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Las Vegas International Chess Festival Town Hall - Shared screen with speaker view
Judit Sztaray
01:12:09
@Prasanna: we’ll try to get it done by 7:30pm, it might be done by 7pm.
Janelle Losoff
01:12:31
Thank you for that question. Alan or Glenn will answer that for you.
GLENN PANNER
01:12:37
@Geary, yes
Stephanie Berk
01:12:37
I will be working at Chess Control. Please come find me if you need anything, or if you want to say hello.
Janelle Losoff
01:13:14
Thank you Stephanie.
Francisco Lopez
01:13:16
Hey David (hand wave)
Judit Sztaray
01:13:47
Hi Everyone! Can’t wait to see all the kids! Will have fun events for them! Any questions, please let me know.
Francisco Lopez
01:15:45
Can you go over masking requirements during games?
GLENN PANNER
01:16:04
@Francisco, yes we will
Ahmad Al-Sadi
01:17:04
Even beginner section games will be broadcasted?
Prasanna
01:17:34
@Judit: Thanks
Judit Sztaray
01:19:47
@Prassana, any other questions about IYC? Hope you know about all the side events specific for kids on Friday (Trophy tournament, blitz) and on Saturday (puzzle solving competition, simul with WGM Tatev)
Prasanna
01:21:56
@Judit, Is it parking free or any fee there?.
Janelle Losoff
01:22:09
Parking is free
Prasanna
01:24:56
@Janelle, Thanks.
Saad Mohammad
01:25:00
How can we register for byes now? After we already did the initial registration
GLENN PANNER
01:25:20
@Saad, you can email us if you like
Prasanna
01:25:33
Is there any space where parents can stand outside? My son is playing all Youth tournaments.
Prasanna
01:26:58
Can you please email this plan to participants which will help them to get in on-time for first time comers.
Judit Sztaray
01:28:37
@Prasanna: we are still discussing the location where parents can wait. Rest assured these will be announced in advance of the tournament. When are you arriving?
Judit Sztaray
01:31:06
Welcome Shelby :) the festival’s bookstore man!
Prasanna
01:31:40
@Judith, Thanks
Francisco Lopez
01:32:12
Will the shuttle take us back to airport?
Prasanna
01:32:51
Can we still get the hotel room with the discounted rate?. Please advise and help if possible.
Tonya R
01:34:01
What is the time control for Youth Tournament on Friday and how many games kids should play?
Patrick Gullo
01:34:13
Will score sheets be provided?
Janelle Losoff
01:34:33
Score Sheets are provided
Judit Sztaray
01:35:03
@Tonya: it’ll be 5 rounds, G/25d5
Judit Sztaray
01:35:30
As with usual swiss tournament, win or lose, kids expected to play all 5 games.
Judit Sztaray
01:36:31
And the time control is game in 25 minutes with 5 second delay, that means there is a 5 second count back before the time starts on the clocks. So one game can last up to about 50 minutes.
Judit Sztaray
01:36:53
Round times are set for the Friday youth trophy tournament: Rounds at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Ahmad Al-Sadi
01:40:23
Is the simul GM announced yet?
Sam Shoykhet
01:40:54
The GM running the simul is GM Illya Nyzhnyk.
Judit Sztaray
01:41:01
Grandmaster Simul Open to All2019 National Open Champion GM Illia NyzhnykThursday 2:00 p.m.Entry Fee: $30 by May 31, $40 later.Spectators Welcome
Judit Sztaray
01:41:11
A special Simul KIDS!Age 14 & under (born after June 19, 2006) and rated below 1800 or not rated.Saturday 7:00 p.m.Entry Fee: $25 by May 31, $30 laterSpectators Welcome
Judit Sztaray
01:41:28
This will be WGM Tatev
Janelle Losoff
01:41:40
https://www.vegaschessfestival.com/side-events/simuls/
Janelle Losoff
01:43:18
The schedule is at this link https://www.vegaschessfestival.com/schedule/
Francisco Lopez
01:44:04
Is Finegold also doing a simul?
Janelle Losoff
01:44:25
No, We just used his photo.
