ICC News Item #1333
NEWS 1333 (29-Feb-00)
OZ.COM Qualifier on Chessclub.com!
Oz.com and Chessclub.com are proud to sponsor the most lavish open prize
tournament ever held on the internet!
Date: Sunday, March 5, 2000, 1PM Server Time (Eastern USA)
Format: 9 Round Swiss System Tournament for FIDE-rated players.
Time Control: 5 5
Prizes: 1st Place: An all inclusive trip to Reykjavik Iceland,
March 31st to April 3rd 2000, and the participation in a
speed chess tournament with GM Garry Kasparov, GM
Viswanathan Anand, GM Jan Timman, GM Viktor Kortchnoi, GM
Ivan Sokolov, and 6 Icelandic GMs on April 1-2. Plus
2nd Place: $700
3rd Place: $500
4th Place: $300
5th Place: $200
6th Place: $100
7th Place: $100
8th Place: $100
In the case of a tie for 1st place, a tiebreaker of 5 5 to
declare a sole winner will take place immediately after
the tournament. All other ties will result in equal
sharing of the prize money.
Who can join: All players must be paying ICC members (or have been
granted permanent free accounts by ICC.) All players must
be rated on the January 2000 FIDE rating list. All
players must use BlitzIn 2.27 interface (or newer, if
available) for the duration of the tournament. All
players must never, have been "busted" by the ICC computer
How to enter: Registration is free. Just send an e-mail to the
tournament director, email@example.com, with your
Real Name, ICC Handle and FIDE rating. The registration
deadline is 12 NOON Eastern Time, Saturday March 4, 2000!
Absolutely NO entries past this date.
Computers: Absolutely no aid from computer-playing programs is allowed. If
ICC management suspects (we do not need to prove)
computer-use, you may be forfeited from the tournament,
and you may lose your ICC membership.
Assistance: You may not receive assistance from other chess players during
your games. You may not have someone else play on your ICC
account for you. Either of these violate not only the
tournament rules, but also the ICC user agreement, and may
result in banning from the ICC.
Misc: The ICC and Tournament Director reserve the right to
refuse participation and/or prize eligibility, for any
person, for any reason.
The Organization reserves the right to change the format
of the tournament without notice.
By registering, you give ICC the right to use your name in
crosstables, press announcements, and other promotional
materials about this tournament.
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