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36th Zalakaros Chess Festival
Hungarian Open Championship

18-26th May 2017

The Hungarian Chess Federation has the

pleasure to announce the organization of the 36th Zalakaros International Chess Festival, which is going to be the greatest chess event of the year in Hungary.

It is the Hungarian National Open Championship for men & women and also National Championship for U20 Juniors.

The event offers a great opportunity for all those players who would like to achieve GM, WGM, IM or WIM FIDE. Title norms since as a principle only players above 2300 will be allowed to enter.

The main Group is named as Gyula Sax Memorial paying tribute to the legendary Hungarian Olympic Champion (1978).

Group B is for players rated 1800 – 2400 (IM, WGM, WIM norms possible). It is named as Barczay Laszlo Memorial paying tribute to the greatest ever grandmaster of Zala Region.

Group C is for players below 1900 (also FIDE-rated).

List of players registered (refreshed weekly)

Tournament web-page

Zalakaros is a beautiful holiday resort with thermal spa located at the South-West of Hungary.

Private room accommodation is also available.
For further information visit the webpage of the event or contact:
Mr. Tamás Horváth (IM)
Tournament Director
Tel.: +36-20-9-777-003

Welcome to Zalakaros ! Welcome to Hungary!

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Marc Guenneugues
Marc Guenneugues
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