13th International Chess Tournament Of Gazi-Heraklion 2017


13th International Chess Tournament Of Gazi-Heraklion (28/7-5/8/2017)



Chess Academy of GAZI, Organization of Athletics of Municipality of Malevizi (DOPPAM), Hotel Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa*****, E.S.S.K.


Playing Hall

The games will take place in Ammoudara Gaziou, at the conference center of the Hotel Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa***** (http://www.apollonia.gr/)


Tournament Schedule

1stround: Friday, 28 of July 2017 at 17:30

2nd round: Saturday, 29 of July 2017 at 17.30

3rd round:, Sunday, 30 of July 2017 at 17.30

4rd round: Monday, 31 of July 2017 at 17.30

5th – 8th round: Tuesday, 1 of August 2017 - Friday 4 of August 2017, daily at 17:30

9th (final) round: Saturday, 5 of August 2017 at 10:00

Closing ceremony: Saturday, 5 of August 2017 at 17:00



FIDE rated swiss system in 9 rounds, in 2 groups. Open to all chess players.

Time limit: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes + 30 seconds increment for every move starting from move 1


If a player hasn’t come until 1 hour from the programmed start of the game looses the game.


Tie break criteria: 1) Games between the tied players (only if all tied played each other), b) Buchholz, c) Sonneborg – Berger d) Sum of progressive score e) Number of victories


At tie-breaks Buchholz & Sonneborg – Berger not played game is counted as a game against a virtual opponent


Arbiters: Logothetis Sotirios (chief arbiter), Stefanatos Charalampos, Magoulianos Georgios, Serpetsidakis Georgios


Prizes (in EUR) 3.000 €

1st place: 1.000 Euros, 2nd: 700 Euros, 3rd: 350 Euros,

4th 150 Euros 5th: 120 Euros, 6th: 80 Euros, 7th: - 10th 200 Euros (4 X 50)

Women: 1st place: 250 Euros, 2nd: 100 Euros, 3rd:50 Euros,

In case of a tie, prizes are divided equally. A player qualifying for more than one prizes takes the higher one.
Cups and medals will also be awarded to the 3 top winners of the tournament, to 1th women winner, to 1th boy and 1th girl winners<20 years old, to 1th boy and 1th girl winners<12 years old and metals will be awarded to the players 4-6 top winners of the tournament, 2th and 3th women winners, to 2th and 3th winners<20 and to 2th and 3th boys and 2th and 3th girls winners<12.


Participation fee (no accomodation included)

Group A: Men players with international rating above 2300 and women players above 2000 free.

Men under 2300 and Women under 2000: 40 €, Boys and girls<18: 30 €

Group Β: General entry fee: 20



Hotel «VANISKO»*** (www.vanisko.gr)

Prices per percon, per night, Breakfast and lunch included

Single room: 40 €, Double room: 28 € , Triple room: 26 €


Hospitality conditions (at hotel Vanisko)

For players with Fide Rating 2600 + 8 days residence in single room (Full Board)

For players with FIDE Rating 2500-2599 8 days residence in double room (Full Board)

For players with FIDE Rating 2401-2499 50% discount at hotel prices


For women chess players are the same conditions, minus 100 ELO

For every 4 players from the same chess club, outside Crete, 10% discount at hotel prices.

There will be priority for the chosen chess players who will have this hospitality.

The first 8 chess players, above 2500 ELO, who will be interested will be chosen.



The airport of Heraklion is connected daily with many European airports. The IATA code of Heraklion airport is HER. The major Greek airlines are Olympic Airways and Aegean Airways while many international airlines also serve Heraklion. You can always check other flights with your travel agent or also find low-cost airtickets to Heraklio at SkyScanner. A taxi ride from Heraklion airport to the Hotel Vanisko shall cost about 10 EUR.


Transportation from Hotel “Vanisko” to the Hotel where will be the playing Hall is about 5 minutes by public bus, which passes outside the hotel every 15 minutes.



Entries must be sent by fax to the number (+30)2810821029 or by e-mail at stefanatos@gazichess.gr All entries should include full name, international rating, accommodation type, dates of arrival and departure. All entries should be confirmed by the Tournament Director and rooms will be booked after the deposit of 50% of the total cost (free of bank charges) to the following bank account:



IBAN account number: GR6201727550005755041258755



Bank location: GREECE


More information

Tel.: (+30) 6972262486 , Mr Charalampos Stefanatos

Fax: (+30) 2810821029

E-mail: stefanatos@gazichess.gr, babisstefanatos@gmail.com

Http: www.gazichess.gr