Written by MonRoi Support on Mon, Feb 22 2010 (07:41)

The website will carry photos and live games of onsite play. Please refer to the website for the event hosts comments on the match. This is a physical match in South Carolina, USA. Match dates are 2/22 through 2/25. Four classical games with Sicilian theme. Match budget 22K.  GM Gregory Kaidanov (Lexington,KY) and GM Judit Polgar (Budapest, Hungary) are the professionals playing. GM Kaidanov starts with the white pieces in game one. More comments will be given at the conclusion of the match.  Monroi takes an essential role in this event to make the live games available to the World for free. Sign up for free on their site (its quick) and watch each game from 200pm to conclusion each day: 2/22 Monday through 2/25 Thursday.

In 1994 Buenos Aires, there was a Sicilian Thematic Tournament in honor of GM Lev Polugaevsky. This South Carolina match makes the Sicilian play required as opening play.  For fun, look at game six between Shirov (white pieces) and Judit Polgar 0-1  (29 moves) of the 1994 match.  There will be no draw offers before move 40.  The winner of each game earns at least a $1000. There is incentive to win, not draw.  The game order is Sveshnikov, Dragon, Najdorf, Scheveningen. GM Kaidanov starts with the White pieces.

Chess Quotes

And for the chess-player the success which crowns his work, the great dispeller of sorrows, is named "combination."

-Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941)

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