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The European – ACP Women’s Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017 will take place in Monaco, from 20th to 24th October, 2017, in the Hotel Novotel, as the official venue of the events.


The events are organized by the Monaco Chess federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union.

The first on schedule is European – ACP Women Individual Rapid Chess Championship 2017, which takes place from 21st to 22nd October.

The event will be played according to the Swiss system, in 11 rounds, with the time control 15 minutes game + 10 seconds per move starting from the first move.

The total prize fund of the event is 8.100€ + 150€ PACA prizes +150€ CD06 (by Chess Committee Alpes-Maritimes) + 5000€ ACP, as well as the category prizes – watch Yves BERTELIN.

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The European Women’s Blitz Chess Championship will be held after the Rapid competition, on 23rd October, 2017, at the same venue.

The European Individual Blitz Chess Championship will be played according to the Swiss system, in 12 rounds, with the time control 3 minutes game + 2 seconds per move starting from the first move.


The total prize fund for the Blitz event is 5.500€ + 150€ PACA Prize +150€ CD06 + Special prizes.

The prizes will be shared between the players with the same points, except for the 1st prize and the category prizes, which will be determined by the tie-break criteria.

Registration for both the events starts after 1st August 2017, and the registration deadline is 20 October 2017 for the Rapid Championship and 21 October 2017 for the blitz Championship.

The accommodation is offered at Novotel Hotel, which is the official venue of the Championships, as well as at Aparthotel Monte Cristo and Adagio Aparthotel Palais Joséphine.


On request, the organizers will provide transfer, (10€ one way, 20€ two ways) from Nice Airport to the official hotels on 20th or 21st October and from the official hotels to Nice Airport on 23rd or 24th October 2017.

The Tournament Director of the event is Mr. Jean-Michel Rapaire.

The Official regulations of both events can be downloaded below.

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