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Thursday, October 31, 2013

World Senior Chess Championships 2013 in Rijeka, Croatia Nov 11-24

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013

Hello everyone,

There's even more strong chess happening this November, around the world, along with the Carlsen vs Anand World Chess Championship as we told you yesterday. One such event is the 23rd Individual World Senior Chess Championship to be held in Opatija, Rijeka, Croatia under the organization of Chess Club Rijeka from November 11 to 24.

More than 250 players from all over the world and the 5 Continents will play (about 30 women, among them Nona Gaprindashvili). The 23rd World senior chess championship for men and women is open to all players representing the FIDE Chess Federations, regardless of their title or rating, providing that the men are older than 60 and women are older than 50 years of age. For example, each male participant in the 23rd World senior Championship must be born in 1953 or earlier (women -1963) to be allowed to participate. There is also no limit of participants per federation.

Accommodation will be provided by the Grand Hotel Milenij and the championship will take place in the Congress centre Tamaris which is located within the hotel complex practically next to the hotel rooms.

The total prize fund of the 23rd individual senior chess championship 2013 amounts to 18.000,00 euro, of which 14.000,00 will be paid to the male players, while 4.000,00 euro will be reserved for female players. For all information about the competition and registration, visit

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