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August 2014 SimulMaster

Added on 07.30.2014

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...Full Story

Millionaire Chess &  ICC

Added on 07.27.2014

  Millionaire Chess and the Internet Chess Club are working together, to make this amazing tournament even more enjoyable to all the chess players. The ICC will give ALL the participants 6 months of FREE membership!  If you register for the tournament, you will be presented with an ICC coupon. You can REGISTER HERE. Be sure to enter "035" or "ICC" in the bottom-right box labeled "Team Number or Team Name."   The early entry fee for the Millionaire Open is $1,000 U.S; it expires on July 31...Full Story

Chess Olympiad 2014

Added on 07.22.2014

   From August the 2nd to the 14th, in Tromso, Norway, chess players from all over the world are gathering to participate in the most important team competition: The Chess Olympiad. Russia presents the highest rated Team, with an average rating of 2767, which is quite impressive: Grischuk, Kramnik, Karjakin, Svidler and Jakovenko. Ukraine and France follow, with their really strong teams. Then Hungary, with Leko and Judit Polgar, and the United States. The team for this Olympiad is...Full Story

Biel, ICC and New in Chess!

Added on 07.14.2014

The 47th Biel Grandmaster tournament - in memorian Hans Suri -  starts tomorrow, with an interesting line-up: GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, the strong #1 French player who, despite his young age, is to be considered an expert GM, as he got the title when he was 14; the 20-year old Russian-Dutch GM Anish Giri; Pentala Harikrishna from India, where he is number two (guess behind whom?); Polish GM and second to Anand in several occasions Radoslav Wojtaszek; GM Alexander Motylev from Russia and the...Full Story

Dortmund 2014

Added on 07.08.2014

Vladimir Kramnik, as we know, has established his heartland in Dortmund, where he's won the Sparkassen Chess Meeting ten times, an absolute record. Last time he won was back in 2011. In 2013 English GM Michael Adams and in 2012 Italian GM Fabiano Caruana upset the King. This year, from July 12 to 20, Fabiano and Michael will challenge again Vladimir in Dortmund. The line-up: Fabiano Caruana, Vladimir Kramnik, Michael Adams, Peter Leko, Ruslam Ponomariov, Arkadij Naiditsch, Goerge Meier and...Full Story

ICC Open 2014

Added on 07.08.2014

GM HIKARU NAMAURA WINS AGAIN!   Time to CASH again! This year the ICC Open has an amazing jackpot: $10,000+ in prizes!  Prizes in cash for all the 8 finalists, and impressive prizes in ICC FREE membership for the class winners! The first two editions were won by GM Hikaru Nakamura. In the second edition Nakamura won a spectacular final against the young Armenian GM Simonian Hrair. The ICC Open is an occasion to measure your strength against super-strong players and, why not, to win one of...Full Story

WIN ICC Membership!

Added on 07.02.2014

Recommend ICC to your friends and family and you could win a 1 YEAR of membership! 10 lucky members will each win 1 year of ICC membership. Follow these easy steps:     Go to the ICC Store and log in with your ICC credentials.     Recommend ICC to your friends by clicking HERE.      If you don't have an ICC account, don't worry! You can create a totally FREE trial account, which you'll be able to use for one month.  To do...Full Story

July 2014 SimulMaster

Added on 06.29.2014

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...Full Story

World Rapid & Blitz Championship 2014

Added on 06.21.2014

Grand Slam! Photo from Official Website http://dubai2014wrb.com/en/ He's now Classic, Rapid and Blitz World Champion. In Dubai, Magnus Carlsen - the chess player who comes from another world - did it again: he won… and won. Kasparov tweeted: "This is a little like winning  tennis slams on clay, grass and hard court". During the press conference, Anastasiya Karlovich asked Magnus: now you are World Champion in every Time Control, what can you do more in chess? And Magnus, with his typical...Full Story

