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ICC News Item #1831

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Fall 2005 Correspondence Championship!


The Internet Chess Club is happy to announce the Fall 2005
Correspondence Championship!

Correspondence chess is a great way to improve your chess skills as
you have hours to analyze your games.  Moves are sent one at a time
through ICC messages.  As in our other correspondence events,
players are required to make 10 moves by 30 days used, 20 moves by
60 days used, etc.  Games typically take many months to finish.

The ICC server automatically keeps track of all your games, moves
and time used.  No record-keeping on your part is required!  The
games will be rated under the new Correspondence rating category.

Players will be grouped by rating into one of six sections: U1200,
1200-1399, 1400-1599, 1600-1799, 1800-1999 and 2000+. Each section
will be split into three stages (Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and
Finals).  Player will be assigned approximately six games in the
Quarter-Finals stage.  The top two players in each group will advance
to the Semi-Finals.

ICC membership-extension prizes are available as follows:

Quarter-Finals, 1st place: 1/2 month
Semi-Finals, 1st place: 1 month
Semi-Finals, 2nd place: 1/2 month
Finals, 1st place: 4 months (6 months for 2000+)
Finals, 2nd place: 2 months (3 months for 2000+)

To register, while logged onto ICC, send a message to the "CorrChamps"
account by typing:

mess CorrChamps Please enter me in the Fall Correspondence Championship

We will be accepting entries until midnight server time November 20,
2005.  Play will begin on November 22, 2005.

Please note that COMPUTER USE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.  You may refer
to books, databases and other printed material, but you may not use
any chess-playing engine for assistance.  Also, ICC paid membership
is required and must be maintained throughout the Championship.

Crosstables of results for each section will be posted here:
http://correspondence.littleper.com/

Full details on how to examine your games make your moves can be
found by reading help correspondence.

If you have any questions, please feel free to message "CorrChamps"
while logged onto ICC.
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