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The announcement of the ICCF Diamond Jubilee Webserwer World Cup 18 in memory of Witold Bielecki with all the details you can find here.
Poland was involved as a tournament organizer in previous three World Cups (3rd, 6th and 7th) which covered 6,222 entries. The main effort (as TO and TD) was laid down by our friend Witold Bielecki (1947-2008), who died unexpectedly in 2008. He was the chairman of the Polish CC Federation and Polish delegate to ICCF, also cc player and ICCF official, IM since 1996 and IA since 1978, member and chairman of several ICCF working groups and committees/ commissions.
Usually World Cups are the biggest tournaments in the world and attract many players, including titled one, thus making the possibility of norms more likely in semifinals and final. An amazing achievement was performed by German player, Reinhard Moll, who preveiled 4 editions of the World Cup (11, 12, 13 and 14). It is hardly possible to improve this outcome. But let’s try!
In two weeks of registration (till 2011-05-15 17:13), we have 44 qualified entries from 16 countries, including 3 titled players (2xSM, 1xIM), with the highest rating 2508.
All players are invited to apply, newcomers to ICCF and experienced players as well. Players may enter in the usual way through their National Federations (NF) or, where eligible, via the ICCF Direct Entry system. Entry fee is a regular one for a world cup (http://www.iccf-webchess.com/Message.aspx?message=336) and depends on NF (if applied through NF).
Please note the excellent prizes available in this tournament (prize 2000€ for the first 4 players – 1000€; 600€, 300€; 100€). In addition to that, there are special qualifications for a World Championship, because of ICCF Diamond Jubilee, much more beneficial than usual.
Detailed report on the entries you can find here. It will be published every two weeks (more or less).
Central Tournament Leader
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