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International Chess Festival 2nd “OPEN IASI” 2015

IasiThe International Chess Festival 2nd “OPEN IASI” is scheduled to take place in Iasi, Romania, from 29th May to 6th June, 2015.

The venue of play is Polyvalent Hall and the tempo of play in Open A and Open B is 90′ + 30″.

The festival will have three sections with total prize fund 23,000 € and will be valid for FIDE rating and norms.

Open A – 9-round Swiss tournament open to all FIDE registered players
Open B – 9-round Swiss tournament for juniors under 12 years old (born after 01.01.2003)
Open C – blitz chess competition open to any player, regardless of age

The top prizes in Open A will be awarded as follows: 4,000 €/ 3,000 €/ 2,000 €/ 1,500 €/ 1,000 €/ 800 €/ 700 €/ 600 €/ 500 €… etc.

Tournament fee Open A:
GM, WGM, MI (Elo > 2450): for free
Elo 2200 – 2450: 100 lei
Elo 2000 – 2200: 130 lei
Elo < 2000: 150 lei
Children awarded/ Children medalists from 2015 Călimăneşti Chess Final and seniors over 60 years: 75 lei
Tournament fee Open B:
75 lei- all participants
Tournament fee Open C:
50 lei – all participants

Accommodation:
1. Tudor Hostel 2*: 30 lei/ day
2. Teachers Hotel 2*+ T. Vladimirescu: 45 lei/ day
3. Ceramica Hotel 2*+: 50 lei/ day
4. Apartments in Il Primo 3* (for 4 people): 190 lei/ day (for 2 people): 125 lei/ day
5. Hotel Indiana 3* (accommodation + 3 meals): 22 euro/ day
6. Hotel Moldova 3* (accommodation + 3 meals): 35 euro/ day
Meals can be served or held anywhere in the town charges 10 Euro/ day (restaurant)
GM (Elo 2600 +) are provided free board and breakfast in the Hotel Moldova Single regime.

The players should confirm their participation to the organizers until 20th May 2015.

Contacts:
• FM Vlad Ungureanu – Tel.: 0741/665 384
• IM Vladimir Danilov – Tel.: 0745 00 96 23
• FM, IO Vasile Manole – Tel.: 0740/277 850 and 0723144998;
• E-mail: iasitel@yahoo.com

More about Iasi:
Iasi has a history of over 600 years and it is known as the cultural capital of Romania. It is a city toped on 7 hills – like Rome – with 350 000 inhabitants, situated in the north-east of Romania (400 km from Bucharest). It is a famous academic, cultural, and industrial centre and it is located in the area of the well-known churches and monasteries in the northern part of Romania.

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