The 6th KIIT International Chess Festival will take place on 24-31st May at the KIIT International School, Patia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
The Festival is organized by the All Odisha Chess Association, KIIT University, AICF and Odisha Mining Corporation.
The Elite Category is reserved for players rated 2000 FIDE and higher. The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of Chess and FIDE Swiss System with 10 rounds. Time Control is 90 Minutes plus 30 seconds increment from move 1.
Prizes: Total Cash Prizes: 19,00,000/-
1st ` 3,00,000/-
2nd ` 2,00,000/-
3rd ` 1,00,000/-
4th ` 75,000/-
5th ` 50,000/-
6th ` 35,000/-
7th & 8th ` 25,000/-
9th & 10th ` 20,000/-
11th – 15th ` 15,000/- each
16th – 30th `10,000/- each
There are also prizes for women and elo classes.
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.
All participants will be provided free food & accommodation except local players at the venue.
The Platinum Category is reserved for players rated U2000 FIDE. The Premium Category is reserved for players rated U1600 FIDE.