Report#2 on Match Witold's Friends - Rest of the World

Monday, December 19, 2011: Please see below for the latest update. Don't wait! Apply for entry immediately!

Details of the match in the announcement (http://kszgk.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Announcement-match-Witolds-Friends-v.-Rest-of-the-World-updated.pdf).

The Polish Chess Federation, with support of ICCF, is the organizer of the friendly match Witold’s Friends – Rest of the World.

This match is organized in a standard format with one opponent for each player and two games to play (one game with white and one game with black) and will be played on the ICCF webserver with a rate of play of 10 moves in 50 days or by post with a rate of play of 10 moves in 30 days. The event will be rated.

The tournament will start on 01.03.2012 with no end date.

Registration will close on 01.02.2012 to allow for pairings.

With just 5 weeks remaining before 1st February 2012 closing date, we have 121 qualified entries from 119 players from 34 countries, including 27 entries from titled players (5xGM, 13xSIM, 9xIM), with the highest rating 2579. World Champion Dr. Fritz Baumbach has favoured us as well!
Those countries with 10 or more entries are: Czech Republic 23, Poland 17.

Detailed report on the entries you can find at Polish cc website subpage (http://kszgk.com/bielecki/?page_id=36), especially designed for that purpose. Reports are published regularly and here you can find various summary tables.
All players are invited to apply. Players may enter in the usual way through their National Federations (NF) or, where eligible, directly to the match organizer. Entry is free of charge.

To make entry easier I've just created possibility to register through ICCF webserver. See it in New Events.

In gratitude for Witold’s effort let us participate in this friendly match!


Amici sumus
Mariusz Wojnar
Match Organizer

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