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Polgar FIDE Rated 1800 & 2200

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Polgar Chess Asia has agreed to organise, together with the Kuala Lumpur Chess Association, a series of monthly FIDE Rated tournaments to provide chess players with opportunities to either get FIDE ratings or to improve their current FIDE ratings.

There will be two sections, 1800 which is for those without ratings and up to 1799, and 2200 which is for those 1800-2199. The organisers however reserve the right to enter one higher rated player to help the average rating for a particular event.

Each tournament will be 5 games over a weekend at the minimum FIDE rating requirement which is 60 minutes + 30 seconds from move one with games starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday (three games, 9 a.m.-12 noon, 1-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.) and ending Sunday at 4 p.m. (9 a.m.-12 noon and 1-4 p.m.). This is to make it possible for those outstation and from neighbouring countries to play by coming Friday evening and leaving Sunday night.

The first series is planned for 2-3 November and 9-10 November and entries …