The International Chess Festival “Mikhail Chigorin Memorial 2013” is set to take place from 4th to 13th October at the Park Hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The Festival will consist of two events: Blitz tournament which will be held on 4th October, and Classic tournament which is a Russian Cup Stage on 5-13th October.
The Blitz tournament will be played over nine double rounds of Swiss system with the time control 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment per move. The prize fund for this event is 200,000 RUB (approx 4,600 EUR).
The Russian Cup Stage will be played over nine rounds of Swiss system. The total prize fund is 1,800,000 RUB (approx 41,200 EUR). The first place is 300,000 RUB worth while the best woman will be awarded with 40,000 RUB.
Live games with analysis daily on Chessdom.com. Playing days are 4-13 October, games starting at 15:00 CET. After the closing ceremony many players head to the massive European Club Cup 2013.