General Passed Events

Polychamps III – Announcement

We are glad to announce that the third installment of the battle against EPFL – the Polychamps – will take place again this semester on Saturday, November 5! It will be in a hybrid format: online and over the board. The online part will be a Lichess Blitz competition open to everyone as in previous edition.

All over the board matches will be played in the Dozentenfoyer in the main building of ETH. 8 players from EPFL and 8 players from ETH will compete in classical matches. The games will be live streamed on Twitch and commented by a GM.

Support us by playing and watching the games. As the defending champions we are eager to repeat the result. Additional information about the format and previous results can be found on the Polychamps website.

General Passed Events

Polychamps Qualification Tournament

To determine the players representing ETH at the third edition of Polychamps, we organized this qualification tournament. Starting at 18:30 on Tuesday, 11 October, we played 7 rounds of 5min+3sec Blitz games.

With 25 boards ready to go, we were overwhelmed by the sheer amount of students ready to play. Amazingly, and tragically and the same time, too many people decided to participate and we had to make the cut at 50 participants.

A snapshot of the players

After battling for nearly 3 hours, Theo emerged as a clear winner with a perfect score, ahead of Mateo, Lukas and Matej, each getting 5.5 out of 7 possible points. As best women, Ana and Gohar were only half a point behind the podium places with 5 points each, playing formidable chess to earn the possibility to participate in the Polychamps.

With a lot of positive feedback and new experiences, we are eager to implement those in future tournaments and events. Additionally, the final decision for the Polychamps participants will be announced shortly, so stay tuned for more!

Here are the final standings of the tournament.

Passed Events

Polychamps Qualification Tournament Announcement

To determine the players representing ETH at the third edition of Polychamps, we will organize a qualification tournament. The team for the polychamps will consist of 8 players, 6 of which will be decided during this tournament the two remaining spots will be attributed as wildcards.

The tournament will start at 18:30 on Tue. 11.10 in HG E 33.3. You don’t need to register in advance, but please come a bit before the beginning.

We will play 7 rounds with 5min+3sec for each player.

All students from ETH and UZH are welcome to participate. There will be 6 players qualified to represent ETH for the Polychamps on the 5th of November according to the following rules:
(1) at most two players from UZH can qualify;
(2) the first two women in the final ranking will be qualified;
(3) the four remaining spots are given to the players who rank best in the final ranking, such that rule (1) is satisfied.

White to play and win.

Are you able to solve the puzzle? If you did, show your talent at the tournament. If not, ask for help and improve your tactical thinking. Either way, drop by and bring your best chess. Earn the chance to beat EPFL!