The 2nd Winter Sea Deluxe is set to take place from 2th to 6st January in Gabicce Mare, Italy, next to the Adriatic Sea.

The first edition had 132 participants and was won by the Hungarian Grandmaster Robert Ruck.

The playing venue is the old-fashioned Hotel Michelacci ****Superior, with SPA and rich meals, everything at 59 FB in double room. The closest airports to Gabicce are Rimini, Bologna and Ancona.

The players will be divided in four groups: Open A for those rated above 1900, Open B for the U2000 participants, Open C for U1600 and Juniors U16 (born after 1.1.1997).

Open A, valid for title norms, will be held over 9 rounds of Swiss system. Time control: 90′+30” from beginning.

Open B, C and U16 will be held over 7 rounds. Time control: 90′x40+15′+30” from beginning.

Top prize in the Open A is 500 EUR. The total prize fund is 5,000 EUR.

The tournament is organized by the Fano Chess Club and Dario Pedini. The club celebrates 25th anniversary in 2013.

This year Fano Chess Club 1988 already organized the Italian Rapid Championships with 600 players and the 2nd Fano on the Sea & Carnival International with 144 players and super GM Richard Rapport.

The 3rd summer edition is scheduled for 28th July – 3rd August, 2014.

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Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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