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Saturday, December 3, 2011

FIDE World Amateur Chess Championship 2012 in Greece from April 16

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Hello everyone,

The World Amateur Championship 2012 will take place in the 5-star Porto Carras Grand Resort, Greece from 16 April (1st round) to 22 April (9th round), 2012, as a part of the “Porto Carras Games Festival 2012″.

The annual Games Festival is a mass event organised for the 8th consecutive year and it includes a series of tournaments & competitions in prestigious games like chess, bridge, scrabble, strategic games, etc.

The FIDE World Amateur Championship is for the players with a FIDE rating of 2000 and less and it offers a guaranteed prize fund of 4,000 euros. Players with a higher rating can participate in the parallel international open tournament 'Alexander the Great 2012' which will also have an additional prize fund of 4,000 euros.

A separate open tournament for kids under 14 years old (and not a higher rating of 1500) will also be held at the same time with a blitz tournament on the last day.

Download the official regulations of the event in PDF format.

Further information can also be found on the official website of the festival as well as the page on Facebook.

The deadline for registrations and bookings is on 12 March 2012.

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