American Continental begins today

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RULES AND INFORMATION;  CHESS RESULTS; URUGUAY FEDERATION

One of the America’s most prestigious qualifying tournaments begins tomorrow in Montevideo,Uruguay. A total of 75 titled players, including 23 GMs and 15 IMs, will fight it out for 4 qualifying spots for the upcoming World Cup , part of the World Championship cycle. At time of writing, there are 150 participants.

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The  tournament format is an 11-round open, with a time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game (plus 30-second increments per move).

Two Canadian grandmasters are playing, 23-year old Anton Kovalyov and 22-year old Eric Hansen (Eric will turn 23 on the last day of the tournament)

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You will be able to follow Eric on his TWITTER

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Anton Kovalyov is currently studying at the University of Texas in Brownsville, and has not played much serious chess as of late. Uruguay will be his toughest tournament in the past year. Good luck to both gentlemen!

You can follow the games LIVE !

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