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ICC News Item #1806

NEWS 1806 (19-May-05)Next Previous
M-Tel Masters Tournament & HB Global Chess Challenge

There are two major ongoing events being covered on ICC and Chess.FM
from now until Sunday May 22.  Don't miss them!

The M-Tel Masters Super Tournament ( is a
category 20 tournament sponsored by Mobitel (
It's taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria, and features six of the world's
top players!  Here are the standings after round 6:

      3.5  GM Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine 2695)
      3.0  GM Vladimir Kramnik (Russia 2753)
      3.0  GM Michael Adams (England 2737)
      3.0  GM Judit Polgar (Hungary 2732)
      3.0  GM Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria 2778)
      2.5  GM Viswanathan Anand (India 2785)

ICC is covering all the games live, starting at 7:30 AM ICC time every
day (except the last round, which will start at 6:30 AM).  For current
standings, see finger Sofia05; for current live game relays, see
finger Live.

And, while you're watching the games, tune into Chess.FM
( for live audio commentary with Tony Rook and
your favorite chess masters.

Also, ICC coverage of the HB Global Chess Challenge continues.  The HB
Global Chess Challenge is the richest open tournament in the history
of chess, with over $500,000 as a guaranteed prize fund.  The 9-round
Swiss tournament is taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Andy McFarland (Zek on ICC) is at the site to relay the games.  There
are two rounds per day, one begins around noon, and the other one
begins around 7 PM -- finger HBchallenge05 for exact times, and as
always, finger Live shows the list of games being covered live.  For
more details about the tournament, see news 1803 and

Chess.FM will be supplying live commentary during the last three

    Round 7: Saturday, May 21 @ 6:00 PM (all times Eastern)
    Round 8: Sunday, May 22 @ 11:00 AM
    Round 9: Sunday, May 22 @ 5:00 PM
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