We would like to inform you, that the registration deadline for 8th International Chess Festival PRAGUE OPEN 2009, which will take place 9.-16.1. 2009 in the capital of the Czech Republic, has been prolonged without extra fee for the late entering till 4.1. 2009.
On the date 18.12. 2008. 89 players were registered to the main FIDE open with the possibility to fulfil IM norm (out of which 5 GM, 1 WGM and 15 IM) and 53 players were registered to the side FIDE open. More detailed information should be found on [http://www.czechtour.net/prague-open/].
8th International Chess Festival MARIENBAD OPEN 2009 will be held 17.-25.1. 2009 in Marienbad (the second biggest spa town in the Czech Republic). Within the frame of the festival there will be 1 closed GM tournament, 2 closed IM tournaments, FIDE open, active chess and blitz tournament. Regulatios should be found on [http://www.czechtour.net/marienbad-open/]. Current list of applications for both events is available on [http://www.czechtour.net/news/].
With best regards Jan Mazuch