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8th Tashkent Open – Memorial of Georgy Agzamov

The Uzbekistan Chess Federation has the honor to invite all chess players to take part in the international chess tournament 8th Tashkent Open – Memorial of Georgy Agzamov, the first grandmaster of Uzbekistan, which will be held on 14-24th May in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The tournament is a 9-round Swiss with the time control 90 min + 30 sec increment from move one. The total prize fund is 20 000 US dollars.

The organization of the competition is carried out by the Uzbekistan Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Uzbekistan.

Last year winner was GM Pavel Maletin

The UCF will consider all the applications and selectively, upon a compulsory preliminary agreement, accepts 10 grandmasters on the following conditions:
– Grandmasters with FIDE rating 2650 and above are provided with a full-board single room and return of airfare (1-month, economy class) not exceeding 700 euro.
– Grandmasters with FIDE rating 2600-2649 are provided with a full-board single room and return of travel expenses not exceeding 500 euro.
– Grandmasters with FIDE rating 2550-2599 are provided with a place in a double room with full-board.
In addition, UCF reserves the right to accept chess players with outstanding achievements and merits on special conditions.

Uzbekistan Chess

Uzbekistan Chess

Regular prizes

1st place – 4 000 US dollars
2nd place – 3 000 US dollars
3rd place – 2 000 US dollars
4th place – 1 500 US dollars
5th place – 1 000 US dollars
6th place – 800 US dollars
7th place – 700 US dollars
8th place – 600 US dollars
9th place – 500 US dollars
10th place – 400 US dollars
11th place – 300 US dollars
12th place – 200 US dollars
Total: 15 000 US dollars

Special prizes

Women, if not less than 10 participants:
1st place – 1 000 US dollars
2nd place – 800 US dollars
3rd place – 700 US dollars
Total: 2 500 US dollars

Juniors under 20:
1st place – 700 US dollars
2nd place – 500 US dollars
3rd place – 300 US dollars
Total: 1 500 US dollars

1st place – 500 US dollars
2nd place – 300 US dollars
3rd place – 200 US dollars
Total: 1 000 US dollars

Participants needing visa to enter Uzbekistan must register before 1 April 2014 and send necessary documents.

Contact details:
Phone: (+998-71) 241-15-44, 241-12-00
Fax: (+998-71) 241-35-01

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