Capital Chess LLC Terms and Conditions ("Agreement")

This Agreement was last modified on Novemeber 12, 2019.

Please read these Terms and Conditions completely using (the 'Site') which is owned and operated by Capital Chess LLC. This Agreement documents the legally binding terms and conditions attached to the use of the Site. By using or accessing the Site in any way, viewing or browsing the Site, or adding your own content to the Site, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

Intellectual Property

The Site and all of its original content are the sole property of Capital Chess LLC and are, as such, fully protected by the appropriate international copyright and other intellectual property rights laws.


Capital Chess LLC reserves the right to terminate your access to the Site, without any advance notice.

Links to Other Websites

Our Site may contain a number of links to other websites and online resources that are not owned or controlled by Capital Chess LLC. Capital Chess LLC has no control over, and therefore cannot assume responsibility for, the content or general practices of any of these third party sites and/or services. Therefore, we strongly advise you to read the entire terms and conditions and privacy policy of any site that you visit as a result of following a link that is posted on our site.



By subscribing to Capital Chess LLC's newsletter and tournament invitations sent through SMS and/or Email (collectively "Newsletters") you indicate that you have read and understood these Terms and Conditions (including our Privacy Policy), that you agree to these Terms and Conditions and that you agree with receiving the Newsletters.

Managing your Subscription

If you wish to unsubscribe from our Newsletters you may do so at any time. To manage your subscription, visit: Newsletters Settings. Additionally, for SMS only, you may reply STOP to our Newsletter to unsubscribe.


Personal information about you may be collected for the primary purpose(s) of inviting you to Capital Chess LLC chess tournaments or registering you to Capital Chess LLC chess tournament(s). For full details regarding the collection, handling and storing of your personal information read our Privacy Policy.


Newsletters and their content are provided only for informational purposes. While Capital Chess LLC strives to ensure that the information included in the Newsletters is accurate and up-to-date, Capital Chess LLC does not warrant, guarantee or make any representations about the accuracy, reliability, currency or any other aspect of the information contained in the Newsletters.

Paid Services

Chess Tournaments

Payment for a chess tournament is due at the time of registration for that tournament. If payment is not received or if the payment method is declined, you forfeit the right to attend the chess tournament in question. Capital Chess LLC reserves the right to expel you from a chess tournament without refunding your payment if there is reasonable cause to do so, such as but not limited to: (1) cheating; (2) disrupting in any way the proceedings of the tournament; (3) unexcused absences from chess games at the tournament; (4) failure to comply to the rules of the chess tournament and the site of the tournament; (5) Failure to present proof of membership with the U.S. Chess Federation ("USCF"). In such cases, Capital Chess LLC reserves the right to ban you from entering any other of our future chess tournaments.
By registering to any of our chess tournaments, you are agreeing to play in the section dictated by the USCF supplement rating for the month in which the first game of the tournament will be played, which may be different to the section you were placed at the time of registration. In case of needing to change sections, you will be fully responsible for paying the price difference between the sections in question. Failure to provide payment will result in your expulsion from the tournament without the right to a refund.

Renewal of U.S. Chess Federation's ("USCF") membership

As a U.S. Chess Federation Affiliate, Capital Chess LLC may offer you to renew your USCF membership, if expired, when registering for any of our tournaments. When renewing your USCF membership on our Site, you are responsible for selecting an appropriate USCF membership type. If you choose an inappropriate USCF membership, Capital Chess LLC reserves the right to refund your payment for the membership chosen minus a fee of up to $20, chosen by Capital Chess LLC on a case-by-case basis. As a result, Capital Chess LLC reserves the right to refuse to renew your USCF membership and you will be responsible to renew your USCF membership yourself. Failure to renew your USCF membership yourself will result in expulsion from the tournament without the right to a refund.

Cash Prizes in Chess Tournaments

Capital Chess LLC may offer cash prizes in a chess tournament. Capital Chess LLC reserves the right to refuse payment of prizes if you: (1) are discovered or highly suspected of cheating in the tournament; (2) fail to provide information needed to process payment, which may involve your Social Security Number if the cash prize is over $600; (3) are believed to have intentionally manipulated your USCF rating with the primary purpose of increasing your likelihood of winning the cash prize.

Governing Law

This Agreement is governed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America. If you use our Site and/or receive the Newsletters at a location outside of the United States of America, you are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with your local laws and for any reliance on Newsletter content.

Changes to This Agreement

Capital Chess LLC reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time. We do so by posting and drawing attention to the updated terms on the Site. Your decision to continue to visit and make use of the Site or your continued subscription to our Newsletters after such changes have been made constitutes your formal acceptance of the new Terms and Conditions. Therefore, we ask that you check and review this Agreement for such changes on an occasional basis. Should you not agree to any provision of this Agreement or any changes we make to this Agreement, we ask and advise that you do not use or continue to access the Capital Chess LLC site immediately and that you unsubscribe from our Newsletters.

Contact Us

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