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News release for immediate release
9 December 2009

A draw between Englishman Andrew Hammond and Ron Gross left Hammond
still in the lead in sole possession of first place at 6.6-0.5.

Representatives of the sponsors attended the event yesterday and were
presented with demand by the new Union of World Masters as players in
stage one moved to protect their financial interests, petitioning
sponsors to not give any exemptions or waive any entry fees into stage
2 starting December 15th, the Samuel Reshevsky memorial candidates
Tournament who if they do not qualify from stage One must pay a stiff
$1.075 buy in in order to participate in stage 2, or if also skipping
stage 2 must pay a stage 3 buy in of $10,075 if not quialifying from
stage 2 candidates Tournament Contracts were presented with the
financial guarantees that the winner of Stage 3 Robert Fischer
Memorial Candidates knock out matches official winner and challenger
earns right to play for title and is guaranteed a minimum of loser's
share ($1,485,000) of the 6 million title match.

Players who do not particiapte and qualify from Stage 1 into Stage 2
have only until December 14 to pay Stage 2 Late entry buy in entry fee
of $1,075 details for entry are at
www.americanchessassociation.org


[Note: There is still no information on the number of entries or
guaranteed prize fund. -- Larry Parr]

wrote:
WCF PRESS RELEASE

English Master Andrew Hammond continued on day 6 to maintain sole
possession of first place at 6-0. One game today was a 10 hour plus
marathon bishop of opposite colors endgame as the players fight for
every point. More FIDE GMs and IMS continued to enter today despite
missing earlier rounds, in an attempt to qualify into one of top 128
qualifying spots for Stage two Candidates Tournament . Players have
remarked the conditions and lighting are perhaps the best ever seen
with the specially designed low ceilings for this event.

[N.B. No information has been released about the number of
participants or the prize fund. -- Larry Parr]






Mark Finn wrote:
Does anyone have any results from this big-money event which started a
couple of days ago in Las Vegas? (number of players, etc.). It is
actually happening?

http://www.americanchessassociation.org/
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wrote:
News release for immediate release
9 December 2009

A draw between Englishman Andrew Hammond and Ron Gross left Hammond
still in the lead in sole possession of first place at 6.6-0.5.

Representatives of the sponsors attended the event yesterday and were
presented with demand by the new Union of World Masters as players in
stage one moved to protect their financial interests, petitioning
sponsors to not give any exemptions or waive any entry fees into stage
2 starting December 15th, the Samuel Reshevsky memorial candidates
Tournament who if they do not qualify from stage One must pay a stiff
$1.075 buy in in order to participate in stage 2, or if also skipping
stage 2 must pay a stage 3 buy in of $10,075 if not quialifying from
stage 2 candidates Tournament Contracts were presented with the
financial guarantees that the winner of Stage 3 Robert Fischer
Memorial Candidates knock out matches official winner and challenger
earns right to play for title and is guaranteed a minimum of loser's
share ($1,485,000) of the 6 million title match.

Players who do not particiapte and qualify from Stage 1 into Stage 2
have only until December 14 to pay Stage 2 Late entry buy in entry fee
of $1,075 details for entry are at
www.americanchessassociation.org


[Note: There is still no information on the number of entries or
guaranteed prize fund. -- Larry Parr]

wrote:
WCF PRESS RELEASE

English Master Andrew Hammond continued on day 6 to maintain sole
possession of first place at 6-0. One game today was a 10 hour plus
marathon bishop of opposite colors endgame as the players fight for
every point. More FIDE GMs and IMS continued to enter today despite
missing earlier rounds, in an attempt to qualify into one of top 128
qualifying spots for Stage two Candidates Tournament . Players have
remarked the conditions and lighting are perhaps the best ever seen
with the specially designed low ceilings for this event.

