Welcome To Maia International Chess Festival

Maia International Chess Festival - Where Strategy Meets Legacy

Where you can master your moves from the 22th of August until the 1st of September!

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Dedicated to teaching and promoting chess events.

Constituted by experienced professionals in the practice of this modality, the AXM aims to allow students to learn chess while enhancing all the benefits associated with its exercise in school life.

Chess Club

Competitive teams of all adges.

Chess Training Center

Classes for Beginner, Intermediate and Advance.

AXM has an involving structure of athletes and technicians of several categories (International Masters, FIDE Masters, National Champions, Monitors, Coaches, Referees), with teaching locations spread all over the municipality of Maia.
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the maia international chess festival

Is a must-attend event for chess enthusiasts looking to compete, learn, and connect with the global chess community.

Competitive Structure and Prizes

9 rounds and accelerated pairings, complemented by a generous prize list for various categories, making it a prime event for competitive recognition and rewards.

Inclusive and Open Participation

Champions inclusivity, welcoming all players with or without prior affiliation to the Portuguese Chess Federation at no extra cost, ensuring a diverse and enriched competitive experience.

Professional Organization and Support

Organized by the Maia Chess Academy and supported by the Maia City Council, the festival offers a professionally managed event with transport services and a dedicated team of arbiters for a seamless participant experience.

Additional Events and Activities

The festival enriches the chess experience with additional events like the Douro Blitz Cruise, Summer Chess Camp, and social gatherings, offering unique learning and community engagement opportunities in a stunning setting.

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