Combine a carefree Greek summer with an unforgettable and entertaining chess experience at the 1st International Chess Cultural Festival, in Corfu, 18-27 June 2011

Fellow chess enthusiasts,

We have the great pleasure to invite you to the 1st International Chess Cultural Festival which will take place this year on the beautiful island of Corfu from June 18 – 27 and is intended for both professional and amateur chess players from all over the world.

This is a unique international event which combines an exciting program of chess matches with substantial prizes, entertainment, cultural events and a high quality vacation experience on the cosmopolitan island of Corfu.

The Festival includes 4 different basic types of tournament: rapid chess, pairs, Chinese chess and bridge. Simultaneous and blind exhibition games will also be held, as well as matches between specially invited internationally-ranked players. Lectures followed by discussion, seminars, summer open-air movie nights, a full day tour of the island, concerts, theme nights at the pool and beach bar, special themed dinners, including Chinese, Ancient Greek and Chess, will all make up an exciting and innovative event. The closing ceremony will involve a special chess dress code, and many more wonderful surprises await you!

Special care has been given to parallel events for accompanying persons, including local cuisine and pastry making workshops, dance lessons, bridge lessons and many other activities which promise to make this vacation a rich and unforgettable experience for everyone!

Our younger friends will also remember these holidays for ever! Lively games in the play area, swimming in the pools, chess lessons, and competitions will make their stay an exciting one.

And all of this in an exceptional 5 star hotel on one of the most beautiful Greek islands, with the participation of more than 15 specialist speakers and invited guests as well as big money prizes guaranteed by the organizers!

We invite you to experience one of the best chess events of your life, a wonderful combination of entertainment, the culture of chess and a great vacation!

So this summer, make the right move!

Organized by: Artifex
Information – registration: Tel. +30
210 6896770, +30210 6896775, and

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar