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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Keres Chess Memorial 2012 in Richmond from May 19

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Hi everyone,

The 37th edition of the annual Paul Keres Memorial Chess Tournament would take place from May 19 in Richmond, Canada. The various sections include Open (FIDE and CFC rated), U2000 (CFC rated), U1600 (CFC rated) with a time control of Game/80 minutes + 60 sec. increment.

Prizes: $4000 Guaranteed.
Open Section: $1000, $600, $400; Top U2200 $300 Top BC player qualifies for the BC Closed

U2000 Section: $600, $400; Top U1800 $200

U1600 Section: $200, $100, Top U1400 $100

Top Scoring Unrated (any section) $100

Entry Fees:
GMs, IMs, WGMs free if preregistered on or before May 14, otherwise EF deducted from prize, if any. Some conditions apply (see below under Misc.)

Family Discount: 50% of lowest applicable Early Bird entry fee for 2nd or higher member of family.

Playing up a Section: Add $20 for each section played up over your rating. (e.g if rated U2000 and playing in the Open etc.)

You can contact for more information about the chess tournament.

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