ChessStar site rules
There are two types of registrations available on ChessStar.com:
In order for a user to participate in annual and various (non-anonymous) chess competitions held by the ChessStar website and access to all sections and materials of the website, the Standard
registration type is required.
This type of registration allows the use of a creative pseudonym (you can specify any name, surname and country), however, valid (passport) data (name, surname, country of residence), personal photo and email address should be provided to the administrator of this resource without fail, using during registration «Additional notes» field.
In case of non-compliance with these conditions, the site administration has the right to deactivate this user and then delete his account.
The second type of registration is Anonymous
In this case, the login is automatically issued to the anonymous user
The password is created by the user once and cannot be changed.
Anonymous competitions are of two types:
1. Various anonymous competitions – held several times during the calendar year, independently of other anonymous competitions.
2. Other anonymous competitions – held several times during the calendar year and are independent of various anonymous competitions.
This registration allows users to take part in only one of the anonymous competitions under one login, with limited access to some sections of the site. If an anonymous user decides to take part in another, currently relevant, anonymous competition, then he will have to create a new account.
The personal data of anonymous users are not known to the judges and competition organizers.
Anonymous users have the opportunity to enter their data (name, surname, country of residence and email address) in the Personal Account
, only after the publication of the results. In this case, the personal data of anonymous users are automatically transferred to their works.
After completing all procedural issues, the accounts of anonymous users are deactivated, and then removed from the site due to their irrelevance.
The registration link Anonymous
is active if at least one Anonymous contest is relevant.
ChessStar.com allows only one registration per registered user «Standard».
An anonymous user has the right to have multiple accounts.
The composition begins its existence from the moment it was first published on ChessStar.com
The author's priority for a published composition participating in competitions organized by the site is determined by the date of its publication, which is indicated above the chess diagram
In all subsequent reprints in print and electronic editions, the author's name and surname, the time and place of the first publication of the composition or the name of the competition, the time (year) of publication of the results and the received difference must be indicated.
Intentional publication of someone else's composition under his own name (accurate or with insignificant design changes) is plagiarism, and its author is responsible in accordance with the Site Rules
The order of publication of works of authors on the site ChessStar.com
, registered "Standard":
1. You should enter the editing page by clicking on the «Personal Account» submenu of the main panel of the site: Participation in contests
Then you should form your work on the Diagram Editor
page by dragging the necessary figures onto the chess diagram.
The first name, last name and country of residence of the author are automatically entered in a special box located in the right panel of the Chart Editor
2. Select the desired section of the genre (Two-movers, Three-movers, Multi-movers, Etudes, Co-ops, Returns)
3. Indicate the complete solution to your work in english notation (example):
King – K
Queen – Q
Rook – R
Elephant – B
Knight – N
Pawn – not specified in the decision.
Shah – +
Checkmate – #
Taking a piece – x
Nice move – !
Great move – !!
Bad move – ?
Very bad move – ??
Doubtful move – ?!
An interesting move – !?
4. Select in the box Contests
one of the competitions, in the drop-down menu ( Annual
) if there are two active competitions, and then click on the ►Competition
button. The Contests
window is available to users only when one of the competitions is active. If there are no active competitions, then this window will not be visible.
The work will be considered sent to the competition if after clicking on the button ►Competition
message: This work has been successfully submitted to the competition.
Upon successful submission of your work to the competition, it will be included in the section Compositions status
profile menu, where the author can find out the status of his work:
There are three points in this section:
– the work is in the check status.
– the work has been published.
– the work has not been published.
The organizer of the competition is obliged to inform the author of the reason for refusal to publish the composition, while substantiating his decision.
This message will be available to the user in the section Status of works
, in paragraph 3 in the Chat.
There are two types of competitions on the site.
1. Annual drafting competition.
ChessStar.com runs regularly every year for registered users Standard
The number of problems and sketches submitted for the annual ChessStar.com
composing competition, from one author or in co-authorship, is limited to three pieces for each genre.
The publication of the results of the annual competition is carried out in the newsletter, within the terms specified in the terms of this competition.
The date of publication of the results of the annual competition for all sections, as a rule, should be the same.
2. Various drafting competitions.
These competitions are timed to any chess events (jubilee, memorial, thematic, etc.).
