Judit Polgar vs. Gregory Kaidanov Sicilian Theme Match
February 22-25, 2010, South Carolina
Sicilian Theme Match (Dragon, Scheveningen, Najdorf or Sveshnikov), GM Judit Polgar vs GM Gregory Kaidanov, 4 Classical 100 min /40 move games, Possible Blitz playoff
Purpose: Make a fun match for all to enjoy on the Internet. Onsite invitation only, closed to general view. The match will be webcast on the Internet. Click here to read more about the match. Monroi will have pictures up on website during the actual onsite match. Games can be followed live on Monroi.com Sign up for free now.
Host: Jeff Smith, Business Consultant. Jeff supports chess as a hobby and enjoys seeing others benefit from the game.
In 1994 Buenos Aires, there was a Sicilian Thematic Tournament in honor of GM Lev Polugaevsky. This South Carolina match makes the Sicilian play required as opening play. For fun, look at game six between Shirov (white pieces) and Judit Polgar 0-1 (29 moves) of the 1994 match. There will be no draw offers before move 40. The winner of each game earns at least a $1000. There is incentive to win, not draw. The game order is Sveshnikov, Dragon, Najdorf, Scheveningen. GM Kaidanov starts with the White pieces.
FOR THE PRESS
The Monroi.com website will carry photos and live games of onsite play. Please refer to the website for the event hosts comments on the match. This is a physical match in South Carolina, USA. Match dates are 2/22 through 2/25. Four classical games with Sicilian theme. Match budget 22K. GM Gregory Kaidanov (Lexington,KY) and GM Judit Polgar (Budapest, Hungary) are the professionals playing. GM Kaidanov starts with the white pieces in game one. More comments will be given at the conclusion of the match. Monroi takes an essential role in this event to make the live games available to the World for free. Sign up for free on their site (its quick) and watch each game from 200pm to conclusion each day: 2/22 Monday through 2/25 Thursday.
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