Francisco Lopez
01:44:44
LOL
Judit Sztaray
01:44:55
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan is the youth simul, it’s on Saturday 7pm sorry left off her last name :) she is amazing!! Hope we see many of our youth player take part, it’s a great opportunity to play against a titled player!
Janelle Losoff
01:44:55
See more information about the National Open here
Janelle Losoff
01:44:58
https://www.vegaschessfestival.com/national-open/
stephengordon
01:46:38
Will electronic recording devices be allowed? ChessnoteR
GLENN PANNER
01:47:29
@stephengordon yes, except not in the FIDE rated sections (Open, U2300, U2100)
Tonya R
01:49:24
Thank you Janelle! Who will be teaching the camp on Thursday? I signed my kid for it, too:)
Robert Karl
01:49:54
Do you have to write down notation for every move? What happens in time trouble if you can't keep up?
Janelle Losoff
01:51:04
If you want to see photos of past chess festivals they are here. https://www.facebook.com/LasVegasInternationalChessFestival/photos/?tab=albums
Judit Sztaray
01:52:00
@Robert, since the main event has increment in the time control, rules say that you’ll have to notate all the way until the end of the game.
Janelle Losoff
01:53:14
https://www.vegaschessfestival.com/side-events/chess-camps/
Judit Sztaray
01:54:23
https://www.fide.com/news/1075
Judit Sztaray
01:54:45
Melikset Khachiyan (USA) wins the Liu Wenzhe Award, a recognition to the figure of the "first coach", as endorsed by one or more leading chess players.
Judit Sztaray
02:00:25
Youth events will follow national scholastic regulations when it comes to guidelines for notating. Link is here: http://www.uschess.org/images/stories/scholastic_chess_resources/scholastic_regs_2020-21version-a.pdf Chapter 19.
Janelle Losoff
02:02:28
Thank you, Judit!
John Blomer
02:02:59
i cannot do that
John Blomer
02:03:19
i cannot
Danny Rohde
02:03:34
click participants
Danny Rohde
02:03:43
there should be a button that says raise hand
stephengordon
02:04:15
Sorry, Did I miss who is booked for the simul?
Janelle Losoff
02:04:42
Look for REACTIONS at the bottom of your screen.
John Blomer
02:05:03
ok
GLENN PANNER
02:05:05
@Stephengordon GM Ilia Nyzhnzyk
Sam Shoykhet
02:05:06
@Stephengordon GM Illya Nyzhnyk is running the main simul.
John Blomer
02:05:40
ok
John Blomer
02:05:54
thank you
Judit Sztaray
02:05:55
@stephengordon: WGM Tatev Abrahamyan for the youth simul :)
Prasanna
02:11:34
Thank you all
Tonya R
02:11:58
Thank you!
GLiu
02:13:03
Are you going to share this meeting recording on the website?
GLENN PANNER
02:13:41
@Gliu, we may, but we won't decide on that until after the TownHall on Sunday
Danny Rohde
02:14:37
is there a spectator policy this year?
Janelle Losoff
02:14:51
Accessibility for all players is very important to us. We follow the U.S. Chess Accessible Chess Events Guidelines whenever possible.If you need special accommodations please contact us in advance at 702-930-9550 or by email at accessibility@vegaschessfestival.com.
Doug's iPhone 5s
02:14:53
Can I notate with chess NoteR device?
Judit Sztaray
02:15:10
@Doug which section are you in?
John Blomer
02:15:33
is there food venders by the rooms?
Sam Shoykhet
02:15:52
@Doug Electronic notation devices are permitted in sections that are NOT FIDE rated.
GLENN PANNER
02:16:16
@John, the hotel has several restaurants that will be open. They have not decided if they are adding food stations in our area yet.
John Blomer
02:16:54
ok
RAMIE
02:17:37
Will there be a replay of this meeting?
Janelle Losoff
02:18:04
Yes, we have another meeting.
RAMIE
02:18:31
yes but how about a replay of this one
Sam Shoykhet
02:18:49
@Ramie That will not be decided until after the Town Hall on Sunday.
RAMIE
02:19:46
had lots comp problems so missed alot of this one
Doug's iPhone 5s
02:19:48
Can I use noise cancelling headphones with music?