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Open International Chess competition in Corsica

Open International Chess competition in Corsica


Do you want to make the most of your stay in Corsica to attend a high-flying event? How about attending the international open chess in Corsica? Players from all over the world will offer you a quality show during your holidays in Corsica

Ajaccio and Bastia

The Corsica Open International Chess competition became one of the top international tournaments when it was founded in 1997. It attracts some 500 top players from 40 countries.

Chess tournaments in Ajaccio and Bastia

Chess tournaments are organized in the two cities of Ajaccio and Bastia.

Chess tournament programme in Corsica

The first stage is organized at the end of October in Ajaccio, at the Palais des Congrès..

The second stage is organized in the Théâtre de Bastia and is followed by the Corsica Masters.
At stake are trophies for the Corsica Masters itself, the Young Players' tournament, and the Blitz tournament

Chess for novices

Chess is played by two players on a chessboard made up of 64 alternate dark and light squares.. 16 white pieces are opposed to 16 black, arrayed in the first two rows of squares before the players on opposite sides of the board. The 8 pawns or foot soldiers stand guard over the 8 more powerful pieces behind them the King, Queen and a pair each of Bishops, Knights and Rooks (Castle).
The aim of this game of mental skill and pure strategy is to immobilise the King on the opposite side, a process known as checkmate.

Gîtes and B&B to watch the Open International Chess Competition of Corsica

Reserve rural gîtes or Bed and breakfast close to Ajaccio or  Bastia close to the chess tournament..

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