Australian IM Justin Tan wins Paracin Chess, earns final GM norm, breaks 2500!


Final standings (top 38)

Full standings here:

IM Justin Tan became the 8th Chess Grandmaster of Australia. Congratulations!

International Chess Tournament "Paracin 2018" - Regulations

OPEN A - (July 6th -13th 2018.) - Hotel "Petrus"

Basic Tournament Data:

OPEN tournament for chess players rated higher than 2100. Organizer is allowed to include certain number of chess players with lower rating.

FIDE Swiss, 9 rounds. Chess tournament is valid for FIDE rating and international chess title norms.

Time control is 90 minutes plus 30 seconds cumulative increment for each chess move starting from the first move.

Prize Fund: 550.000 din. ( ~ 4650 €)

Regular prizes: 510.000 din. (12 prizes in total)

150.000, 100.000, 70.000, 50.000, 35.000, 25.000, 20.000,

15.000, 15.000, 10.000, 10.000 and 10.000

Special prizes: 40.000 din. (4 prizes in total)

Paracin was mentioned for the first time in the charters from 14th century. In the classical period at the place of the present town was the station Sarmates on the military road (VIA MILITARIS). Paracin is the town on the Crnica river, from ancient times at the crossroads of important ways an which trade caravans were peacfully passing by, bringing the spirit of the big centers (Vienna, Pest, Constantinopole) and in tumultuors times here numerous armies and conquers marched (Romans, Celts, Avars, Crusaders, Turks, Germans, ...) leaving blood and ash behind.

During the second half of 19th century Paracin becomes the industrial centre by establishing the Factory of woolens by Minhs brothers (later Teokarevics), the glass and the factory of cement.

Today Paracin is a modern business centre to which a large area outside the territory of Paracin`s commune gravitates (Boljevac, Razanj, Cicevac, Varvarin).

Thirty thousand inhabitants live in Paracin, while the whole commune together with 34 villages counts about seventy thousand inhabitants.

The whole area of the commune is 542 square kilometers and it extends from the slops of Kucaj mountains in the east, including the fertile valley of the Morava river to Juhor mountain in the west.

Paracin is located near highway 156 km southern than Belgrade and 80 km northwards than Nis. On this relatively small territory there is a big diversity what gives the opportunity for various economic activities.

The inhabitants of Paracin, traditionally full of enterprising spirit, ready to accept all positive trends, are trying to use comparative advantages wishing to make theirs and everybody else's lives better.