News Release

1st North American Championship Match


WCN ( will sponsor a match between the Champion of the USA, IGM Larry Christiansen and the Champion of Canada, 18-year-old IM Pascal Charbonneau.

The match will consist of six (6) games, played at regular time controls with increments and will take place from Monday, June 10th to Sunday June 16th, with Thursday being a rest day. Starting time for each game will be 3PM Pacific Time (6PM Eastern) The Vancouver Airport Conference Resort (, a first class Convention and Resort Hotel, in Richmond BC, will be the location of the match.

Ample space for spectators, entry is free, will be provided. will carry the match live on its web site ( complete with analysis from top Masters.


WCN is a world leader in on line chess activities, including tournaments and lectures, serving more than 50.000 chess enthusiasts each month from over 100 countries.


For further information, please contact:

Chris Heringer at or

Peter Stockhausen at:



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