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Instructions for participating in SimulMaster


  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

We will be using the "Lottery" system to select the players, in case that more than 25 will join.  Here is an explanation of how the Lottery system works:
Essentially, the join-start process will run in a different way.  SimulBot will let as many people "sign-up" for the simul as are interested. For example, if it is a 25 person simul, the bot will let 40, 50, 60, etc, sign up for the simul. Then, when it is time to start the simul, the bot will have a lottery and select 25 people to play.  The remaining players will be notified they will not be playing in that paticular simul and removed. This method will ensure that all members have a chance to play.

Also of interest is that the lottery system will be setup to give members who play in fewer simuls a higher chance to be selected. There are two things specifically that affect any one person's chance of playing: the total number of simuls played and whether he/she played in the last simul.  These two variables will enter into the bot function for deciding how many "lottery tickets" that player recieves.

The events will be streamed LIVE on ICC chess TV!

You will be able to see the Grandmaster playing the simul, 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!