The International Chess Festival Baku Open 2012, dedicated to the Independence Day of Republic of Azerbaijan, will take place from 21st September to 1st October 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.
Last year winner was GM Sergei Zhigalko from Belarus.
Address: Khaqani str. I, Baku, A21000, Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan Chess Federation
Tel: +99412 493-3841 or +99412 493-9084
Website: www.chess.az; www.azerichess.az
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