[N.B. No information has been released about the number of
participants or the prize fund. -- Larry Parr]






Mark Finn wrote:
Does anyone have any results from this big-money event which started a
couple of days ago in Las Vegas? (number of players, etc.). It is
actually happening?

http://www.americanchessassociation.org/

WTF??!!
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On Dec 9, 11:52*am, " wrote:

Representatives of the sponsors attended the event yesterday and were
presented with demand by the new Union of World Masters as players in
stage one moved to protect their financial interests, petitioning
sponsors to not give any exemptions or waive any entry fees into stage
2 starting December 15th, the Samuel Reshevsky memorial candidates
Tournament who if they do not qualify from stage One must pay a stiff
$1.075 buy in in order to participate in stage 2, or if also skipping
stage 2 must pay a stage 3 buy in of $10,075 if not quialifying from
stage 2 candidates Tournament Contracts were presented with the
financial guarantees that the winner of Stage 3 Robert Fischer
Memorial Candidates knock out matches official winner and challenger
earns right to play for title and is guaranteed a minimum of loser's
share ($1,485,000) of the 6 million title match.


Will that be $1,485,000 worth of pizza coupons, as usual?
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On Wed, 9 Dec 2009 12:18:20 -0800 (PST), sd
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Will that be $1,485,000 worth of pizza coupons, as usual?


No, it's actual pizza. It's been stockpiled in Utah and has
appreciated enormously in value. Actually, it has also swelled up
significantly in physical size.
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On Dec 9, 11:52*am, " wrote:
News release for immediate release
*9 December 2009

A draw between Englishman Andrew Hammond and Ron Gross left Hammond
still in the lead in sole possession of first place at 6.6-0.5.

Representatives of the sponsors attended the event yesterday and were
presented with demand by the new Union of World Masters as players in
stage one moved to protect their financial interests, petitioning
sponsors to not give any exemptions or waive any entry fees into stage
2 starting December 15th, the Samuel Reshevsky memorial candidates
Tournament who if they do not qualify from stage One must pay a stiff
$1.075 buy in in order to participate in stage 2, or if also skipping
stage 2 must pay a stage 3 buy in of $10,075 if not quialifying from
stage 2 candidates Tournament Contracts were presented with the
financial guarantees that the winner of Stage 3 Robert Fischer
Memorial Candidates knock out matches official winner and challenger
earns right to play for title and is guaranteed a minimum of loser's
share ($1,485,000) of the 6 million title match.

Players who do not particiapte and qualify from Stage 1 into Stage 2
have only until December 14 to pay Stage 2 Late entry buy in entry fee
of $1,075 details for entry are at
*www.americanchessassociation.org


Rumor has it that in a revolutionary new system, the tournament will
be eliminated entirely and the title will be directly available on
ebay.

Jerry Spinrad

[Note: There is still no information on the number of entries or
guaranteed prize fund. -- Larry Parr]



wrote:
WCF PRESS RELEASE


English Master Andrew Hammond continued on day 6 to maintain sole
possession of first place at 6-0. One game today was a 10 hour plus
marathon bishop of opposite colors endgame as the players fight for
every point. More FIDE GMs and IMS continued to enter today despite
missing earlier rounds, in an attempt to qualify into one of top 128
qualifying spots for Stage two Candidates Tournament . Players have
remarked the conditions and lighting are perhaps the best ever seen
with the specially designed low ceilings for this event.


[N.B. No information has been released about the number of
participants or the prize fund. -- Larry Parr]


Mark Finn wrote:
Does anyone have any results from this big-money event which started a
couple of days ago in Las Vegas? (number of players, etc.). It is
actually happening?


http://www.americanchessassociation.org/- Hide quoted text -


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On Dec 10, 1:39*am, "
wrote:
On Dec 9, 11:52*am, " wrote:

News release for immediate release
*9 December 2009


A draw between Englishman Andrew Hammond and Ron Gross left Hammond
still in the lead in sole possession of first place at 6.6-0.5.


