St. Petersburg, Russia, October 12 – 22, 2011
The festival will take place in “Azimut” hotel (Lermontovsky pr. 43/1) and consists of 2 tournaments.
Tie-break system in both tournaments:
All prizes are taxable according to the Laws of the Russian Federation. The prizes are paid out in Russian roubles (official rate on August 29 is 1 euro = 41.67 roubles).
Prizes for best seniors can be won by players born before 31.12.1951, for best juniors – born after 01.01.1995, for best gentlemen – born between 01.01.1952 and 31.12.1966.
Last year winners were GM Sergei Yudin (Rapid) and GM Eltaj Safarli (Classical)
A. Rapid chess tournament, October 12-13, starts at 17:00.
Time control 15 minutes per game + 5 seconds increment for each move, 9 round Swiss.
Entry fee: 1000 roubles (juniors under 16, seniors and women – 800 roubles).
Registrations are accepted on October 12, 10:00 – 16:45.
Total prize fund (granted by St. Petersburg Chess Federation) – 400.000 roubles (approx 9.600 EUR):
|1st place||75 000||Best women|
|2nd place||60 000||1st place||8 000|
|3rd place||45 000||2nd place||6 000|
|4th place||35 000||3rd place||4 000|
|5th place||25 000||Best St. Petersburg players|
|6th place||20 000||1st place||8 000|
|7th place||16 000||2nd place||6 000|
|8th place||14 000||3rd place||4 000|
|9th place||12 000|
|10th place||10 000||Best junior:||5 000|
|11th place||8 000|
|12th place||8 000||Best senior:||5 000|
|13th place||6 000|
|14th place||6 000||Total:||46 000|
|15th place||4 000|
|16th place||4 000|
|17th place||3 000|
|18th place||3 000|
The prizes are not shared, a player can win only one prize.
B. Classical chess tournament – stage of Cup Russia, October 14 – 22.
|Round 1||14.10 at 17:00|
|Round 2||15.10 at 17:00|
|Round 3||16.10 at 17:00|
|Round 4||17.10 at 17:00|
|Round 5||18.10 at 17:00|
|Round 6||19.10 at 17:00|
|Round 7||20.10 at 17:00|
|Round 8||21.10 at 17:00|
|Round 9||22.10 at 12:00|
Registrations are accepted on October 13 from 9:00 till 20:00, October 14 from 9:00 till 12:45. There will be additional Round 1 pairing for players registered on October 14 between 12:45 and 16:45.
Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves, 30 minutes for the rest of the game with 30 seconds increment per move, starting from move 1.
According to the Cup Russia regulations, players may agree to a draw after move 40 only.
Should a player be late for more than 30 minutes after the round began, he’s forfeited in this round.
|ELO>2500, GM, WGM||no fee|
|2000 and less||3500 rbs.|
There is a 20% discount for the following categories of players with ELO:
– players born before 31.12.1951;
– players born after 01.01.1995;
– International Masters.
Total prize fund (granted by St. Petersburg Chess Federation and Russian Chess Federation) – 1.500.000 roubles (approx 36.000 EUR):
|Main prizes||Special prizes|
|1st place||240000||Best players from Saint-Petersburg:|
|2nd place||180000||1st place||30000|
|3rd place||140000||2nd place||20000|
|4th place||110000||3rd place||15000|
|5th place||85000||4th place||10000|
|6th place||65000||Best woman:|
|7th place||50000||1st place||30000|
|8th place||40000||2nd place||20000|
|9th place||35000||3rd place||10000|
|10th place||30000||4th place||5000|
|11th place||25000||Best players with ELO under 2400:|
|12th place||20000||1st place||20000|
|13th place||15000||2nd place||15000|
|14th place||15000||3rd place||10000|
|15th place||15000||Best players with ELO under 2200:|
|16th place||15000||1st place||15000|
|17th place||12000||2nd place||10000|
|18th place||12000||3rd place||5000|
|19th place||12000||Best player with ELO under 2000:||8000|
|20th place||12000||Best unrated player:||6000|
|21st place||10000||Best seniors:|
|22nd place||10000||1st place||15000|
|23rd place||10000||2nd place||8000|
|24th place||10000||Best juniors:|
|25th place||8000||1st place||15000|
|26th place||8000||2nd place||10000|
|27th place||8000||3rd place||5000|
|28th place||8000||Best gentleman:|
In case of a tie the main prizes are shared according Hort system, prizes less than 1000 roubles are not paid. Special prizes are not shared. A player can win only one prize except for the case a woman wins a ‘best woman’ and one of the main prizes.
The winners are qualified to the final stage of Russian Cup according to the Russian Cup 2011 regulations.
Conditions of participation
Top players can get certain conditions on agreement with organizers.
Organizers offer accommodation in “Azimut” hotel at special prices (breakfast included).
– single room “comfort” 1550 roubles/night;
– double room “comfort” 2400 roubles/night (1200 roubles per person);
– single room “business” 2200 roubles/night;
– double room “business” 3100 roubles/night.
Hotel check-in time is 14:00, check-out – 12:00.
The players who are willing to stay in the official hotel should register before September 20.
For more information please contact Irina Sudakova by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phones +7 (812) 275 98 57, +7 (903) 098 39 44.