Las Vegas International Chess Festival Town Hall - Shared screen with speaker view
Who can see your viewing activity?
@Prasanna: we’ll try to get it done by 7:30pm, it might be done by 7pm.
Thank you for that question. Alan or Glenn will answer that for you.
I will be working at Chess Control. Please come find me if you need anything, or if you want to say hello.
Thank you Stephanie.
Hey David (hand wave)
Hi Everyone! Can’t wait to see all the kids! Will have fun events for them! Any questions, please let me know.
Can you go over masking requirements during games?
@Francisco, yes we will
Even beginner section games will be broadcasted?
@Prassana, any other questions about IYC? Hope you know about all the side events specific for kids on Friday (Trophy tournament, blitz) and on Saturday (puzzle solving competition, simul with WGM Tatev)
@Judit, Is it parking free or any fee there?.
Parking is free
How can we register for byes now? After we already did the initial registration
@Saad, you can email us if you like
Is there any space where parents can stand outside? My son is playing all Youth tournaments.
Can you please email this plan to participants which will help them to get in on-time for first time comers.
@Prasanna: we are still discussing the location where parents can wait. Rest assured these will be announced in advance of the tournament. When are you arriving?
Welcome Shelby :) the festival’s bookstore man!
Will the shuttle take us back to airport?
Can we still get the hotel room with the discounted rate?. Please advise and help if possible.
What is the time control for Youth Tournament on Friday and how many games kids should play?
Will score sheets be provided?
Score Sheets are provided
@Tonya: it’ll be 5 rounds, G/25d5
As with usual swiss tournament, win or lose, kids expected to play all 5 games.
And the time control is game in 25 minutes with 5 second delay, that means there is a 5 second count back before the time starts on the clocks. So one game can last up to about 50 minutes.
Round times are set for the Friday youth trophy tournament: Rounds at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Is the simul GM announced yet?
The GM running the simul is GM Illya Nyzhnyk.
Grandmaster Simul Open to All2019 National Open Champion GM Illia NyzhnykThursday 2:00 p.m.Entry Fee: $30 by May 31, $40 later.Spectators Welcome
A special Simul KIDS!Age 14 & under (born after June 19, 2006) and rated below 1800 or not rated.Saturday 7:00 p.m.Entry Fee: $25 by May 31, $30 laterSpectators Welcome
This will be WGM Tatev
The schedule is at this link https://www.vegaschessfestival.com/schedule/
Is Finegold also doing a simul?
No, We just used his photo.
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan is the youth simul, it’s on Saturday 7pm sorry left off her last name :) she is amazing!! Hope we see many of our youth player take part, it’s a great opportunity to play against a titled player!
See more information about the National Open here
Will electronic recording devices be allowed? ChessnoteR
@stephengordon yes, except not in the FIDE rated sections (Open, U2300, U2100)
Thank you Janelle! Who will be teaching the camp on Thursday? I signed my kid for it, too:)
Do you have to write down notation for every move? What happens in time trouble if you can't keep up?
If you want to see photos of past chess festivals they are here. https://www.facebook.com/LasVegasInternationalChessFestival/photos/?tab=albums
@Robert, since the main event has increment in the time control, rules say that you’ll have to notate all the way until the end of the game.
Melikset Khachiyan (USA) wins the Liu Wenzhe Award, a recognition to the figure of the "first coach", as endorsed by one or more leading chess players.
Youth events will follow national scholastic regulations when it comes to guidelines for notating. Link is here: http://www.uschess.org/images/stories/scholastic_chess_resources/scholastic_regs_2020-21version-a.pdf Chapter 19.
Thank you, Judit!
i cannot do that
there should be a button that says raise hand
Sorry, Did I miss who is booked for the simul?
Look for REACTIONS at the bottom of your screen.
@Stephengordon GM Ilia Nyzhnzyk
@Stephengordon GM Illya Nyzhnyk is running the main simul.
@stephengordon: WGM Tatev Abrahamyan for the youth simul :)
Thank you all
Are you going to share this meeting recording on the website?
@Gliu, we may, but we won't decide on that until after the TownHall on Sunday
is there a spectator policy this year?
Accessibility for all players is very important to us. We follow the U.S. Chess Accessible Chess Events Guidelines whenever possible.If you need special accommodations please contact us in advance at 702-930-9550 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doug's iPhone 5s
Can I notate with chess NoteR device?
@Doug which section are you in?
is there food venders by the rooms?
@Doug Electronic notation devices are permitted in sections that are NOT FIDE rated.
@John, the hotel has several restaurants that will be open. They have not decided if they are adding food stations in our area yet.
Will there be a replay of this meeting?
Yes, we have another meeting.
yes but how about a replay of this one
@Ramie That will not be decided until after the Town Hall on Sunday.
had lots comp problems so missed alot of this one
Doug's iPhone 5s
Can I use noise cancelling headphones with music?