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19th international Chess Festival

in Nancy (FRANCE)

on 20 + 21 of February 2021

One of the strongest Rapid and Blitz tournaments in France !

Hundreds of players are competing each year, and many very strong Grandmasters came during the last 15 years :
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Etienne Bacrot, Laurent Fressinet, Christian Bauer, Romain Edouard, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Mickael Gurevich,
Ulf Andersson, Arkadij Naidisch, Vladislav Tkachiev,
Pentala Harikrishna et so many others …

Here are photos : 2019 Edition2020 Edition

NANCY is a town of the east of France,
located between Paris and Strasbourg,
both approximately at 1h30min by train,
famous among other things for its incredible Place Stanislas,

From the railway station « Paris-Est »,
you reach Nancy very easily with many trains each day
(the railway station « Paris-Nord », where UK-trains are arriving in France,
is at 10 min walk from « Paris-Est »)

Adress : 48 rue du Sergent Blandan, 54000 Nancy, FRANCE
(20 minutes walk from Nancy railway station,
or 10 min by bus to «Nancy-thermal»)
Big free parkings at the tournament

On Saturday 20th of February 2021 : International BLITZ tournament
11 games 4 min. + 2 sec/move
(after 9 rounds, first 4 players qualify for semi-final,
other players continue the tournament)
Registration for all players : at the tournament place till 3 pm
End of tournament and closing ceremony at about 8 pm
Counting for BLITZ FIDE ELO
First prize : 500 euros
+ many other prizes ranking, women prizes, elo categories

On Sunday 21th of February 2021 : International RAPID tournament
9 games 15 min. + 3 sec/move
(after 7 rounds, first 4 players qualify for semi-final,
other players continue the tournament)
Registration for all players : at the tournament place till 9:30 am
End of tournament and closing ceremony at about 6 pm
Counting for RAPID FIDE ELO
First prize : 1000 euros
+ many other prizes ranking, women prizes, elo categories

Registration :
Only by writing an email to :   
festivalnancy54@gmail.com
(then you have to receive confirmation)
You pay upon your arrival at the tournament

Entry fee :
Blitz : 12 euros adult / 6 euros Under 20 y.o
Rapide : 22 euros adult / 11 euros  Under 20 y.o

Attention :
Entries directly at the tournament (without sending email)
will NOT be accepted in the 2021 edition.

Free entry fee for GM, wGM, IM, wIM
but only with email sent.

Meal :
Snacking at the tournament place during the 2 days
For saturday evening : many restaurants in Nancy-center,
including our partner, the famous « Taverne de l’irlandais » on Railway station square
that will offer your one free beer for each dinner ordered.

Lodging:

Attention the organizers don’t manage your booking.
Don’t forget to ask the special chess price (tarif « Festival d’échecs ») when booking.

* at 10 minutes by car (or 20-30 min tram+walk) :
Hôtel ibis Nancy-Brabois
adress : Allée de Bourgogne, 54500 VANDOEUVRE LES NANCY
tél 00 33-3 83 44 55 77 – Email :
H1584@accor.com
Special Tarif Ibis Sport 40 euros for one room 1 or 2 beds
Breakfast : 10,50€, tourist tax 0,85€/night
Good plan if you come by car, free and easy parking

 –
* Same street than the tournament :
Kosy Appart’hôtels Art’&Facts
artefacts@kosy.plus
Phone  : 00 33-3.83.40.18.10
Appartment with little kitchen
1 pers : 54 € / 2 pers : 56 €
3 ou 4 pers : 100 €
Free Parking

See you soon 🙂