The period of publication of works is determined by the terms of the competitions.
The number of competitions held throughout the year is unlimited.
The publication of the results (preliminary or final) of these competitions is negotiated in the conditions of the latter.
Ⅲ. Authors' rights and obligations:
The author has the right:
1. During the entire competition period, edit your work published on the site, while not changing the genre.
The publication date in this case will be unchanged.
Note: An author is not allowed to publish a new version of his previously published work in the same competition.
2. Apply to the organizer of the competition in order to delete your published work, or transfer it to another competition, if there is one.
3. Contact the organizer of the competition with comments, complaints or claims in the following cases:
Ⅰ. If found: predecessor to the work, indecision, impossibility of position, side solution, dual.
Ⅱ. If the author is not happy with the judge's assessment of his work in the preliminary results of the competition and justifies his disagreement.
Ⅱ. If the judge's report is not published on the ChessStar
website within the timeframes specified in the competition conditions.
Ⅲ. If the author was treated incorrectly on the forum, or in another public part of the site.
If the complaints or claims of the author are valid, then a public warning should be given to the user who inflicted
insult. In case of repeated violation of the "Site Rules" by this user, the site administration
must ban him without warning. All works of this user (problems and studies), comments, articles,
essays and so on, remain in the site database and are active, except for those comments that contained
offensive expressions. These comments are deactivated and not available for users to view,
however, they can be temporarily activated by the site administration at any time, if necessary.
Ⅳ. None of the registered users has the right to accuse the author of plagiarism, if he is not convicted of
deliberate publication of someone else's composition (accurate or with insignificant design changes) under its
last name. If any of the registered users unjustly accuses the author of plagiarism, then administrative measures will be taken against him (warnings, with publication on the site and, in case of repetition, removal from the site, informing about this in the newsletter).
Ⅴ. The author (registered user "Standard"
) does not have the right to demand from the site administration to remove his works outside the current period. Articles, essays, comments of this author can also not be deleted, regardless of the time of publication.
Ⅵ. Registered user "Standard" cannot be removed from the site, he can only be deactivated by the site administration, while his works, comments, articles, essays are not deactivated. The name, surname and country of residence of this author remain unchanged. He has the right to contact the administration of the site in order to change his personal data, while indicating the reason.
The site administration is obliged to consider the request as soon as possible and inform the registered user "Standard" about its decision by e-mail.
Judging is commercial and non-commercial.
Commercial judging is judging where the judge's report is paid by the organizer of the competition.
The amount and method of payment for judging is preliminarily agreed by the organizer of the competition and the main judge.
Non-commercial judging is voluntary judging.
1. Any ChessStar.com Competition will require two judges to be judged in each section, Main Judge and Chief Judge.
2. Only the organizer of the competition has the right to choose judges.
3. The organizer of the competition is obliged to familiarize the judges with the "The rights and obligations of judges"
4. The head and main referees can jointly or separately judge several sections (if any) of the same competition.
5. For the forthcoming work on his report, the main judge selects the competitive works published in the corresponding judge's section of the site.
6. If the preliminary totals have been changed by the head judge, in accordance with paragraph "The rights and duties of the head referee"
, then in the final totals, in the notes, all available changes must be indicated.
7. Regardless of whether the results were changed by the head judge or not, the referee's report is considered to be drawn up by the head judge.
The rights and duties of a judge.
The judge is obliged:
1. to form a referee's report, within the terms specified in the terms of the competition.
2. to form a referee's report.
3. make an accurate translation of the authors' comments to their works (if any, or leave comments in the original) into the language in which the report is prepared.
4. for each marked work, without fail, write, as fully and in detail as possible, your comments, while indicating their advantages and disadvantages, as well as the motivation for finding the composition in the list of marked works.
5. check for predecessors all the celebrated works.
6. to be extremely objective in your report: creative preferences, titles, interpersonal relationships with the authors of competition problems and sketches, nationality, citizenship, political views, racial and religious affiliation should in no way affect the assessment in the award.
7. The judge has the right to delete the comments of the authors to their works without the consent of the latter.
8. The judge has the right to correct grammatical errors that may be in the comments of the authors to their works without the consent of the latter.
