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Monday, May 9, 2011

Albena Chess Open with 40,000 euro prize fund in June

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Hello everyone,

It's exciting that another super chess open is on the chess circuit. This time it's Albena Chess Tournament 2011 with a prize fund of Euros 40,000 to be held from June 25 to July 3rd in the Albena sea resort (near Varna, Bulgaria).

The first prize in Albena is the impressive 8,000 euros and there are 30 prizes ranging from 1,000 to 100 euros for amateur chess players, and 16 prizes ranging from 500 to 100 euros for youngsters. 

It is a 9 round open Swiss tournament with time control 90 minutes for each player plus 30 seconds per move starting from the first move. Accommodation is provided right next to the playing hall and starts for as low as 11 eur/night, an incredible deal for the high season of summer for one of the major Black Sea resorts.

All details on the event can be found in the links below.
The resort of Albena is situated 32 km north of Varna and just 12km south-west of Balchik on a long sand stretch in the open northern part of Varna Bay. 

You can access the official website here.

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