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1st Thessaloniki International Blitz Chess Festival

White Tower of Thessaloniki is a monument and museum on the waterfront, symbol of the cityThe 1st Thessaloniki International Blitz Chess Festival is scheduled to take place on 1st May, 2015, at Hotel Philippion**** in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece and a popular tourist destination.

Pefka Chess Club and Thessaloniki & Halkidiki Chess Union organize the event in 15 rounds.

The tournament is a Swiss FIDE blitz rated event, open to all players, regardless of their rating and age. The tempo of play is 3′ + 2″.

Tournament schedule:
Friday, 1st May, 17:00-20:45 –  Rounds 1-15
Friday, 1st May, 21:30 Closing Ceremony

The prize fund in the amount of 500 € will be divided as follows:
Main prizes: 100 €/ 80 €/ 70 €/ 60 €/ 50 €/ 40 €.
Special prizes: Best female:  50 €, U2000: 25 €, Best veteran: 25 €.

Prizes between tied players are not divided. No player may win more than 1 prize.
Medals will be given to the first 3 boys and girls in the categories U08, U10, U12, U14, and U16.
Cups will be given to the first 3 in the final standings and 3 best women.

Standings: 1 point for win, ½  point for draw, 0 points for loss. Draw offers are forbidden.

Accommodation and board are offered in the 4-star Hotel Philippion**** where the games will be held. Prices per person:

Double Room: Bed & Breakfast: 24 €/  Half-Board: 27 €/  Full-Board 30 €

Special offers: 50% discount for children up to 12 years old in a room with their parents.

FA Oustampasidou Lena

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