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News ‘October, 2008’

African Chess Junior Championship

African Chess Junior Championship

The 2008 African Junior Chess Championships will be held from 28th December 2008 (arrival) to 6th January 2009 (departure). The tournament will be played in TWO sections, an open event and a girl’s
event.

Cap D’agde 2008 chess tournament

Cap D’agde 2008 chess tournament

Cap D’agde 2008 will be a closed rapid tournament divided in 2 groups, with 1/4 finals, 1/2 finals, and final.

Magnus Carlsen in Norwegian Chess Festival

Magnus Carlsen in Norwegian Chess Festival

The rapid contest is part of a chess festival with a big and varied program, held on occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Gjøvik chess club. The festival starts on December 29th, and the main tournament is a 9 round GM-Swiss open to players with a rating above 2100. Reigning European champion Sergei Tiviakov (NL) 2686 is the highest rated player of the preliminary list of participants.

Open Tournaments in Korea and Singapore

Open Tournaments in Korea and Singapore

The Korea Chess Federation has announced the 1st Korea Open Chess Tournament to be held from 29 November to 5 December 2008 in Seoul, Korea, and this will be followed three days later by the 5th Singapore Chess Festival to be organised by the Singapore Chess Federation from 9 to 15 December 2008

Magistral Casino de Barcelona 2008

Magistral Casino de Barcelona 2008

The Chess Tournament Magistral Casino de Barcelona 2008 will see its official start on Thursday, October 30th at 15.45. This year the Tournament is organised by the Catalonian Chess Federation and sponsored by the Casino of Barcelona (Group Peralada), Barcelona City Hall, Catalonian Sports Council and Hotel Icaria of Barcelona.

Iberostar Trophy

Iberostar Trophy

The International Open Chess City of Palma Iberostar Trophy will take place from December 6th to 14th fo 2008. The location of this event is in the Aparthotel Iberostar Royal Cristina, with more than 12,000.00 Euros in cash prizes.

Liberec Open 2008

Liberec Open 2008

Let us invite you most cordially to the 9th LIBEREC OPEN 2008 International Chess Festival which takes place on 15.-22.11. 2008. Open FIDE, active chess and blitz tournament are part of the festival. More detailed information should be found in English, German, Russian and Polish on tournament website

World Blitz Chess Championship 2008 (Sasikiran and Kamsky join)

World Blitz Chess Championship 2008 (Sasikiran and Kamsky join)

The World Blitz Chess Championship will take part 7-8 November 2008 in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan. The games of the tournament will be played with a classical time control of 5 minutes for the whole game for each opponent, without increment.

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