The New Aeroflot Open Starts Today

Время публикации: 11.02.2013 18:00 | Последнее обновление: 11.02.2013 18:00

The opening ceremony of the new festival with an old name Aeroflot Open will be held today at 20:00 MSK time (17:00 CET). The dates are as usually chosen so that the participants of Moscow Open are able to play at another open competition right after finishing the first one.    

Program of the festival:

February 12-13 – Qualifying rapid tournament for all players who have registered and paid the registration fee (but no more than 300 participants in total). Swiss system, 9 rounds, time control – 15 minutes for the game with 10 seconds increment per move, starting from the first move. 32 winners qualify for the knockout tournament, which will be held on February, 15th, and thus secure themselves a minimal prize of 1 000 USD.

February 14 – mass open blitz tournament for all players who have registered and paid the registration fee (but no more than 300 participants in total), including 8 invited chess stars (Alexander Grischuk, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Andreikin and Sergey Karjakin have already confirmed their participation in the tournament) and Russian most prominent young chess players. Swiss system, 9 double rounds. Time control – 3 minutes for the game with 2 seconds increment per move, starting from the first move.
Prize fund – 50 000 USD (1st place – 10 000.

February 15 – knockout tournament of 32 players who have qualified on February, 12th-13th. In each round there are two games played with the time control being 15 minutes for the game with 10 seconds increment per move, starting from the first move. If the score is level one decisive game is played, the time control – 5 minutes (for the Whites) and 4 minutes (for the Blacks) for the rest of the game with 3 seconds increment to each player per move, starting from the 61st move. In case of a draw a player with the black pieces is declared the winner.
8 winners qualify for the main final tournament. The players tied for 9th-16th places, receive 1500 USD each, and those tied for 17th- 32nd places, receive 1000 USD each.

February 16-17 – гThe main final with the 8 invited chess stars (Alexander Grischuk, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Andreikin and Sergey Karjakin have already confirmed their participation in the tournament) and 8 qualified players taking part. Knockout system, in each round there are two games played, the time control – 15 minutes for the game with 10 seconds increment per move, starting from the first move. If the score is level one decisive game is played, the time control – 5 minutes (for the Whites) and 4 minutes (for the Blacks) for the rest of the game with 3 seconds increment per move, starting from the 61st move. In case of a draw a player with the black pieces is declared the winner.
Prize fund – 72 000 USD


  


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