The 11th International Chess Tournament Vandoeuvre 2014 is taking place on 26-30th December 2014 in the Hall of sports, Str. Gembloux, in Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France.
The strongest Christmas chess tournament in France will be valid for FIDE and national Elo.
The 2013 edition of the tournament gathered 164 players from 10 different countries, including 9 GMs and 11 GMs, but this year the record number of 200+ participants is expected, including 10 GMs.
The chess festival will be split into 3 tournaments:
- Open A – open to all layers rated over 1900, valid for GM and IM norms, 9 rounds, time control: 90′ + 30″
- Open B – open to all players rated below 2000, 9 rounds, time control: 90′ + 30″
- Open C – open to all players rated below 1500, 10 rounds, time control: 50′ + 10″
The first prize in the Open A will be 1.500 €, while the winner of Open B will be awarded 500 €.