Dear chess friends,

Here is the latest announcement regarding the Open Internet Chess Blitz Cup 2006, which starts on April 1st.
Feel free to share it with your chess friends, website members and readers, who may find this information useful.

Thank you and best regards,
Jovan Petronic.
International Master, FIDE Senior Trainer.
Chairman, FIDE Computer & Internet Chess Committee.
http://www.fide.com/news.asp?id=359

Central Chess Club, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and the Chess Assistant Club invites chess players and chess clubs from your country to take part in the Open Internet chess blitz Cup dedicated to 50 year jubilee of the Central Chess Club (Moscow) for the prizes of FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

The prize-winning fund of the Cup makes 10 000 USD that will be played off in 10 qualifying tournaments (April 1 May 3) and 2 final tournaments (May 6 and 10). The closing ceremony and winners rewarding will be made by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in May during the 37th Chess Olympiad in Turin (Italy).

All chess players, regardless of the residence country, can participate in Internet chess blitz Cup without payment. The Cup is organized with assistance of FIDE.com

In each tournament a prize is gained by:

- The best chess player of the country

- Two best teams of the region

You can see more info on the terms of participation and prizes in the Regulations.

The Cup tournaments will be held at Chess Assistant playing zone (www.ChessAssistant.com).

E-mail for contacts: info@chessassistantclub.com

Regulations: http://www.chessassistantclub.com/botv_50.html