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8th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess Tournament

The 8th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament will take place from 18-25th January, 2015, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, India.

The event is organised by Tamil Nadu State Chess Association, under the guidance of All India Chess Federation.

The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of Chess and FIDE Swiss System with 10 rounds. Time Control is 90 Minutes each with 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Grandmaster Ivan Popov was the winner of the 7th Chennai Open.

Mr V Hariharan, Grandmaster Popov Ivan, Mr Shambhu Kallolikar, Mr D V Sundar

Total Cash Prize Fund: Rs. 11,00,000/-
1st Rs. 2,00,000/-
2nd Rs. 1,50,000/-
3rd Rs. 1,00,000/-
4th Rs. 75,000/-
5th Rs. 60,000/-
6th Rs. 40,000/-
7th Rs. 30,000/-
8th Rs. 20,000/-
9th Rs. 16,000/-
10th Rs. 14, 000/-
11-15 Rs. 12,000/- each
16-20 Rs. 11,000/- each
21- 30 Rs. 10,000/- each
31-50 Rs. 9,000/- each

Entry Fee:
GM, IM, WGM, WIM and Rated above 2400 Free
Rated 2300 to 2399 Rs.4000/-
Rated 2200 to 2299 Rs.5000/-
Rated 1900 to 2199 Rs.6000/-
Rated 1500 to 1899 Rs.7000/-
Rated 1200 to 1499 Rs.8000/-
Rated 1000 to 1199 &Unrated Rs.9000/-
No request towards waiver of entry fee will be entertained.
The last date of entry: 08th January 2016
Entries with late fee of Rs. 500/- 09th January 2016 to 14th January 2016

Entries may be sent by DD favouring Tamil Nadu State Chess Association payable at Chennai. Address for sending the entries to: Tamil Nadu State chess Association, Room No.75, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Periamet, Chennai 600003. Phone: 044-25384477, E-mail: tnchesstmt@gmail.com Website: www.tamilchess.com

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.

Accommodation:
All GMs will be provided free hotel accommodation on double sharing basis.
All IMs/WGMs/WIMs will be provided free hotel accommodation on double/triple sharing basis.

For further assistance please contact:
Tamil Nadu State Chess Association, Hall No.75, JN Stadium, Chennai 600 003. Ph.044-25384477,
E-mail: tnchesstmt@gmail.com Website:www.tamilchess.com
Mr. S. Paul Arokia Raj, International Arbiter, Mob : +91 98404 58484
Mr. R. Srivatsan, International Arbiter, Treasurer, TNSCA, Mob : +91 99520 47594

Hotel Name & Contact Number:
1. Bava Lodge, Tel : 044-4217 1155
2. Hotel Metro Manor Tel : 044 2536 4142 / 25387612
3. S.R.Guest House Tel : 044-2561 5471 / 72
4. Grand Tower Tel : 044-2561 2778 / 79
5. Hotel Mullai Tel : 044-2561 5523 / 24
6. Sonata Park Tel : 044-4215 2272 / 74
7. Golden Cafe Tel : 044-4217 6699
8. Central Cafe Tel : 044-2561 2471 / 73
9.Royal Star Tel : 044-4288 8888
10.Royal Regency Tel : 044-4934 7777

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