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2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament 2014

The 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament 2014 will be held from 16th to 24th July 2014 in Jerusalem, Israeli capital and one of the oldest cities in the world.

The event will be split into four Open Tournaments and many side events, but the biggest attraction is by any means the fascinating Rapid Chess Duel between the chess legends GM Boris Gelfand and GM Peter Svidler.

Open A – 9-round Swiss Tournament for players rated 2000 or above with top prizes 9.500 NIS/ 7.500 NIS/ 5.500 NIS
Open B – 7-round Swiss event, open to participants with rating of 1800 to 2200 3.000. The highest prizes in this Section are as follows:  NIS, 2.250 NIS/ 1.500 NIS
Open C – 7-round Swiss for players with rating up to 1900
Open D – 5-round Swiss fro unrated players

The total prize fund is in the amount of 55.000 NIS (nearly 12.000 €).

Gelfand - Gideon Japhet MemorialSvidler - Gideon Japhet MemorialThe Rapid Chess duel between GM Boris Gelfand (Vice World Champion 2012, rated
2725) and GM Peter Svidler (seven times Russia champion with rapid rating 2793) will be played in an 8-game format.

Rounds 1-2 on Sunday 20.7 at 14:30 CET
Rounds 3-4 on Monday 21.7 at 13:00 CET
Rounds 5-6 on Tuesday 22.7 at 13:00 CET
Rounds 7-8 on Wednesday 23.7 at 10:00 CET

Additional events, such as a simultaneous exhibition with GM Alexander Huzman, FIDE Chess arbiters seminar, Israel’s Chess Problem Solving Championship 2014 and public lecture delivered by GM Gelfand and GM Svidler (in English) will complete the Chess Festival.

Official website/ About Gideon Japhet (1928-2013)Follow Open A LIVE/ Follow Gelfand vs. Svidler LIVE

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