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First Friday IM Tournament

Peter Long, 31st Aug 2017 Tournament

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This will be a ten player round robin tournament - three International Masters and seven candidates for titles and norms - and played at the Institute for Chess Excellence in Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia.

6 October will be the arrival date for the players meeting on the same evening.

Play will be two rounds a day at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily, from 7 to 10 October, and with the final round at 9 a.m. on 11 October.

The time control will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with a 30 seconds increment from move one.

Entries will be on a first come first serve basis and those interested may contact peterlong@aol.asia - the entry fees will be staggered and dependent on the player's FIDE rating as at 1 October 2017.

Together with 200 restaurants suiting all budgets, there are numerous boutique hotels in the USD 120-160 (USD 30-40) range which are minutes by foot.