gm norm

1st “FISCHER MEMORIAL”

GM NORM TOURNAMENT

2 round robin tournaments with the possibility of achieving GM and IM norms are organized in Heraklion city of Crete, Greece. The playing venue is the marvelous Galaxy Hotel Iraklio ***** and the games are transmitted online by chess24.com

Tournament Category VI with rating average 2395.
GM norm will be achieved with 7/9
IM norm will be achieved with 5,5/9




GM EVGENY POSTNY

2606 Elo, 36 yo Israel

BIO

For more than a decade he is steadily above 2600 rating with his pick being in 2673 on April 2016. Today, he finds himself inside the 250 highest rated players of the planet and No7 in his country. Evgeny Postny is keeping with great success the 1 st board for Heraklion Chess Club in the extremely competitive Greek League. He was rewarded with the title of International master on 2000 when he was 19 years old and two years later he received the highest title of grandmaster. His career is rich in success in personal and team level.

GM SPIROS KAPNISIS

GM SPIROS KAPNISIS

BIO

Spiros Kapnisis was awarded with the grandmaster title on 2011 when he reached his peak rating performance of 2529 of July of the same year. After having a career full of success he has switched the last few year in the training field with great success and he is now the federal coach for the national men’s Greek team. Last year he has become Team Greek Champion with his team, Fysiolatris.

GM NENAD RISTIC

2414 Elo, 59 yo Serbia

BIO

Serbian Nenad Ristic belongs to the team of Heraklion OAA and last year has won the Team Crete Cup. He was awarded with the grandmaster title on 1997 while he was 39 years old and he has worked with many talented young Serbian players as their coach.

FM GEORGE GOUMAS

2407 Elo, 26 yo GREECE

BIO

George Goumas since he was very young was among the strongest players of the country with a lasting participation to the national championships and many successes in international tournaments. These last years has become a professional coach with big successes. Last year he has become Team Greek Champion with his team, Fysiolatris.

FM MIGOT TANGI

2355 Elo, 26 yo FRANCE

BIO

French Migot Tangi has found himself several times in the top 100 of his country and has managed to achieve lots of successes in international tournaments. He was awarded the title of Fide master on 2013 while on November 2015 has reached his peak rating of 2406.

FM STAMATIS KOURKOULOS-ARDITIS

2365 Elo, 19 yo GREECE

BIO

Although young, his success in the young national categories are quite notable accompanied with great performances in international tournaments. He is regarded as one of the most powerful Greek young players with peak rating performance the 2379 on June 2015. After a short break for school exams he is back in track for new successes.

IM NIKOLAS THEODOROU

2487 Elo, 17 yo GREECE

BIO

Νο8 in the world in his age, he became international master last year by achieving his 3rd and last norm in the IT of Anogia –while the 2 previous ones has been achieved in a 14 days period in the IT of Paleochora and Gazi- while last year he has also performed extremely well in 16th Heraklion IT with 8,5 out of 9 and 2639 performance.

GEORGE MITSIS

2239 Elo, 15 yo GREECE

BIO

George Mitsis achieved his rating peak of 2264 on January of the present year and he is distinguished by his passion and uncompromising game style which has brought him inside the 80 best players of the world of his age. Last year he took part with lot of success in the IT of Heraklion (2), Anogia, Paleochora and Gazi and it seems that Crete suits him well!

FM THEO GUNGL

2269 Elo, 16 yo GERMANY

BIO

No6 in his age in his country and Fide master since last year. His peak performance is 2326 on May 2016.

IM ANASTASIOS PAVLIDIS

2380 Elo, 26 yo GREECE

BIO

International master since 2015 and for many years he is part of the elite of the Greek rating list. After a short break he is back in full action since the second semester of 2016 when he achieved winning 18th Heraklion IT edition last September. His peak performance was on February 2016.

ORGANIZERS

Heraklio OAA, Heraklion Chess Club. Co‐Organizers: Administration of Crete, Municipality of Heraklion, Hersonisos Chess Academy, Neas Alikarnassou “Nei Irodotou” Sports Club, Heraklion N.G.C., Anogia Chess Club, Candia Chess Club.

MODE

Round Robin tournament with 10 participants with possibility of achieving GM or IM norm, minimum rating of participation 2201 and average rating over 2381.

SCHEDULE

TIME CONTROL

90 min for 40 moves + 30min + 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.

ENTRY FEES

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The entry fee is calculated with the current rating published on the date of confirmation. A confirmation is considered valid only after the deposit of the
correspondent entry fee to the following bank account: Piraeus Bank: IBAN: GR57 0172 7510 0057 5105 0530 101 ACCOUNT HOLDER NAME: Klokas Konstantinos, BIC CODE: PIRBGRAA.

For the invited grandmasters (GM) it is offered full board accommodation to
the GALAXY HOTEL IRAKLIO(*****) and appearance fee upon request.

TIE BREAKS

1. Direct Encounter
2. Most games as black
3. Koya System
4. sonneborn‐berger system.

APPEALS

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.

ANTI-CHEATING

During the game it is forbidden the appearance and use of cell phones and any other electronic devices inside the playing venue and the playing hall.

ACCOMMODATION

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 16/4/2017 to 25/4/2017. 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 +30 693788073, Chief Arbiter, Nikos Papandreou: +30 6945187043.

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