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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Historic Chess Event in New York City

Historic Chess Event in New York City!

The Susan Polgar Foundation, the New York City Sports Commission, the Office of NY City Mayor Bloomberg and the New York Athletic Club proudly present the 2006 Mayor's Cup Invitational Super Chess Tournament.

The event will take place on Sunday, June 25 and Monday, June 26, 2006 at the fame New York Athletic Club located at 180 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019.The event will be a double round robin format.

The confirmed participants are:Title - Name - USCF - FIDE...
GM Gata Kamsky 2736 - 2671 (#1 rated in NY) GM Alex Onischuk 2704 - 2650 (US Champion - #1 rated in MD) GM Ildar Ibragimov 2704 - 2637 (#1 rated in CT) GM Boris Gulko 2659 - 2585 (#1 rated in NJ) GM Alex Stripunsky 2659 - 2569 (#3 in NY - Local NYC representative) GM Susan Polgar 2557 - 2577 (#1 rated woman in US)

USCF Average: 2670FIDE Average: 2615

This would be one the strongest round robin tournaments in US history!

NYC Sports Commissioner Ken Podziba will be present at the event. NYC Mayor Bloomberg is also expected.The purpose of this event is to raise chess awareness in New York and to promote Chess and Education across the country.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mr. Paul Truong (VP - Susan Polgar Foundation) at PaulTruong@aol.com.
# posted by SusanPolgar @ 4/27/2006 12:58:00 PM 10 comments links to this post

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