INTERNATIONAL SENIOR OPPORTUNITIES 2017

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Tim Harding
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Re: INTERNATIONAL SENIOR OPPORTUNITIES 2017

Post by Tim Harding » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:18 am

Some minimal information (PDF in various languages) about the World Individual Seniors 2017 is available for download at:

https://www.fide.com/component/content/ ... -2017.html

It looks much the same as two years ago but I have not compared the prices.

Meanwhile we await details about the EU senior individual in Barcelona (August), still not published by the ECU.
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Re: INTERNATIONAL SENIOR OPPORTUNITIES 2017

Post by Chris Rice » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:46 pm

ECU have now published details of the European Senior Chess Championships event in Sabadell, Spain August 11-21 2017. I'm reliably informed by Wikipedia that Sabadell is 20km north of Barcelona and is the second biggest city in Catalonia. Hasta la vista.

http://www.europechess.org/european-sen ... gulations/

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Re: INTERNATIONAL SENIOR OPPORTUNITIES 2017

Post by Simon Brown » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:04 pm

For those who may be interested, Sabadell is a reasonably pleasant city with a nice market, but otherwise unremarkable. But in August it will be hot, 30 degrees at least during the day.

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Re: INTERNATIONAL SENIOR OPPORTUNITIES 2017

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:05 pm

For chess historians, Sabadell was the location of one of Alekhine's last tournament appearances in 1945.
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Re: INTERNATIONAL SENIOR OPPORTUNITIES 2017

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:11 pm

Simon Brown wrote: But in August it will be hot, 30 degrees at least during the day.
Round times are 4pm every day with a relatively stringent 15 minute default time.

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Re: INTERNATIONAL SENIOR OPPORTUNITIES 2017

Post by Nick Grey » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:53 pm

A bit harsh for those wanting a siesta. Why not one hour?

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Re: INTERNATIONAL SENIOR OPPORTUNITIES 2017

Post by Leonard Barden » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:41 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:For chess historians, Sabadell was the location of one of Alekhine's last tournament appearances in 1945.
The mystery surrounding Alekhine's final round game still remains unsolved.....

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/sabadell.html

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