Regulations


Organizer:

Yerevan Chess Federation

Venue:

Chess Academy of Armenia, Yerevan, RA.

Participants:

The tournament is open to all Fide rated players. Limited number of unrated players will also be permitted to participate.

System:

The tournament is a 9 round Swiss system tournament. The pairing program used in the tournament is Swiss - Manager based on ratings.

Time control:

90 minutes for the first 40 moves, plus 30 minutes till the end of the game with 30 seconds increment starting from move one.

Prizes:

Total prize fund – 20 000 USD.

All prizes are in US dollars.

I

II

III

IV

V

VI-X

XI-XV

XVI-XX

Main

4500

3000

2000

1200

900

600

400

200

U2400

300

200

100

U2200

300

200

100

U2000

300

200

100

Women

300

200

100

In case of a tie, Hort system will be used to distribute the prizes. Only 20 players in the main prize pool and 3 players in category prize sections can receive prizes. No player can receive more than one prize.

Tie-Breaks:

Tie-breaks will be carried out according to the following order:

a) Cut Buchholz-1

b) Direct encounter

c) Most black

d) Greater number of victories

The default time for the tournament is 15 min from the start of the round.

Entry fees:

Entry fees are in AM Drams. (500 AMD ≈ 1 USD)

Entry fee

Till 15.10.2018

16.10-27.10.2018

Unrated

80 000 AMD

100 000 AMD

<2000

65 000 AMD

80 000 AMD

2000-2100

55 000 AMD

70 000 AMD

2101-2200

45 000 AMD

60 000 AMD

2201-2300

35 000 AMD

50 000 AMD

2301-2400

25 000 AMD

40 000 AMD

Free for GMs and IMs with FIDE rating 2300+.

10% off for players born between Dec 31 2003 and Dec 31 2005.

20% off for players born after Dec 31 2005.

  • Armenian players can use national ratings when paying entry fees.
  • The deadline for the registration is October 27, 2018.

Schedule:

Opening ceremony

November 01

19:00

Round 1

November 02

15:00

Round 2

November 03

15:00

Round 3

November 04

15:00

Round 4

November 05

15:00

Round 5

November 06

15:00

Round 6

November 07

15:00

Round 7

November 08

15:00

Round 8

November 09

15:00

Round 9

November 10

11:00

Closing ceremony

November 10

18:00

Accommodation:

Accommodation conditions for players with FIDE rating 2550+ (September or October, 2018 FIDE rating list). The number of players eligible for accommodation conditions is limited to 5 for each rating group.

2651+

Single room

Full board

Travel expenses $300

2601-2650

Single room

Full board

Travel expenses $200

2550-2600

Single room

Full board

Travel expenses $100

Prices per room:

$30 per person, per day, double room, full board.

$40 per person, per day, single room, full board. This offer is limited.

Apartments for rent are also available at reasonable rates.

Contact information:

Tournament director - N.Kalantaryan

Tel: +374 10 44 84 79

E-mail: yerevanchessfederation@yahoo.com

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