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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Limburg Chess Open Begins May 25 in Maastricht

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Hi everyone,

ENCI Limburg Chess Open will take place from May 25-28 at the Sporthal De Geusselt, Olympiaweg 81, 6225 XX Maastricht, The Netherlands. The tournament will played in four groups. Groups A, B, and C will play 7 rounds according to the Swiss system. The veteran group will play 5 rounds. In group A accelerated pairings will be applied.

Players with a rating in the overlapping ranges may choose in which group they want to play. The tournament organizers may decide to place a player in another group than his or her rating would demand. The tournament regulations will be published on the website, at least four weeks before the start of the tournament.

In the groups A, B, and C it will be possible to take a free round (bye) in any of the first four rounds. This has to be indicated before the start of the tournament. It is possible to indicate a bye on the registration form. It is not possible to take a bye in the veteran group.

Rate of play
For all groups rate of play is 40 moves in 2 hours, plus 30 minutes extra for the remainder of the game.

Results of the groups A and B will be send to FIDE, KNSB, and DWZ for inclusion in their respective rating systems. The results of the C group will be send to KNSB and DWZ for inclusion in the rating systems. The results of the veteran group will be send to the KNSB, for inclusion in their rating system.

The general assembly of the KBSB (Royal Belgian Chess Federation) has decided that certain categories of tournaments, such as the ENCI Limburg Open are not considered for inclusion in the rating system.

Registration - To register for the tournament please use the online registration form which you can find under 'Registration'. For more information on the registration procedure please send an email to Online registration is possible until May 23. After May 23 registration is only possible at the playing venue. Phone number: +31 (0)6-4640 5935 E-mail:

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