Salamanca Chess Festival - Live!

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5/25/2024 – The seventh edition of the Salamanca Chess Festival is taking place on May 21-25 at the “Centro Internacional del Español” in the city’s prestigious university. The Masters Tournament, featuring four men and four women, is a single round-robin with a time control of 40 minutes plus 5-second increments. Follow the games live with computer-assisted analysis starting at 17.00 CEST (11.00 ET, 20.30 IST)

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Rounds 6-7

The University of Salamanca is organizing the seventh edition of the Salamanca Cradle of Modern Chess Festival on May 21-25. The festival commemorates the fact that the modern rules of chess were first formulated in 1497 by Luis Ramírez de Lucena in Repetición de Amores y Arte de Ajedrez con CL Juegos de Partido, the first extant chess book. Lucena was a student at the University of Salamanca. 

The Masters Tournament features eight players (four men and four women), who play a single round-robin rapid chess event. Games are played with a time control of 40 minutes and an increment of 5 seconds per move.

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Find more information on the festival’s official website

May 21

  • 17:30 Simultaneous games
  • 19:30 Opening ceremony of the Master Tournament

22 May

  • 17:00 Master Tournament: Rounds 1 and 2

23 May

  • 17:00 Master Tournament: Rounds 3 and 4

24 May

  • 17:00 Master Tournament: Round 5
  • 19:00 Open blitz chess tournament

May 25

  • 10:00 Children’s Tournament
  • 12:00 Conference: “The confrontation of two worlds. Seville-87. In memory of MI Fco. Javier Sanz Alonso” by Mr. Joaquín Espejo, International Referee/International Organizer
  • 16:00 Master Tournament: Rounds 6 and 7
  • 19:45 Closing of the Festival

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