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2nd Azores International Chess Open to be held in March, 2015

Azores, Ponta DelgadaThe 2nd Azores International Chess Open 2015 is set to take place from 25th to 29th March, 2015, at the Hotel Gaviota**** (near the marina), in Pavilhão do Mar – Ponta Delgada, the largest municipality and administrative capital of the Autonomous Region of the Azores in Portugal.

The tournament is promoted by the Portugal Chess Academy with Azores Chess Association and supported by Associação Portas do Mar.

The event is a 7-round Swiss tournament, open to all players registered in FPX/FIDE, with tempo of play 90′ + 30″.

The main prizes will be given as follows: 400 €/ 330 €/ 250 €/ 225 €/ 200 €/ 180 €/ 160 €/ 140 €/ 135 €/ 130 €.
Gap Rating: 2100-2299: 110 €/ 60 €; 1900-2099: 110 €/ 60 €; 1700-1899: 110 €/ 60 €; 1500-1699: 110 €/ 60 €; 0-1499: 110 €/ 60 €.

Players should register using the following e-mail: azoresopen@gmail.com
International Bank transfers: IBAN PT50 0010 0000 5214 7800 0013 5 – SWIFT/BIC: BBPIPTPL

Preliminary list of players:

1 IM DAMASO Rui POR 2451
2 IM SANTOS Luis Manuel Coutinho P POR 2352
3 IM LOPES António José Fróis POR 2330
4 NM CARNEIRO Carlos Alberto Carva POR 2232
5 COSTA Paulo Jorge Lopes Da POR 2111
6 TAVARES António Américo Pomar POR 2012
7 SOARES Luis Francisco Almeida POR 1997
8 BEULERTZ Stefan MLT 1994
9 CRACIUN Ion POR 1984
10 NM MORAIS Vitor Mestre POR 1949
11 NM SANTOS Júlio Fernandes Dos POR 1941
12 PINHO Fernando Moreira De POR 1879
13 FERNANDES Afonso Sampaio Da S POR 1857
14 GUERRA José António Goulart D POR 1807
15 SIMOES Jose Manuel Rebelo POR 1804
16 SÁ Nuno Baltazar Fogaça Barro POR 1784
17 CAMPOS Rui Carlos De Oliveira POR 1774
18 ALVES Fernando Pereira Ribeir POR 1736
19 MONIZ César Paulo Teves POR 1683
20 SILVA Carlos Alberto Mendes C POR 1550
21 TERRA Pedro Filipe Da Silva POR 1540
22 MEDEIROS Átila Fernandes De POR 1516
23 ARRUDA Daniela Sofia Pereira POR 1506
24 BETTANI Domenico Francesco POR 0
25 SILVA Fernando Herculano Baix POR 0
26 SOUSA Antonio Jorge Machado F POR 1451
27 CÔRTE-REAL Carlos Alberto Mor POR 1424
28 REGO João Rui Farias Soares D POR 1423
29 MARTINS Jose Manuel Oliveira POR 1409
30 BILHETE Andre Filipe Botelho POR 1401
31 BÁRTOLO Filipe Diogo Correia POR 1350
32 MEDEIROS Ricardo Silva Estrel POR 0
33 BÁRTOLO Diogo POR 1337
34 MONIZ Bruno Furtado POR 1311
35 GUERRA Rui Pedro Oliveira POR 0
36 TORRES Francisco Medeiros POR 0

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