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Friday, March 1, 2013

World Amateur Chess Championship in Romania from April 21

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Hello everyone,

Iasi, Romania is hosting the World Amateur Chess Championship 2013 from April 21. Any player who has not exceeded 2000 points elo regardless of age is eligible to participate in the event. Because of chess in school tradition in Iasi, many children expect to participate along with their parents and grandparents! Romania had last won the amateur world title in 2009, when Stefan Parlog from CS Politehnica Iasi, took first place, in Greece, Thessaloniki.

A total of 123 players from 28 countries (Venezuela, Brazil, North America: United States, Mexico, Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Mongolia, Syria, India, Iran, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, New Zealand, UK, Sweden, Russia, Turkey, Moldova, Italy, Greece, Georgia, France etc.) have already signed up for the event.

Registrations will continue until March 4, 2013. 

World Amateur Chess Championship is supported by SC Cotnari SA, SC Antibiotice, ANLU, TOTALGAZ Industry, Aqua Carpatica and Orange Romania. Download all the details from the official website.

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