2018 Chess Festival Chigorin Memorial

Chess festival in Saint-Petersburg takes place from 26th October to 5th November at the "Park" Hotel.

The traditional chess festival in Saint-Petersburg takes place from 26th October to 5th November at the "Park" Hotel. The event is organized by the Sport chess federation of Saint-Petersburg.

1 Classic chess tournament – Russian Cup Stage

Time control: 90 minutes and 30 seconds increment per move from move 1.

Players who are late for the game for 30 minutes get loss by default. No draw offer can be made before move 41.

Top rated players:

1 Maghsoodloo Parham GM 2685 IRI

2 Kamsky Gata GM 2666 USA

3 Alekseenko Kirill GM 2639 RUS

4 Khismatullin Denis GM 2634 RUS

5 Paravyan David GM 2629 RUS

6 Alekseev Evgeny GM 2620 RUS

7 Khalifman Alexander GM 2617 RUS

8 Predke Alexandr GM 2615 RUS

9 Popov Ivan GM 2611 RUS

10 Perunovic Milos GM 2606 SRB

11 Aleksandrov Aleksej GM 2602 BLR

12 Kokarev Dmitry GM 2595 RUS

13 Goganov Aleksey GM 2592 RUS

14 Idani Pouya GM 2589 IRI

15 Timofeev Artyom GM 2588 RUS

16 Stupak Kirill GM 2583 BLR

17 Volkov Sergey GM 2580 RUS

18 Ivanisevic Ivan GM 2578 SRB

19 Bocharov Dmitry GM 2562 RUS

20 Vorobiov Evgeny E. GM 2561 RUS

21 Sengupta Deep GM 2557 IND

22 Ter-Sahakyan Samvel GM 2549 ARM etc

Prize fund 1650000 RUR.

​ In case of a tie, the final standing is determined by:

  • Buchholz;
  • Buchholz (-1);
  • Sum of wins;
  • Result of a personal meeting.

In case of a tie the main prizes are shared by the Hort system, prizes less than 1000 rubles are not paid out. Special prizes are not shared. A player can get one prize with one exception: "women" and main prizes are cumulative.

The best seniors prizes can be awarded to a player born before 31.12.1958, best juniors – born after 01.01.2002, gentlemen - born 1959-1973.

Players who were not able to get their prizes at the closing ceremony can only get 50% of the prize afterwards.

The winners get Cup Russia points according to the Russian Cup 2018 regulations.

2. Blitz tournament – October 26, 17:00

11 rounds Swiss. Time control: 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment per move.

Entry fees: 500 rubles (under 14, over 60 and women – 400 rubles), entries are accepted from 10:00 till 16:45 on October 26.

Prize fund 170000 RUR

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