Sad news for the world of chess, Pál Benkő died today at the age of 91.
See here one smart composition by P.B., Problem-156 (also read the comment) : http://chess-problems-gr.blogspot.com/2008/07/proof-game-with-theme-pronkin-etc.html
Monday, August 26, 2019
Sunday, May 05, 2019
Friday, May 03, 2019
3-5 May 2019, Glyfada, Greece
(Last Update : Monday, 2019/04/29)
14th European Chess Solving Championship
3-5 May 2019, Glyfada, Greece
The Greek Chess Composition Committee of the Greek Chess Federation has the honor to invite the european national teams and individual solvers to participate in the 14th European Chess Solving Championship. The event will be held from Friday, May 3rd (arrival) to Sunday, May 5th (departure) at the “Oasis Hotel Apartments” in Glyfada, a cosmopolitan suburb of Athens. The hotel is the same that hosted the ECSC 2016.
Captains’ meeting: Friday, May 3, 16:30-16:45
Open solving tournament: Friday, May 3, 17:00-20:00
ECSC 1st day: Saturday, May 4, 10:30-14:00
ECSC 2nd day: Sunday, May 5, 9:30-13:00
Closing ceremony: Sunday, May 5, 16:00 (approximately)
Hotel Oasis (http://oasishotelapartments.com) features fully equipped and renovated apartments, with private balcony. Restaurant, bar and coffee shop are also available. All competitions and events will be hosted within the hotel facilities and halls. The swimming pool (non heated) is open from May 1st (10:30-18:45).
Prices per person per day (bed and breakfast included):
· Single room: 81€
· Double room: 58€
· Triple room: 51€
· Quadruple room: 43€
Prices include all taxes, free access to the hotel health and recreation facilities, as well as participation fees to all regular solving tournaments. These prices are also valid 3 days before and after the event. All payments should be made to the organizers, upon arrival, in cash (€).
The participation fee for those not staying in Oasis Hotel is 50€. It would be very important for us to make the reservation until the 11th of March. After this date an additional 20€ fee per reservation applies and the organization committee cannot guarantee the room availability.
The express bus X96 departs right outside the arrival level of the Main Terminal Building at the exit 4 of the airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” (Athens). X96 runs 24 hours every 20-40 minutes. The bus needs 35-45 minutes to reach the hotel, which is located just next to the bus stop “4th Glyfadas”. The one way ticket costs 6€. Tickets are available from the bus driver or from ticket kiosk at the bus departure area of the airport.
By taxi, the max cost (including luggage, taxes, etc.) is 38€ (from 5:00 to 24:00) or 54€ (from 24:00 to 5:00).
Accommodation prices include only breakfast. Participants can, on their expense, have snacks “a la carte” in the hotel or they can pre-order (one day earlier) to the hotel a full meal which costs 15€. All payments and arrangements for meals will be made directly with the hotel and not through the organizing committee. Alternatively, there are also many restaurants within a short distance (15 minutes on foot).
DIRECTORS, ORGANIZERS, INFORMATION
Director of the ECSC will be Ivan Denkovski assisted by Ioannis Garoufalidis and Harry Fougiaxis.
Director of the open solving tournament will be Ioannis Garoufalidis.
Organization: Nikos & George Mendrinos in co-operation with the Greek Chess Composition Committee.
The email of the event is: firstname.lastname@example.org
All the information about the event will be published on the site:
The organizing committee will provide invitation for visas. Teams or players needing visas are requested to contact the organizing committee.
Please, fill our form before 11th of March!