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Indian grandmaster had the time of his life in the Faroes – now he invites YOU to the North Atlantic archipelago

Faroes Open 2018 will take place from July 7-14 2018 in Sandavágur, and the line up will feature no less than 7 GM’s in a total of 28 players, led by GM Gawain Jones.

One who invites chess players from all over the world to Sandavágur this summer is Indian grandmaster Srinath Narayanan, who participated in The Faroes Open 2017 after his life had been at it’s lowest ebb.

”Paralyzed by a minor surgery, and beset with an ‘emotional accident’, I was desperate for an escape.”, he explains in an article he has written for Chess News.

Luckily, it turned out that Mr. Narayanan found his idyllic espace.

”After having travelled to more than 30 countries, I managed to find my favourite place in the Virgo Supercluster (so far!),” he says, adding: ”I experienced the refreshing blow of serene winds, clean water, mesmerizing sights and the company of some of the finest and warmest people I’ve ever met. I climbed a mountain, went on my first fishing trip, and in the process, I also managed to win a small open. In short, I had an unforgettable experience. ‘Life-changing experience’ is an adjective that can only be used for an handful of experiences in anyone’s life. However, in my short life so far, the trip to Faroes definitely counts as one,” he states.

Mr. Narayanan concludes that ”now I invite you to Faroes Open 2018, so that you too can have the experience of a lifetime like I did!”

Facts about Faroes Open 2018:

Venue: Á Giljanesi 2, 360 Sandavágur
Schedule: The tournament is taking place from July 07th-14th
9 rounds swiss system open international chess tournament
Time control: is 90 min for 40 moves + 15 minutes after move 40. Increment of 30 sec. for every move starting from move one.
Registration: GM/WGM/IM/WIM play for free.
Registration here: http://www.faroesopen.com/join/
Entry fee is 600 DKK for all other players over the age of 18. If registration and payment done prior to June 1st 350 DKK
Juniors (born 1999 or later) 400 DKK. If registration and payment done prior to June 1st 250 DKK
Prizes in DKK: 15.000 – 7.500 – 5.000 – 3.000 – 2.000
Rating prizes in DKK: 1.500 pr rating group.
Rating groups: 0 -1500 ELO, 1501-2000 ELO, 2001-2200 ELO, 2201-2400 ELO, Best performance according to own rating, Best women.
Side events: There will be a possibility of a blitz chess tournament, indoor football games, excursions, mountain hiking.


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