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July 2014 SimulMaster

Get ready for the GMs! A new series of events for ICC members, with our Grandmasters ready to play you!

 
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Join the events or watch it in our brand new LIVE ICC TV! Enjoy the GM's live commentary as he or she narrates his ideas and impressions as he plays!  

Time control for the Simuls is 60 + 30 and each event will be played by 20 ICCers; Time control for the Banter Blitz is 3 + 2 and will be played by 15 ICCers.

 

July 2014

 
Tuesday 1st, 5pm ICC time

GM Alex Yermolinsky 
Score: +11 =0 -7
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Alex had a rough time this month, with a lot of ICCers playing very good moves. The Russian Schoolboy lost 7 games, and won 11. It was interesting to listen to Yermo commentating on the game while playing it, as usual.
  
Saturday 5th, 2pm ICC time

GM John Fedorowicz
Score: +12 =2 -4
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John was mazing with his commentary. He went on explaining everything about the games, and thinking out loud all the time. It was a very instructive simul session for those who watched it LIVE. And you can get the whole video (2:35) in the ICC store. Don't miss it! Congratulations to xionoula, drstrangemove, Drunxican and merken for mastering the Master!
 
Tuesday 15th, 2pm ICC time

GM Ronen Har-Zvi

Score: +14 =1 -0
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Ronen was quite disappointed after his feat in the Banter Blitz, because he DREW ONE GAME! Yes, our Indiana-Jones was aiming to the perfect score, but he mouse-slipped in the opening (1. e4 c5, 2. Nf3 d6, 4. d4 c4(??)) and the wannabe Sicilian became a rather messy thing over the board. Ronen managed to draw the game, and that was the only time during the event when the GM was in some trouble. It was amazing to listen to the LIVE analysis and to the howling by Ronen when he stumbled into that mouse-slip. 
  
Thursday 24th, 4pm ICC time
GM Maxim Dlugy
Score: +14 =0 -1
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Summary
For the first time, our GM Max Dlugy lost a agme! After his great performance at the ICC Open, where he made it to the semifinals, Max was going to win again all his games in the Banter Blitz Event. But an unexpected mouse slip in the opening forced Dlugy to play the game a piece down, and his opponent - Dare-Dare - didn't miss his chance to beat the super-strong GM. As usual, Max was amazing to listen to, whit his banter being witty and entertaining!
  
          

Instructions to participate

BLITZIN/DASHER users

  1. Join the simul channel (ch 3). In the chat area (console) just type: /+channel 3
  2. Once the simul is open, type: /tell simulbot join


ICC for Mac/windows users

  1. Go the the Channel list button upper right-hand corner, and add the “Simul”
  2. Go to menu item VIEW->CONSOLE and type: /tell simulbot join

For the Blitz Banter sessions, you need to type in your console: /match <gmname> 3 2 u -- for example: /match LarryC 3 2 u. An admin will announce in channel 3 when you can match the GM. The system used in this case is first in-first served: the first 15 players to match the GM will play him.


The events will be streamed LIVE on ICC chess TV!

You will be able to see the Grandmaster playing the event, and listen to his comments DURING the play! Don't expect the GMs to tell you your next winning move, though.  Stay tuned, and enjoy!

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