This week is an exciting week for PTC Chess enthusiasts!
PTC has formed four global chess teams to compete against other corporate teams including AutoDesk and Dassault in the online WORLD CORPORATE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP which is organized by FIDE (the International Chess Federation) and chess.com (a leading online chess platform) February 19-21.
This contest inspired the PTC Community Team to officially inaugurate @Dale_Rosema the PTCooler King! He even has a new badge to honor all his consistent, great contributions to the PTCooler Lounge. Laughter is so important, and we all look forward to our Friday engineering joke from Dale. If you have a suggestion on how to make our "lounge" more exciting or a better connection place, please be sure to reach out to Dale or a PTC Community Manager. We are interested in your feedback!
You can follow the PTC Chess Team participants and see them compete on chess.com on game days!
Root on PTC, and encourage your company to get involved in this awesome competition next year!
If you or your company are already enrolled in this year's competition, please leave a reply and let us know your chess.com username. We want to cheer you on too!
And, for absolutely anybody. You can donate to these great causes that are being sponsored this year.
FIDE decided to waive the entry fee to take part in this event and instead chose to organize a fundraiser where all proceeds will go to three social projects. Chess In Education, Chess For People With Disabilities, and FIDE Chess Veterans Support Program.
FIDE goal is to raise at least 100,000€ ($121,215.00.00 USD) through this activity. This amounts, on average, to a very reasonable 350€ ($424.14 USD) contribution per participant team.
If FIDE meets our goal (100k), a representative of the company that has donated more funds (Your president, your CEO; your founder...) will be invited to make the ceremonial first move during one of the games at the FIDE World Chess Championship 2021.
PTC Player Names and chess.com Usernames
|Global Team||Chess.com User Name||PTC Community Name|
|PTC Boston||KNGKLLA (1950) (Captain)|
|PTC Boston||WilliamBones (1700)|
The game of chess as noted by Simon Williams.
“The beauty of chess is it can be whatever you want it to be. It transcends language, age, race, religion, politics, gender, and socioeconomic background. Whatever your circumstances, anyone can enjoy a good fight to the death over the chess board.”
Catching up this post with PTC Chess Team outcomes!
The highlight of the tournament for PTC Community Member @A_Aksyonov : (Team Haifa) drew a game against a Grandmaster Gulmira Dauletova from Kazakhstan (country champion in 2019), rated 2285. This was her only half-point dropped at the tournament, well done, Aleksey!