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International Chess Festival Mikhail Chigorin Memorial

 
St. Petersburg, Russia, October 12 – 22, 2011
 

The festival will take place in “Azimut” hotel (Lermontovsky pr. 43/1) and consists of 2 tournaments.

Tie-break system in both tournaments:
1) Buchholz
2) Median-Buchholz
 
All prizes are taxable according to the Laws of the Russian Federation. The prizes are paid out in Russian roubles (official rate on August 29 is 1 euro = 41.67 roubles).
 
Prizes for best seniors can be won by players born before 31.12.1951, for best juniors – born after 01.01.1995, for best gentlemen – born between 01.01.1952 and 31.12.1966.

Last year winners were GM Sergei Yudin (Rapid) and GM Eltaj Safarli (Classical)

 
A. Rapid chess tournament, October 12-13, starts at 17:00.

Time control 15 minutes per game + 5 seconds increment for each move, 9 round Swiss.
Entry fee: 1000 roubles (juniors under 16, seniors and women – 800 roubles).
Registrations are accepted on October 12, 10:00 – 16:45.
 
Total prize fund (granted by St. Petersburg Chess Federation) – 400.000 roubles (approx 9.600 EUR):

Main prizes

Special prizes

1st place 75 000 Best women
2nd place 60 000 1st place 8 000
3rd place 45 000 2nd place 6 000
4th place 35 000 3rd place 4 000
5th place 25 000 Best St. Petersburg players
6th place 20 000 1st place 8 000
7th place 16 000 2nd place 6 000
8th place 14 000 3rd place 4 000
9th place 12 000
10th place 10 000 Best junior: 5 000
11th place 8 000
12th place 8 000 Best senior: 5 000
13th place 6 000
14th place 6 000 Total: 46 000
15th place 4 000
16th place 4 000
17th place 3 000
18th place 3 000
Total: 354.000

 

The prizes are not shared, a player can win only one prize.
 

B. Classical chess tournament – stage of Cup Russia, October 14 – 22.

The schedule:

Round 1 14.10 at 17:00
Round 2 15.10 at 17:00
Round 3 16.10 at 17:00
Round 4 17.10 at 17:00
Round 5 18.10 at 17:00
Round 6 19.10 at 17:00
Round 7 20.10 at 17:00
Round 8 21.10 at 17:00
Round 9 22.10 at 12:00

 

Registrations are accepted on October 13 from 9:00 till 20:00, October 14 from 9:00 till 12:45. There will be additional Round 1 pairing for players registered on October 14 between 12:45 and 16:45.
 
Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves, 30 minutes for the rest of the game with 30 seconds increment per move, starting from move 1.
 
According to the Cup Russia regulations, players may agree to a draw after move 40 only.
 
Should a player be late for more than 30 minutes after the round began, he’s forfeited in this round.
 
Entry fees:

ELO>2500, GM, WGM no fee
2401-2500 1500 rbs.
2201-2400 2000 rbs.
2001-2200 3000 rbs.
2000 and less 3500 rbs.
unrated 4500 rbs.

 
There is a 20% discount for the following categories of players with ELO:
- women;
- players born before 31.12.1951;
- players born after 01.01.1995;
- International Masters.
 

Total prize fund (granted by St. Petersburg Chess Federation and Russian Chess Federation) – 1.500.000 roubles (approx 36.000 EUR):

Main prizes Special prizes
1st place 240000 Best players from Saint-Petersburg:
2nd place 180000 1st place 30000
3rd place 140000 2nd place 20000
4th place 110000 3rd place 15000
5th place 85000 4th place 10000
6th place 65000 Best woman:
7th place 50000 1st place 30000
8th place 40000 2nd place 20000
9th place 35000 3rd place 10000
10th place 30000 4th place 5000
11th place 25000 Best players with ELO under 2400:
12th place 20000 1st place 20000
13th place 15000 2nd place 15000
14th place 15000 3rd place 10000
15th place 15000 Best players with ELO under 2200:
16th place 15000 1st place 15000
17th place 12000 2nd place 10000
18th place 12000 3rd place 5000
19th place 12000 Best player with ELO under 2000: 8000
20th place 12000 Best unrated player: 6000
21st place 10000 Best seniors:
22nd place 10000 1st place 15000
23rd place 10000 2nd place 8000
24th place 10000 Best juniors:
25th place 8000 1st place 15000
26th place 8000 2nd place 10000
27th place 8000 3rd place 5000
28th place 8000 Best gentleman:
1st place 12000
2nd place 6000
TOTAL 1200000 TOTAL 300000

 
In case of a tie the main prizes are shared according Hort system, prizes less than 1000 roubles are not paid. Special prizes are not shared. A player can win only one prize except for the case a woman wins a ‘best woman’ and one of the main prizes.
 
The winners are qualified to the final stage of Russian Cup  according to the Russian Cup  2011 regulations.
 
Conditions of participation
 
Top players can get certain conditions on agreement with organizers.
 
Organizers offer accommodation in “Azimut” hotel at special prices (breakfast included).
- single room “comfort” 1550 roubles/night;
- double room “comfort” 2400 roubles/night (1200 roubles per person);
- single room “business” 2200 roubles/night;
- double room “business” 3100 roubles/night.
 
Hotel check-in time is 14:00, check-out – 12:00.
 
The players who are willing to stay in the official hotel should register before September 20.

For more information please contact Irina Sudakova by e-mail irina.sudakova@yahoo.com or phones +7 (812) 275 98 57,  +7 (903) 098 39 44.

Official website

 

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