2009 Gibtelecom Chess Festival: Schedule

 

CONGRESS DATES

 

Gibtelecom Masters (Open to all) - 27 January - 5 February 2009 (10 rounds Swiss, FIDE rated)

Challengers A (Under 2250) - 27-31 January 2009 (5 rounds Swiss, FIDE rated)

Challengers B (Under 2250) - 1-5 February 2009 (5 rounds Swiss, FIDE rated)

Amateur A (Under 1850) - 27-31 January 2009 (5 rounds Swiss)

Amateur B (Under 1850) - 1-5 February 2009 (5 rounds Swiss)

Special Events, Registration, Prize-Giving - click here for details

Junior Congress - 7-8 February 2009.

 

All events hosted by the Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar


 

GIBTELECOM MASTERS - 27 JANUARY - 5 FEBRUARY 2009

 

 

SHORT DRAWS

 

Draws by mutual agreement in under 30 moves are not allowed. There must be no pre-arranged or tacit agreements to draw games of any length, by repetition or otherwise. Genuine draws by repetition or stalemate are acceptable. Penalties may involve loss of prize money.


 

The main playing hall at the Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar

WEEK ONE EVENTS - 27-31 JANUARY 2009

 

Both Challengers and Amateurs play daily at 10.00hrs from 27 to 31 January 2009.

The rate of play is all the moves in 110 minutes + 10 seconds per move added from the start. The games rarely last more than four hours and competitors can play in the Masters as well as a morning event.


WEEK TWO EVENTS - 1-5 FEBRUARY 2009

 

Both Challengers and Amateurs play daily at 10.00hrs from 1 to 5 February 2009.

The rate of play is all the moves in 110 minutes + 10 seconds per move added from the start. The games rarely last more than four hours and competitors can play in the Masters as well as a morning event.


 

JUNIOR (UNDER 18) CONGRESS - 7-8 FEBRUARY 2009

 

Separate details will be available from the Caleta Hotel. Email


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Monday

26

by 20:00 hrs

Deadline for registration
Opening ceremony at a buffet dinner with random pairings to be drawn

Monday

26

from 22:00 hrs

Display of Pairings

Tuesday

27

from 22:00 hrs

??

Wednesday

28

from 21:00 hrs

Teams of Four Blitz, prize money £500

Thursday

29

from 21:00 hrs

Chess Master Class

Friday

30

from 21:00 hrs

Poker Master Class

Saturday

31

from 16:00 hrs

Challengers A and Amateur A prizegiving

Sunday

1

from 21:00 hrs

Chess Master Class

Sunday

1

from 22:00 hrs

Poker Master Class

Monday

2

from 21:00 hrs

Chess Master Class

Tuesday

3

from 21:00 hrs

Team pairs blitz (team total rating not to exceed 4600), prize money £500

Thursday

5

from 21:00 hrs

Closing Ceremony and Gala Prizegiving
Dinner at the Caleta Hotel

 

RATINGS AND GRADES

 

All games in Masters, Challengers and Amateur events shall be graded in the English Chess Federation List. The Masters and both Challengers shall be FIDE Rated.

 

COMMENTARY

 

 

CHESS MASTER CLASSES

 

Selected games by non-professional players or analysis of their own games shall be the subject of master classes offered by grandmasters.

 

CHESS COACHING

 

 

POKER MASTER CLASSES

 

These shall be conducted by Stewart Reuben. Stewart is author of many books on the subject.

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Caleta Hotel

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