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19. - 25.11.2017, Plzen (the Central hotel) (CZE), 9th PILSEN OPEN
The tournament is a part of 17th International Chess Festivals Series CZECH TOUR 2017/2018. The city of Plzen is a regional city and with its 170 000 inhabitants it is the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic. It is famous for the production of beer. There are a lot of historic sights and ZOO. 19.-25. 11. FIDE open (prize fund 20 000 CZK) 22. 11. open blitz tournament Interesting things: http://www.facebook.com/czechtouren
Info: AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o. Strossova 239 530 03 Pardubice Czech Republic tel. + 420-466 535 200 mobile phone +420-608 203 007, j.mazuch@avekont.cz, http://czechtour.net/

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19. - 25.11.2017, Bad Griesbach im Rottal (GER), 20. Senioren-Schach-Open Bad Griesbach
Modus: 7 Runden nach Schweizer System, Bedenkzeit: 40 Züge/2 Std. + 1 Std. für Rest Teilnahmeberechtigt sind Senioren über 50 Jahren Terminplan: Sonntag, 19.11.2017: 13.30 Uhr: Anmeldeschluss 14.00 Uhr Begrüßung 14.30 Uhr: Runde 1 20./21./22./23./24.11./ 14.00 Uhr: Runde 2 - 6 Samstag, 25.11.2017: 08.30 Uhr: Runde 7 15.30 Uhr: Siegerehrung Preise: 1. Preis: 300 Euro; 2. Preis: 200 Euro; 3. Preis: 100 Euro; Sonderpreise für Altersklassen/Wertungszahlen/bester Niederbayer und Sachpreise; Das Turnier wird DWZ und ELO ausgewertet Schirmherr: Jürgen Fundke, Bürgermeister der Stadt Bad Griesbach Veranstaltungsort: Aktiv & Vital Hotel Residenz, Prof. -Baumgartner Str. 1, D-94086 Bad Griesbach, Tel. +49 (0) 85 32 / 70 80, www.feelness-hotel.de
Info: Pressebüro König Josef König Telefon 0049-8561/910771, info@koenig-online.de, http://www.koenig-online.de/schach/gri2017/gri2017.html

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9. - 14.12.2017, Katowice (POL), International Chess Festival “Katowice Winter 2017” Official accompanying event for European Blitz a
International Chess Festival “Katowice Winter 2017” Official accompanying event for European Blitz and Rapid Chess Championship 2017 2 Closed Round Robin Title Tournaments for GM, IM, WGM, WIM norms  Dates 09.12 (Saturday) - 14.12 (Thursday)  Venue Park Hotel Diament, Wita Stwosza 25, Katowice, Poland 1. Contact & Information Organiser: Silesian Chess Federation Chief Arbiter: IA, IO, FT, FM Prohorov, Olexandr (UKR) /14105578/ mob Tel. +38-097-496 -82-58 (Kyivstar, UKR) mob Tel: +48-790-430-948 (Play, POL) Email: prohorov@chessclub.lviv.ua Skype: Prohorov Olexandr 2. Official web page: www.katowice2017.eu 3. System Closed Grandmaster Tournament (GM-group) - average rating 2401 – 2475 (former category 7 – 9 FIDE) GM, IM, WGM norms possible 10-12 players - round robin 9-11 rounds, or 6-7 players – double robin 10-12 rounds Closed International Master Tournament (IM-group) - average rating 2230 – 2350 (former category 1-4 FIDE) IM, WGM, WIM norms possible 10-12 players - round robin 9-11 rounds, or 6-7 players – double robin 10-12 rounds 4. Entry fee (include accommodation in twin/double rooms, B&B – Hotel Diament) Grandmaster Tournament (GM-group) FIDE ELO Above 2501 2500-2451 2450-2400 Below 2400 Entry fee in EUR* 350 400 425 450 International Master Tournament (IM-group) FIDE ELO Above 2400 2399-2300 2299-2200 Below 2199-2050 Entry fee in EUR* 350 400 450 500 *Payment in EUR, PLN possible The amount and payment of entry fee can be discussed individually. Time control 90 minutes with 30 second increment from move 1 Default time 30 minutes from the scheduled start of the pertinent round Draw No draw offers before move 30 Mobil Without the permission of the arbiter a player is forbidden to have a mobile phone or other electronic means of communication in the playing venue, unless they are completely switched off. Tie-Break 1. Sonnenborn-Berger, 2. Number of wins, 3. Mutual game. Prizes Cups and medals for 1-2-3 place. Certificates for all players about participation. 5. Schedule 1st round, 09.12.2017. at 16:00h 2nd round, 10.12.2017. at 11:00h 3rd round, 10.12.2017. at 16:00h 4th round, 11.12.2017. at 11:00h 5th round, 11.12.2017. at 16:00h 6th round, 12.12.2017. at 11:00h 7th round, 12.12.2017. at 16:00h 8th round, 13.12.2017. at 11:00h 9th round, 14.12.2017. at 11:00h
Info: Chief Arbiter: IA, IO, FT, FM Prohorov, Olexandr (UKR) /14105578/ mob Tel. +38-097-496 -82-58 (Kyivstar, UKR) mob Tel: +48-790-430-948 (Play, POL) prohorov@chessclub.lviv.ua Skype: Prohorov Olexandr, prohorov@chessclub.lviv.ua, http://www.katowice2017.eu

