This seems to be ruining a perfectly good ad banner, but I suppose it's one way of emphasising the message. In case you miss it, the British Chess Championships are underway!
A couple of things about the BCC coverage. First, they've got a dedicated Facebook page, and secondly, a Twitter account. Two very good ideas, especially for well-established regular events. The Facebook page allows you to publicise the event while the tweets keep those who can't make it abreast of happenings during the event.
Now I know we all just miss TCG's live blogging. As it happens, I've discovered a new tool for this purpose. Google Wave. Here's how it's done.
There's even a chess example here!