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Subject: Re: CCT7 is complete - an observer's view

Author: Vincent Diepeveen

Date: 08:25:52 02/14/05

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On February 14, 2005 at 11:11:29, Peter Berger wrote:

>On February 14, 2005 at 10:31:43, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
>
>>On February 13, 2005 at 18:07:14, Peter Berger wrote:
>>
>>world champs 2004 had live VIDEO pictures broadcasted by GM Alterman.
>
>OK, the video reports from WCCC2004 were really outstanding too, agreed,
>although I don't think that the pictures added so much to the experience as the
>camera was very static. I don't know if there were longer interviews in Israel,

Omid David Tabibi was live on national television and had during my game
falcon-diep to leave for hours to give the television interview.

There was every day reports about it and the national newspapers brought daily
news about it too.

However i guess you didn't notice all that as you were doing your excellent job
as an operator there.

You just see how big an event is if you regurarly walk around :)

Of course i lost masses of time by doing that, but well that's a small price for
the extra pleasure an event gives!

>I thought this was a nice idea by chess.fm.
>
>A plus for GM Alterman is that he understands more about chessprograms than the
>master on radio.
>
>Following the games is surely more interesting for spectators when they can see
>the computer evaluation and mainlines live.
>
>Probably the biggest advantage for cct was coicidence - there was no human event
>at the same time, so that there were much more visitors, not only hardcore fans.
>
>Peter
>>
>>
>>>On February 13, 2005 at 17:37:25, Peter Skinner wrote:
>>>
>>>cct-7 maybe didn't have the strongest field ever, but it was outstanding in a
>>>few ways.
>>>
>>>Coverage: chess.fm with NM Dan Heisman did live radio coverage for most rounds,
>>>there was no major human tournament running at the same time, so there were
>>>plenty of spectators. There were live interviews with Anthony Cozzie and Bob
>>>Hyatt on radio.
>>>
>>>IM Schroer did his usual outstanding job of commenting live on ICC.
>>>
>>>The tournament website was always up-to-date during the tournament.
>>>
>>>I feel this is the best internet coverage of a computer tournament ever, and it
>>>sets a new standard others (especially ICGA) will have to live up to.
>>>
>>>It was an enjoyable experience to follow it, thanks for all who made it
>>>possible.
>>>
>>>Peter



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