Representatives of the sponsors attended the event yesterday and were
presented with demand by the new Union of World Masters as players in
stage one moved to protect their financial interests, petitioning
sponsors to not give any exemptions or waive any entry fees into stage
2 starting December 15th, the Samuel Reshevsky memorial candidates
Tournament who if they do not qualify from stage One must pay a stiff
$1.075 buy in in order to participate in stage 2, or if also skipping
stage 2 must pay a stage 3 buy in of $10,075 if not quialifying from
stage 2 candidates Tournament Contracts were presented with the
financial guarantees that the winner of Stage 3 Robert Fischer
Memorial Candidates knock out matches official winner and challenger
earns right to play for title and is guaranteed a minimum of loser's
share ($1,485,000) of the 6 million title match.


*Players who do not particiapte and qualify from Stage 1 into Stage 2
have only until December 14 to pay Stage 2 Late entry buy in entry fee
*of $1,075 details for entry are at

*www.americanchessassociation.org


Rumor has it that in a revolutionary new system, the tournament will
be eliminated entirely and the title will be directly available on
ebay.


I guess they'll have to take down the Craigslist ad then.
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On Dec 9, 3:18*pm, sd wrote:
On Dec 9, 11:52*am, " wrote:



Representatives of the sponsors attended the event yesterday and were
presented with demand by the new Union of World Masters as players in
stage one moved to protect their financial interests, petitioning
sponsors to not give any exemptions or waive any entry fees into stage
2 starting December 15th, the Samuel Reshevsky memorial candidates
Tournament who if they do not qualify from stage One must pay a stiff
$1.075 buy in in order to participate in stage 2, or if also skipping
stage 2 must pay a stage 3 buy in of $10,075 if not quialifying from
stage 2 candidates Tournament Contracts were presented with the
financial guarantees that the winner of Stage 3 Robert Fischer
Memorial Candidates knock out matches official winner and challenger
earns right to play for title and is guaranteed a minimum of loser's
share ($1,485,000) of the 6 million title match.


Will that be $1,485,000 worth of pizza coupons, as usual?


With the Nobel Peace Prize thrown in!
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On 10 Dec, 05:15, Mike Murray wrote:
On Wed, 9 Dec 2009 12:18:20 -0800 (PST), sd
wrote:

Will that be $1,485,000 worth of pizza coupons, as usual?


No, it's actual pizza. *It's been stockpiled in Utah and has
appreciated enormously in value. *Actually, it has also swelled up
significantly in physical size.


It is in USCF laptops and Chinese Railway Bonds
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WCA PRESS RELEASE

Day 10 of 12
World Chess Federation
World Chess Championship Qualifying Tournament
Reuben Fine Memorial

After Day 10, England's Andrew Hammond (WCF 2433) has increased his
lead over the field and now stands at 9 points after 10 rounds. He has
a chance to win the Reuben Fine Memorial Qualifying Tournament Stage
1 as he has the white pieces over Reyes of Philippines and a 1.5 point
lead with 2 rounds to go. Ron Gross (WCF 2431) is tied with others
for 3rd place. Players from England, Philippines, Hungary, Ukraine,
Ireland, Australia, Iran, France, Peru, Mexico, Germany, Russia,
Eritrea, Nigeria, and many other countries are competing in the event
being held at the Riviera Hotel casino in Las Vegas.

Players are competing for the opportunity to become the challenger for
the title "The World Chess Champion" as held previously by Bobby
Fischer after his famous victory over Spassky in Serbia in 1992
Fischer was not a signer of the 2002 Prague agreement and World Chess
Federation is not connected with the International Chess Federation
(FIDE).

Entries for the stage 2 which starts December 15 are still being
taken, with hotel rates only $38 a night using discount code 'World
Chess' Details at
www.americanchessassociation.org





Offramp wrote:
On 10 Dec, 05:15, Mike Murray wrote:
On Wed, 9 Dec 2009 12:18:20 -0800 (PST), sd
wrote:

Will that be $1,485,000 worth of pizza coupons, as usual?


No, it's actual pizza. It's been stockpiled in Utah and has
appreciated enormously in value. Actually, it has also swelled up
significantly in physical size.


It is in USCF laptops and Chinese Railway Bonds

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