The International Chess Festival “Istanbul Open 2011” will be held in Istanbul from 11 September (the date of arrival) to 18 September 2011 (the date of departure).
Two Open Tournaments (A and B) are made up according to the rating of the participants. This time, the Qualification Tournament for the Blitz Tournament will be held within the festival, in addition to the open tournaments.
There is no entrance fee for GM and IM title players. The entry fee has to be paid in the Festival office. This must be done at least two hours before the tournament begins. The tournaments will qualify for FIDE ratings.
Category A: 60$ (90 TL)
Category B: 50$ (75 TL)
Category U16: 30$ (50 TL)
Blitz : 30 TL
Foreign players who have a valid passport are acceptable for the tournament. Players who arrive at the chessboard later than 30 minutes after the start will lose the game.
The Organizers of the Festival are the “Turkish Chess Federation”, Turkish Chess Education Foundation (TURSEV) and Yıldız Technical University
Type of Chess Festival:
The festival consists of two open tournaments, each of which is a nine round Swiss event.
The Tournaments and Prize Fund:
The total prize fund of the tournaments is USD 14.200 and TRL 1000 for Blitz Tournament. First place 2500 USD, second 2000 USD.
The organization will answer and evaluates the bed and breakfast accommodation requests of titled players on the condition of communicating with e-mail.