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European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis

The European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 is currently ongoing under the splendid conditions in the Constantinus Hall of Tami Residence in Niš, Serbia.

The Championship is perfectly organized by the Chess Federation of City of Nis under the auspices of the European Chess Union.

The opening ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Nis Darko Bulatovic, Nis City Councillor for Sports Branislav Kacar, and City’s first Grandmaster Slavoljub Marjanovic.

Honorary move by Mayor Darko Bulatovic

Honorary move by Mayor Darko Bulatovic

The championship has three different FIDE rating categories: 0-1699, 1700-1999 and 2000-2299 with the total prize fund of 3.000 EUR.

Money prizes, as well as cups and medals, will be awarded for the first 3 places in each category. Winners of each category will be provided with free accommodation for the next World Amateur Chess Championship 2018 under the condition they don’t reach or exceed rating 2300 by the registration deadline.

The championship is being played according to the Swiss system in 9 rounds, with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with increment of 30 seconds per move starting from the move one.

European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis

The organizer provides live transmission for 16 games which can be followed in the LIVE section.

Photos: Zlatko Nečevski, zlatko59@medianis.net

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European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis

European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis

European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis

Honorary move by GM Slavoljub Marjanovic

Honorary move by GM Slavoljub Marjanovic

Nis Sports Councillor Branislav Kacar also attended the opening

Nis Sports Councillor Branislav Kacar also attended the opening

Academic Choir SKC

Academic Choir SKC

Mayor of Nis Darko Bulatovic

Mayor of Nis Darko Bulatovic

Tournament Director Dragana Simic

Tournament Director Dragana Simic

Chief Arbiter Dominique Dervieux

Chief Arbiter Dominique Dervieux

IA Dragan Zivic

IA Dragan Zivic

FA Igor Lukic

FA Igor Lukic preparing live transmission

FA Miroslav Rakovic

FA Miroslav Rakovic

European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis

European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis

WIM Sandra Djukic and Mihajlo Obrenovic registering the participants

WIM Sandra Djukic and Mihajlo Obrenovic registering the participants

The trophies

The trophies

The playing hall is being prepared

The playing hall is being prepared

The accreditations

The accreditations

European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis

Conferencier Maja Vodenicarski

Conferencier Maja Vodenicarski

Interpreter Milena Simic

Interpreter Milena Simic

Tami Residence manager

Prof Dr Slobodan Ilic

Prof Dr Slobodan Ilic

European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis

European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis

European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis

European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis

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