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13th Delhi International Chess Festival 2015

The 13th Delhi International Chess Festival 2015 is set to take place on 9-16th January, 2015, at the Ludlow Castle Sports Complex, Civil Lines, New Delhi, India.

The Festival is following immediately after the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament.

The event will consist of three sections:
- Category A, for players who crossed the FIDE rating of 2000 & above in their career, 10-round Swiss, 90 Minutes plus 30 seconds increment from move 1
- Category B (under 1899), 10-round Swiss, 60 Minutes plus 30 seconds increment from move 1
- Category C (under 1599), 10-round Swiss, 60 Minutes plus 30 seconds increment from move 1

Total cash prize fund is Rs. 30, 00, 000/- (approx 38,400 EUR), with 3800 EUR reserved for the winner of Category A.

The winner of the previous event was GM Abhijeet Gupta.

The playing hall at Ludlow Castle Sports Complex

The playing hall at Ludlow Castle Sports Complex

Category A

Eligibility:
Players who crossed the FIDE rating of 2000 & above in their career are only allowed to participate in this event.

Prizes:
1st Rs. 3,00,000/- 2nd Rs. 2,00,000/-
3rd Rs. 1,00,000/- 4th Rs. 80,000/-
5th Rs. 60,000/- 6th Rs. 40,000/-
7th Rs. 30,000/- 8th Rs. 25,000/-
9th Rs. 20,000/- 10th Rs. 20,000/-
11th Rs. 15,000/- 12th to 30th Rs. 10,000/- each
2 Best Women :- Rs 10,000/- each

Please note that a Tax @ 20.6% (as per Indian income tax regulations) will be deducted from the prize money to be awarded to Foreign Players.

Entry Fee:
For GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs : Free
Rated above 2300 Rs. 5000/-
Rated below 2299 Rs. 6000/-
Players, whose current rating is below 2000 but crossed the same earlier: Rs. 8000/-
Maximum entry for Delhi players Rs. 5000/-
(Note: – Those Players who are registered with Delhi State Chess Association on or before 30.11.2014 will be considered as Delhi Players)
No request towards waiver of entry fee will be entertained.
The last date of entry: 31st Dec 2014
Entries with late fee of Rs. 500 1st Jan to 7th Jan 2015

Accommodation:
All GMs will be provided free hotel accommodation on double sharing basis.
All IMs/WGMs/WIMs will be provided free hotel accommodation on double/triple sharing basis.
All other participants will be provided free accommodation on triple sharing basis/dormitory accommodation for entire duration of the event.

Weather:
The Weather in Delhi during January is expected to be cold. The minimum/maximum temperature will be around 10/25 Degree Celsius.

All the entries to be forwarded along with entry form and entry fee by DD (Delhi Cheques will also be accepted) favoring Capablanca Chess Club, payable at Delhi. Address for sending the entries is the Secretary, Capablanca Chess Club, C/O Hotel KC PLAZA, 5588, Basant Lane, Pharganj, New Delhi-110055.

For further assistance please contact:
IM Vishal Sareen (Foreign Players) delhiinternationalchess2014@gmail.com
Mr. Jitendra Choudhary, NA (Registration) +91-8130875063
Mr. Biju Raj, FA (Registration) +91-9873657505
Mr. Arun Kumar, NA (Accommodation) +91-9650475257
Mr. Sandeep Singh, FA (Webmaster) +91-9953435457
Mr. MS Gopakumar, IA (Technical Matters) +91-9868624216/ 9986883449
Mr. AK Verma (Organising Secretary) +91-9891468906
Mr. Bharat Singh (Chairman, Organising Committee)
Email: delhichessfestival@gmail.com
Web site: www.delhichess.com

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