Apr 20, 2001

Thanks very much www.chessclub.com and Sasha for hosting the chat.

Alex is new to this and found the bewildering array of questions streaming past the screen a little confusing and difficult to follow.

This made answering everyones questions difficult and also it was hard to stick to set topics. Perhaps next time we could have a moderated chat so that we can cover certain topics in order and weed out the irrelevant questions.

Anyway, some interesting issues were covered, and we enjoyed this experience.

Look how it was: Chat Transcript

Live Chat with FIDE World Champion Alexander Khalifman!

GM Chess School (http://www.gmchess.com) and Chessclub.com are proud to bring FIDE World Champion Alexander Khalifman in a live chat on ICC, Monday, November 20 at 3PM server time (3PM EST, add 5 hrs for GMT)!

Khalifman will spend an hour discussing various topics such as his career and life in chess, his successes, most importantly in the 1999 FIDE World Chess Championships in Las Vegas, and other events during the year. He will also talk about events like Linares 2000, the Kasparov - Kramnik Brain Games World Chess Championship, and his upcoming participation as the #1 seed in the 2000 FIDE World Chess Championships in New Delhi and Tehran, Iran.

Newcomers are welcome to a one week free trial. Go to http://www.chessclub.com/register to register for your free trial and http://www.chessclub.com/download to download the interface.

To get to channel 260, type: +channel 260

Chessclub.com would like to thank the GM Chess School (http://www.gmchess.com) for making this event possible.

Welcome everybody!


About GM Chess ApS
GM Chess ApS (http://www.gmchess.com/) is an international company based in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has a very close association with the Grandmaster Chess School which was founded by St. Petersburg grandmasters including Alexander Khalifman the FIDE World Champion. Its goal is to provide the best possible level of chess instruction. With http://www.gmchess.com/, not only GM School students but also chess fans worldwide can improve their chess knowledge in the most convenient way the Web can offer: personal instructions by grandmasters and the best Russian trainers online or via e-mail.

About Chessclub.com
Chessclub.com (http://www.chessclub.com/) is the longest running and most popular place to play chess on the Internet, and is rapidly becoming the largest organization of active chess players in the world. Nowhere else can you find as many chess enthusiasts ready for a quick game, a short chat, or a tournament. It is common to find nearly 2,000 chess players hanging out on Chessclub.com where more than 90,000 games are played each day by its over 25,000 members.

Chessclub.com pioneered online chess by hosting the first instructional chess lecture over the Internet, the first intercollegiate chess tournament conducted online, the first Simultaneous Exhibition by a world champion on the Internet (Garry Kasparov, November 1995), the first online Grandmaster prize tournament, and both the 1996 and 1997 Deep Blue - Garry Kasparov Matches.

Chessclub.com's main offices are in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and New York City, USA.

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John Watson, "Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy", 1998

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