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ICC News Item #1354

NEWS 1354 (31-Mar-00)Next Previous
Chess@Iceland Speed Championship! Kasparov, Anand, etc.


The Chess@Iceland Speed Championship will be held Saturday and Sunday
April 1 and 2.  Kasparov, Anand, and ten other Grandmasters are
playing.  Chessclub.com's JFernandez is in Iceland and will provide
live reporting and broadcasting of the event!

The chessclub.com handle for the event is finger ChessAtIceland.
The official web page for the event is http://www.oz.com/chess, with
all the tournament and prize information.

The 12 Grandmasters in the event are:  Kasparov, Anand, Sokolov,
Timman, Kortchnoi, Wojtkiewicz, Fredrik Olafsson, Hjartarson, Olafsson,
Petursson, Arnason, and Stefansson.

Wojtkiewicz won the oz.com qualifying tournament on chessclub.com.
See news 1339 for a report on that event.

Two groups of six GMs play five rounds on Saturday. The top two from
each group will play in the knockout matches on Sunday.

Schedule:
Saturday Rounds: 8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:45am, 12:45am ICC time
Sunday 2-game Knockout Matches:  Semis: 9am, 10am   Finals: noon, 1pm

Be sure to login to chessclub.com to watch the tournament with
hundreds of other spectators!
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