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26. 12. 2019 - 01. 01. 2020, Litomysl, Youth home of VOSP and SPS (CZE), 20th LITOMYSL OPEN
The tournament is a part of 19th International Chess Festivals Series CZECH TOUR 2019/2020. – unique connection of Christmas celebration, New Year’s Eve and New Year with chess friends in the historic town (UNESCO) – cheap accommodation and refreshment – tournament is a follow-up to the Czech Chess Christmas 26. 12.-1. 1. FIDE open (prize fund 30 000 CZK) 31. 12. open New Year’s Eve 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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27. 12. 2019 - 04. 01. 2020, Krakow (POL), XXX International Chess Festival “CRACOVIA’2019”
The event will be in 5 groups: A Group ≥ 2100 ELO FIDE, B Group 1800  ELO  2100; C Group  1800 ELO; D Group for children born before 2007 year, E Group for children born before 2011 year WGM/GM without entry fee. Groups: A, B, C, D, E and Blitz are FIDE rating. Excursions: Obwarzanek–specialties from Krakow, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Unusual city - Nowa Huta, Olympic Krakow Krakow airport (Krakow-Balice) has many low-cost airlines! Welcome! A rich tourist program!
Info: Jan Kusina Malopolska Chess Association, jan.kusina@gmail.com, http://www.mzszach.krakow.pl

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27. - 31.12.2019, Krakow (POL), XXX International Chess Festival “CRACOVIA’2019” children
The event will be in 2 groups: D Group for children born before 2007 year, E Group for children born before 2011 year All groups are FIDE rating. Excursions: Obwarzanek–specialties from Krakow, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Unusual city - Nowa Huta, Olympic Krakow Krakow airport (Krakow-Balice) has many low-cost airlines! Welcome! A rich tourist program!
Info: Jan Kusina Malopolska Chess Association, jan.kusina@gmail.com, http://www.mzszach.krakow.pl

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27. - 31.12.2019, 15-181 Bialystok, 42 Pułku Piechoty 6 Street, tel. (POL), 38. INTERNATIONAL CHESS MEMORIAL OF LUDWIK ZAMENHOF
PLACE Hotel Podlasie & Lipcowy Ogrod Restaurant 15-181 Bialystok, 42 Pułku Piechoty 6 Street, tel. no.: +48 85 675 66 11, www.hotelpodlasie.pl. TOURNAMENT GROUPS Open A Open B Open C Open D ELO >2000 ELO 1600-2000 ELO <1600 i bez ELO ELO <1300 i bez ELO  The FIDE ranking of 01.12.2019 applies; in groups A, B and C the classic chess ranking, in group D the rapid chess ranking.  The organizer has the right to admit no more than 10 competitors with a lower ranking in open A (from 1900 to 1999) and in open B. These competitors pay 50% more entry fee. ENTRY FEE  The payment should be made by 15.12.2019 to the MUKS Stoczek 45 Bialystok account Bank Pekao SA Oddział Białystok, Rynek Kościuszki 7 Street IBAN No.: PL 13 1240 5211 1111 0000 4927 1898, Code BIC – PKOPPLPW  Persons who have not paid for their entry fee on time will be removed from the start list.  Title of the payment: name and surname, tournament group Open A Open B Open C Open D 180 PLN 150 PLN 120 PLN 90 PLN  The entry fee includes the classification and a rating fee.  The entry fee is not refundable. NOTIFICATIONS Entries to the tournament should be sent by 15.12.2019 to leszeg@wp.pl or on the tournament services: 3 open A http://www.chessarbiter.com/turnieje/2019/ti_5277/ open B http://www.chessarbiter.com/turnieje/2019/ti_5246/ open C http://www.chessarbiter.com/turnieje/2019/ti_5247/ open D http://www.chessarbiter.com/turnieje/2019/ti_5248/ Players entered after the deadline may be admitted to the tournament on condition that there are free places and that the entry fee is increased by 50%. AWARDS Cash-awards pool – 50 000 PLN Nagroda Open A Open B Open C Open D 1 place 6000 3000 1500 1000 2 place 4000 2000 1000 800 3 place 3000 1500 750 700 4 place 2000 1000 600 600 5 place 1500 800 500 500 6 place 1200 600 400 400 7 place 1000 500 300 300 8 place 800 400 200 200 9 place 600 300 150 150 10 place 500 250 150 150 11 place 400 200 100 100 12 place 300 200 100 100 Woman – 1 place 600 300 200 200 Woman – 2 place 400 200 100 100 Junior U-18 300 200 100 100 Junior U-14 300 200 100 100 Junior U-10 300 200 100 100 Senior 60+ 300 200 100 100 ELO 2201-2300 300 ELO 2101-2200 300 ELO do 2100 300 ELO 1801-1900 200 ELO 1701-1800 200 ELO do 1700 200 ELO 1301-1400 100 ELO 1201-1300 100 ELO 1101-1200 100 100 ELO 1001-1100 100 100 without ELO 100 100  Cash awards will be paid in PLN.  The amount of awards is given in gross amounts.  Prizes up to 2000 PLN are exempt from tax. Tax on other prizes is 10%.  Prizes are not divided.
Info: MUKS Stoczek 45 Bialystok 15-757 Bialystok, Łagodna 10 Street, tel. no.: 85 664 46 82, fax: 85 654 00 49, , leszeg@wp.pl, http://www.stoczek45.pl/zamenhof.html

