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Festa da Uva 2014

On Tuesday Chessdom relayed information that World Champion Magnus Carlsen will visit Caxias do Sul in Brazil to participate in a number of events.

After the blind simul with visually impaired players, lecture, 4-player knockout tournament, press conference and a regular simul, Carlsen will play in the open rapid tournament Festa da Uva 2014.

Festa da Uva 2014

This is a wonderful opportunity for the ordinary players to be paired against the World Champion. The organizers are expecting around 400 participants. The total prize fund is 20,000 BRL.

The tournament venue is club Recreio da Juventude, founded in 1912, placed in a beautiful area and offering complete comfort for chess tournaments and other sport events.

Recreio da Juventude

Recreio da Juventude

The organizer of Festa da Uva 2014 (and previous editions) is ambitious businessman and chess player Andre Ricardo Boff (owns a software company Databoff).

Andre Ricardo Boff

Andre Ricardo Boff

This time he had a valuable help in preparation of the event by projects developing company Handia Solucoes Integradas of Carla Boesing and Marcia Sturm Truculo and a company Ponto do Xadrez of IM Dragan Stamenkovic.

Until now there are more than 140 players from 13 countries signed-in, among them 14 GMs!

Carla Boesing (Handia) with GM Judith Polgar

Carla Boesing (Handia) with GM Judith Polgar

IM Dragan Stamenkovic (left) vs. GM Gilberto Milos - Festa da Uva 2012

IM Dragan Stamenkovic (left) vs. GM Gilberto Milos – Festa da Uva 2012

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