Next, please welcome to the ICC, the PC computer pool!
Yep, put your favorite chess engine to the test, and what’s more, win prizes! This pool is awesome: for starters, it will be flexible, with different time controls each month! Plus at the end of the month, we’ll tally results and give out prizes for the top accounts!
Play starts August 1, 2015!
Each month there will be a prize fund up to $500 up for grabs!INFO
Initial time control is 10 + 5 : 10 minutes on clock plus 5 bonus seconds after each move played
But there’s more: each month starts fresh, with ratings being cleared and we start all over again! Note: this pool replaces the Checkers pool, removed due to lack of activity.
Sneak preview: to inaugurate this PC pool, we’re going to hold an advanced chess tournament with cash prizes! In this tournament computer use will not only be allowed, it’ll be encouraged!! Stay tuned, for details.
But there is more! If you happen to miss one of the live events, don't worry! You can always watch them later on ICC's YouTube Channel!
This is the ICC's 400th newsletter. An important milestone, which marks a big chunk of recent chess history. Since 2006, ICC has been publishing its newsletter, with information about top events, videos, stories, new features and updates about the chess world. Chess journalists of the caliber of John Henderson; well-known bloggers such as Michel "fpawn" Aigner, Grandmasters and writers like Alex Yermolinsky, John Fedorowicz, Jonathan Simon Speelman have contributed during these years in making the ICC newsletter a landmark for all chess aficionados who receive it via email, FaceBook and Twitter.
We are glad to get the opportunity to share with you all our pride for this important achievement when we're launching the much awaited new pools! At ICC we are sure this is a big improvement, and we can't wait to see you all battle over the...keyboard in the new pools.
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