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European Youth Chess Championship 2012 (updated)

The European Youth Chess Championship 2012 will take place 17-25 August in Prague, Czech Republic. A total of 1173 players from 46 nations participate in the massive youth chess event. They will be seeking medals in 12 categories, one for boys and one for girls in each age group U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18.

Participants: Boys U8 / Boys U10 / Boys U12 / Boys U14 / Boys U16 / Boys U18

Participants (girls): Girls U8 / Girls U10 / Girls U12 / Girls U14 / Girls U16 / Girls U18

The largest delegation comes from Russia with 185 young players. The hosts the the Czech Republic are with 154, Poland 59, Slovakia 47, Turkey 46.

Official website / Reports from NSS / Live games boys sections / Live games girls sections

The opening ceremony of the European Youth Chess Championship 2012 took place yesterday in the presence of officials from ECU, the famous organizer Dr. Jan Mazuch, the chairman of the Czech Chess Federation Mr. Viktor Novotny, the mayor of the city of Prague Dr. Bohuslav Svoboda, and multiple players, parents, and guests. Here are the photos and video from the opening.

European Youth Chess 2012 opening ceremony with a good show

Fighting spirit right from the start

Dr. Jan Mazuch welcoming the players at the European Youth Chess 2012

The mayor of the city of Prague Dr. Bohuslav Svoboda speaking at the opening. From left to right Viktor Novotny, Sava Stojsavljevic, hotel manager Mr. Dohnal, Jiří Petružálek (org.), Dohnal senior (owner of the hotel), Jan Mazuch (org.) and Petr Pisk - FIDE delegate and speaker of the evening

EYCC 2012 video

Video by Jergus Pecháč from www.c7c5.com

More about European Youth Chess 2012

The European Youth Chess Championship 2012 will be played by a 9-rounds Swiss system. National ratings will not be taken into consideration for pairings. The time rate will be 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. Zero-tolerance rule will be applied for each round. Communication between players (the offer of draw) is forbidden until the 40th move has been played.

Live games start at 15:00 daily and will have broadcast with computer analysis on Chessdom.com.

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