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Beautiful Porto Carras ready for World Youth 2015

The FIDE World Youth & Cadets Chess Championships 2015 will be held in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece, from 24th October to 6th November 2015.

It is one of the most masssive FIDE events with participants from 90+ countries. The high interest is no surprise – Porto Carras is the jewel of the Greek seaside, while the five-star conditions and the superb hospitality are at their best.

Players and delegations are already arriving and enjoying Porto Carras. Scroll down for the first photos from the venue.

Live games: Open U18/ Open U16/ Open U14/ Open U12/ Open U10/ Open U8/ Girls U18/ Girls U16/ Girls U14/ Girls U10/ Girls U8

Photo gallery: Photos from the arrival date (to be updated)

More: Visit the official website

The legendary Olympic Hall in Porto Carras that hosted so many chess events is ready again, this time to be packed with players from 90 countries!

The legendary Olympic Hall in Porto Carras that hosted so many chess events is ready again, this time to be packed with players from 90 countries!

The championship banners are placed in the hotels, welcoming the players

The championship banners are placed in the hotels, welcoming the players

Registering so many players and accompanying people with a smile. Not an easy job!

Registering so many players and accompanying people with a smile. Not an easy job!

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Beautiful sunset view towards the port from the stairs of the playing hall

Beautiful sunset view towards the port from the stairs of the playing hall

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Area view of what awaits the participants in Porto Carras

Area view of what awaits the participants in Porto Carras

More photos

The event is massive, but we have a mission – to have a photo of every player in the World Youth 2015! Stay tuned for more photos from Porto Carras in the photo gallery here

Prizes

It is difficult for anyone who has not been to Porto Carras in a tournament with the current organizers to understand that this event is not about the prizes – it is a great fun and unforgettable experience, an example event for the chess world. Still, there will be certain prizes based on national, category, and board basis. Three best Federations, by ranking of medals collected in all categories, will receive a trophy. For first place the number of gold medals will be taken under consideration, if there is a tie, then the number of silver medals, if there is still a tie, then the number of bronze medals. If finally this is still equal, then the total points of medalists will be taken for tiebreak.

Top three places in each tournament will be awarded with cups and medals. Places 4th to 6th with medals. All the winners will be awarded with chess gifts.

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