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8th International “Terre degli Elimi” Tournament

The 8th International “Terre degli Elimi” Tournament is scheduled to take place from 28th July to 4th August at the Palazzo Sales in Erice, on Sicily, Italy.


As usual, the organizers will offer to chess players and their companions: cheap prices, good weather and wonderful beaches, great cooking and great chess masters to help achieving title norms.

Three Opens, A for players with ≥1900 rating, B for players with < 1900 rating in 9 rounds and C for players with <1600 elo in 7 rounds, should be convenient for guests of all playing levels. Invited titled players will be at hand to help achieving of norms. Among the ones that accepted an invitation so far are GM Mihail Marin (ROU), GM Arkadij Rotstein (GER), GM Felix Levin (GER), IM Castellanos Rodriguez Renier (ESP), IM Maxim Devereaux (NOR), WIM Raluca Sgircea (ROM) WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni (LUX), WIM Sheila Barth Sahl (NOR), and Italian FM Artem Gilevych.

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GM Felix Levin

2016 winner GM Felix Levin

Erice in western Sicily (Italy) is 15 km away from airport “Vincenzo Florio” in Trapani (Ryanair Hub) and only 70 km from Palermo Airport – both are well connected with Erice by a quick bus motorway service.

The little medieval village is a true and proper tourist pearl of Sicily, located about 700 meters above sea level overlooking the sea.

To arrive in Erice, can reach Trapani (Vincenzo Florio airport) or Palermo (Falcone – Borsellino airport) by plane with daily low-costs flights offering direct connections from leading Italian and European airports as Paris, Madrid, London, Amsterdam, Athens, Girona, Bratislava, Frankfurt Hann, Eindhoven, Kaunas, Krakow, Warsaw at very cheap prices.


Erice Cathedral

Erice Cathedral

The organizers will program excursions to wonderful San Vito beach, Scopello, and the archaeological areas of Segesta and Mothya.

San Vito Beach

San Vito Beach

However, for players and guests interested in prolonging their accommodation and enjoy our places in relaxation, the organizers announce that the special prices in Hotel villa San Giovanni will be valid from July 22th until August 8th. In that case we advise you to visit Palermo and Egadi islands.

Erice panoramic view

Erice panoramic view

For accommodation, special prices for groups, packages and for any further information, please contact Alessandro Monaco:

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