After last year success the famous weekend tournaments are organized again. FIDE rated, with prize fund 500€ per tournament, with 5 rounds swiss system in 48 hours (Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon) and time control 90’+30” inc. from move 1. The playing venue is the marvelous Galaxy Hotel Iraklio ***** and the first boards are transmitted online by chess24.com

(valid for fide rating)

ORGANIZERS: Heraklio OAA, Heraklion Chess Club, Candia Chess Club.

Co-Organizers: Administration of Crete, Municipality of Heraklion.

MODE: Swiss FIDE system 5 (five) rounds, valid for international and national rating. 

Playing venue: GALAXY HOTEL IRAKLIO (*****) 75, Dimokratias St. Heraklion Crete, Greece


Confirmation of participation

Friday, 162-2018

15.45 – 16.30

Pairing 1st round

Friday, 162-2018


Opening Ceremony

Friday, 162-2018


Round 1

Friday, 162-2018


Round 2

Saturday, 172-2018


Round 3

Saturday, 172-2018


Round 4

Sunday, 182-2018


Round 5

Sunday, 182-2018


Closing Ceremony

Sunday, 182-2018


TIME CONTROL: 90 min for 40 moves + 30sec per move from the first move. It is obligatory writing down the moves during the entire duration of the game. Players arriving 30 minutes or more after the start of a round shall be forfeited.

PARTICIPATION & FEES:  General entry fee 30€. For players under 18 years old the entry fee is 20€ as well as for the players of the organizers’ clubs. For Players carrying the titles of GM, WGM, IM, WIM no entry fee is required. Entry fees should be given in cash before the start of round 1 or can be earlier deposited to the following bank account: Piraeus Bank: IBAN: GR 45 0171 5560 0065 5614 1864 998 SWIFT-BIC CODE: PIRBGRAA

ACCOUNT HOLDER NAME: Skakistikos Omilos Leon Candia


1st winner


2nd winner


3rd winner


1st Woman


In case of a tie the prize fund are split equally.

Cups and medals will be given to the first three places and the first 3 players under 18.

TIE BREAKS: For the prize funds in case of a tie the money prizes are split equally. For the rest of the prizes the tie breaks are: 1) Result between tied players (if they have played all with each other) 2. buchholz 3. Number of wins 4. Sonnenborn-bergerA player qualifying for more than one prize receives the highest.

PAIRINGS – EXCLUSIONS – APPEALS: Pairings, results etc can be found in the website http://www. heraklionchess.com and in the correspondent link of chess-results.com. The pgn files of the current and previous tournaments can also be found in the website. Exclusions from a round are allowed with an on time notice to the tournament director (10’ after the end of the previous round). In case a player doesn’t show up on a particular round he/she is forfeited from the tournament. APPEALS may be submitted until 10 minutes after the end of the round. A 3-member Appeals Committee will be responsible for their examination. Members of the AC related to the players involved will be exempted. The composition of the AC will be determined before the start of the tournament by the Chief Arbiter. The appeal fee is set at 100€ and may be deposited to the Tournament Director or the Chief Arbiter. Should the appeal be vindicated, the fee shall be returned to the appellant; otherwise it is withheld by the organizers.

 ACCOMODATION: Athletes and escorts can choose freely their residence. The organizing committee has secured favorable prices for the athletes or escorts in the spectacular 5 star Hotel Galaxy Iraklio which is also tournament venue. These prices are per room with breakfast included: Single Room 65€, Double Room 80€, Triple Room 105€. These prices are valid from 15/2/2018 to 19/2/2018. Participants or escorts come in direct contact with the hotel reservations department but in order to receive these prices they have to mention that they will take part to the chess tournament. The organizing committee is not involved in the booking process. The prices are valid for escorts as well.

 TRAVEL INFORMATION: Hotel Galaxy Iraklio is located in the center of Heraklion city and just 3 km away from Heraklion Airport Nikos Kazantzakis and 1km away from the port of Heraklion.

 INFORMATION: For any additional information you may come in contact with: Tournament director, Klokas Konstantinos: klokas@heraklionchess.com  or klokas@soi.gr +30 693788073, Chief Arbiter, Nikos Papandreou: +30 6945187043.





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