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ICC News Item #1640

NEWS 1640 (28-Sep-02)Next Previous
More on TODAY'S Christiansen versus CM9000 Match

Reigning US Champion GM Larry Christiansen will play four
slow games against the newly-released Chessmaster 9000 on

Members will type "follow LarryC" or "follow CM9000" to watch
the game. To join ICC, go to http://www.chessclub.com/register
Type finger CM9000 for current information.

  Game 1   Sat Sept. 28, 10:00am EDT  Joel Benjamin    (MrHat)
  Game 2   Sat Sept. 28,  6:00pm EDT  Jennifer Shahade (Jenium)
  Game 3   Sun Sept. 29, 10:00am EDT  (TBA)
  Game 4   Sun Sept. 29,  6:00pm EDT  Josh Waitzkin    (Waitzkin)

Each game will have at least one well-known commentator
(shown above to the right of the game).  Jennifer Shahade is
the current US women's champ, Joel Benjamin is former US
champ and the GM on IBM's Deep Blue team, and everybody
knows IM Josh Waitzkin from "Searching for Bobby Fischer".

Internet radio site chess.fm will have live audio commentary by
IM Atilla Turzo. The programs start 30 minutes before each game.
They will have interviews with GM Christiansen after games 2 and 4,
the Chessmaster staff after games 1 and 4, and with Danny Sleator
(Darooha), president of ICC.  Go to http://chess.fm

As a bonus to ICC members, Ubi.com is offering Chessmaster
9000 at a discounted rate of $29.99 ($10 off the usual
price).  To take advantage of this offer, go to
http://shopping.ubi.com/icc.  (This offer is only for
residents of the US and Canada, and it ends Sept. 30th.)

This match is sponsored by Ubi Soft, the makers of
Chessmaster software, and Chessclub.com.  More information
is available in the following press release:
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