Added on 7/30/2014

Get ready for the GMs! A new series of events for ICC members, with our Grandmasters ready to play you!



Join the events or watch it in our brand new LIVE ICC TV! Enjoy the GM's live commentary as he or she narrates his ideas and impressions as he plays!  

Time control for the Simuls is 60 + 30 and each event will be played by 20 ICCers; Time control for the Banter Blitz is 3 + 2 and will be played by 15 ICCers.


August 2014    Saturday 2nd, 2pm ICC time

GM John Fedorowicz Score: +16 =1 -3 Games: Download PGN  


  GM John The Fed Fedorowicz had a great Simul this month. He lost only three games, of which one cause of a mouseslip. John is getting used to the time control; in fact, he found himself ahead of time in most of the games. Beating our GM is becoming a true challenge for ICC members, even those who are used to play simuls and are strong players in general. The three members who mastered the Master are chess24, xionoula and Stone-Castle. Kudos to them!     Tuesday 12th, 4:30pm ICC time GM Maxim Dlugy Score: +14 =0 -1 Games: Download PGN   Summary It was a very interesting blitz session, with GM Max getting checkmated(!), only to checkmate a 2900+ player the next game! Enzo25 from Italy was the only player able to beat the super-strong GM; kudos to Enzo! As always it was a pleasure to listen to Max commentating LIVE on the games, bantering away all his opponents.      Monday18th, 5pm ICC time

GM Alex Yermolinsky  Score: +9 =3 -7 Games: Download PGN  


  GM Yermo had a rough time this month, facing strong opponents in his simul. 7 players were able to win their game: Ulrika-thevamp, TahoeSam, Imperianer, muhit, Lithos, cvsol, Mayee; kudos to them all!   Tuesday 26th, 2pm ICC time

GM Ronen Har-Zvi

Score: +15 =0 -0 Games: Download PGN

  Ronen had promised (or threatened?) it! "I'll get the perfect score next time". And he did indeed. The strong GM teased his oponents during the Banter Blitz session, saying that he was playing "like a chicken, without taking risks". Yeah, right... a chicken GM! Indiana-Jones won all the 15 games playing very well , and commentating on them like a talking-machine. It was a nice and interesting session. Well done, Ronen!           

Instructions to participate


Join the simul channel (ch 3). In the chat area (console) just type: /+channel 3 Once the simul is open, type: /tell simulbot join

ICC for Mac/windows users

Go the the Channel list button upper right-hand corner, and add the “Simul” Go to menu item VIEW->CONSOLE and type: /tell simulbot join

For the Blitz Banter sessions, you need to type in your console: /match <gmname> 3 2 u -- for example: /match LarryC 3 2 u. An admin will announce in channel 3 when you can match the GM. The system used in this case is first in-first served: the first 15 players to match the GM will play him.

The events will be streamed LIVE on ICC chess TV! You will be able to see the Grandmaster playing the event, and listen to his comments DURING the play! Don't expect the GMs to tell you your next winning move, though.  Stay tuned, and enjoy!