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9° Festival Internazionale
Città di Cattolica

4-11 June, Hotel Kursaal **** Cattolica

This is the perfect tournament for who wants to enjoy a strong chess tournament in a slow-italian style.
One game par day, with only one double round for Open A. Also last round will be in the afternoon!

5.000,00€ as first prize will for sure make this event one of the strongest tournaments ever organized in Italy. 

In the Open B the first prize is 750,00€, and all the games are at 10:00 in the morning, so after lunch players will be able to fully enjoy their seaside holidays, as the sea in Cattolica will be already perfect for swimming in June.

Registration and info at:

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You will be able to enjoy the sea and the beach. 
But that's not all. Cattolica is also very famous for fantastic bars.

You can enjoy an Italian coffe or an awesome Cocktail at the Rocket Bar (same building of Hotel Kursaal) or at the Peledo bar, the most famous bar in all the Romagna region.

Many strong grand Masters will be invited. 
Between players:

Martinez Alcantara José (2598), Bernadsky Vitaly (2615), the forever young Baadur Jobava (2588), Basso Pier Luigi (2583), Nesterov Arseny (2531), Huega Leache Mikel (2471)

And of course many other to follow ( we expect at least 20 Grand Masters).

Best woman player at the moment  is the enchanting Krasteva Beloslava