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1.1.2020, Krakow (POL), XXX International Chess Festival “CRACOVIA’2019”-Blitz
Swiss system, 11 rounds, time 3’ + 2”, Fide rating
Info: Jan Kusina Malopolska Chess Association , jan.kusina@gmail.com, http://www.mzszach.krakow.pl

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5.1.2020, Zabierzow (POL), ZABIERZOW BLITZ
The tournament “ZABIERZOW BLITZ” is played the next day after the end of the Chess Festival Cracovia, near city Krakow. Place of game: http://eximiuspark.pl/en/home/ The event will be in 2 groups: open & U-12, Swiss system, 11 rounds, pace of game 3’ + 2”, FIDE rating, prize found 8800 PLN (app € 2200). Info: Jan Kusina, mobile phone +48-695-210-120, jan.kusina@gmail.com, http://www.mzszach.krakow.pl
Info: Jan Kusina, mobile phone +48-695-210-120, , jan.kusina@gmail.com, http://www.mzszach.krakow.pl

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10. - 17.1.2020, Prague, the Olympik hotel (CZE), 19th PRAGUE OPEN
The tournament is a part of 19th International Chess Festivals Series CZECH TOUR 2019/2020. 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) 10.-17. 1. A FIDE open (IM norm, prize fund 50 000 CZK) 10.-17. 1. B FIDE open - ELO < 2100 (prize fund 10 000 CZK) 12. 1. open tournament in rapid chess 15. 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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18. - 25.1.2020, Marianske Lazne, the Polonia hotel (CZE), 19th MARIENBAD OPEN
The tournament is a part of 19th International Chess Festivals Series CZECH TOUR 2019/2020. 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) 18.-25. 1. round robin GM and IM tournaments 18.-25. 1. FIDE open (prize fund 20 000 CZK) 18.-25. 1. open seniors tournament 50+ (prize fund 10 000 CZK) 19. 1. open tournament in rapid chess 23. 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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22. - 29.2.2020, Liberec, The Clarion Grandhotel Zlaty lev hotel (CZE), 20th LIBEREC OPEN
The tournament is a part of 19th International Chess Festivals Series CZECH TOUR 2019/2020. 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 22. 2.-29. 2. FIDE open (prize fund 30 000 CZK) 23. 2. open tournament in rapid chess 27. 2. 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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