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ICC News Item #1457

NEWS 1457 (4-Dec-00)Next Previous
WOLC: GM Hawkeye stays a perfect 15/15!


On Sunday, 3 December 2000, the World Organization
of Lightning-Chess held its 5th "Week-ENDer" event
of the 2000-1 season in Channel 21 (WOLC channel)
at ChessClub.com, in which 10 participants from
the USA and Germany (with an average rating of
2294!) participated.

After 5 exciting rounds of action, one of FIDE's
newest GMs, "Hawkeye," emerged with a perfect
score, 15/15 to win his 15th WOLC event (out
of 15 tries)!  With 11.5/15, theconquerer 
finished in 2nd.  You can see the final cross-
table from the event from the link at
http://chess.jumphobbies.com/RecEvs2K01.htm .

The win earned Hawkeye $20 and 25 Grand Prix Points,
which were enough to put Hawkeye back in the lead
of the 2000-1 Season Grand Prix race (a year-long
contest sponsored by the WOLC).  Yet, as Hawkeye's
125 GPP are only 7 ahead of WhiteHorse (with 118),
who is 3 ahead of Dr-EL (in 3rd, with 115), and
the season not even at the half-way point, this race
is far from over.  For more information about the
WOLC 2000-2001 Season Grand Prix contest,
visit http://lightningchess.webjump.com/GPP2K.htm .

For more info about WOLC, read help WOLC at ICC,
or see http://lighningchess.webjump.com/UpEv2K.htm
to read about upcoming WOLC events; or, visit
http://lighningchess.webjump.com/joininfo.htm
for information about joining the WOLC, or message 
Dr-EL at ICC with questions.  For a $10 annual
membership fee (or, for your convenience, 13 chekels
at ICC), WOLC members enjoy free entry to WOLC 
internet events (the BEST Lightning-Chess competition
around), an official Lightning-Chess rating, discount
entry to OTB events, use of the all-new WOLCinterface,
and 2 semi-annual league newsletters, which were just
awarded by CJA the "BEST new chess magazine of 2000!"
To follow exciting WOLC action at ICC +channel 21.

The next "Week-ENDer" event will be 17-Dec starting
at 12:00 ICC, with 1st-prize = "$20.00 for 2000" 
and more GPP!  Also, sign-ups are now being taken for
the 4th Annual Internet Lightning-Chess World 
Championships (with 1st prize = $200 + 40 bonus GPP).
For details about this event (which will run from 
Jan. 1, through March, 2001), visit the 
http://chess.jumpsports.com/WC2k01/WC2001prgs.htm
site.  For info. about any WOLC matter, e-mail WOLC 
at wolc@pacbell.net or message to Dr-EL at ICC.
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