2nd Salamanca Chess Festival

The 2nd Salamanca Chess Festival will be held on November 25-30, 2019. An amazing field of chess players will take part in the festival, including former World Champions Veselin Topalov and Ruslan Ponomariov as well as Hou Yifan (the FIDE top ranked female player).
All the information about the festival can be found on this website.
Do not miss the event! The 2019 Salamanca Chess Festival will definitely be as exciting as last year’s edition!

Schedule

25 NOV
17:00 Chess Cinema Season: Searching for Bobby Fischer
Venue: Casino de Salamanca -Palacio de Figueroa-

20:00 Lecture by Leontxo García: Ten reasons to support chess.
Venue: Casino de Salamanca -Palacio de Figueroa-

26 NOV:
17:00 Presentation of the Masters Tournament (by invitation only)
Venue: Casino de Salamanca -Palacio de Figueroa-

18:30 Simultaneous exhibition by Former World Champion Veselin Topalov and International Master Sophie Milliet.
Venue: Sala de pinturas del Colegio Arzobispo Fonseca. Participation by invitation only. Free admission.
20:00 Chess Cinema Season: El jugador de ajedrez (The Chess player)
Venue: Casino de Salamanca -Palacio de Figueroa-

27 NOV
11:00 Lecture by Amador González de la Nava: From Salamanca 1497 to the present: Five centuries of modern chess.
Venue: Historical building of the University of Salamanca

17:30-21.00 Masters Tournament: Rounds 1 and 2

Venue: Casino de Salamanca -Palacio de Figueroa

28 NOV
11:00 Lecture by Patricia Bureba Jato: Chess: an educational, social and therapeutic resource.
Venue: Historical building of the University of Salamanca

12:30 Lecture by Enrique Sánchez Acosta: Computer chess -How do chess engines think?
Venue: Historical building of the University of Salamanca
17:30-21.00 Masters Tournament: Rounds 3 and 4
Venue: Casino de Salamanca -Palacio de Figueroa

29 NOV
11:00 Lecture by Sabrina Vega and Nicola Lococo: Women in the chess world: a mixed-sex sport which promotes gender equality.
Venue: Historical building of the University of Salamanca

12:30 Lecture by Eduardo Scala: Notes on Castilla y León and the history of the millenarian game. Arévalo, chess global city.
Venue: Historical building of the University of Salamanca

17:30-19:00 Masters Tournament: Round 5
Venue: Historical building of the University of Salamanca

20:00 Night open blitz tournament

Venue: Colegio Mayor Fray Luis de León

30 NOV
10:00 Children tournament
Venue: Sagrada Familia School

11:30 Lecture by Rafael Matas Sánchez: Chess as a resource for mathematics teaching.
Venue: Sagrada Familia School

12:00 Chess Cinema Season: La diagonale du fou (Dangerous Moves)
Venue: Casino de Salamanca -Palacio de Figueroa

16:30-20:00 Masters Tournament: Rounds 6 and 7
Venue: Historical building of the University of Salamanca

20:00 Festival closing ceremony
Venue: Historical building of the University of Salamanca