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St.Petersburg summer Korchnoi Memorial 2018

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg

Korchnoi Memorial will be held from August 14 till August 27in Saint-Petersburg,Russia.
Around 150 players are expected to take part in the main event. The top seeded are GM Gata Kamsky, GM David Paravyan , GM Vadim Zviaginzev etc…
Other supporting events are also Russian Children’s Cup tournament 14.08 – 24.08.2018; Russian Rapid Grand-Prix stage 24.08-27.08. All tournaments are held at Park Hotel Krestovskiy (Severnaya doroga 12).

Live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

The program:

15.08

11:00 Tournaments В Children’s Cup Russia round 1

17:00 Tournament A open round 1

16.08

11:00 Tournaments В Children’s Cup Russia round 2

17:00 Tournament A open round 2

17.08

11:00 Tournaments В Children’s Cup Russia round 3

17:00 Tournament A open round3

18.08

11:00 Tournaments В Children’s Cup Russia round 4

17:00 Tournament A open round 4

19.08

11:00 Tournaments В Children’s Cup Russia round 5

17:00 Tournament A open round 5

20.08

11:00 Tournaments В Children’s Cup Russia round 6

17:00 Tournament A open round 6

21.08

11:00 Tournaments В Children’s Cup Russia round 7

17:00 Tournament A open round 7

22.08

11:00 Tournaments В Children’s Cup Russia round 8

17:00 Tournament A open round 8

23.08

10:00 Tournaments В Children’s Cup Russia round 9

15:30 Tournaments B Closing ceremony

17:00 Tournament A open round 9

22:00 Tournament A Closing ceremony

24.08

10:00 Tournament D Problem solving contest

12:00 Tournament E Chess960

18:00 Tournament F blitz

25.08

11:00 Tournament G Lecture and simultaneous exhibition

15:00 Tournament C Rapid rounds 1-5

26.08

10:30 Tournament C Rapid rounds 6-11

18:30 Tournament C Closing ceremony

1.1. Tournament A – “V. Korchnoi Memorial”

1.1.1. Prize fund– 680000 RUR:
1.1.6. Time control: 90 minutes and 30 seconds increment per move from move 1. Players who are late for the game for 30 minutes get loss by default. No draw offer can be made before move 41.

1.2. Tournaments B – Children’s Cup Russia.
1.2.1. According to tournament’s regulations there are 8 tournaments (boys and girls under 9, 11, 13, 15 y.o.). The entry fee is 2000 RUR.
1.2.2. The tournaments are held from August 15 to 23 August, the registration is open on August 14 from 14:00 till 21:00.
1.2.4. The tournaments are 9 round Swiss, time control is 60 minutes + 30 seconds per move for tournaments under 9, for others (under 11, 13, 15 y.o.) 90 minutes + 30 second per move.
1.3. Tournament C – Russian Rapid Grand Prix

Prizes «under 19» are meant for players born in 2000 or later, «seniors» – male players born in 1958 or earlier and female players born in 1963 or earlier.

1.3.3. The tournament is 11 rounds Swiss, time control is 15 minutes +10 seconds per move.

1.3.4. The rounds start on August 25 at 15:00, 16:20, 17:30, 18:40, 19:50, on August 26 – 10:30, 11:40, 12:50, 14:30, 15:40, 16:50. The closing ceremony is on August 26 at 18:30. If a player doesn’t get his/her prize at the closing ceremony, the prize is reduced to 50%.

1.3.5. The registration is open on August 24 from 12:00 till 20:00, on August 25 from 10:00 till 14:45. The players registered later by decision on Organizer can be included in additional pairing or get “0″ in the 1st round.

1.3.6. The tournament is FIDE rated.

1.4. Tournament D – problem solving contest
1.4.3. The tournament is held on August 24 from 10:00, the registration is open from 09:30 till 09:55.

1.5. Tournament E – Chess960
1.5.3. The tournament is held on August 24 from 12:00, the registration is from 11:00 till 11:55. The tournament is 7 or 9 rounds Swiss (depends on the number of players), the time control is 10 minutes + 3 seconds per move.

1.6. Tournament F – blitz

1.6.3. The tournament is held on August 24 from 18:00, the registration is on August 24 from 17:00 till 17:50. The tournament is 11 rounds Swiss, time control is 3 minutes +2 seconds per move.

1.7. Simultaneous exhibition and lecture by GM (Tournament G)

1.7.1. The simul is open for players with ELO less than 2100, the entry fee is 500 RUR (200 RUR for B tournaments’ participants). The number of players is limited, please sign up in advance. The lecture for participants of simul is free, for others — 100 RUR.

1.7.2. The event starts at 11:00 on August 25.

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