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The 1st International Tournament “Colossus Chess Cup of Rhodes 2015″ is scheduled to take place from September 1-9, at the luxurious Amathus Hotel & SPA*****, in Rhodes, Greece.

The event is organized by Organizing Committee of Rhodes Chess Club “Knight”, in collaboration with Decentralized Administration of South Aegean Region and Municipality of Rhodes in a 9-round Swiss FIDE format.

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The festival is split into two main tournaments:
Open A – for players with FIDE rating over 1700
Open B – for players with FIDE rating below 1800 or without any FIDE rating at all
Those players with Elo 1700 – 1800 can choose in which group to play. The organizer reserves the right to merge the two groups, depending on the number of participants.

Each player will have the right to take time off (skip a match and win ½ points)twice during the tournament and before the 7th round. The decision to take time off should be stated to the chief arbiter before the start of the next round. After the 7th round there is no time off.

Cash prizes in Open A:  2,500 €/ 1,000 €/ 500 € + Female prizes: 400 €/ 200 €/ 100 € + Best player < 2100: 500 €
Cash prizes in Open B: 500 €/ 300 €/ 100 € + Best female: 100 €
There will be additional non-cash prizes that will be announced during the period of the games.

In addition, there will be two morning excursions to archaeological sites and attractions (old town – Knights Castle). These will be posted with additional notice.

Contacts:
Ms. Papadakis Stavroulaand
Tel.: 22410 35502, 16:00 to 20:00
Email (Chess Club “Knight”): cc.ippotis@gmail.com

About Rhodes:
The island of Rhodes is located at the crossroads of two major sea routes of the Mediterranean between the Aegean Sea and the coast of the Middle East such as Cyprus and Egypt. The meeting point of three continents, it has known many civilizations.Throughout its long history the different people who settled on Rhodes left their mark on all sides of the island’s culture: art, language, architecture. Its strategic position brought to the island great wealth and made the city of Rhodes one of the leading cities of ancient Greece.

Rhodes is the largest island of the Dodecanese. Its capital city is located on the northern tip, is the capital of the Prefecture with the center of the medieval town. In 1988 the Medieval Town was designated as a World Heritage City. The medieval city is a mixture of different architectures belonging to various historic periods with a dominant period of residence on the island of the Order of the Knights of St. John and that of the Ottomans. Today, it is a living part of modern city which developed commercial, tourist and recreational activities and includes residential areas.

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Preliminary list of players:

1 GM Postny Evgeny 2804344 ISR 2642
2 GM Lenic Luka 14603853 SLO 2639
3 GM Bachmann Axel 3700488 PAR 2633
4 GM Cornette Matthieu 620084 FRA 2582
5 GM Stopa Jacek 1119591 POL 2541
6 GM Antal Gergely 717312 HUN 2512
7 GM Arnason Jon L 2300036 ISL 2499
8 IM Schroeder Jan-Christian 24662259 GER 2461
9 IM Carlstedt Jonathan 24614386 GER 2460
10 Kollars Dmitrij 12909572 GER 2437
11 Sandalakis Angelos 4207645 GRE 2403
12 IM Daulyte Deimante 12802859 LTU 2369 w
13 FM Kuznecov Mikhail 4189159 RUS 2367
14 GM Yrjola Jouni 500011 FIN 2357
15 IM Ibrahim Hatim 10601201 EGY 2333

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