9. The judge does not have the right to change the content and meaning of the authors' comments to their works.
10. The main judge cannot be simultaneously the main judge in other sections (if any) of the same competition.
11. The main judge can be simultaneously the main judge in other sections (if any) of the same competition.
12. The judge does not have the right to disclose the results of his report to a third party before publishing them on the website.
13. The judge is subordinate only to the organizer of the competition.
14. The judge, in the process of working on his report and when evaluating the works of the participants in the competition, must proceed from the provisions provided for in section VI. Qualitative characteristics of problems and studies (chess compositions), «Site rules»
and strictly follow them.
15. The judge cannot be the organizer of the current competition.
16. In a closed proceeding with the organizer of the competition, the judge must proceed from the provisions provided for in sections «The rights and obligations of judges», VI. Qualitative characteristics of problems and studies (chess compositions), «Site rules»
, and strictly follow them.
The rights and duties of the chief referee:
1. After the publication of the preliminary results, the chief judge is obliged to accept, within the time specified by the conditions of the competition, possible complaints and claims from the participants of this competition.
2. The chief judge in the process of receiving complaints and proposals from the participants of the competition is obliged to immediately send them to the judge.
3. If the complaints and claims of the competition participants to the judge's report are considered by the judge, and he does not agree with them, then he must inform the chief judge about this, and the latter is obliged to revise them for detailed study.
4. If the chief judge, after examining the complaints and claims received from the participants of the competition, is convinced of their legality, then he is obliged to proceed to a closed proceeding with the judge.
5. If the judge and the chief judge, in the course of the closed proceedings, do not come to a common opinion (in part or in full), then the latter has the right, in accordance with the results of this proceedings, to change the award in favor of the participants in the competition.
6. If the judge, in the course of a closed trial, convinced the chief judge of his innocence, then
preliminary totals remain unchanged.
7. The head judge cannot be a judge in any of the sections of the competition.
8. The Chief Judge obeys only the «Site Rules».
9. In closed proceedings with a judge, the chief judge must proceed from the provisions provided for in sections «The rights and obligations of judges», VI. Qualitative characteristics of problems and studies (chess compositions), «Site rules»
, and strictly follow them.
In the annual ChessStar.com competitions, the organizers of these competitions act as the head judge
Referee reports are divided into two statuses:
1. Preliminary award (results).
2. Final award (results).
In case of preliminary award, the participants of the annual competition have the opportunity within one month
send your comments, complaints or claims to the judging to the organizer of the competition, who is obliged to carefully check them and inform about his
decision by e-mail to each of these authors. In other contests organized by the site, comments, complaints or claims are accepted within the time limits specified in the conditions of these contests.
After the approval of this judicial report by the organizer of the competition, the preliminary award comes into force and is published in the news of the site.
At the final award, no comments from the participants of the competition are accepted, except in cases where predecessors are found, or any errors in the competitive works. Such comments are accepted within thirty calendar days after the final results.
3. All materials (reports) of the results of competitions held by the ChessStar.com website are considered valid if they are published on this website and located on the ChessStar.com server.
All results of ChessStar.com competitions published on third party websites or publications are not valid and have no legal force.
Ⅴ. Competition Organizers
The organizers of competitions held by the ChessStar.com website are individuals or legal entities that are administrators or moderators of the site, who decide organizational and other issues of the latter.
The organizers of the contests held on the site can be the main or chief judges ChessStar.com
Organizers of contests held on the site are not eligible to participate in them.
The organizer of the competition has the right:
1. Change the deadlines for sending works to the competition for good reasons, while he must inform the participants of the competition about this, using the newsletter.
2. Without the consent of the judge, change or delete part of the text containing negative statements about someone or something.
The organizer of the competition is obliged:
1. Satisfy the request of the judge to replace him in case of valid reasons (illness, etc.), informing the participants
competition about it in the news.
The organizer of the competition is obliged to meet the deadlines specified in the conditions of the drafting competition. That is, the replacement of a judge does not entail a change in the terms of preliminary or final awards.
VI. Qualitative characteristics of problems and studies (works)
when assessing tasks should first of all take into account the following assessment signs (they are, of course, conditional, but judges should start from them in order to be able to give a more objective assessment of the works).
