The International Chess Festival Baku Open 2016, dedicated to the Independence Day of Republic of Azerbaijan, will take place from 17-26th 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 25,000 USD and the first place is 6,000 USD worth.
The Tournament A is open for the players rated higher than 2250 FIDE and for women rated higher than 2100. Last year winner was GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami.
The Tournament B is open for the players rated under 2250. Both groups will be played over 9 rounds of Swiss pairings.
Address: Khaqani str. 1, Baku, AZ1000, Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan Chess Federation (ACF)
Tel: +99412 493-3841 or +99412 493-9084
Website: www.chess.az; www.azerichess.az