Four-Player Chess/World Championships
World Championships for Four-Player Chess started in 2018. Since then, there has been a World Championship tournament for Four-Player Chess every year following.
As of the time of this writing, Four-Player Chess has had 2 event formats for its World Championship. More could be added in the future, however, these are the only championship formats to date.
The Four-Player Chess Teams World Championship was the first event created for the World Championship. This event usually plays the standard teams variation (RY & GB teams, as opposed to RB & YG or RG & BY teams). Each participant usually has to "claim" his or her partner and the two create a team.
FFA is the second event created for the World Championship. This is usually a WTA (Winner Takes All) style game. Each player plays as an individual.
Championships by YearEdit
Each year or tournament may need to be moved to its own pages, especially as more championships occur, but here is at leas a summary of every championship so far organized by year.
Inaugural Teams World ChampionshipEdit
This is the first World Championship ever! It was won by Valger and Oleg_Barantsev with a record of 20-10!
Inaugural FFA World ChampionshipEdit
The winner of this Championship is Evgeni Miller, / JonasRath / of Canada, earning a 5-year Premium Membership on chess.com. Second (Biljan Popadic, / neoserbian / of Serbia), third (Fifth_something of Japan), and fourth (Justin Davis, / JustinD7 / of United Kingdom) also earned premium memberships. Further information on the first World FFA/Solo Championship can be found on chess.com/clubs/forum/view/2019-first-world-online-4pc-ffa-solo-championship-information
2019 Teams World ChampionshipEdit
This championship changed the format of world championships. Most notably, how players qualified for the championships.
2019 added a new concept called "Regionals". Basically, any two players who chose to be partners could register for Regionals. The winner of this tournament would earn a spot in the 2019 Teams World Championship. There would be 6 regional tournaments in all, each granting every winning team member a spot in the championship. Each team could split if they so desired for the tournament, making 12 possible positions filled through this system.
The Regional SystemEdit
The Regional system worked was this. Players were divided into 3 regions. These regions were mostly based off of the time players could play each other. Each region worked as a bracket. The winner of each region, or bracket, then faced off for the title of the tournament. The winner of this face off would be admitted into the 2019 Teams World Championship.
Below are the results of the May 18-19th 2019 Regional Tournament:
Region 1 (Round Robin) (Saturday & Sunday 23:59 UTC):
Region 1 Teammate 1 Teammate 2 Wt. Avg Rank 6-0 DirtyWindows Roadrunner18 2162 2 3-3 Jcrossover08 SportySpice 2078 5 2.5-3.5 El-Rompe11ueso MikfailTal 1819 9 0.5-5.5 Fighterfam kevinzhang0 14
(Ranks 9 and 14 both forfeited their last 3 games due to a no-show)
Region 2 (Swiss) (Saturday & Sunday 16:00 UTC):
Region 2 Teammate 1 Teammate 2 Wt. Avg. Rank Rank 1 rezacz Wraku89 2260 1* Rank 2 nutsyci respecthebish1 2135 3 Rank 3 vrdtmr GeniusN 1866 7 Rank 4 tommerrall949 GDII 1846 8 Rank 5 Docilio Jmontalvon 1302 12 Rank 6 Krishved johnbaltaro 1239 13
Region 3 (Round Robin) (Saturday & Sunday 11:00 UTC) Record Teammate 1 Teammate 2 Wt. Avg Rank 3-3 e4bc4qh5qf7 fischer_tanvir 2099 4 6-0 MalburySoapGoodSoap ANMemmedov 1995 6 1-5 kgchoro imsomebodyelse 1747 10 2-4 RF_CHESS Chipster2015 1746 11
Region 1 Winner (DirtyWindows + Roadrunner18), Won 3-0 vs Region 3 Winner (MalburySoapGoodSoap + ANMemmedov; MalburySoadGoodSoap left the match after game 1; 7R0N1C joined as a replacement in games 2 & 3.) [PLAYED Monday, May 20, 2019 at 12:30 PM Central/17:30 UTC.]
DirtyWindows + Roadrunner18 vs. Region 2 Winner (Wraku89 + rezacz) TBD