Despite being a little sick from a cold, David started his Banter Blitz session with the belligerent aim to win all the 15 games. In the first game, he got... checkmated by his opponent nikenwidiartto! niken played a very nice game, and even if at the end he could not immediately find the right combination, he managed to checkmate the GM. David was in shock, but then he got himself together and raised the stakes: he decided to play the rest of the games without castling! And went on to win all the 14 games that followed the surprising initial checkmate.
And yet another perfect score by our "Ronen Orient Blitz Express". ICC put at stake one free month for those who would have defeated our GM, but nobody was able to claim the prize! Ronen played relaxed and confident, and only in a couple of games he was "tiny bit" worried about the position, nonetheless he managed to win all the 15 Blitz games.
Max warned everyone at the beginning of his Banter Blitz session: "I became father of a beautiful babygirl only 4 days ago, so tonight I'll play with her and my wife. We will be three here, so it'll be hard for you!". And Max did not give a chance to anyone: he collected another perfect score, with 15 wins. Congratulations to Max and welcome to his babygirl!
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.