IC Ultimate Challenge Tour 2017 - $ 20'000 Prize Money

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Steamhammer
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IC Ultimate Challenge Tour 2017 - $ 20'000 Prize Money

Post by Steamhammer » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:52 pm

Infinity Chess
Ultimate Challenge Tour 2017


Dear Chess friends,

We proudly announce a super strong Open Tournament for everyone on our internet chess server, from April 21 til May 20, 2017.

It's a Swiss tournament with a total prize money of 20'000 USD.
· 22 Rounds
· 90m + 30s time control
· Playing mode: computer or centaur
· Match days: all except from Monday and Thursday
· Start fee: free for our regular users, all others: 50 USD
· Fair play bonus of 100 USD
· 1st Prize 6'000 USD

For more information and for registration, please visit infinitychess.com.
Tournament details and Rules
If not yet done, download our graphical interface, start gaming and gain experience.
Contact address: info[at]infinitychess.com.

See you soon.

Arno Nickel
Infinity Chess General Manager
& Tournament Director

P.S : Please send your "want in" as soon as possible, once you have decided to join our tour. That will help us a lot organizing this great event and it's a good sign for our sponsor.

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Ozymandias
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Re: IC Ultimate Challenge Tour 2017 - $ 20'000 Prize Money

Post by Ozymandias » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:03 pm

I already posted it in the "Tournaments and Matches" board, which I think is more appropriate, but since you've done it yourself (kind of more legit), I would ask if a moderator could kindly delete this thread, to avoid confusion.

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Re: IC Ultimate Challenge Tour 2017 - $ 20'000 Prize Money

Post by Steamhammer » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:16 pm

I see your point, but I thought, we would get more attention by posting on the general board.

In some way the topic should be considered of general interest, for 2 good reasons:
1) It does not happen every day that a sponsor offers $ 20'000 USD for a computer chess event.
2) The mix of pure engine chess and freestyle chess is still unique and rare.

So I prefer to keep the announcement here, but start discussions on the "Tournaments..." board.

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Ozymandias
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Re: IC Ultimate Challenge Tour 2017 - $ 20'000 Prize Money

Post by Ozymandias » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:42 pm

Not to worry, I was able to delete the thread. The time for editing the post had not expired, and it had no replies, so gone with the wind.

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Re: IC Ultimate Challenge Tour 2017 - $ 20'000 Prize Money

Post by kranium » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:32 pm

Arno, you've done an enormous amount of quality work promoting advanced/centaur chess, etc. with awesome tournaments like this...
Many thx!

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Re: IC Ultimate Challenge Tour 2017 - $ 20'000 Prize Money

Post by RJN » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:19 pm

Steamhammer wrote:Infinity Chess
Ultimate Challenge Tour 2017


Dear Chess friends,

We proudly announce a super strong Open Tournament for everyone on our internet chess server, from April 21 til May 20, 2017.

It's a Swiss tournament with a total prize money of 20'000 USD.
· 22 Rounds
· 90m + 30s time control
· Playing mode: computer or centaur
· Match days: all except from Monday and Thursday
· Start fee: free for our regular users, all others: 50 USD
· Fair play bonus of 100 USD
· 1st Prize 6'000 USD

For more information and for registration, please visit infinitychess.com.
Tournament details and Rules
If not yet done, download our graphical interface, start gaming and gain experience.
Contact address: info[at]infinitychess.com.

See you soon.

Arno Nickel
Infinity Chess General Manager
& Tournament Director

P.S : Please send your "want in" as soon as possible, once you have decided to join our tour. That will help us a lot organizing this great event and it's a good sign for our sponsor.
Arno, if I understand correctly, even ALL players who finish all games of the tournament in a clean manner get $100? :D
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Re: IC Ultimate Challenge Tour 2017 - $ 20'000 Prize Money

Post by MikeB » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:25 am

Steamhammer wrote:Infinity Chess
Ultimate Challenge Tour 2017


Dear Chess friends,

We proudly announce a super strong Open Tournament for everyone on our internet chess server, from April 21 til May 20, 2017.

It's a Swiss tournament with a total prize money of 20'000 USD.
· 22 Rounds
· 90m + 30s time control
· Playing mode: computer or centaur
· Match days: all except from Monday and Thursday
· Start fee: free for our regular users, all others: 50 USD
· Fair play bonus of 100 USD
· 1st Prize 6'000 USD

For more information and for registration, please visit infinitychess.com.
Tournament details and Rules
If not yet done, download our graphical interface, start gaming and gain experience.
Contact address: info[at]infinitychess.com.

See you soon.

Arno Nickel
Infinity Chess General Manager
& Tournament Director

P.S : Please send your "want in" as soon as possible, once you have decided to join our tour. That will help us a lot organizing this great event and it's a good sign for our sponsor.
O/S requirement - obvously I see Windows is fine - how about Linux or macOS?

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Re: IC Ultimate Challenge Tour 2017 - $ 20'000 Prize Money

Post by Damir » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:45 am

Hi Arno

Where and how do I register? I want to participate in Your tournament. :) :)

Best Wishes

Damir

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Ozymandias
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Re: IC Ultimate Challenge Tour 2017 - $ 20'000 Prize Money

Post by Ozymandias » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:46 am

RJN wrote:even ALL players who finish all games of the tournament in a clean manner get $100? :D
This is what the rules say:
(2) Participants staying in tour until the end and playing all games in a fair way, which includes not to forfeit any game, will receive a fair play bonus of 100 USD. Players using someone else hardware by remote are excluded from this bonus, as on principle all players shall be encouraged to use their own hardware even if it might be weaker than other players hardware.
Pretty clear, I'd say.
MikeB wrote:how about Linux or macOS?
+1 on the OS X request. It's been promised forever.
Damir wrote:Hi Arno

Where and how do I register? I want to participate in Your tournament. :) :)

Best Wishes

Damir
This one I can answer, you need to install the client software, connect to the server and register there. You'll be asked for your personal information, if this is your first tournament with prizes.

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Re: IC Ultimate Challenge Tour 2017 - $ 20'000 Prize Money

Post by Damir » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:48 pm

Thanks I have already done so. :) :)

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