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Mind Sports Olympiad, chess events
  • alain at 2014-08-12

    The Mind Sports Olympiad starts shortly in London, see www.msoworld.com. There are some exciting chess events which may be of interest...all with prizes (a first for many years):

    * Chess 960, Sunday Aug 17th, 10:15 – 18:00
    - contituting the official British Open Chess 960 Championship
    - prizes are Gold medal £150, Silver £100, and Bronze £75
    - time control is 25min + 5s-per-move

    * Chess Blitz, Sunday Aug 17th, 19:00-22:30
    - contituting the official British Open Chess 960 Championship
    - prizes are Gold medal £100, Silver £50, and Bronze £20; Junior Prizes: Gold £50, Silver £30, Bronze £20
    - time control is 5min + 3s-per-move

    * Chess Rapid, Monday Aug 18th, 10:15 – 18:00
    - prizes are Gold medal £100, Silver £50, and Bronze £25; Junior Prizes: Gold £50, Silver £30, Bronze £20
    - time control is 25min + 5s-per-move

    * Chess Exchange, Monday Aug 18th, 19:00-22:30
    - also called “Bughouse”, played with a partner (you will usually be able to find a partner if you don’t bring one)
    - prizes are Gold medal £40 (£20 each), Silver £30 (£15 each), and Bronze £20 (£10 each)
    - time control is 5min (no increment)

    * Shogi (Japanese chess), Wednesday Aug 20th, 19:00-22:30
    - prizes are Gold medal £100, Silver £50, and Bronze £25
    - time control is 15min + 30s-per-move

    * Xiangqi (Chinese chess), Friday Aug 22nd, 14:00 – 17:45
    - prizes are Gold medal £50, Silver £30, and Bronze £20
    - time control is 15min + 5s-per-move

    Hopefully some players from Little Golem will be able to make it. Results will be posted on the website.

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