GM John The Fed Fedorowicz had a great Simul this month. He lost only three games, of which one cause of a mouseslip. John is getting used to the time control; in fact, he found himself ahead of time in most of the games. Beating our GM is becoming a true challenge for ICC members, even those who are used to play simuls and are strong players in general. The three members who mastered the Master are chess24, xionoula and Stone-Castle. Kudos to them!
It was a very interesting blitz session, with GM Max getting checkmated(!), only to checkmate a 2900+ player the next game! Enzo25 from Italy was the only player able to beat the super-strong GM; kudos to Enzo! As always it was a pleasure to listen to Max commentating LIVE on the games, bantering away all his opponents.
Ronen had promised (or threatened?) it! "I'll get the perfect score next time". And he did indeed. The strong GM teased his oponents during the Banter Blitz session, saying that he was playing "like a chicken, without taking risks". Yeah, right... a chicken GM! Indiana-Jones won all the 15 games playing very well , and commentating on them like a talking-machine. It was a nice and interesting session. Well done, Ronen!
Instructions to participate
Join the simul channel (ch 3). In the chat area (console) just type: /+channel 3
Once the simul is open, type: /tell simulbot join
ICC for Mac/windows users
Go the the Channel list button upper right-hand corner, and add the “Simul”
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.