Thursday, March 07, 2013

13th European Senior Chess Championship

The Bulgarian Chess Federation under the auspices of the European Chess Union is organizing the 13th European Senior Chess Championship.

The event will be held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from March 10 (day of arrival) until 20 March (day of departure) 2013. The tournament will be held at Paris and Moscow halls at hotel Novotel Plovdiv.

The European Senior Rapid Chess Championship will be organized in the same venue from 20 March (day of arrival and registration) until 22 March (day of departure) 2013.

Entitled to participate are men from the ECU Chess Federations who shall have reached the age of 60 and women who shall have reached the age of 50 years by December 31st of the year in which the tournament will commence.

The European Senior Chess Championship shall be played in 9 rounds following the Swiss System. Time control is 40 moves in 90 minutes and 30 minutes to the end of the game. The player will additionally receive 30 seconds for each move.

Women tournament will be played separately. If there are less than 9 ladies, they will play in the Open tournament.

The prize fund will amount to 11.650 Euros. 1st place – 1.500 Euros; 2nd place – 1.200 Euros; 3rd place – 1.000 Euros, etc.

Living legends Evgeny Sveshnikov and Nona Gaprindashvili are the first seeds in the Open and Women’s section, respectively.

Registered players – Open:

1GMSveshnikov EvgenyLAT2534
2GMBalashov Yuri SRUS2481
3GMAbramovic BoskoSRB2471
4GMVasiukov EvgeniRUS2460
5GMErmenkov EvgenijBUL2423
6GMRajkovic DusanSRB2420
7GMVelikov PetarBUL2417
8GMOkhotnik VladimirFRA2411
9IMCvetkovic SrdjanSRB2399
10GMButnorius AlgimantasLTU2398

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

GM title for the winner?