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Schedule for the 2020-2021 School Year

The Right Move Chess Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation which serves scholastic chess players in  New York City and the Greater Capital District of Albany, New York by providing a series of free chess tournaments during the school year.   

For information about our tournaments click here, and for tournament rules click here.

In light of the COVID pandemic we have not decided on our schedule or tournament format for the 2020 – 2021 school year.

We do plan on hosting on-line tournaments in the fall and will re-evaluate our ability to offer over-the-board tournaments as the pandemic resolves.

TournamentLocationSponsorTournament InfoRegistration
TRM 144
October 10, 2020
OnlineOnline (LiChess)Completed
TRM 145
November 7, 2020
OnlineOnline (LiChess)Completed
TRM 146
December 5, 2020
OnlineOnline (LiChess)Completed
TRM 147
January 2, 2021
OnlineOnline (LiChess)Completed
TRM 148
February 6, 2021
OnlineOnline (LiChess)Register
TRM 149
March 6, 2021
OnlineOnline (LiChess)Coming Soon

TRM 148

We wish a very happy new year to all the members of Capital District TRM community. TRM 147 was another great success. It was held on January 2, 2021 and had a total of 58 players, highest so far, participate in all 8 sections. Also, it was the first time for 20-21 season where all eight sections had 5 or more players. What a way to start the new year!! Congratulations to all the winners and participants. On this note we would like to announce our next tournament, TRM 148, scheduled on February 6, 2021. Check below for more details. Also, game timings will be same as last tournament. Game rules will be based on the rules published for online tournaments on the US Chess Federation website.

Tournament Details

Date Saturday, February 06, 2021
Platform lichess (Click on the link to create free account ONLY in case you do not have an account)
Registration Register
USCF Rated Sections*

*Subject to change based on number of registrations

1. Open (Online Regular rating of 1400 and above)
2. King (Online Quick rating up to 1399)
3. Queen (Online Quick rating up to 999)
4. Rook (Online Quick rating up to 599)
Unrated Rated Sections*

*Subject to change based on number of registrations

1. Awe (Adults Welcome)
2. kNight (Up to and including Grade 12)
3. Bishop (Up to and including Grade 5)
4. Pawn (Up to and including Grade 2)
Time Control All sections except Open :  G / 20; inc 3 sec
Open: G / 30; inc 5 sec
Rounds All sections except Open: 4 Rounds ( @2:00 pm, @2:45 pm, @3:30 pm, @4:15 pm)

Open: 3 Rounds (@2:00 pm, @ 3:15 pm, @4:30 pm)

We strongly encourage you to send us an email or text us @ 509-263-8897 by 8:00 am on the day of tournament in case you would like to withdraw from the tournament.

Awards:  All the winners of USCF rated and unrated section will receive chess books as awards.

Team Awards:  There will not be any team awards this year.


If you have any questions, please contact us at rightmovechess@gmail.com . Hope, to see you all for some online chess fun!



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Advanced Registration as of 1/10/2021;  3:00 pm

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