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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

World Senior Chess 2013 in Opatija, Croatia

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Hi everyone,

FIDE has decided to award the 23rd FIDE World Seniors Chess Championship in 2013 to Opatija, Croatia. The previous World Senior Chess Championships were played in Opatija, Croatia, from November 14, 2011. The Championships are organised by the Chess club “Rijeka” in agreement with Croatian Chess Federation. 
The championship will be based on 11 rounds of Swiss system in accordance with the FIDE Tournament Rules and FIDE Rules of Chess. Male participants should be at least 60 years old and women participants should be at least 50 years old. The playing time will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. The Article 6.6. of the Rules of Chess will be applied – each player being late at the beginning of his match will loose the game. The women play their own tournament to determine the Women World Senior Champion.

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