Tomorrow!

Dear chess fans!

As promised, I have distributed the prices and payouts from season 5 to all participating players who at least have shown up 3 times. The price pool at the end was 425 Hive, less than in season 3 (season 4 was only 7 rounds), but the price of Hive has fortunately multiplied since then😃.

Thanks again to all the Upvoters and Supporters!

🏆 Here is the payout table of Season 5 🏆

RankHive nameLichess nameRatingRounds playedPointsReward (Hive)
11 (new)@ulisesjhm1510Ulisesjhm15102148160
12 (-1)@gabotaskGVillalobos2111150
13 (-1)@amirlamirl-from-hive2013250
15 (-2)@schamangerbertHerbyW17658514,21
16 (-1)@zacherybinxsirtetris1997447,92
17 (-1)@lighteyelighteye157511317,43
18 (-1)@maciejficekXM9000146411216,89
19 (-1)@pirexDad3v1541?110
20 (-1)@rodrookrodrook148311015,8
21 (-1)@alberto0607alberto_06071540304,31
22 (-1)@manncptToful1286200
23 (-1)@klausklausklausklaus881157?100
24 (-1)@rafaelaquinoajedrezclub2t17417010,05
25 (-1)@darruizdarruiz1267100
26 (-1)@wpaschallIM Sparklehorse2421100


After the small break Season 6 will start tomorrow! The rules are almost the same as last time except 3 things: it will be again a shorter one with 7 rounds, the first 10 players will get points, from 10 to 1, and finally, to get counted, you have to play at least 2 games in a round. Let´s see what effect it has.

The first round is played on Friday 14.May, 19h GMT.

Time Mode: 5+1 (5 minutes per game, 1 sec. increment), arena mode, no streaks

Tournament Link:


Time zones:

Time difference from Greenwich Mean Time GMT 20.00:

Local Time
Los Angeles-7 hours13.00h
New York, Venezuela−4 hours16.00h
UTC, GMT, Reykjavik, Freetown020.00h
Paris, Munich, Madrid, Nigeria, Vienna+1 hours21.00h
Moscow, Les'ky, Istanbul+3 hours23.00h
Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore+8 hours04.00h
Tokyo+9 hours05.00h
Sidney+11 hours07.00h

GMT time converter:


  • For Hivers, Steemians, Blurters and all others!
  • Players of all skill levels are welcome, from newbies to experts, you just need a free Lichess-account!
  • Every Friday is one round
  • Time mode is varying (5+0, 3+2,...), rated, berserking allowed (except in Swiss mode)
  • The winner of each round gets up to 10 points, the second 9,... and the 10th 1 point. If e.g. only 8 players participate, the winner gets 8 points only, the second 7, etc.
  • In case two players have the same number of points, the one who played less rounds is first. If that is equal too, then the average tournament performance decides.
  • PAYOUT: This season goes over 7 rounds and the tournament points are summed up. All Hivechess-related post rewards are pooled and 90% go to the price pool (PP). The tournament winner will get 15 Hive bonus and the rest of the PP is divided among all players according to (1) the no. of rounds played and (2) the tournament points achieved (1 and 2 weighed equally), but only if a player has participated at least 3 times (NEW: If <2 games are played in a round it will be not counted)! So everyone has a chance to get something and the more you play the better!
  • If I don´t know your Hive username, I can´t consider you in the rankings, so please let me know your Hive name in the comments or in the Lichess chat
  • If you have not yet joined our team in Lichess, please do it here, so that you can participate (required for Swiss tournaments only).

Please share this announcement among your (chess) friends and colleagues!
The more participate, the more fun! And maybe some are even interested to join Hive and it´s Chess Community?

Good luck to All!

@aakrist @alberto0607 @ambarvegas @amirl @anli @arsenal49 @behiver @bitsignal @cerati @chesthetica @darruiz @digitalis @elprofe62 @eniolw @evgsk @flaws @foxconnmars @franciscomarval @gabotask @gingerbyna @gravitcaper @heimindanger @hierro21 @hirohurl @iceblue @iobates @jaki01 @jkms @johannesboldt @juanmi96 @kintokris @klausklaus @kreur @lighteye @maciejficek @marcusantoniu26 @masterswatch @manncpt @maverieux000 @meedo @mstafford @oshiokhenhoya @parung76 @pereu4ivatel @rafaelaquino @renerondon @rodrook @samostically @sawko @schamangerbert @soluce07 @spacetoon @the01crow @therealflaws @uliseshb @vjap55 @walner @yazp @zacherybinx


Later today, at 17h GMT I will play, together with other Viennese players from a chess club, in a simultan against the German GM Niclas Huschenbeth!

Live Stream here:

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