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Monday, April 16, 2012

Games Fest with Fide World Amateur Chess Event Begins in Greece

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Hi everyone,

The Games Festival 2012 has started in Porto Carras with the Fide World Amateur Chess Championship as part of the events. The Games Festival 2012 is being hosed in the the Olympic Hall Congress Center, in Porto Carras Grand Resort, Greece.

The Festival incorporates two main chess events – the FIDE World Amateur Championship 2012 and the 4th International Open Chess Tournament “Alexander the Great”.

A total of 163 chess players from 32 countries gathered to compete in Porto Carras. Another 150 accompanying persons and visitors are also here to follow the games.

The organizers welcomed the participants and wished them a pleasant stay and success in the tournament. The players were also greeted with the new hit “Fallin” of the Greek pop singer Demy. Her video-clip, which is currently the most popular in Greece, features a whole chess game and is worth watching!

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