2016

Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup of the President of Kazakhstan

Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup of the President of Kazakhstan

The Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup of the President of Kazakhstan will be held at Ritz Carlton hotel in Almaty (77/7 Al-Farabi ave.) in the period from June 17 (arrival date) till June 20 (departure date), 2016.

The tournament is held under the general supervision of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation with the support of the Committee for Sport and Physical Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter the RoK) Ministry of Culture and Sport and Almaty Department of Physical Education and Sport.

The tournament format will be 11 double round Swiss system with the time control 3′ + 2″.

The following representatives of Eurasian states shall be eligible:
• Men players with Elo 2300 and above, women players with Elo 2200 (classical, rapid, blitz);
• Exceptions in rating requirements can be made by organizers upon national federations’ requests;
• GM with rating 2800 (blitz) and above is provided with a single room with full board and an air ticket (economy class);
• GM with rating 2750 (blitz) and above is accommodated in a double room with full board;
• WGM with rating 2450 (blitz) is accommodated in a double room with full board;
• Total amount of participants shall not exceed 150 people.

The tournament prize fund amounts to 100,000 USD.

General prizes:
1st place – USD 30,000
2nd place – USD 20,000
3rd place – USD 14,000
4th place – USD 7,000
5th place – USD 4,000
6th place – USD 3,000
7th place – USD 2,500
8th place – USD 2,000
9th place – USD 1,300
10th place – USD 800

Women:
1st place – USD 2,500
2nd place – USD 1,500
3rd place – USD 1,000
4th place – USD 700
5th place – USD 500

Juniors under 16 (boys):
1st place – USD 1,000
2nd place – USD 800
3rd place – USD 600

Juniors under 16 (girls):
1st place – USD 1,000
2nd place – USD 800
3rd place – USD 600

Seniors 50+:
1st place – USD 1,000
2nd place – USD 800
3rd place – USD 600

Best male chess player of Kazakhstan Chess Federation – USD 1,000
Best female chess player of Kazakhstan Chess Federation – USD 1,000

Contacts
E-mail: office@kazchess.kz, kazchessfed@mail.ru
Website: http://kazchess.kz/

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