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

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 10:53:48 02/14/05

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On February 14, 2005 at 11:25:52, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:

>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.

That was a good event, for certain, although the number of participants was
abysmal.  But what about other ICGA events?  Do you remember Jakarta?  Paris?
Where Steve paid Thorsten's Cell Phone bill to get some info out of the Paris
WCCC?  Not all of them are done with the same level of skill as the most recent.
 Probably the next one will not be done as well, I'd bet...

>
>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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