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  • The game begins sharp 10 A.M. If you are late it will result in forfeiture of the game to the opponent.
  • Please try to login at least 15 minutes in advance.
  • If the player closes the browser by mistake or computer is shutdown in error then might result in forfeiture of the game. The player can try to login back as soon as possible but it is not guaranteed that game is still in progress and it has not been forfeited.
  • The IAVA Chess Competition will be a Swiss tournament i.e.  no players are eliminated. Every player will play every round, and the player with the highest number of points at the end of the tournament is the winner.  Read more about swiss tournament here Swiss-system tournament – Wikipedia
  • There will be 3 rounds and players get to play in each round. There will be a 45 minute break between each round. The top 3 will be declared winners. The winners are decided by the algorithm of the website.
  • The pairing in the games is generated by the website and IAVA has no hand in deciding these pairing.
  • The opponents should not draw the game.
  • The user id and password will be provided by IAVA 48 hours in advance and once the player has it, check these credentials by logging into the website.