The Hoogeveen Chess Tournament will be held from Saturday 20th October through Saturday 27th October 2018. The tournament consists of the Hoogeveen Matches, the Hoogeveen Open and two amateur tournaments.
All tournaments will take place in the attractive town hall of Hoogeveen. In the chess café, well-known commentators will analyse the games with the audience. The games can also be followed live on the tournament website.
Peter Svidler - Sam Shankland
Jorden van Foreest - Vladimir Fedoseev
In the Hoogeveen Open, 9 rounds will be played. After the 7th round, the top 4 qualifies for the semi-finals and finals to decide the top prizes of the Open tournament. The remaining players of the Open group will play a regular 8th and 9th round. There is space for approximately 84 players with a minimal rating of 2000. The Hoogeveen Open is an international tournament, and consequently (grand-) master norms can be achieved.
There is a total prize fund of € 10,000:
- € 4,000
- € 2,000
- € 1,000
- € 500
- € 1,000
- € 500
- € 400
- € 300
- € 200
Group I (= afternoon group): for players with a rating up to 2100. Group II (= morning group): also for players with a rating up to 2100. Each group can contain a maximum of 84 players. They play 8 rounds. 1st prize for both groups is € 250 each.
The results will be submitted to KNSB and FIDE for rating calculations.
Rate of play
The rate of play for the Hoogeveen Open is 40 moves in 90 minutes, 30 minutes extra time + an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.
The rate of play for the Amateur Group I (afternoon group) is 40 moves in 90 minutes, 30 minutes extra time + an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.
The rate of play for the Amateur Group II (morning group) is 90 minutes + 30 seconds extra time per move starting from move 1.