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Friday, March 11, 2011

Entries invited to Chess festival 'Nakhchivan Open 2011'

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Hi everyone, 

Here is an interesting chess tournament being organised by the Azerbaijan Chess Federation - 'Nakhchivan Open 2011'. It is dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev - third president of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The festival will be held from the 22nd of April to the 1st of May in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan. 

The total prize fund of the tournament is 66 500 USD. The prize fund of Tournament A is 50 000 USD (the 1st prize – 10 000 USD. Chess players with rating 2250 and above are allowed to participate in the competition.). The prize fund of Tournament B is 6 500 USD (chess players rated below 2250 are allowed to participate in tournament B.).

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