Let's go over the Can not's and Cans in the league.
You CAN NOT...
...use a chess engine* during a game.
...consult with a real-life or online person or people group to discuss tactics, moves, or strategies during a game.
...redo games if accidentally/purposely resigned or drawn.
...accuse someone of doing the offenses above. You may report to an Aethasian Chess League official**, but the decision is left to decide by the official.
...use a chess engine* before a game to be played or after a game that has been played to see what you can or could have changed. That is your choice.
...consult with a real-life or online person or people group to discuss tactics, moves, or strategies before or after a game.
*A chess engine (Stockfish, Komodo, Houdini, etc.) is used to enhance the game of chess by showing what the best moves are in a game.
That's basically it for rules!
Now let me explain the standings, the 30 games you will play, how/when they will be played, and game set-up.
The standings will be the sheet that will record all ACL (Aethasian Chess League) activity. I will post it at the end of each week so you can keep up with who is placed where.
Definitions of each category in standings:
Win: When a player checkmates an opponent, the opponent resigns, or the opponent runs out of time.
Loss: When the opponent checkmates the player, the player resigns, or the player runs out of time.
Draw: When the player and opponent have a stalemate, there are 50 moves without a player capturing a piece, or if the opponent and player agree to a draw.
Point: Something that can be received when a player wins or draws per game. (Win per game = 1 point. Draw per game = 0.5 points. Loss per game= 0 points.)
W-L-D as White: The wins, losses, and draws by a player when he/she played as white.
W-L-D as Black: The wins, losses, and draws by a player when he/she played as black.
Rank #: The place, ranging from 1st to 16th, that a player will be given depending on how many points received in the whole league.
ABBR.: The abbreviation of a player.* It is used for the ease of scheduling and other game planning.
Chess.com Username: The name that is used by the player on chess.com.
Division Rank #: The place, ranging from 1st to 4th, that a player will be given depending on how many points received in the division only.
*The abbreviations for each player are: (REMEMBER YOUR'S!!!)
To be continued!