Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bansko Grand Chess Open 2010 ; Chessdom

Bansko Grand Chess Open 2010

Hotel bookings deadline - November 5th!

The Bansko Grand Chess Open will be held in the city of Bansko, Bulgaria from the 12th until the 19th of December 2010, with open participation and nine (9) rounds Swiss system. It will feature two sections - open and junior - with a total prize fund of over 15 000 EUR. There are special rating prizes for the winners of U2400, U2200, U2000, and U1800.
Up to now more than 100 players have signed up for the competition. There are participants from France, Bulgaria, Israel, Greece, Georgia, Russia, Zimbabwe, Spain, Ukraine, Luxembourg, Serbia, Poland, Finland, and interest from over 20 other countries. Among these participants are 11 GMs over 2550 ELO and a total of 25 titled players.
Bansko Open is promissing to be one of the top open events of the year, hotel bookings deadline is November 5th.
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Contact via skype at banskochess or via our contact form.

Register for the tournament here

Bansko contact

15 000 eur prize fund

The total prize fund of Bansko Grand Chess Open is 15 000 eur. The first players in the main group will receive a total of 9000 eur, as there are special prizes dedicated to rating groups
A. International Rating Category 2201 – 2400
1st 500 € 2nd 300 € 3rd 100 €
B. International Rating Category 2001 – 2200
1st 500 € 2nd 300 € 3rd 100 €
C. International Rating Category 1801 - 2001
1st 500 € 2nd 300 € 3rd 100 €
D. International Rating Category up to 1801
1st 500 € 2nd 300 € 3rd 100 €
As the future of chess depends on the young players enthusiasm and development of technology, the organizers will award 8 laptop computers to Boys and Girls U14, U12, U10, and U8 categories.
A total of 24 medals and 8 cups will be given.
The tournament is valid for GM/IM/FM /WFM/WIM/WGM norms and the youth section is application to the ECU Grand Prix.
Official website: http://banskochess.chessdom.com/

Blitz tournament and parallel program

On the 11th of December, together with the opening of Bansko Grand Chess Open, a blitz tournament will be played. It will be a 7 rounds Swiss event with featured prize fund of 1000 eur.
Bansko Grand Chess Open will also have simul with 2500+ player and many more surprises!

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