NEWS 1747 (22-Feb-04) Dos Hermanas V on ICC, free entry, cash prizes!
For the fifth time, ICC is hosting the annual Internet Chess Tournament
"Ciudad de Dos Hermanas". The cash prize fund has been increased this
year and now amounts to EUR 6,100 (about $7,750), plus ICC membership
Entry is completely FREE. You don't even need to be a paying member of
ICC to play.
Starting March 6, there will be 12 Swiss-system qualifying tourneys.
You can take part in all of them. Qualifier winners and 20 best-scoring
other players advance to the knockout finals. The time control is 8 2.
Last year, we set the usual participation record: 67 GMs and 103 IMs
took part in a field of 1,117 players from 75 countries (1,622 signups).
Even if you are not aiming at winning a prize, this tournament gives
everyone the chance to meet world top class players! So far every year
brought a new participation record and we are again hoping that this
will be the internet chess tourney of the year 2004.
If you wish to participate, rules and entry forms are at
http://www.doshermanas.net (click the graphics on the right). You will
also find lots of information on previous tournaments there. Make sure
to register early; your registration is valid for all qualifiers, but
you do not need to play all.
This event is sponsored by the Dos Hermanas City Council, the Municipal
Foundation for Sport of Dos Hermanas, EDAMI (Miguel Illescas Chess
School), and chessclub.com.