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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Campomanes Memorial Chess Tournament in Yangon, Myanmnar from July 5-12

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Hello everyone,

This is like quaint. When did you last hear of an open chess tournament in Burma - ah! Myanmar now?

The Myanmar Chess Federation shall organise the Campomanes Memorial (Yangon International Open) 5-12 July 2011 in Yangon with $10,000 in cash prizes.

The tournament will be Swiss System; FIDE-rated and titled; Rate of play will be 90 minutes for the whole game with 30 seconds increment for every move starting from the first move.

Prize Fund (US$ 10,000)
Open: 1st US$ 3,000; 2nd US$ 1,600; 3rd US$ 1,200; 4th US$ 1,000; 5th US$ 700; 6th US$ 500; 7th & 8th US$ 300 each; 9th & 10th US$ 200 each. 

Best Myanmar Players: 1st US$ 500; 2nd US$ 300; 3rd US$ 200.
Best Women Players and Best Junior Players (U-18, U-14, U-10) prizes are also awarded.

Myanmar Chess Federation Members - US$ 60; Others - US$ 120
Entry fee is non-refundable. Entry Fees are waived for GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs. There will be a discount of 25% of entry fees for those who register on or before 31st May, 2011.

The venue is the Central Hotel, Bogyoke Aung San Road, Yangon.
The hotel is located in the center of Yangon. There are many places of interest such as the landmark of Myanmar Shwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Market, Yangon Port, National Museum within the walking distance. More information can be found at
Myanmar Chess Federation
Aung San Stadium, Yangon, MYANMAR.
or by Fax to: (95) 1546001 or 1546009
or by E-mail to:,

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