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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Iasi Chess Festival in May in Romania

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

Hello everyone,

The City Hall of Iasi and Iasi County Chess Association are holding the International Chess Festival 'Open Iasi' 1st edition from May 10-18, 2014, in Romania. The festival will have three sections with total prizes EUR 25,000. 

Iasi is known as the cultural capital of Romania and, like Rome, is atop seven hills in the north-east of Romania (400 km from Bucharest). It is a famous academic, cultural, and industrial centre and it is located in the area of the well-known churches and monasteries in the northern part of Romania. 

Iasi County Chess Association has a tradition of promoting chess and has successfully organized, in Iasi, multiple editions of both seniors and juniors National Chess Championships, well as numerous international tournaments, the most known being the World School Individual Chess Championship 2012 (with a record breaking of 503 players from 36 countries), World Amateur Individual Chess Championship 2013 and Youth Teams Chess European Championship in 2011 and 2013.

For a better organization of the competition, organisers invite entries by May 1. Further information can be obtained from the official website:

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