Thailand Pattaya Open 2019

Pattaya is a city on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast about 100 km from Bangkok and is known for its beaches. A quiet fishing village as recently as the 1960s, it’s now lined with resort hotels, high-rise condos, shopping malls, cabaret bars and 24-hour clubs. Nearby, hillside Wat Phra Yai Temple features an 18m-tall golden Buddha. The area also features several designer golf courses, some with views of Pattaya Bay.

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Over 300 youth and senior contenders from 42 countries competed in the 2019 Thailand Pattaya Open Chess Championship October 19-23 at the Bay Beach Resort Jomtien.

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Victorian Open 2018 - Melbourne

Melbourne was the capital city of Australia for 26 years between 1901 and 1927 before the capital shifted to Canberra.
Melbourne has the largest tram system outside of Europe, and the fourth largest in the world overall.
Melbourne has the highest number of restaurants and cafes per number of people than any other city in the world.
Melbourne is home to the highest Italian and Greek populations in the world outside their own countries.
Melbourne is considered Australia's unofficial sporting capital, and is the only city in the world with five international standard sporting facilities.

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World Youth Chess Championships 2019 - Mumbai

Gaining independence from Britain in the twentieth century, Bombay was renamed for an ancient goddess: Mumbai. As India’s largest city, Mumbai has 18.5 million inhabitants making it one of the world’s most populous cities.

Every day in Mumbai, more than 200 trains make over 2,000 trips along 300 kilometres of track, carrying more passengers per kilometre than any railway on earth - Mumbai’s trains alone carry six million people per day. Every year in Mumbai, 3500 people die on the train tracks—an average of ten per day. Although there are pedestrian overpasses at every station, many passengers chose to save a few minutes by crossing the tracks instead—a dangerous decision. In many parts of Mumbai, walking is faster than driving through congested traffic. To ease this problem without consuming more land, a new eight-lane bridge will extend traffic four kilometres over the sea.

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The World Youth Chess Championships (October 1 – 13) included six events in three age categories split between the open and the girls' section. This is the first time that India has hosted this prestigious event. A total of 464 players from some 64 countries flocked to the city of Mumbai. Several titled players and national champions from five continents arrived for the six world championship titles up for grabs.

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* Tournament databases (900+ games):        U14        U16        U18