Chess Association of Khorasan-Razavi province on behalf of I. R. Iran Chess Federation has the honor to invite all players from national federations to participate in the 21th Fajr International Chess Open Tournament will be held in Mashhad, northwestern of Iran, from Wednesday, February 20 to Thursday, February 28, 2013.
Participation in the 21th Fajr International Chess Tournament is open to all. Each National Chess Federation has right to nominate and send one player as official invited player.
The 21th Fajr International Chess Open Tournament will be played in 11 rounds Swiss System. The time control shall be 90 minutes for whole game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.
The FIDE Laws of Chess shall apply. The tournament will be FIDE rated. The Swiss Manager program shall be used for pairings.
Registration is free for GMs and players with FIDE ratings of 2500 and above.
For other players, according FIDE Ratings list of February, 2013 :
– 2300 to 2399 US$ 70
– 2200 to 2299 US$ 100
– 2100 to 2199 US$ 130
– 2100 and unrated US$ 180
Deadline for Registration is Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
The Organizing Committee shall provide free participation, full board accommodation (with 3 meals per day) and single room for +2600 rated chess players in 4 stars Hotel. Twin room for official invited players as well as GM title holders and +2500 rated chess players from February 20 to Thursday, February 28, 2013.
Players with rating between 2400-2499 should pay 40$ for full board accommodation (with 3 meals per day) in 4 stars Hotel in twin room.
Other chess players should pay 55$ for full board accommodation (with 3 meals per day) in 4 stars Hotel.
The total prize fund will be USD 10,000. Top prizes are USD 2500, 2000, 1700, 1000, 700 etc (15% tax will be deducted).
Khorasan Razavi chess association
Tel: +98-511-7635575, 7670900
Mobile: +98 915 1704760