Sunday, 11 August 2013

Polgar FIDE Rated 1800 & 2200

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 will be on a first come first served basis but with the possibility to have more than one six player round robin should there be sufficient extra entries.

Please contact me should you be interested to taker part but as always the organisers reserve the right to decline any entry without explanation. If the response is good we will look to have many more such events and with a sufficiently large pool we will then look to have a quarterly IM/WIM tournament.

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