Tata Chess and Studies Day

January 29th 2011 in De Moriaan in Wijk aan Zee (Netherlands)

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The second international Tata Chess and Studies Day will be held on Saturday, January 29th 2011 in De Moriaan in Wijk aan Zee (Netherlands) as part of Tata (formerly Corus) chess tournament and in collaboration with ARVES.

Current solving world champion GM John Nunn (England) and former solving world champion (currently deputy champion) GM Piotr Murdzia (Poland) have already confirmed their participation. Chief arbiter: Luc Palmans (Belgium).


10.00-10.45: Informal meeting and registration

10.45: Official opening

11.00 – 14.00: International Open Solving Competition of original studies with a prize fund of 750 Euros and book prizes. Special prizes will be awarded to the best newcomers and youth solvers.

14.00 – 17.00: Watching live the penultimate round of the world’s most famous chess tournaments with GM commentary.

17.30: Prize giving and presentation of the solutions.

Entry fee: 15 Euros; juniors (u-20) 10 Euros; GMs and IMs – free.

Winners of 2009 edition: 1. IM Twan Burg; 2. GM John Nunn; 3. GM Eddy van Beers

For further details and registration (in advance as the number of participants is limited!) please write to the organizer Yochanan Afek before January 25th 2011. Join an enjoyable chess and chess composition weekend with the special atmosphere of the great Wijk Aan Zee festival and help us to create a successful event!

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