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Czech Open 2018

czech-republic-flagThe Czech Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 12-28. July in the Tipsport Arena in Pardubice as part of the massive International Chess and Games Festival. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

There were 1218 players from 48 countries registered by 30th June 2018 in the following sections:

A) Open grand master tournament – GM and IM norms, rating for ACP TOUR and FIDE – ELO FIDE >= 2100, 9 rounds by Swiss system, 2× 1,5 h/40 +30 min + 30 s/move
B) Open rating tournament – rating for FIDE
– ELO FIDE >=1700 and < 2300, 9 rounds by Swiss system, 2× 1,5 h/40 +30 min + 30 s/move C) Open rating tournament – rating for FIDE – ELO FIDE < 2100 or without ELO FIDE, 9 rounds by Swiss system, 2× 1,5 h/40 +30 min + 30 s/move D) Open rating tournament – rating for FIDE – ELO FIDE < 1700 or without ELO FIDE, 9 rounds by Swiss system, 2× 1,5 h/40 +30 min + 30 s/move E) Open Championship of the Czech Republic of 4-member team tournament – Svato- slav Zahorovsky's memorial tournament – rating for FIDE, without limitations, max. 2 substitutes, 7 rounds by Swiss system, 2× 1,5 h + 30 s/move F) Open 4-member team tournament of youngsters up to 16 years – players born in 2002 and younger, 7 rounds by Swiss system, 2× 15 min + 5 s/move G1)Open Championship of the Czech Republic in rapid chess – rating for ACP TOUR and rapid ELO FIDE – without limitations, 9 rounds by Swiss system, 2 × 15 min. + 10 s/move G2)Open rapid tournament – rating for rapid ELO FIDE – rapid ELO FIDE < 2100 (or ELO FIDE< 2100 for those, who do not have rapid ELO FIDE) or without ELO FIDE, 9 rounds by Swiss system, 2 × 15 min. + 10 s/move G3)Open rapid tournament – rating for rapid ELO FIDE – rapid ELO FIDE < 1700 (or ELO FIDE< 1700 for those, who do not have rapid ELO FIDE) or without ELO FIDE, 9 rounds by Swiss system, 2× 15 min. + 10 s/move H) Open Championship of the Czech Republic in blitz marathon – Otto Gutdeutsch's memorial tournament – without limitations, each player will play with all the other players (ma×. 24 hours) + possibly finals according to the number of participants, 2× 5 min. I) Open blitz k.o. tournament – rating for blitz ELO FIDE (with the e×ception of k.o.) – without limitations, 11 rounds by Swiss system + k. o., 2× 3 min. + 2 s/move J) Open rating tournament – rating for FIDE – without limitations, 7 rounds by Swiss system, 2× 1,5 h + 30 s/move K) Open Championship of the Czech Republic in solving of chess compositions – without limitations, solving system alike the rules of the world solving championship, possibility to obtain the international solving rating, 3 twomovers (20 min.), 3 threemovers (60 min.), 3 studies (100 min.), 3 helpmates (50 min.), 3 moremovers (80 min.) and 3 selfmates (50 min.) L) Open Championship of the Czech Republic of bughouse – pairs of players without limitations, playing system according to the number of participants, 2× 3 min + 2 s/move (so-called Bronstein system) M) Open Championship of the Czech Republic of Fischerandom chess – Vladimir Novak's memorial tournament – without limitations, 7 rounds by Swiss system, 2× 15 min + 10 s/move N) Open super blitz chess tournament – without limitations, 13 double rounds by Swiss system, 2 × 3 min O) Open pairs tournament in rapid chess – pairs of players without limitations, 7 rounds by Swiss system, 2× 10 min + 5 s/move P) Open pairs blitz tournament – pairs of players without limitations, 11 rounds by Swiss system, 2× 5 min. Q1, Q2, Q3) Open blitz tournaments series – 3 separate tournaments, rating for blitz ELO FIDE – without limitations, 11 rounds by Swiss system, 2× 3 min.+2 s/move R) Open 4-member teams blitz tournament – without limitations, playing system according to the number of teams, 2 × 5 min. S) Open tournament in Raindropchess – without limitations, playing system according to the number of participants, 2× 15 min. T) Thematic tournament – Sicilian Wing Gambit 1. e4 c5 2. b4 – without limitations, 7 rounds by Swiss system, 2× 10 min + 5 s/move U) Polgar Superstar Chess World Championship – without limitations, playing system according to the number of participants, 2× 5 min + 2 s/move Live games with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

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