Many early upsets at 11th Paleochora International Chess Tournament

11th Paleochora International Chess Tournament is a 9-round Swiss open tournament taking place in Paleochora, Crete

Standings after 3 rounds (top 35)

The 11th Paleochora International Chess Tournament is a 9-round Swiss Open Tournament taking place in Paleochora, Crete, from 18-25 July 2018.

Chess players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the chess game plus 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

The chess tournament will be held from 18 – 25 July 2018, in Paleochora town, Crete.

CHESS ORGANIZERS: Municipality of Kantanos – Selino, Chania Chess Academy

CO - ORGANIZERS: Perfecture of Crete - Region of Chania, Greek Chess Federation

CHESS TOURNAMENT VENUE: Paleochora Community Centre

FORMAT: 9 rounds, Swiss System. FIDE title norms are possible!

TIMETABLE: Registration confirmations until 11:00 p.m. Wednesday 18 July 2018  

Chess Opening Ceremony Wednesday 18July 2018, starting at 17:00

Chess Closing Ceremony  Wednesday 25July 2018,  starting at 16:30

Round 1

Wednesday 18 July 17.30

Round 2

Thursday 19July 10.00

Round 3

Thursday 19July 17.30

Round 4

Friday 20 July 17.30

Round 5

Saturday 21 July 17.30

Round 6

Sunday 22July 17.30

Round 7

Monday 23July 17.30

Round 8

Tuesday 24July 17.30

Round 9

Wednesday 25 July 10.00

Attention! Any chess player who arrives more than one hour after the scheduled start of a round shall lose the game by forfeit                               

TIME CONTROL: 90 min for 40 moves + 30min + 30sec per move from the first move.


1).        The result between the two players

2).        Buchholz

3).        Median Buchholz

4).        Sonnenborn-Berger

CHESS TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Spiridakis Ioannis - Naoum Giorgos.

MAIN ARBITER: Logothetis Sotiris

CHESS ENTRY FEE: for the Open will be inversely related to grade:

Free - titled players (GM, WGM, IM) and players with ELO up 2300+

30 €, players with ELO 2200-2299,   

40 € players under 18

50 € all others players.

CHESS PRIZES:Total Prize Fund 7.000 Euro

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