Passed Events

End of semester FS22 tournament

To celebrate the end of the semester, we organized one last blitz tournament on the 31 of May in the HG.

As the first players joined in and registered for the tournament, they proceeded with a few warm up games. Soon though 24 players would have joined the tournament and everyone was ready to start.

It was Matej who started the tournament in a dominant manner with four wins in the same amount of games. We were already familiar with his skills and many of us might have already though the tournament win was his. However, we were all surprise to see him beaten in the fifth game against Henry who was the clear underdog as he had lost his first game. This unexpected win meant that five players (Matej, Henry, Markus, Ritvik and Vincent) where now tied with four points out of five.

The last two games were not enough to decide a winner and it had to come to the Buchholz points. It was Matej who got this extra help from his previous opponents and Henry got the second place, both with six points. Markus took third place thank to a good Buchholz. The final rankings are available at the below.

Thomas, our president left to the top 3 players: Henry, Matej and Markus.
Final rankings

We hope to see you next semester for new tournaments and events. Stay tuned, we’re cooking up pretty exciting stuff. In the mean time have nice holidays and gl for your exams!

Passed Events

Easter Tournament

On Tuesday 13th of April, we gathered for a laid-back tournament in the HG. With a time control of 5+3, we manage to squeeze seven rounds that evening. But it seems that wasn’t quite enough to decide a clear winner as two players finished on top with six points. However, with Bucholz as tie-breaker, Thomas leaped before Ritvik to take first place. The two leaders where followed by Yun Pan (5), Jonas (4.5) and Anna (4). Congrats to all the players and thanks for participating!

By the way if you’re reading this, what type of tournament would you like to play next? Longer time control, more rounds, more at stake (like the ETH champion title?)… tell us on instagram or at via email at
See you next time around !
(Spoiler: Polychamps incoming)

General Passed Events

November Tournament

After our first tournament a few weeks ago, we organized a second tournament for chess lovers at ETH on Tuesday. On this chilly evening, it was great to see about 30 players gather around in a transformed seminar room for playing 8 rounds of good old chess.

What time was it? Game time.

The first rounds seemed to be business as usual for our top player Noah and many might have thought he was heading to another clear win of the tournament. But this déjà-vu feeling was soon interrupted in the third round when his brother Jan got the best of him. All cards where shuffled when Mateo topped Jan in the fourth round. Mateo continued his invincibility until the sixth round, where he finally succumbed to … Noah. This lead to a thrilling end of tournament with 3 players scoring 5 points out of 6. After two more round, only half a Buchholtz could separate the top two players and Noah managed to take the win again.

Kudos to all players and we hope you all had fun!

The final standings.

Despite many hurdles (booking of the room, making the gathering acknowledge/accepted by ETH, carrying 24 chess around Zürich, …), we’re super happy to be able to offer such (free) tournaments and hope to do so more often next semester. Special thanks to Thomas who organized most of the tournament and Yves who directed it. Thanks to ASK Réti too who graciously loaned us the boards.

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