Next chess tournaments

27. - 31.12.2018, Krakow (POL), XXIX International Chess Festival “CRACOVIA’2018” children
The event will be in 5 groups (A,B,C,D,E) + Blitz + Shogi. All groups are FIDE rating. Groups D & E are for the children: Group D - (children born in 2006 & before) ELO < 1600; time: 0,5h/person+30sec. increments from one move Group E - (children born in 2010 & before) ELO < 1600; time: 0,5h/person+30sec. increments from one move Playing hall: Galaxy hotel, 22a Gesia str. The airport Krakow-Balice has many low-cost airlines! Welcome! A rich tourist program!
Info: Jan Kusina Malopolska Chess Association ph/fax +48 12 411-48-01 mob. +48 695 210 120 , jan.kusina@gmail.com, http://www.mzszach.krakow.pl

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27. 12. 2018 - 04. 01. 2019, Krakow (POL), XXIX International Chess Festival “CRACOVIA’2018”
The event will be in 5 groups (A,B,C,D,E) + Blitz + Shogi. All groups are FIDE rating. WGM/GM without entry fee. Prize fund: app € 12500, 1st app € 2 000 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 Playing hall: Galaxy hotel, 22a Gesia str. The airport Krakow-Balice has many low-cost airlines! Welcome! A rich tourist program!
Info: Jan Kusina Malopolska Chess Association ph/fax +48 12 411-48-01 mob. +48 695 210 120 , jan.kusina@gmail.com, http://www.mzszach.krakow.pl

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1.1.2019, Krakow (POL), XXIX International Chess Festival “CRACOVIA’2018” blitz
Swiss system, 11 rounds, time 3’ + 2”, Fide rating Krakow, Galaxy hotel, 22a Gesia str.
Info: Jan Kusina Malopolska Chess Association ph/fax +48 12 411-48-01 mob. +48 695 210 120 , jan.kusina@gmail.com, http://www.mzszach.krakow.pl

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3. - 11.1.2019, Belgrade (SER), 5th ChessAmateur Belgrade - 2019 January
The fifth international tournament is held from January 3 (arrival day) till January 11 (departure day) 2019, at the address: Belgrade, Kranjca St.17a, hotel “Hotel Balasevich”. The official site of this hotel: www.centarbalasevic.rs THE TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF THE TOURNAMENT OF CHESS AMATEURS IS 30 000 EURO 1ST PRIZE – 4.000 EURO + CUP OF ARCHIBALD
Info: Olena Jobava, +380 98 007-69-30, elenasobella@gmail.com, http://chessamateur.ru/en/

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5.1.2019, Bilovec (CZE), rapid Bilovec 2019
rapid tournament, swiss, 2x15 min., prize fund 1.200 EUR (1st prize 300 EUR), possibility of easy transport from city Ostrava using special chess bus
Info: Petr Dostal, tel.: +420 603 871 018, bilovec@rapidtour.cz, http://www.rapidtour.cz/bilovec

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11. - 18.1.2019, Prague (the Olympik hotel) (CZE), 18th PRAGUE OPEN
The tournament is a part of 18th International Chess Festivals Series CZECH TOUR 2018/2019. – select air-conditioned congress hall – almost 400 players from more than 40 countries – great accommodation price – one of the most beautiful cities in the world (UNESCO) 11.-18. 1. A FIDE open (IM norm, prize fund 50 000 CZK) 11.-18. 1. B FIDE open – ELO < 2100 (prize fund 10 000 CZK) 13. 1. open tournament in rapid chess 16. 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://www.czechtour.net/

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19. - 26.1.2019, Marien Bad (the Polonia hotel) (CZE), 18th MARIENBAD OPEN
The tournament is a part of 18th International Chess Festivals Series CZECH TOUR 2018/2019. – charming spa town in the middle of witnter – wide offer of accommodation and services in different price levels – 200 players in various kinds of tournaments (GM, IM, seniors, open) 19.-26. 1. round robin GM and IM tournaments 19.-26. 1. FIDE open (prize fund 20 000 CZK) 19.-26. 1. open seniors tournament 50+ (prize fund 10 000 CZK) 20. 1. open tournament in rapid chess 24. 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://www.czechtour.net/

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25. - 31.1.2019, Nova Gorica (SLO), 24. hit open 2019
A tournament: 1) expenses compensation: 5.000 €, 1st place: 1.000 € 2) players with rating higher than 1500 3) Swiss Accelerated System 4) 9 rounds, 90 min + 30 s/move, possible 2x bye except in the last 2 rounds 5) possible to get IM and GM norms B tournament: 1) players with rating lower than 1599 2) Swiss Accelerated System 3) 9 rounds, 60 min + 30 s/move, possible 2x bye except in the last 2 rounds 4) expenses compensation: 200 €, prasctical prizes
Info: Matjaz Loviscek President of Chess Club Nova Gorica (Slovenia) Tournament director of 24th hit open 2019 Mobile: +386 51 308 853, hit.open@yahoo.com, http://www.sah-zveza.si/rez/1901/24.hit_open_2019.pdf

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27.1. - 1.2.2019, Lviv (UKR), January Lviv Tradition (IM-Group) (Memory Volodymyr Bilinsky)
24th 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 27.01 (Sunday) – 01.02 (Friday)  Venue Lviv-Briukhovychi Shyroka4,st www.svitlycia.org.ua Chief Organiser Chief Arbiter – Contact & Information IA, IO Prohorov, Olexandr (UKR) /14105578/ mob Tel. +38-063-147-0-741 (Whatsup Kyivstar,UKR) Email: prohorov@chessclub.lviv.ua Skype: Prohorov Olexandr Official web page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lviv-Tradition-RR-Title-Tournaments-GMIM-WGM-WIM-norms-Lviv-Ukraine/1541020026151076 Archiv of past events 2015-2018 http://ukrchess.org.ua/turnir/Archive/Lviv-Traditional/2018/turnir5.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: IO Olexandr Prohorov UKR +380631470741, prohorov@chessclub.lviv.ua, http://ukrchess.org.ua/turnir/Archive/Lviv-Traditional/2018/turnir5.html

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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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