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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

1st India Global Internet ICC Chess Tournament

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Hi everyone,

Grassroots Chess Promotions Pvt. Ltd. (in association with the All India Chess Federation) and ICC are holding the first Global Internet Speed Chess Tournament from running 20-21 & 27-28 August with a guaranteed prize fund of US $9000 (plus many additional bonus prizes on offer).

This new on-line tournament will also have different rating bands with lots of big cash prizes on offer that will allow you to play within your own playing strength. Not only that, but because of how the tournament is structured, if you are untitled or rated below FIDE 2200, you can get the chance to play not in one but two tournaments! Not only that, but registration to the tournament is sufficient with ICC membership not being mandatory to play – but you MUST first have a user name to go to the sign-up page.

NOTE: If you do not already have a user name, you MUST create one before signing up for the tournament by clicking here.

Entry fees
Grandmasters and Women Grandmasters – FREE
International Masters and Women International Masters – $6.99/Rs.225.
All Others $12.99

All fees collected for entry will be processed directly from the ICC system in Pittsburgh, USA.

Once you have your user name, you can then enter by clicking on the tournament sign-up page. Once you enter the tournament, you will also have free time on ICC to play and enjoy viewing all their videos until September 1, 2011 – so hurry up and sign-up today to avoid any later disappointments, plus take advantage of this great offer to play on ICC till 1 September!

Category 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
U1600 $1000 $556 $222 $111 $67 $44 $33 $28 $22 $17
U2000 $1000 $556 $222 $111 $67 $44 $33 $28 $22 $17
U2200 $1000 $556 $222 $111 $67 $44 $33 $28 $22 $17
Open $1300 $667 $222 $111 $67 $44 $33 $28 $22 $17

U1600 20th August 2011, 10:30 AM EDT (NY time)
U2000 21st August 2011, 10:30 AM EDT (NY time)
U2200 27th August 2011, 10:30 AM EDT (NY time)
Open 28th August 2011, 10:30 AM EDT (NY time)

Note: Tournaments last around 3-4 hours

There are rules & conditions for entering the tournament. Please review and be aware of all of them before entering the 1st India Global Internet Speed Chess Tournament by clicking here.
Link: Official website.

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