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27. 12. 2017 - 04. 01. 2018, Krakow (POL), XXVIII International Chess Festival “CRACOVIA’2017”
Group A - ELO FIDE ≥ 2100, time: 40 moves/1,5h+0,5h +30sec. increments from one move Group B – 1800  ELO  2100; time: 40 moves/1,5h+0,5h +30sec. increments from one move Group C - ELO < 1800, time: 40 moves/1,5h+0,5h +30sec. increments from one move WGM/GM without entry fee. All Groups are FIDE rating. Prize fund: app € 12500, 1st app € 2 000 Excursions: Krakow cribs, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Old city & Royal Wawel. Krakow airport (Krakow-Balice) has many low-cost airlines! Welcome!
Info: Jan Kusina Malopolska Chess Association ph/fax +48 12 411-48-01 , jan.kusina@gmail.com, http://www.mzszach.krakow.pl

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27. - 31.12.2017, Krakow (POL), XXVIII International Chess Festival “CRACOVIA’2017” - children
Swiss system, 11 rounds, time: 1h+30sec. increments from one move Group D - (children born in 2005 & before) ELO < 16001; Group E - (children born in 2009 & before) ELO < 1600; All Groups are FIDE rating. Excursions: Krakow cribs, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Old city & Royal Wawel. Krakow airport (Krakow-Balice) has many low-cost airlines! Welcome!
Info: Jan Kusina Malopolska Chess Association ph/fax +48 12 411-48-01 , jan.kusina@gmail.com, http://www.mzszach.krakow.pl

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31. 12. 2017 - 04. 01. 2018, Krakow (POL), XXVIII International Chess Festival “CRACOVIA’2017”
Swiss system, 11 rounds, time: 40 moves/1,5h+0,5h +30sec. increments from one move Group A - ELO FIDE ≥ 2100, Group B – 1800  ELO  2100, Group C - ELO < 1800 WGM/GM without entry fee. All Groups are FIDE rating. Prize fund: app € 12500, 1st app € 2 000 Excursions: Krakow cribs, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Old city & Royal Wawel. Krakow airport (Krakow-Balice) has many low-cost airlines! Welcome!
Info: Jan Kusina Malopolska Chess Association ph/fax +48 12 411-48-01 , jan.kusina@gmail.com, http://www.mzszach.krakow.pl

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1.1.2018, Krakow (POL), XXVIII International Chess Festival “CRACOVIA’2017” BLITZ
Swiss, 11 rounds, time: 3’ + 2”, FIDE rating
Info: Jan Kusina Malopolska Chess Association ph/fax +48 12 411-48-01 , jan.kusina@gmail.com, http://www.mzszach.krakow.pl

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12. - 19.1.2018, Prague (hotel Olympik) (CZE), 17th PRAGUE OPEN
The tournament is a part of 17th International Chess Festivals Series CZECH TOUR 2017/2018. The Czech capital Prague is one of the most beautiful European cities with a large historical centre (UNESCO sights). 12.-19. 1. A FIDE open (IM norm, prize fund 50 000 CZK) 12.-19. 1. B FIDE open – ELO<2100 (prize fund 10 000 CZK) 14. 1. open tournament in rapid chess 17. 1. open blitz tournament Interesting things: http://www.facebook.com/czechtouren
Info: AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o. Strossova 239 530 03 Pardubice Czech Republic tel. + 420-466 535 200 mobile phone +420-608 203 007, j.mazuch@avekont.cz, http://czechtour.net/

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20. - 27.1.2018, Marianske Lazne (the Polonia hotel) (CZE), 17th MARIENBAD OPEN
The tournament is a part of 17th International Chess Festivals Series CZECH TOUR 2017/2018. Marianske Lazne town is the second biggest health resort in the Czech Republic. It is famous not only for its spa springs, but also for its magnificent architecture and large spa parks. 20.-27. 1. round robin GM and IM tournaments 20.-27. 1. open seniors tournament 50+ (prize fund 10 000 CZK) 20.-27. 1. FIDE open (prize fund 20 000 CZK) 21. 1. open tournament in rapid chess 25. 1. open blitz tournament Interesting things: http://www.facebook.com/czechtouren
Info: AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o. Strossova 239 530 03 Pardubice Czech Republic tel. + 420-466 535 200 mobile phone +420-608 203 007, j.mazuch@avekont.cz, http://czechtour.net/

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