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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

70th ICCF Jubilee Introduction
FIDE GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda (FIDE 2753)   SIM Wojciech Krzyżanowski (2508)
22 years, GM FIDE (2013), elo FIDE 2753 (peak 2758 in 2019), blitz 2796 (peak 2818 in 2019); OTB Polish Champion in 2018   50 years, SIM (2004), elo ICCF 2508 (peak 2519 in 2002); 2-time Polish Champion in correspondence chess 56th final (2013–2014) and 60th final (2017–2018)
GM FIDE Jan-Krzysztof Duda (2753 FIDE) – SIM Wojciech Krzyżanowski (2508)   SIM Wojciech Krzyżanowski (2508) – GM FIDE Jan-Krzysztof Duda (2753 FIDE)

Fans can follow the competition live with a delay of 5 moves.


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