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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Greece to host first international chess cultural festival in June

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Hi everyone,

Here is a video of the beautiful island of Corfu in Greece.

That's where they are going to hold the 1st International Chess Cultural Festival 18-27th June!

The special festival - planned both for professionals and amateurs - would include matches with substantial prizes, entertainment, cultural events and a high quality vacation experience on the cosmopolitan island of Corfu. The Festival includes 4 different basic types of tournament: rapid chess, pairs, Chinese chess and bridge. Simultaneous and blind exhibition games will also be held, as well as matches between specially invited internationally-ranked players. Lectures followed by discussion, seminars, summer open-air movie nights, a full day tour of the island, concerts, theme nights at the pool and beach bar, special themed dinners, including Chinese, Ancient Greek and Chess, will all make up an exciting and innovative event. The closing ceremony will involve a special chess dress code, and many more wonderful surprises await you!

Special care has been given to parallel events for accompanying persons, including local cuisine and pastry making workshops, dance lessons, bridge lessons and many other activities which promise to make this vacation a rich and unforgettable experience for everyone!

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