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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chess tournament in Greece with no entry fee!

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Hi everyone,

Is this a first of sorts for an open chess tournament? There is going to be no entry fee at the 1st International Open Chess Tournament “Paleros 2012″ (June 13-20) to be organised in the 4-star Paleros Resort Beach Hotel, on the coast of the Ionian Sea, opposite the island of Lefkada and the celebrity island Skorpios of the famous Aristotelis Onassis.

Paleros is an excellent summer location in western Greece, surrounded by pure natural beauty and a long three kilometres of beaches!

The chess event will be an international 9-round swiss tournament with a prize fund of over 3,000 euros and excellent hotel prices, giving the opportunity to combine chess and summer holidays at a very affordable level.

The special chess packages start from only 187 euros(!) including accommodation for 7 nights in a double room, breakfast and no entry fee for the players!

There is also a further 50% discount for children under 12 (born on the year 2000 and later) if they are added as a 3rd person in the double room of their accompanying persons.

Paleros (map) is located 28 km south of the international airport of Preveza (IATA code is PVK). Travelers can also use the airports of Ioannina (IOA) which is 150 km north of Paleros or even Athens (ATH).

Full information about the tournament and travel details are provided on the official website of the event:

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