These signs for the assessment of any works will be supplemented and refined over time.
1. Originality and novelty of the implementation of the chess idea.
2. Completion of variants with correct mats.
3. First move:
I. moving away from the black king,
II. providing additional squares to the black king,
III. silent sacrifice of the figure,
IV. unleashing the black piece,
V. provoking a check to the white king,
Vi. turning a pawn into a weak piece,
Vii. blocking your figure,
VIII. sweeping move of the figure,
IX. a piece's move to any corner of the board,
X. creating a hidden battery.
XI. Uniqueness of the threat.
4. Quiet game.
5. Uniqueness in the motivation of moves.
6. Saving money for the implementation of the idea.
This refers to the number of pieces, both white and black, on a chess diagram.
7. Cost-effective solution.
There is no artificial lengthening of the solution.
8. Multivariance of the solution.
I. Non-coincidence of subsequent moves with each other in each of the solutions.
II. All solutions are united by one thematic idea.
III. All options end with different mats.
IV. The cyclical nature of the solution.
V. Alternation of White's moves in each of the variations.
9. Integrity of design.
10. The presence of false traces, which are thematically closely related to the main solution.
11. Sacrifices of pieces (preferably quiet, no checks).
12. Systematic movement of figures.
13. Play without taking black material.
14. Refusal to capture with sacrifice of black pieces.
15. In the starting position there are answers to checks for the white king.
16. Geometric maneuvers of figures (snake, rotation, cross, asterisk, and so on).
Black pieces moves:
16. Active play of black pieces.
17. Subtle moves, the uniqueness of the latter's motivation.
18. Subtle sacrifices of pieces.
19. Refusal to capture with the sacrifice of white pieces.
1. Weak duals.
I. the possibility of simultaneously transforming a white pawn into a queen or rook / bishop.
II. the possibility of a queen move to two adjacent squares.
III. the possibility of two different mates in non-thematic variants, ending on the same move as in the thematic game.
IV. performing the assignment not in thematic variants in a way different from the author's.
2. The static nature of the white pieces not participating in any thematic variation of the solution.
3. Forced play, regardless of the number of moves.
4. Bad first move:
I. approaching a piece to the black king.
II. check to the black king,
III. binding the black piece.
IV. blocking the black pawn.
V. covering the white king from possible checks.
Vi. the transformation of a pawn into a queen.
Vii. taking away free squares from the black king.
VIII. capture of a black pawn.
IX. unlocking the white piece.
5. Artificial lengthening of the solution.
6. Uneconomic means for the implementation of the idea.
7. Uneconomic solution.
8. There is no integrity of design.
9. Capturing black pieces (not sacrificing the latter).
10. Technical pawns.
11. Check the black king.
12. In the starting position there are no answers to checks for the white king.
(tasks are not considered):
1. A side solution in the work – completing the task in a way different from the author's, on the first move.
2. Strong dual – performing the task in thematic variants in a way different from the author's.
3. Capturing a piece (not a pawn) on the first move.
4. Two different mates to the black king in one of the thematic variations.
5. Illegal position.
Terms of publication of articles 1 sup> on site
1. The content of the article must correspond directly or indirectly to the topic of the site.
2. Articles previously published in other publications may also be accepted for publication.
3. The authors of published articles do not bear any responsibility for the accuracy of the facts, statistics, and other information provided.
4. By submitting the manuscript of his article to the editor, the author undertakes not to publish it either in full or in part in another publication without the consent of the site administration.
5. All articles posted on the site are in the public domain and can be used for citation, copying, printing and other non-commercial use in compliance with copyright.
6. The site administration reserves the right to shorten and edit any article.
7. The article should be typed in Microsoft Office Word in one file.
8. The site administration is not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided by the authors.
9. The site administration has the right to consider and publish articles by anonymous authors if they contain any interest.
10. The author guarantees that he has exclusive rights to use the material transferred to the editors of the site. In case of violation of this guarantee and presentation of claims to the site administration in this regard, the author independently undertakes to settle all claims. The site administration is not responsible to third parties for violation of the guarantees given by the author.
11. Sending materials to the editor for publication means the consent of the author with the above requirements.
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