4th Mohamed Slama Memorial – Photo Report

The 4th edition of Mohamed Slama Memorial is in progress at the luxurious Hotel Monastir Center****, situated in the center of the splendid touristic city of Monastir, Tunisia and adjoining a beautiful sandy beach.

The Festival is organized by Chess Club La Tour Blanche – Ksibet El Mediouni in a 9-round Swiss format. The hefty prize fund in the amount of 10.000 $ is provided by the official tournament sponsor Slama Brothers Group.

220 players from 15 different countries (Algeria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Libya, Lebanon, Netherlands, Romania, Russia and Tunisia) take part in the Chess Festival, including 5 GMs, 8 IMs, 9 FMs, 1 WGM and 2 WIMs. The participants are split into three tournaments – Open A (for players rated over 2099), Open B (for players below 2100) and Youth Tournament (for participants under 12 y.o.), more information here

The organizers provide wonderful opportunity to explore Tunisia with different side activities, such as excursions to popular Tunisian destinations, boat-trips, Folklore parties, etc. Enjoy the photo report below!

Contact information:
Tournament Director: Jawhar Ben Fredj, tel.: 00216 21 268 258
Club President: Ayoub Ayed, tel.: 00216 99 836 561
Email: jawharbf@gmail.com
Official website

Top seeds:

1 GM Kuljasevic Davorin CRO 2550
2 GM Rizouk Aimen ALG 2527
3 GM Stupak Kirill BLR 2524
4 GM Haddouche Mohamed ALG 2515
5 IM Ezat Mohamed EGY 2469
6 GM Czebe Attila HUN 2434
7 IM Kohlweyer Bernd GER 2409
8 IM Ibrahim Hatim EGY 2348
9 IM Pavlov Mircea ROU 2346
10 IM Payen Arnaud FRA 2341

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