Reports | June 23, 2009 22:13

The Mainz Attraction III

The Mainz Attraction IIIThe Internet Chess Club, in conjunction with Chess Tigers, organizers of the ever-popular annual Mainz Chess Classic in Germany, are again offering ICC members a unique chance to play in a free online qualifier to win 700 Euro, accommodation and breakfast at the Hilton Mainz Hotel by the banks of the Rhine, just one block from the picturesque Old Town.

Like the previous two ICC champions Tigran Petrosian (2007) and Hikaru Nakamura (2008), the winner will go on to receive an automatic seat into two of the biggest and most prestigious series of rapid chess tournaments in the world, playing among many of the game's top grandmasters at the FiNet Open, the world's biggest Chess960 tournaments, and the Ordix Open, one of the biggest and strongest rapid tournaments.

And in the evening, you will also have the best seats in the house for the main attraction of the Grenkeleasing Rapid World Championship featuring World Champion Vishy Anand, Levon Aronian, Ian Nepomniatchi and Arkadij Naiditsch.

This exclusive qualifier -- which combines a series of Chess960 online tournaments running June 23rd-26th, with the final 16-player KO on June 28th -- is restricted only to ICC members. So don't delay, sign-up today!

Checkout out the Mainz Chess960 Qualifier page with all the rules and guidelines by clicking here.

John Henderson


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