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ICC News Item #1795

NEWS 1795 (2-Mar-05)Next Previous
Dos Hermanas VI on ICC, free entry, cash prizes!


For the sixth year, ICC is hosting the annual Internet Chess Tournament
"Ciudad de Dos Hermanas".  The cash prize fund amounts to EUR 6,100
(about $8,000), plus ICC membership prizes.

Entry is completely FREE.  You don't even need to be a paying member of
ICC to play.

Starting March 11, there will be 12 Swiss-system qualifying tourneys.
They will begin at 2pm server time on every day, except for the tourneys
on the 15th, 17th and 21st, which will start at 6pm server time.
You can take part in all of them.  Qualifier winners along with the 20
best-scoring players will advance to the knockout finals, which will
be played on the 26th and 27th of March.  The time control is now
shorter, at 5 1 for all rounds.

Last year we set a participation record: 74 GMs, 5 WGMs, 126 IMs and
8 WIMs took part in a field of 1,627 players from 93 countries.  Even
if you are not aiming to win a prize, this tournament gives you a chance
to meet world class players!  We hope that Dos Hermanas will become
the internet chess tourney of the year once more.

If you wish to participate, the rules, entry forms and the full schedule
are at http://www.doshermanas.net.  Make sure to register early; your
registration is valid for all qualifiers, but you do not need to play 
all.
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