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Monday, April 4, 2011

European Senior Chess Championship 2011 begins

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Hello everybody,

If you're just wondering what chess is happening right after the European Individual Chess Championship then the news for you is that the European Senior Chess Championship 2011 has begun in the beautiful Courmayeur, Aosta Valley - Italy. It runs from April 4 to 14. Actually, the European Senior Chess Rapid 2011 will take place from 4-5 April and the main event will begin on April 6.

Cartoon from official website!

Participants can be any gentleman or lady who is registered by his ECU federation, and he reached his 60th birthday till 01.01.2011 or she has reached her 50th birthday till 01.01. 2011. The winners in their respective category are titled as European Senior Champions. The Championship shall be played in 9 rounds following the Swiss System. Time control is 40 moves in 90 minutes and 30 minutes to the end of the game. The player will additionally receive 30 seconds for each move. The Rapid championship shall be played in 9 rounds following the Swiss System as well. The time control shall be 25 minutes for the game, for each player, additional 10 seconds for each move.

You can access the official website here.

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