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Report#5 on Friendly match Witold’s Friends – Rest of the World, only 10 days left to enter!

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.

Match will start on 01.03.2012 with no end date.

Registration will close on 01.02.2012 to allow for pairings.

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.

After creating possibility to register through ICCF webserver (see New Events) number of entries increased significantly. That’s great!

Several players entered few months ago and it is important for match organizer to be sure that their entries are still valid. National delegates (or responsible national representatives) and/or entrants are asked to verify list presented below and report immediately any inconsistency to match organizer.


Status of the entries as of (Stan zgłoszeń na dzień) 18.01.2012


  1. Report #5, Entry list (Lista zgłoszeń), 18.01.2012
  2. Summary (Podsumowanie):
    • entries (zgłoszeń) = 398
    • countries (krajów) = 54
    • players (zawodników) = 389
    • from World Champions (od Mistrzów Świata) = 2
    • from titled players (od utytułowanych zawodników) = 73
    • highest rating (najwyższy ranking) = 2579

Those countries with 10 or more entries  are:

  • Poland 50
  • Czech Republic 32
  • USA 32
  • Spain 28
  • Germany 23
  • England 20
  • Romania 19
  • Russia 18
  • Ukraine 15
  • Lithuania 10
In gratitude for Witold’s effort let us participate in this friendly match!

Amici sumus
Mariusz Wojnar
Match Organizer


PS. See report at ICCF webserver as well.

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