2017-edition of Figueira da Foz
Figueira da Foz 2017
The 2017 edition of the traditional Figueira da Foz International Chess Festival is being held between October 29 and November 5 at the Sweet Atlantic Hotel. As usual, a large participation of international players has converged on Figueira da Foz. More than 15 countries are represented, including Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, England, Georgia , Germany, Ireland, Norway, Poland and the Ukraine.
The tournament offers norm chances and is competently arbitered by Carlos Dias with the able assistance of Francisco Carapinha and Bruno Pais. The tournament Director is Antonio Mota and , as is usual in Figueira chess, the inspiration for the entire festival is Miguel Babo.
The tournament is run as a 9-round Swiss. Time control is a relaxed 40 moves in 90 minutes followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game (plus 30′ per move). One round per day (with the exception of November 1, which was a double round). LIVE games can be followed HERE. You might also be interested in ChessResults. Enjoy!
IA Carlos Dias busy at work
Cabo Verdian Francisco Carapinha assisting Carlos Dias as an arbiter.
Figueira da Foz always attracts a large number of strong female players from all over the world
Figueira da Foz 30.10.2017White to play and win!
Figueira da Foz 30.10.2017Black to play and win!
Figueira da Foz 1.11.2017Black to play and win!
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Photos provided by organizers.(Carlos Dias, Francisco Carapinha, etc) Thankyou!
Presidente da Assembleia Figueirense