im norm

1st “CAPABLANCA MEMORIAL”

IM 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

Round Robin Tournament with rating average 2241.
IM norm will be achieved with 7/9




GM IVANON MIKHAIL

Rating 2421 , Age: 48, Russia

BIOGRAPHY

The only player that carries the title of grandmaster and participates in Capablanca memorial. He received the title 24 years ago and his career is full of success in international tournaments. He is among the 250 stronger Russian players.

IM HANNES LANGROCK

Rating 2387 , Age: 34, Germany

BIOGRAPHY

Germany Hannes Langrock became international master on 2009 while on 2005 had his peak rating on 2432.

IM VIRGILIO VUELBEN

Rating 2257 , Age: 45, Philippines

BIOGRAPHY

He lives permanently in Italy and he is a professional chess coach. On 2009 he receives the title of international master and reaches the peak performance of 2422.

FM HRISTODOULOU PANAGIOTIS

Rating 2278, Age: 26, Greece

BIOGRAPHY

Panagiotis Hristodoulou lives currently in Heraklion since September 2016 as chess coach for Ofi Chess Club. He already has many and important experiences from international events and relative important successes. He received the title of Fide Master on 2014 while his peak rating is 2314 which achieved on 2015.

ANAGNOSTOPOULOS KONSTANTINOS

Rating 2201, Age: 22, Greece

BIOGRAPHY

Kostas Anagnostopoulos is also coach and player of the Ofi Chess Club. 2016 Crete Champion with lots of successes during 2016 against strong opponents. Especially remarkable his performance in 17th IT of Heraklio where he finished unbeaten with 6,5 out of 9 with performance over 2450 which would have given him an IM norm if they were not missing some other requirements to achieve it. His peak rating was in the previous June list with 2250.

BALOKAS DIMITRIS

Rating 2184, Age: 25, Greece

BIOGRAPHY

Dimitris Balokas is now member of the team of Heraklio Chess Club and has already lots of important chess experiences and results from tournaments in Greece and abroad. Nowadays, he is chess coach as well.

DANIEL VANHEIRZEELE

Rating 2146, Age: 56, Belgium

BIOGRAPHY

He is inside the top 150 in his country’s rating list and has reached his peak rating of 2244, on 2008. He is also managing director of thinkers publishing.

TRIANTOS KONSTANTINOS

Rating 2051, Age: 15, Greece

BIOGRAPHY

Konstantinos Triantos, Greek champion in several age categories, with lots of distinctions in school, youth but open tournaments as well. He is also member of Heraklio Chess Club.

FM TAYLOR ADAM CHARLES

Rating 2231, Age: 19, England

BIOGRAPHY

British champion in U16 age category. He received the fide master title on 2015 and he is currently No127 in his country’s rating list. Lots of important successes in youth and open tournaments.

FM TSAKIRIS HARALAMBOS

Rating 2250, Age: 19, Greece

BIOGRAPHY

Haralambos Tsakiris has completed with success lots of important chess achievements so far, one of them is certainly being the World Amateur Champion on 2012 by which he received his fide master title. He is currently medical student in Ioannina.

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 IM norm, minimum rating of participation 2051 and average rating over 2231.

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

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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