June 2014 SimulMaster

Added on 06.02.2014

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...Full Story

Norway Chess 2014

Added on 05.22.2014

From June 3 to 13 one of the strongest tournaments of the year takes place in the Stavenger Region of the north-European country, homeland of the World Champion and Numero Uno, Magnus Carlsen.  The line-up is incredibly strong:  GM Magnus Carlsen     GM Levon Aronian        GM Alexander Grischuk   GM Vladimir Kramnik    GM Fabiano Caruana  GM Veselin Topalov   GM Sergey Karjakin       GM Peter Svidler           GM Anish Giri                GM Simen Agdestein   The event is a 9 rounds,...Full Story

May 2014 SimulMaster

Added on 05.05.2014

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 GMs live commentary as he 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...Full Story

U.S. Championship 2014

Added on 05.01.2014

From May 8 to 20,  for the six consecutive year, the US Championship and the US Women Championship take place at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center in Saint Louis.  GM Gata Kamsky defends his title,  while recently anointed Grandmaster Irina Krush looks for her sixth title in the Women Championship. The lineup is quite interesting, with Gata Kamsky, Timur Gareev, Alexander Onischuk, Varuzhan Akobian, Sergey Erenburg, Ray Robson, Sam Shankland, Aleksandr Lenderman, Alejandro Ramirez, Mackenzie...Full Story

Gashimov Memorial

Added on 04.17.2014

Numero Uno strikes. Again and again! And yes, you can lose two games in a row, yet win a 10-rounder super-tournament with a whole point on the second. All you need is to be Magnus Carlsen. The Gashimov Memorial has been a rollercoaster ride, with Magnus' winning the first two rounds, and all of us  already head down, calculating how many wins he needed to break the 2900 barrier. Then, the unthinkable happens: Magnus, after a draw with Karjakin in round 3, loses two games in a row! Caruana and...Full Story

VIVA ICC! VIVA Channel 97!

Added on 04.16.2014

Do you remember our VP Marty Grund's "A call to action"? Marty met Joseph Ocol at the SuperNationals in Nashville, Tennessee, and was struck by the passion and dedication of this humble math teacher, who out of his mere teacher's salary bought food and chess sets to teach chess after school, thus keeping them off the streets during dangerous hours of the day. Joseph's words struck Marty's heart: These kids, all African-Americans, come from the west side of Chicago, whose families are...Full Story

The Queen of Katwe

Added on 04.15.2014

  On Saturday, April 19, Uganda's Junior chess champion Phiona Mutesi and her coach, Robert Katende began a 33 day tour of the US to share her inspiring story of chess, education and faith coming together to create an amazing life transformation. Phiona's story is told in the book "The Queen of Katwe" (Scribner, paperback released October 2013) which will soon be made into a movie by Disney. A young girl in the slums of Kampala was only looking for some food when she followed her brother to...Full Story

April 2014 SimulMaster

Added on 03.31.2014

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 GMs live commentary as he 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...Full Story

SIMULMASTER!

Added on 02.27.2014

Get ready for the GMs! Starting from March, ICC presents you with a totally renewed Simul system. There will be four major simultaneous exhibitions during the month, with our GM Simul Masters!     Join the simul or watch it in our brand new LIVE ICC TV! Enjoy the GMs live commentary as he narrates his ideas and impressions as he plays!   Time control is 60 + 30 and each event will be played by 25...Full Story

ICC vs. Komodo online voting match!

Added on 02.20.2014

The match was a success! Hundreds of ICCers joined forces to try and defeat the Komodo chess engine.  Unfortunately, Komodo proved too strong for the combined forces of the ICC community and the engine prevailed!    It was great fun nonetheless and GM Alex Yermolinsky joined us and commentated on the game, for the pleasure of our members. your web browser and/or your host do not support iframes as required to display the chessboard Here you can find the PGN file with the game. Match...Full Story

FIDE Candidates 2014

Added on 02.11.2014

The Tiger is back! Anand played a great tournament at the Candidates' 2014 in Khanty-Mansiysk, finishing unbeaten at 8.5/14, and he is the Challenger for the next World Chess Championship Match. It will be again a clash of generations, with the 44-years-old Indian and the 23-years-old Norwegian World Champion fighting for the Title. Last year Carlsen won convincingly, but we all know that Anand was thought as the sacrificial lamb, well before the start of the match. Carlsen was the...Full Story

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