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June 2014 SimulMaster

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



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.


June 2014

Saturday 7th, 3pm ICC time

GM John Fedorowicz
Score: +11 =6 -3
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At his 4th SimulMaster event, John as usual gave us an amazing insight of how a GM thinks while playing. Only three ICCers were able to win their game: DeepGreen, ThaoeSam and chess24. Kudos to them!
Thursday 12th, 3pm ICC time

GM David Smerdon

Score: +14 =0 -1
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Another great performance by our Australian GM David Smerdon, in his second Banter blitz event! Only Kenneth was able to master the Master. Bravo! -- David was entertaining and interesting to follow. Many ICC members enjoyed his event watching him on the ICC TV.
Wednesday 18th, 2pm ICC time

GM Ronen Har-Zvi 
Score: +9 =2 -3
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Ronen, at his debut in the new SimulMaster series, did a great job playing a simul with ICCers. He lost only three games, and was his usual entertaining self during the event! Kudos to Qui, EndgamesMaster and enriquebutti for mastering the Master!
Firday 20th, 4pm ICC time
GM Maxim Dlugy
Score: +15 =0 -0
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Maxim didn't concede anything to his opponents, even titled players, finishing his Banter Blitz event with a perfect score! GM Dlugy "banterized" everyone during the games, and it was amazing to listen to him having fun playing ICC members. 

Instructions to participate


  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!