ICC News Item #1500
NEWS 1500 (30-Mar-01)
WOLC: GM Hawkeye's streak ended at 16!
On Sunday, 25 March 2001, the World Organization
of Lightning-Chess held its 12th "Week-ENDer" event
of the 2000-1 season in Channel 21 (WOLC channel)
at ChessClub.com, in which 8 participants (with an
avg. rtg. = 2421!) from Greece, Argentina, the
USA and Germany competed. Prior to this date,
GM Hawkeye had entered 16 WOLC competitions and
had won 1st place in all 16! Perhaps the 3rd-round
match between GMs Hawkeye and DusanTheGreat was the
critical moment, as DusanTheGreat took 2 out of 3
from Hawkeye. In the end, 3 GMs tied for 1st
(including GM garompon), but DusanTheGreat had
the best tie-breaks (owing to the 3rd round),
to take a $30 1st prize (and earn 24 GPP). Also,
WhiteHorse's 4th-place finish allowed the youngster
to take the lead in the season-long WOLC Grand Prix
(with 186 points).
For more information about the WOLC 2000-01 Season Grand Prix
contest, visit http://lightningchess.webjump.com/GPP2K.htm .
To view cross-tables of WOLC 2000-1 events, visit
The next "Week-ENDer" event will be 8-Apr-2001, with 1st-prize
iof 1 month ICC ($20.00 for titled players); 2nd of 1 month
WOLC ($10 - titled players); and, more GPP to be won!!
For more info., read help WOLC at ICC, or see
upcoming WOLC events; or, visit lighningchess.
webjump.com/joininfo.htm for info. about joining
the WOLC, or message Dr-EL at ICC with questions
(or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org). For $10 US
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, and 2 semi-
annual league newsletters, just awarded by CJA as
the "BEST new chess magazine of 2000!" (next issue
due out next week). To follow exciting WOLC action
at ICC do +channel 21... and enjoy!
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