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ASEAN chess championships begin in Thailand

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The ASEAN chess championships for U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16, and U-20 Age-Groups for Girls and Open begin in Thailand today. Standard, rapid, and blitz chess will be part of the festival program with the following time controls:

Standard Chess: Each player has 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment (starting from first move).
Rapid Chess: Each player has 25 minutes to complete the game.
Blitz Chess: Each player has 5 minutes to complete the game.

A total of 386 players among which 3 IMs, 3 WIMs, 19 FMs, and 10 WFMs will participate in the rapid championship. See full list of ASEAN girls participants here and the full list of ASEAN boys participants here. Tomorrow the lists for the standard and blitz competitions will be announced.

The top three players of each group will be awarded medals, while the winners of the ASEAN U20 girls and boys groups will be awarded WIM and IM titles.

Schedule

5th June 2013 20.00 Arrival
Technical Meeting
6th June 2013 09.30 – 10.30
13.00 – 17.00
Opening Ceremony
Rapid Chess, Rounds 1,2,3,4,5
7th June 2013 09.00 – 13.00
16.00 – 20.00
Rapid Chess, Rounds 6,7
Blitz Chess
Social Night & Awards Ceremony
for Rapid and Blitz Chess
8th June 2013 09.00 − 13.0016.00 – 20.00 City Tour &
ASEAN Chess Confederation
Standard Chess, Round 1
9th June 2013 09.00 – 13.00
16.00 – 20.00
Standard Chess, Round 2
Standard Chess, Round 3
10th June 2013 09.00 − 13.00
16.00 – 20.00
Standard Chess, Round 4
Standard Chess, Round 5
11th June 2013 09.00 – 13.00
14.00 onwards
Standard Chess, Round 6
Free Day / City Tour
12th June 2013 09.00 − 13.00
16.00 – 20.00
Standard Chess, Round 7
Standard Chess, Round 8
13th June 2013 09.00 – 13.00
16.00 – 20.00
Standard Chess, Round 9
Awarding Ceremony for Standard Chess
followed by Closing Ceremony
14th June 2013 Before 12.00 Departure

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