5th International Tournament Isthmia 2015

The Korinthia Chess Academy “Argonaftis” is organizing the 5th International Tournament Isthmia 2015 on 18-25th August at the Poseidon Resort Hotel in Loutraki, Korinthia, Greece.

Prefecture of Peloponnisos, Municipality of Loutraki – Perahora – Agioi Theodoroi, Municipality of Korinth are supporting the event.

The tournament will be held over 9 rounds of Swiss system in three groups: Open A for players rated over 2000 FIDE, Open B for U1900 players and Open C for unrated players. Players rated 1900 – 2000 may select in which group they will participate. The organizers reserve the right to merge the three groups, depending on the number of participants.

Last year winner of Open A was GM Evgeny Postny from Israel.

Poseidon Resort Hotel in Loutraki

Poseidon Resort Hotel in Loutraki

Cups will be awarded to the top three winners of Group A, Group B and Group C of the general standings and the first female winner of each Group. Medals will be awarded to the top 6 winners of the Group A, top 3 winners of the other Groups and to the winners of special categories.

The total prize fund is 4600 EUR. Top prizes in Open A are EUR 2000, 1000, 500, 250, 150, 100 etc.

There will also be side events: rated blitz tournament, simultaneous exhibition and excursion to archaeological sites of Ancient Greece.

Hotels Poseidon Resort, Pappas and Marion are offering extremely affordable accommodation packages. Details in the tournament regulations on the official website.

Information and registration: e-mail korinthiachess@gmail.com or by phone at (+30)6974858312 – Ms Maria Petsetidi.

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