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The 8th edition of Paleochora Open Chess tournamentwill be held from 17-24th July 2015, in Paleochora town, part of the Mediterranean island of Crete.

The event is organized by the Municipality of Kantanos – Selino and Chania Chess Academy, in collaboration with the Region of Chania and Greek Chess Federation.

The tournament will be played in Paleochora Community Center in a 9-round Swiss format, valid for FIDE rating and norms.

The organizers provide many side activities, including a boat trip to Elafonisi,  an island with pristine beaches and naturally pink sands.

Tournament websitePlay online chess / Chess Arena Video Channel

The prize fund in total of 7,000 € will be awarded as follows:
1,800 €/ 1,300 €/ 900 €/ 3 X 400 €, 4 X 200 €.

The best female players will be granted 500 €/ 300 €/ 200 €, while the highest placed juniors, girls, senior and local player will receive cups and medals.

Greek player GM Hristos Banikas (2628) heads the field of 97 players, including 19 GMs.

Email for contacts:
info@chaniachess.gr
tsarouxask@cha.forthnet.gr

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