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#1 in the World and Russia! Let the fun begin!

Here we are, the elite chess season is finally starting! After months of "minor events", Saturday April the 21st Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik start their so-much awaited match. Six games that, given the friendly nature of the match, promise to show fireworks and Bengala lights on the board; in any case, the organizers - and the sponsors - have found a way to guarantee the thrill: if a game ends in a draw before three hours of play, a rapid game (that doesn't count for the overall result of the match) will be played. Play starts at 9AM ICC time - last round on April the 28th at 7AM -and ICC will be ready with his Chess.FM team to comment on the games. The dream team with  Yasser Seirawan, Ronen Har-Zvi, Var Akobian, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Joel Benjamin, Larry Christiansen, Ben Finegold and last but not least, Alex Yermolinsky, is ready to follow the games with you, answer your questions and share interesting stories! GM Suat Atalik will provide the daily Game Of the Day video, with the highlights of the game. We will have the traditional TRIVIA contest during the broadcast, where ICC members can win extension of their membership, and the GOTD TRIVIA contest with the main prize: one year subscription to the best chess magazine out there: New in Chess!  Don't miss a milestone in chess history: the Zurich Challenge is the first time ever that two players in the super-exclusive club "over 2800" face each other in a match.

The elite season will continue in May and June with the US Championship, the World Championship match between Anand and Gelfand , and the Tal Memorial. ICC will be covering all of these events, with live games and Chess.FM broadcast.

Date
Host Analyst
Sat., 21 Apr
Ronen GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Indiana-Jones
Yermo GM Alex Yermolinsky
Sweere
Sun., 22 Apr
Ronen GM Joel Benjamin
MrHat
Yermo GM Alex Yermolinsky
Sweere
Mon., 23 Apr
rest day
Tue., 24 Apr
GM Yasser SeirawanGM Yasser Seirawan
OM
Ronen GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Indiana-Jones
Wed., 25 Apr
GM Yasser SeirawanGM Yasser Seirawan
OM
GM Larry Christiansen GM Larry Christiansen
LarryC
Thu., 26 Apr
rest day
Fri., 27 Apr
GM Yasser SeirawanGM Ben Finegold
Finegold
atalik GM Var Akobian
SCORPION83
Sat., 28 Apr
GM Yasser SeirawanGM Ben Finegold
FineGold
atalik GM Jon Ludvig Hammer
JonLudvig


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#1 in the World and Russia! CHESS.FM: FREE VIDEO!

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Your feedback is very important to us, as it allows our talent to address topics of general interest in their video-lectures. In a new series of his acclaimed weekly show "Every Russian Schoolboy Knows” GM Alex listened to your feedback and requests and is going back to the basics of the endgame. Yes, the pawn endgames: an important part of chess theory we too often neglect to study, thinking we already "know better”. GM Yermolinsky, in this 5-video series, intends to teach us methods and strategies rather than just calculations; the concepts and ideas that will help us deal correctly with pawn endgames.


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April  2012
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
GM Boris Alterman
Pawn Endings have no Secrets
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Caro-Kann Defense: Fantasy variation #3

The Triangle Structure in the Semi-Slav #2
GM Larry Christiansen
Model Games: The Old Indian Defense - Black's perspective
GM Boris Alterman
Rook on the 7th Rank #2
GM Joel Benjamin
FM Avital Boruchovsky vs. GM Boris Savchenko
CM Dan Heisman
It Doesn't Take Much to Lose
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
GM Boris Alterman
Pawn Endings have no Secrets #2
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Caro-Kann Defense: Fantasy variation #4

The Triangle Structure in the Semi-Slav #3
GM Larry Christiansen
Model Games: The Old Indian Defense - The Final Cut
GM Boris Alterman
Rook on the 7th Rank #3
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Peter Svidler vs. GM Dmitry Jakovenko
CM Dan Heisman
Well Played Slow Game
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
GM Boris Alterman
Pawn Endings have no Secrets #3
GM Ronen Har-Zvi
Caro-Kann Defense: Fantasy variation #5

The Triangle Structure in the Semi-Slav #4
GM Larry Christiansen
Nice Tango in Capelle
GM Boris Alterman
Rook on the 7th Rank #4
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Sergei Tiviakov vs. GM Viswanathan Anand
 

 

#1 in the World and Russia! 2012: ICC iPad App Upgrade

2012 is the year of the great ICC giveaway, with FREE ICC apps for download! Everyone will be looking to play at the best online chess club with new holiday gifts of iPhones, iPads and Android phones. And here at ICC, such was the large response to our original free holiday offer we're extending it by making ALL of our mobile apps free for the time being.

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Featuring Chess.FM ChessFM Videos

One of the great benefits of ICC (apart from all the top-notch online play and tournaments) in recent years has been the upgrade in our popular Chess.FM service - many members agree that the live Chess.FM commentary plus GOTDs from our elite tournament coverage, and our regular weekly shows alone is worthy of their membership fee.

Day Show Host
Sunday Every Russian Schoolboy KnowsGM Alex Yermolinsky
Monday Ronens Opening SurveyGM Ronen Har-Zvi
Tuesday Beyond the OpeningIM John Watson
Wednesday Attack with LarryC GM Larry Christiansen
Thursday Learn now to win with GM Boris GM Boris Alterman
Friday Game of the Week GM Joel Benjamin
Saturday Improve Your Chess NM Dan Heisman

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