The International Chess Festival Baku Open 2013, dedicated to the Independence Day of Republic of Azerbaijan, will take place on 18-28th September at the AF Hotel near Caspian Sea.
The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry and Azerbaijan Chess Federation. The total prize fund is 50.000 USD. First place is 10.000 USD worth.
The Tournament A is open for the players rated higher than 2250 FIDE and for women rated higher than 2100.
The Tournament B is open for the players rated under 2250. Both groups will be played over 9 rounds of Swiss pairings.
Youth Tournament (Group C) will be held from 6th (arrival day) to 15th (last round) September at the Republican Chess Centre.
Address: Khaqani str. I, Baku, AZ1000, Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan Chess Federation
Tel: +99412 493-3841 or +99412 493-9084
Website: www.chess.az; www.azerichess.az