70th ICCF Jubilee Introduction
Sunday, August 9, 2020: top players match
The International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF) is the worldwide organisation for correspondence chess. It was founded in 1951 as a new appearance of the ICCA (International Correspondence Chess Association), which was founded in 1945, as successor of the IFSB (Internationaler Fernschachbund), founded in 1928.
In 2021, the ICCF celebrates its 70th anniversary.
The Executive Board (EB) to celebrate this anniversary, according to its tradition (from the 50th and 60th anniversary), will conduct several activities such as:
Special Jubilee tournaments (world champions, elite players, ICCF officials, including events for postal players, elite 960 players) – start date 2021, duration about 2-4 years.
Jubilee World Cups (regular and chess 960), separate events from the regular ICCF activities, carried out with the Silli system in 2 stages (preliminaries and final) over a 4-year period with special provisions for promotions – start date 2021-02-15.
As part of the introduction to the ICCF jubilee, a match was organized between the best OTB Polish player FIDE GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda (FIDE 2753) and the 2-time Polish Champion SIM Wojciech Krzyżanowski (ICCF 2508). The match is directed by Michael Millstone (USA), an experienced international arbiter.
Fans can follow the competition live with a delay of 5 moves.