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Kings Place Chess Festival


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£3000 in prizes over five sections. Sat 7 Jul, 10.30am – 6.30pm

The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival is back for a sixth year, bringing together hundreds of competitors for six games of chess. Whether they be serious contenders or young hopefuls they will enjoy one of the best chess tournaments in London, and perhaps the UK.

Join one of five sections depending on your experience level, based on English Chess Federation (ECF) rapidplay grades: Open (for more experienced players), Major Under 170, Minor Under 145 and Amateur Under 120. The top four sections are FIDE (Internationally) rated and all sections are ECF graded.

This year will also see the return of the Under 85 section for players at their first event or graded Under 85 on the national list. Six games of tournament chess – ECF graded, no membership of a chess club is required; ideal for your first foray into the world of competitive chess. Get a grade in one tournament!

For any additional queries, please email organiser Adam Raoof at adamraoof@gmail.com. A copy of the tournament rules will be available on the day and all entries need to be submitted before the day.


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