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Liepājas Rokāde

Liepājas rokāde is international "open" chess championship, annually held in Liepāja, Latvia. The tournament usually taking place in Liepāja Biedrības nams in August. The first Liepājas rokāde was held in 1994.[1]

Rules

The championship utilizes FIDE rules and uses Swiss pairing system in 13 rounds.[2]

Liepājas Rokāde 2009

The Liepājas rokāde 2009 was opened on August 6, 2009. The ceremony started from the speech of tournament director Āris Ozoliņš and Vita Hartmane, which read a letter of the Liepāja mayor Uldis Sesks to participants of the tournament. In 2009 there were 147 players from Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Portugal and Czech republic, 7% of whom were women.[3] The open tournament was held on 79 chess tables.

Judges

The tournaments judged three referee — Dashkevics, Borisovs and A. Cimiņš.

Budget

Overall prize fund — 2410 LVL and cups for the first 3 places. The competition traditionally has a large number of sponsors, including Liepājas Metalurgs and Liepāja City Council, additionally there was participation fee about 10 EUR for the players.

Famous participants and Winner

References

  1. ^ Kurzemes Vārds
  2. ^ Liepājas rokāde 2009 booklet
  3. ^ Riga chess federation, news 06.08.2009