Τρίτη, 10 Απριλίου 2018

Ikaros 2018: Preparations for the 41st edition of Ikaros are under way (16-22 July 2018)!


A view of Aghios Kirykos, the capital of Ikaria, that hosts Ikaros tournament during the last 41 years (photo: Chrysa Karafti).

For one more year, Ikaros International Chess Tournament is preparing to welcome the chessplayers and all friends who will visit the beautiful island of Ikaria in order to combine an interesting chess tournament with relaxing vacations.

Ikaros tournament, that commenced in 1978 as a friendly encounted between local Ikaria players with some strong invited players and has now evolved to a trademark of the Greek summer tournament calendar, completes 41 consecutive years of tournaments this summer. The friendly and relaxed atmosphere, the reasonable prices and the cozy mood of Ikaria will be again present this year as well. The only difference will be the slight shift of the dates of the tournament towards mid-July (due to the shift of the Greek Premier League). So the 41st Ikaros International Chess Tournament will be held from 16 to 22 July 2018 (Monday to Sunday).

As every year, once more, the overall participation cost will be kept low. Prices will get even lower in case of triple of four bed rooms, while, as also every year, there are special discounts for families, juniors, club teams, unemployed and persons with disabilities. Moreover there are additional discounts for those who will pay in advance. Additionally, this year too, the organization committee will try to get reduced ferry ticket prices for the tournament participants. Special conditions will also be offered to a limited number of titled players. More details will be available in the official announcement that will be issued soon.

For those who have visited Ikaria before, the island doesn’t need any particular credentials, but those who plan to visit it for the first time can find useful information at http://www.island-ikaria.com, http://www.nikaria.gr, http://ikarianet.gr, http://ikariaki.gr, http://www.ikariamag.gr and http://www.visitikaria.gr  while in order to get an idea of the magnificent natural beauty of the island one can visit:

(Navigate using the google map, choose a spot on the map or the Locations menu and enjoy the panoramic view)

Finally those who want to get an idea about the tournament and check what other players have to say about the Ikaros see here.
 
The official webpage of the tournament, with all the latest information about Ikaros International Chess Tournament 2018 can be found at:


while the e-mail of the tournament is: ikaroschess@gmail.com

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