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Thursday, December 15, 2011

International Chess Rapid Festival Bansko 2012 in February

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Hello everyone,

Here is the latest tournament chess news update via The Сhess Academy of Thessaloniki and Razlog Chess Club will organise the 2012 edition of the traditional Bansko Rapid International Festival. It will take place 25-26 Februrary 2012 in Hotel Orphey, Bansko.

Won in 2010 by Iva Videnova and in 2011 by FM Velislav Kukov, the rapid festival is gaining popularity every year. In 2012 places for participants are limited up to 120 players.

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WGM Iva Videonova won the event with perfect score in 2010.

Bansko, Bulgaria’s # 1 ski resort, offers its visitors a unique mixture of modern sporting facilities, breathtaking nature, excellent accommodation, rich cultural and gastronomic heritage. Bansko has the best snow record and the longest ski season on the Balkans – it is an ideal place for a strong winter chess tournament and ski vacation.

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