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Monday, February 27, 2012

11th Asian Continental Open and Women’s Chess Championships from May 4 in Vietnam

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Hi everyone,

The beautiful country of Vietnam is developing as a nice chess host. The Vietnam Chess Federation is organizing the 11th Asian Continental/Individual Open and Women’s Chess Championships from May 4-14 in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.

The Championships will be played in accordance with the following rules and regulations:
Each Federation from FIDE Zones 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6 can enter one official player in the Open and one official player in the Women’s Division. In addition, each Federation may send extra players rated 2300 and above for the Open, and 2000 and above for Women based on the March 2012 FIDE Rating List. Extra players will be responsible for the payment of their board and lodging at the official hotel. Exceptions for the rating floor may be made by the Continental President on request of national federations.

The tournament shall be conducted as a Swiss System competition of 9 or 11 rounds depending on the number of players. If the players are 64 or less it will be organized in 9 rounds and if more than 64 players it will be in 11 Rounds. Draw offer is not allowed before 30th move.

The Blitz competition will organize in 11 round Swiss System and only Players should have same conditions of Main Tournament; Time Control will be 3 Minutes and 2 Seconds Increment for each move.

The official hotel is The First Hotel, 18 Hoang Viet street, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh city. The official players from each National Federation will be provided with board & lodging from afternoon of May 4th till morning of May 14th. Participants will be accommodated in twin-shared bedrooms (two persons per room).
Each player is required to wear the official uniform or shirts with the logo of their Federation, National Olympic Committee or at least their National Flag.
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