36th Zalakaros Chess Festival
Hungarian Open Championship
18-26th May 2017
The Hungarian Chess Federation has the
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).
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 zalakaros.chess.hu or contact:
Mr. Tamás Horváth (IM)
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