The 27th Kavala International Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 5-11 August 208 at the Foyer of Prefecture Amphitheatre in Kavala, Greece and is organized by the Kavala Chess Club and East Macedonia & Thrace Chess Union. Players receive 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.
141 players are expected.
Four groups according to FIDE Rating – Group A : Rtg > 1800 (women>1750)
Group B : Rating < 2000 (Players with Rating between 1800 - 1999 have the right of choice to participate either in the First or Second Group) -- Group C : Rating < 1200 -- Group D : Born after 1-1-2010 SCHEDULE of GAMES 1st Round Sunday 5 August 16:30 h 6th Round Wednesday 8 August 17:00 h 2nd Round Monday 6 August 10:00 h 7th Round Thursday 9 August 16:30 h 3rd Round Monday 6 August 17:00 h 8th Round Friday 10 August 16:30 h 4th Round Tuesday 7 August 16:30 h 9th Round Saturday 11 August 10:00 h 5th Round Wednesday 8 August 10:00 h Closing Ceremony Saturday 11 August 15:30 h. Live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.