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23.2. - 2.3.2019, Liberec (The Clarion Grandhotel Zlaty lev hotel) (CZE), 19th LIBEREC OPEN
The tournament is a part of 18th International Chess Festivals Series CZECH TOUR 2018/2019. – congress hall in the heart of the town with perfect conditions for the game – unique proportion of price to quality of the accommodation – hotel wellness and a lot of touristic and amusing activities in the vicinity 23. 2.-2. 3. FIDE open (prize fund 30 000 CZK) 24. 2. open tournament in rapid chess 28. 2. open blitz tournament
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://www.czechtour.net/

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2.3.2019, Berlin (GER), 2. International Emanuel Lasker Blitz Tournament
In 2018 almost 300 participants and more than 100 players with a fide title attend the blitz chess tournament (report and standing on 2018 event: https://www.schach2019.berlin/de/internationales-blitzturnier/) When? Saturday, 2.3.2019 at 6pm Location? MARITIM Hotel, Stauffenbergstr. 26, 10785 Berlin, Saal Berlin Who? Open tournament max. 300 particpants Time control? 3 minutes + 2 seconds from 1st move Mode? 8 rounds SWISS à 2 games each round with changing colours against same opponent. Prizes: 6.000,00 € in total, guaranteed with 230+ participants 1. bis 10. place: 1.200,00 € / 900,00 € / 700,00 € / 500,00 € / 400,00 € / 300,00 € / 300,00 € / 200,00 € / 100,00 € / 100,00 € Best Woman: 300,00 € / 200,00 € / 100,00 € And many rating and other price categories! Check our website and register online: https://www.schach2019.berlin/en/blitzturnier/
Info: rainer.polzin@berlin.de endrunde@schachfreunde.berlin , rainer.polzin@berlin.de, http://www.schach2019.berlin/en/blitzturnier/

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2.3.2019, Berlin (GER), 2. Youth Rapid Tournament (U25)
When? Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, 9am Where? MARITIM Hotel, Stauffenbergstr. 26, 10785 Berlin, Saal Berlin, Germany Who may participate? Open Tournament with a maximum of 300 participants for children, teenagers and young adults (age limitation: born 1994 or later) Time Control? 15 minutes per game and player Mode? 9 rounds accelerated SWISS Total Prize Money? 1.100,00 €, guaranteed if 100 or more players will participate Prizes? Rank 1 to 5: 200,00 € / 150,00 € / 100,00 € / 75,00 € / 50,00 € / 25,00 € Best players (f/m) born 2001 or later: 75,00 € / 50,00 € + non-cash prizes Best players (f/m) born 2004 or later: 75,00 € / 50,00 € + non-cash prizes Best players (f/m) born 2007 or later: 75,00 € / 50,00 € + non-cash prizes Best female players born 2001 or later: 75,00 € / 50,00 € + non-cash prizes Non-cash prizes in further categories, e.g. beginners and 3 member club teams No double prizes will be awarded Check all details and register online via: https://www.schach2019.berlin/en/jugendschnellschachturnier/
Info: rainer.polzin@berlin.de, rainer.polzin@berlin.de, http://www.schach2019.berlin/en/jugendschnellschachturnier/

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3. - 8.3.2019, Lviv (UKR), 25th International Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2019”
Part of the Ukraine Tour Chess Tournament Series 2019 Closed Round Robin Title Tournament for IM, WGM, WIM norms  Dates 2019 03.03 (Sunday) – 08.03 (Friday)  Venue Lviv-Briukhovychi Shyroka4,st www.svitlycia.org.ua Official web page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lviv-Tradition-RR-Title-Tournaments-GMIM-WGM-WIM-norms-Lviv-Ukraine/1541020026151076 Archiv of past events 2015-2019 http://ukrchess.org.ua/turnir/Archive/Lviv-Traditional/2019/turnir1.html System 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 Time control 90 minutes with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from first move 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.
Info: IA, IO Prohorov, Olexandr (UKR) /14105578/ mob tel. +38-063-147-0-741 (Whatsup Viber Telegram) Email: prohorov@chessclub.lviv.ua Skype: Prohorov Olexandr, prohorov@chessclub.lviv.ua, http://ukrchess.org.ua/turnir/Archive/Lviv-Traditional/2019/turnir1.html

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5. - 16.3.2019, Praha (CZE), PRAGUE INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL 2019 DON GIOVANNI
A) MASTER TOURNAMENT 5th - 15th March 2019 round-robin GM tournament - in the tournament, among others, Pentala Harikrishna, David Navara, Radoslaw Wojtaszek (names of other participants will be gradually announced ) confirmed their participation B) CHALLENGERS TOURNAMENT 5th - 14th March 2019 round-robin GM tournament - in the tournament, among others, Thai Dai Van Nguyen, Mateusz Bartel (names of other participants will be gradually announced ) confirmed their participation - winner of the tournament will obtain the right of participation in MASTERS TOURNAMENT 2020 C) 9th - 16th March 2019 open master tournament with IM norm - 9 rounds by Swiss system - rating tournament with rating for ELO FIDE and DWZ - participation of players without age and ratings limitations - winner of the tournament will obtain the right of participation in CHALLENGERS TOURNAMENT 2020 - financial prizes in CZK: D, E, F, G) 9th - 16th March 2019 round-robin rating tournaments - D – ELO FIDE 2000 - 2199, E – ELO FIDE 1750 - 1999, F – ELO FIDE 1500 - 1749, G - ELO FIDE < 1500 - 8 - 10 players in the group, 7 – 9 rounds - rating for ELO FIDE and DWZ
Info: AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o., Strossova 239, 530 03 Pardubice, the Czech Republic, tel. 466 535 200, mobile phone +420 608 203 007, j.mazuch@avekont.cz, http://praguechessfestival.com/

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19. - 22.4.2019, Prague (CZE), 6th Easter Amateur Chess OPEN in Prague (CZE)
Only for chessplayers with ELO FIDE max 2299. 6 rounds, swiss system, 120 min till the and. Hotel Slavia, Prague 10
Info: , migast@centrum.cz, http://www.chess-open.blog.cz

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26.4. - 1.5.2019, Dalovice by Karlovy Vary (CZE), FIDE OPEN Dalovice by Karlovy Vary
Swiss, 8 rounds, 90 minutes + 30 sec/move for each player Place of tournament: Municipal house, Hlavní 82/25, Dalovice by Karlovy Vary Price fund : 23 600,- CZK
Info: Ing. Věra Lorencová , vera.lorencova@volny.cz, http://www.sachykv.cz

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