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Grand Prix

The system of Grand Prix points (GPP) is borrowed from motor sports.

Here, the equivalent of a formula one race is a chess tournament. The equivalent of the world champion of motor sports is - no, not the chess world champion - but the winner of the Playchess Grand Prix.

How do I get Grand Prix points?

Simply by participating in tournaments. The better your placement and the larger the tournament, the more points you get.

Grand Prix Points
9 Players 1 2 3 4 5 7 9 11 13
7 Players 1 2 3 4 6 8 10
5 Players 1 2 3 5 7

The number of points you get does not depend on the class or league you play in. This way, the GPP of players are comparable across all leagues and classes. It does not matter if you won your Grand Prix points in class C of HCL, or if you won them in class M of CCL.

Grand Prix points and annotated games

You may get Grand Prix points (GPP) on a different route, too. If you annotate your own games or those of other players, you get one GPP for each annotated game. However - you must provide quality annotations.

These GPP are preliminarily given by the annotation machine.
"PAM" gives the GPP using the following rules:

  1. At least 5 annotated moves
  2. At least 1 diagram
  3. Total length of annotations 700 characters or more.

These are minimal requirements regarding the quantity of the annotations. However, I will read every single annotated game and take away the Grand Prix point, if the annotations are nonsense, written only to get the GPP.

In addition, games shown in the category Editor's Choice get between 5 to 10 points.

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