Once signed up to a tournament you must wait until it is launched. In order not to wait unnecessarily in front of a static chessboard (or in case of an exemption during a round for example), it is possible to usually play other games on the game area before and even during a tournament. Before every round of a tournament you will see a warning message (see below image), which says your next game will start in 1 minute , with a countdown. This will thus give you time to finish any ongoing game. Please note! Tournament games have priority! If you are playing, when the tournament game starts, the current game will be automatically abandoned to your disadvantage.