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Najdorf Chess Festival 2016

Najdorf Chess Festival 2016

The 2016 Najdorf Chess Festival will take place from 8-16th July at the Warsaw Sports and Recreation Centre at ul.Polna 7a in Warsaw, Poland.

The Festival consists of four events:
Open A – Open for players with Elo>=2200
Open B – Open for players with Elo 1600-2199
Open C – Open for players with Elo < 1600
Open D – Tournament of chess prodigies (born 2006 and later)

The tournament format in the Open A-B-C is Swiss system in 9 rounds with time control 90 min. for 40 moves + 30 min. for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

The Festival is sponsored by MetLife and organized by Kazimierz Sosnkowski Chess Foundation, in co-operation with the Polish Chess Federation and ACP.

Other co-organizers are Municipality of the Warsaw Central District, Warsaw Sports and Recreation Centre, Marshal's Office of the Mazovian Voivodeship.

The total prize fund is 30,000 EUR.

Top rated players:
1 GM Areshchenko Alexander UKR 2675
2 GM Kovalenko Igor LAT 2667
3 GM Piorun Kacper POL 2651
4 GM Dreev Aleksey RUS 2651
5 GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2647
6 GM Gajewski Grzegorz POL 2635
7 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2629
8 GM Kempiński Robert POL 2620
9 GM Bartel Mateusz POL 2613
10 GM Krasenkow Michal POL 2612
11 GM Rozentalis Eduardas LTU 2570
12 GM Macieja Bartłomiej POL 2559
13 GM Esen Baris TUR 2508
14 GM Romanishin Oleg M UKR 2464
15 GM Soćko Monika POL 2448

Website: http://www.poloniachess.pl/najdorf2016/

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