Chess South Africa is organizing the 1st Durban Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament to be held in Durban, South Africa from 20 to 29 September 2014.

The event will take place at the International Convention Centre, Durban, concurrently with the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships.

The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of Chess and FIDE Swiss System with 11 rounds in all. The time control will be 90 minutes for the entire game with a 30 seconds increment after every move is made.

The total prize fund is 10,500 EUR, with 2100 EUR reserved for the winner.

The LOC will ensure the participation of at least 20 Foreign FIDE rated players in the tournament including at least ten Grandmasters/International Masters to enable chances for norms for participants.

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Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar