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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Zone 1.10/1st European Small Nations Chess Championship in Cyprus April 21-30

Hello Chess Blog friends,

The Cyprus Chess Federation and FIDE Zone 1.10, with the support of ECU and the FIDE Events Commission, are hosting the Zone 1.10/ the 1st European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship.

Tournament SystemThe event will be a twelve-player round-robin event and all players will be hosted on a full board basis in Larnaca, Cyprus.
Each member Federation is invited to send one player as its representative.
The host Federation will have 2 players and the 12th player will be selected from the top 3 players of the Zone.
The Tournament Director is Mr Paris Klerides (General Secretary of the Cyprus Chess Federation). For each player 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one.
The winner of the Zone Championship will be one of FIDE president nominations for FIDE World Cup 2015.

The City of LarnakaLarnaka is a place where past and present blend magically into a delightful mosaic of sun and culture. It is a Mediterranean destination which amazes every visitor with its diversity and special atmosphere! With a history of 10.000 years, Larnaka is the gateway to Cyprus and a magical blend of old and new. From its traditional architecture, authentic taverns and local handicrafts to its cultural sites and religious monuments, old Larnaka is an evocative glimpse into a Cyprus past. The unique thing about Larnaka is that since it has been the crossroad of many civilizations it still depicts a mixture of eastern and western culture and such evidence is scattered all across the area.

New and modern Larnaka harmoniously intertwines with the elements of ancient Kition and offers the cosmopolitan visitor beautiful sandy beaches, a bustling promenade lined with cafes and restaurants, brand-name shopping, advanced infrastructure and every conceivable amenity. With almost guaranteed sunshine every day, Larnaka is an exciting all-year round destination which offers various cultural events, numerous attractions, activities and leisure options which are all very close by. *Official website

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