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I publish a diary now and again to try to recruit players for our online Kossack chess team. Everyone is welcome to join. http://www.chess.com/... Our team has played 21 matches and has won 67% of them. We don't care how good you are. We have some top players and then we have people like me.

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The matches we play are online correspondence chess with 3 days allowed per move. These are rated games. The default rating for new players is 1200. First you must register with chess.com. It's free. When you get to our home page you will need to join our group. Clink on join group. One of the administrators will approve your membership. Then click on matches on the main menu. On our match page there will be a list of our matches past, present and future. Clink on an open match that hasn't started yet and then click on join match.

Game Format  Our highest ranking player signed up for the match will be matched against their highest. Our second to their second ect. If the sides are uneven when the match starts the extras are bumped. You will play two games. One as white, one as black. You score 1 point for a win and .5 for a draw. When all games are over the team with the highest score wins the match.

You can also play live games online in real time. Our group is three years old and we play matches and sometimes have a kossack tournament among ourselves. So if you like to play chess, come on over and see us. At present we getting ready to play the Arabian Chess Masters. Come on and join us.

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