Blitz League

ORLANDO CHESS HOUSE

The Florida Master Blitz League Quarterfinals!

The Florida Master Blitz League has reached the quarterfinals!


Each match will be played as best of 16 3+0 games on lichess.org. In case of a tie, 2 more games will be played. If still tied, there will be 2 further games and if there is still no winner, the match will be decided in an Armageddon game where White has 3 minutes vs 2:30 for Black, but Black advances with a draw.


All the matches will be streamed with live commentary on https://www.twitch.tv/orlandochesshouse!



Upcoming Matches:


Tuesday 12/22 at 7PM: Nicolas De La Colina vs NM Adithya Bala (Semifinal 1)


TBD: NM Martin Hansen vs FM Jorge Oquendo (Semifinal 2)




The Florida Master Blitz League! Group Stage

The Master Blitz League features 24 of Florida's strongest players, divided into 4 groups of 6! The group stage will have all-play-all blitz matches of best of 16 3+0 games, and the top 2 players in each groups will advance to the quarterfinals!


All the matches will be streamed with live commentary on https://www.twitch.tv/orlandochesshouse!


In case players are tied, the tiebreaker rules are:


1) Matches won

2) Total Win/Loss margin (+/-)

3) Individual match result

4) Individual match margins

5) Drawing of lots

The Florida Challenger League Final!


We have the finalists for the Florida Challenger Blitz League and it will be a rematch between Carlos Hoyos and Josh Harrison! Carlos convincingly won their encounter in the group stage but Josh will look to learn from that match and put up a better showing in the final! Josh won his semifinal against Tony Burrus by 10-8 in an overtime thriller, while Carlos continued his dominant form from the group stage to dispatch of Sammy Wohl by a score of 9-2!




                            Josh Harrison (2050) vs Carlos Hoyos (2088): TBD


We have received many requests for events recently for players just below the master level, and we are therefore happy to present the Florida Challenger Blitz League!


The league consists of 12 players divided in 2 groups of 6. The group stage will have all-play-all blitz matches of best of 16 games, and the top 2 players at the end of the group stage will advance to the semifinals! The semifinalists are also automatically qualified to participate in the Master Blitz League which is expected to start in September with the same format as the challenger league, except it will have 4 groups of 6 for 24 players total!


In case players are tied for a semifinal spot, the tiebreaker rules are:


1) Matches won

2) Total Win/Loss margin (+/-)

3) Individual match result

4) Individual match margins

5) Drawing of lots


The Florida Challenger League Semifinals!


After a thrilling group stage with several close matches and late comebacks, we have the two semifinals in the Challenger Blitz League! All 4 semifinalists are also automatically qualified for the master Blitz League!





                            Josh Harrison (2050) def. Tony Burrus (2067) 10-8

                          

                                 




                  Carlos Hoyos (2088) def. Sammy Wohl (1811) 9-2







       

The Florida Challenger Blitz League!