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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Pavlodar Chess Open in Kazakhstan from Nov 29

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Hi everyone,

Here's some more tournament chess news. The Pavlodar Chess Open 2012, dedicated to the Republic of Kazakhstan Independence Day, will take place from November 29 to December 9 at the Kazakhstan Chess Palace in Pavlodar, according to Chessdom. The tournament is organised by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, Management of tourism, physical training and sports of the Pavlodar area, and Pavlodar Chess Federation.

The playing format is 10-round Swiss and the tournament will be valid for FIDE rating and norms. Tournament director is GM Kotsur Pavel. The prize fund is 12000 $, with the first prize being 3000 $. More information is available on the tournament website

Pavlodar is a city in northeastern Kazakhstan and the capital of Pavlodar Province. It is located 350 km northeast of the national capital Astana, and 400 km southeast of the Russian city of Omsk along the Irtysh River. As of 2010, the city has a population of 331,710.

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