In 2012 holiday complex Albena will be again preferable place for all fans of chess International open chess tournament Albena 26th Maya – 3rd June 2012 will be under the patronage of Mr. Silvio Danailov – President of the European Chess Union (ECU) and the Bulgarian Chess Federation. Organizers are Bulgarian Chess Federation and Chess Club Dobrich-Albena. General sponsor of the invent is Albena JSCO. Prize fund is 40 000 EUR. Tournament will be conducted in Albena Sports Hall. Mode of the tournament is as follows: 9 rounds, Swiss System, 90 minutes for each player plus 30 seconds per move starting from the first move. Electronic clocks will be used. The ranking is determined based on the number of points scored. In case of a draw, the following systems will be used: 1) Median-Buchholz  2) Buchholz  3) Games won  4) Cumulative Schedule of the tournament:

  • Registration – until 13:00 on 26th May
  • Technical Meeting – starts at 14:00
  • First Round – starts at 15:00
  • Second to Eight Round – starts at 15:00, every day from 27th May till 3rd June
  • Final Ninth Round – starts at 9:00 on 3rd June (Sunday)
  • Closing Ceremony – starts at 14:00 on 3rd June

Albena is one of the most popular resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea. It is located 11 km south of Balchik and 30 km north of Varna – the sea capital of Bulgaria. Albena holds a “Blue Flag” certificate for its ecologically clean sea, beach and area. The soft sandy beach of Albena is more than 3,5 km long and up to 150 m wide. The average summer temperature is 28°С, and the average temperature of the crystal clear sea is 25°С. The resort is located close to Baltata national reserve, thus providing a unique combination of forest and sea. Albena offers something for everyone due to its variety of attractions, water sports and recreational activities.

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My greatest pleasure in life is to travel. Undoubtedly there are a lot of amazing places around the world worth visiting at least once in life. However, Bulgaria is such a place where you will wish to come back again and again. In every season and every region of this small country, you can find unique wonders. So share my travels.