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    Default 2018 Montreal Winter Chess Classic - January 02-06, 2018

    2018 Montreal Winter Chess Classic
    January 02-06, 2018

    Eight ambitious elite Canadian players will compete in a first FIDE-rated elite invitation-only tournament of the Montreal Classic series. Play alongside our stars for the whole week!

    Eight elite Canadian players will take part in an invitation-ony FIDE-rated round-robin competition. We are targeting both adults and juniors - players with FIDE rating above 2150. A selection process has started, and the identities of the eight rising stars will become public soon. We are pleased to confirm participation of tjose five distinguished juniors:
    • FM Zong Yang Yu (2392)
    • FM Sai Krishna G V (2370)
    • FM Olivier Kenta Chiku-Ratté (2311)
    • CM Eugene Hua (2260)
    • MF Mike Ivanov (2248)
    .If you are an FM or NM with a FIDE rating above 2150 and you would like to play in the Invitation section, please communicate with the organizer immediately. Only three places left!

    Everyone else has a unique opportunity to play side-by-side those star players _and_ to support the future of Canadian chess by taking part in a satellite tournament.
    • Swiss system, five (5) rounds, open to EVERYONE (adults and juniprs). Three sections: Open, U1800, U1200.
    • Time control: 90'/end + 30" incr. for Open & U1800, 40'/end + 30" incr. for U1200.
    • Rounds start at 1pm daily on January 02-06, 2018.
    • Rated FQE. FQE ratings as of December 22, 2017, used to determine group eligibility and for pairings purposes.
    • Trophies for winners of each section.
    • Organizer: MF Lefong Hua.
    • Chief arbiter: Vadim Tsypin, FIDE Arbiter.
    • Training camp package available (full day).
    • Entry fees: Regular price $70. Early bird rate of $55 on registrations received before November 30, 2017.
    • FIDE Master, National Master and Expert : 50% off the regular price if registered and paid before November 30, 2017.
    • Location: Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf (Pavillon Lalemant), 5625 Decelles street, Montréal, Québec) H9H 2Y5. Steps away from the Côte-Des-Neiges metro station, free parking.

    Winter Classic Facebook page.
    Invitation Section.
    Tournament poster.

    For all inquiries, contact MF Lefong Hua:
    Lefong (dot) Hua (at)
    Last edited by Vadim Tsypin; November 28th, 2017 at 09:46 AM. Reason: Added Location info as per Hugh Brodie's suggestion.

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