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Monday, December 19, 2011

Zurich Christmas Chess Open from Dec 26

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Hi everyone,

Do you know that the Alps beckon you for a chessy winter?

The 35th Zurich Christmas Open will be held on December 26-30, 2011, at the 'Crowne Plaza Zürich', Badenerstr. 420, 8040.
System and rate of play: 7 rounds, Swiss system; 90 minutes for 40 moves+30 minutes for the rest of the game+30 seconds increment per move, starting from move one.

  • The Open consists of two playing groups, Master tournament and Under-2050 tournament.
  • Prizes in the Master are CHF 5000, 4000, 3000, 2000, 1500, 1000 etc (20 prizes).
  • Prizes in the U2050 event are CHF 1000, 800, 600, 500, 400, 300 etc (20 prizes)
  • Total prize fund is 24200 EURO.
  • A Blitz tournament will be played on Wednesday 28th December with CHF 300 in prizes. 
You can access the official website for more information.

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