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Paraćin International Chess Festival 2009

August 19-26th in Paraćin, Serbia

The 2nd International Chess Festival “Sport Summer 2009” is scheduled to take place on August 19-26th in Hotel “Petrus” in Paraćin, Serbia. The main event is 9-round Swiss tournament with FIDE time control which will be valid for FIDE rating and GM/IM norms. In addition, the 4th “Uroš Dinić” Memorial will commence as 15-minute per player rapid tournament on the main event’s rest day – Saturday, August 22nd.

“Extraordinary location, near highway E-75 and cross-road which connects east and west Serbia, will attract many chess players and visitors to participate in this event. Possibility to obtain norms for international chess titles, to stay in a solid hotel with an unusual architectural design, on more then affordable rates, will encourage professional and amateur chess players to participate and accomplish their goals.” – the chief organizer Saša Jevtić stated for Chessdom.

Mr. Jevtić also highlighted additional benefit for the visitors – “Participants of this Chess Festival will enjoy in different suitabilities, which will be offered by the Organization Committee. Free tickets for open and closed pool and free excursions to visit beautiful area resorts and historical monuments will be a supplemental effort to make a pleasant stay to all Chess Festival guests. During the whole summer there are many sport, cultural, music and art performances, held in the evenings at the central city square. That is unique event, traditionally organized, full of youth, beauty and spirit, which heightens all visitors.”

Total prize fund is around 4.100 EUR. Read more in the main article.

Special Conditions
The organizer offers special conditions for foreign Grandmasters and International masters. There are only few such places left, so hurry up and do not miss the chance! For more information contact Saša Jevtić, tel +381 63 439497 or e-mail

Paracin Crkva i Hotel

Hotel Petrus and Holy Trinity Church

Paracin Downtown night

Night view from the hotel top floor

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