Largest Chess Event on the Internet Starts: OnlineWorldChess.com
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 17 October, 2001 (PRN): Online World Chess announces the biggest online chess event ever. Over 100,000 players are expected to register to www.onlineworldchess.com and play each other through the Internet from February 2002. The 32 best players of the Internet Event will play the 32 best chess Grandmasters, face to face during a live event in The Netherlands from April 20 to May 5, 2002. The total prize fund exceeds US$1.4 million.
The Press Briefing at the Filmmuseum, Vondelpark 3, Amsterdam, starts at 10.30 a.m.
For those journalists who prefer to attend our conference call, we invite you to:
It is estimated that 600 million people worldwide know how to play chess. Of these 600 million, approximately 7 million are registered chess players, covering 159 countries worldwide, making chess one of the most popular sports around the world. Being this widespread, chess players were among the first to discover the boundless possibilities of computers and the Internet. Today, more than 283 million people play chess with others from all over the globe via the Internet.
For more information, contact:Online World Chess Press Office
Jeroen Hellenberg, Jeroen van Seeters
Tel: +31-20-404 4707
Fax: +31-20-644 9736
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