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OK, I joined , now what is there to do?
How do I change my Yahoo Mail settings?
How do I join a Tournament?
How do I Find the Saturday and Sunday Tournaments?
I would like to become a better player, where do I start?
Where can I find the rules for your Tournaments
I won a game in a Tournament, how do I report?
Finding and posting pgn file?
What are allowable reference materials for club tournaments?
 


OK, I joined , now what is there to do?
The group is a social club made up of people just like you who like chess.  Post a message and let us know your here.  We want to talk to you so don't be shy, interact.  The message board is the lifeblood of our little chess community.  Through it you can find many ideas and suggestions.
The65thsquare has many options for chess players of all levels.  Comment on a game posted or annotate your own and ask for suggestions.  We have variety of things to explore and ways to learn at our main website, the65thsquare.com and of course who doesn't enjoy a good game of chess, so go ahead join one of our tournaments.  It's all free.

How do I change my Yahoo Mail settings?
The default setting is for individual E-mails.  This can be a real pain and even annoying at times.  We all post a lot so if you don't feel like you want that sort of volume but would like to keep up with group, then change your settings to Daily Digest.  This gives you one nice neat little E-mail once a day.  Other E-mail settings are available too, just pick the one that works best for you.  You can find link to Edit My Membership on the top of the Group page on the right hand side.

How do I join a Tournament?
Joining a tournament is easy.  To do so just add your name to database at the groups page.  Sign up for new tournaments are posted on the board about every six weeks or so and new ones are added to from time to time so keep watching for announcements.
We also have weekly tournaments held on Yahoo on Saturdays and Sundays.  there is no sign up required for this, just come and play.  Details are posted on message board usually, with starting times at 3 EST or 2 CST.  Times vary according to time changes during the spring and fall of the year.

How do I Find the Saturday and Sunday Tournaments? *************
The weekly tournaments held on Yahoo on Saturdays and Sundays can be found at: http://games.yahoo.com/games/ante?room=chess_adv_uk&prof;_id=chat_pf_1

I would like to become a better player, where do I start?
A good place to start is the65thsquare.com.  There is information on basic moves of the game, to more detailed information about openings.  For specific help on anything you don't find there, post a message on the board.  Chess players are always anxious to show off their knowledge of the game.

Where can I find the rules for your Tournaments?

Rules for and information for tournaments can be found at club database.

I won a game in a Tournament, how do I report?
All games won are reported with appropriate pgn from the game.  Copy and paste pgn notation to message board.  When doing so be sure to state clearly which tournament the result is for in the subject line. 
Example:
Knights 2003 Result
Then post the pgn in the body of the message

Finding and posting pgn file?
Games for most Tournaments are currently played at Itsyourturn.com  Pgn files are stored in your profile area at Itsyourturn.com which can be accessed from your game status page.  Help for Itsyourturn notation     Help for Gameknot notation

Mentoring Help
Need some help from a more experienced player or would like help out someone.  Get on the 65thsquare mentoring list or find a mentor here.

What are allowable reference materials for club tournaments? 
Our tournaments are usually play-as-it-is, meaning that we hope that everybody would just play head-to-head without referring to outside sources of info DURING the game. (Play to the best of your abilities). In short, we trust everyone to play without referencing any info.

You should also be aware that checking books is allowed in certain sanctioned correspondence events. So for official tournaments, it would be advisable to check again if you can refer to book or Chessbase, but for club tournaments, which are friendly tournaments, books should be put aside.  Other Tournament Rules and info