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FIDE announces World Senior Team Championship 50+, 65+

Baku, April 8, AZERTAC

The International Chess Federation has announced the FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship 50+ and 65+, to be held from June 19-30, 2022 in Acqui Terme, Italy. The tournament will be played in four categories: age 50+ and 65+ (open and women).

The event is a Swiss System team competition with teams of five players (4 board players + 1 optional reserve player). The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game + 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

The prize fund of the Championship is €10,000, with the winners of the open section getting €1,200 and winners of the women’s section receiving €400. Trophies and medals will also be awarded to the top-3 teams in each category. There will be additional prizes (cups & medals) in each board, for the top-3 individual board winners.

The first round of the tournament kicks off on June 20, 2022; the winners will be determined on June 29.

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