$30,000 for Chess Amateur Tournament in Sochi

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The International Chess Amateur Tournament is held from March 31th (arrival day) to April 8th (departure day) 2018 in Sochi at the Bridge Resort 4****. It is a tournament dedicated to non-professional chess players, with a significant prize fund. Everyone has the right to participate in the tournament, except for the holders of the title “International Grandmaster” among men and players with a FIDE rating above 2325.

In addition to the main competition, an international tournament for children – born in 2006 and younger, is held, with a FIDE rating of no higher than 2200 (titles – no difference).

Organizers are LLC Chess Amateur International with Chief arbiter IA Mikhail Vitalievich Kryukov.

Detailed information in Russian

More about the Chess Amateur Tournament

Chess Amateur Tournament is held on the Swiss system in 9 rounds, while the Children’s Tournament is a 7 rounds Swiss. Time control for both events is 90 minutes to the end of the game + 30 seconds for each move made, starting with the first. Events are held according to the rules of FIDE, effective from 01/01/2018.

The total prize fund of the Chess amateurs Tournament is 1 850 000 rubles or around 30 000 USD

1st prize – 300 000 rubles
2nd prize – 200 000 rubles
3rd prize – 100 000 rubles
4th prize – 75 000 rubles
5th prize – 50 000 rubles
6-10th prizes – 40 000 rubles
11-15th prizes – 35 000 rubles
16-20th prizes – 30 000 rubles
21-30th prizes – 25 000 rubles

The following additional prizes are provided for the categories:

  1. Among players with a FIDE rating of 1900 and below:

1st prize – 40 000 rubles,
2nd prize – 20 000 rubles,
3rd prize – 10 000 rubles

  1. Among players with a FIDE rating of 2100 and below:

1st prize – 40 000 rubles,
2nd prize – 20 000 rubles,
3rd prize – 10 000 rubles

  1. Among the boys, players in 2002 years born and younger:

1st prize – 40 000 rubles,
2nd prize – 20 000 rubles,
3rd prize – 10 000 rubles

  1. Among the veterans, players born in 1957 and older:

1st prize – 40 000 rubles,
2nd prize – 20 000 rubles,
3rd prize – 10 000 rubles

  1. Among women:

1st prize – 40 000 rubles,
2nd prize – 20 000 rubles,
3rd prize-10.000 rubles

A participant can receive more than one prize. Extra prizes are not shared!

The total prize fund of the Children’s Tournament is 300,000 rubles.

1st prize – 50 000 rubles
2nd prize – 40 000 rubles
3rd prize-30 000 rubles
4th prize – 25 000 rubles
5th prize – 20 000 rubles
6-10th prizes-15 000 rubles
11-16th prizes-10 000 rubles

In both events in the case of the sharing of prizes “Hort System” is used.

Chess Amateur Tournament schedule

March 31th, from 2:00 pm – registration and accommodation of players and guests
March 31th, 8:00 pm – opening ceremony, “dating party”

Schedule of Chess amateurs tournament:

April 1st, 10:00 am – Round 1
April 2nd, 10:00 am – Round 2
April 2nd, 3:30 pm – Round 3
April 3rd, 10:00 am – Round 4
April 4th, 10:00 am – Round 5
April 4th, 3:30 pm – Round 6
April 5th, 10:00 am – Round 7
April 6th, 10:00 am – Round 8
April 7th, 10:00 am – Round 9

Schedule of Children’s Tournament:

April 1st, 10:00 am – Round 1
April 2nd, 10:00 am – Round 2
April 3rd, 10:00 am – Round 3
April 4th, 10:00 am – Round 4
April 5th, 10:00 am – Round 5
April 6th, 10:00 am – Round 6
April 7th, 10:00 am – Round 7

April 7th, 4:00 pm – closing ceremony, prize giving
April 8th, before 12:00 pm – check out of players and guests

Detailed information and signup at http://chessamateur.ru or at the email address of the organizers register@chessamateur.ru

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