It is our pleasure to present Guess Chess – a chess-based skill game where you make live predictions for the Grandmasters’ moves, starting with the best: Carlsen and Nepomniachtchi’s duel at the Dubai World Championship.
Playing is very simple, very fun and free, and you can even win prizes (sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?). The first thing you have to do is register in our system from anywhere in the world. It’s a good idea to take a look at the rules before signing up for a game and starting to play.
Each game has its own prizes, and the sum of the best 5 game results in any one tournament makes up additional prizes in the general leaderboard.
In Guess Chess, it isn’t an issue if you consult prediction machines for advice, as there is no guarantee that their predictions will be correct. It is up to each player to factor in their own psychological and practical considerations and, above all, to use their intuition to outsmart their opponents. Such programs will be useful to level the playing field for participants so they can perform beyond their ELO, which we understand democratizes the game.
The World Championship is also a test for us: not only to check that everything works as it should with a large number of players (we apologise in advance if you notice any bugs!), but also to evaluate in practice whether the scoring systems need any fine-tuning, or if we need to improve any other aspect of the game based on users’ experience. Any suggestions are always welcome – you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guess Chess has not been created just for this great event: we are working to turn it into something bigger and even more special in a few months’ time. Follow us on socials like Twitter and stay tuned for more news.
In the meantime, enjoy the game and may the best player win!
GM Felix Izeta