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Myanmar International Open 2014

The 2014 Myanmar International Open is set to take place on 23-30th November at the Central Hotel, Bogyoke Aung San Road in Yangon, Myanmar.

This event is organized by Myanmar Chess Federation under the auspices of the Myanmar National Olympic Council and supported by the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific.

The event will be completed over 9 rounds of Swiss system with the time control 90 minutes for the whole game with 30 seconds increment for every move starting from the first move.

Central Hotel, Bogyoke Aung San Road, Yangon

Central Hotel, Bogyoke Aung San Road, Yangon

Prizes

Open: 1st US$ 3,000; 2nd US$ 1,600; 3rd US$ 1,400; 4th US$ 1,200; 5th US$ 1,000; 6th US$ 700; 7th US$ 500; 8th US$ 300; 9th to 12th US$ 200 each.
Best Myanmar Players: 1st US$ 700; 2nd US$ 500; 3rd US$ 300.
Best Women Player and Best Junior Players (U-18, U-14, U-10): US$ 100 each.
Remark – The players must have minimum score of 4 points to qualify for the prizes. Prize money shall be shared equally among the tied-players.

Entry Fees and Registration

Rated Players: Myanmar Chess Federation Members – US$ 60; Others – US$ 120
Unrated Players: Myanmar Chess Federation Members – US$ 80; Others – US$ 160
Entry fee is non-refundable. Entry Fees are waived for GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs.
There will be a discount of 25% of entry fees for those who register on or before 30th September, 2014.

Registration form shall be completed and sent back to the organizer by email via mgmglwin25@gmail.com by 15th October, 2014.
Extra charges of late entry fees (US$ 50) shall be applied to the players, who register from 16th October to 15th November, 2014.
No registration shall be accepted after 15th November, 2014.
10 GMs who register first will be provided with free hotel room on twin sharing basic including breakfast.

Playing Venue & Official Hotel

Central Hotel, Bogyoke Aung San Road, Yangon
Tel: (95-1)241001to241020; Fax: (95-1)248003; Email: centralreservationygn@gmail.com

The hotel is located in the center of Yangon. There are many places of interest such as the landmark of Myanmar; Shwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Market, Central Railway Station, Yangon Port, National Museum within the walking distance. More information can be found at www.myanmar.com.

Room rates (Inclusive of breakfast) [Free Wi-Fi]
Superior – US$ 80; Deluxe – US$ 95; Junior Suite – US$ 120; Executive Suite – US$ 195

Reservation can be made directly to the hotel by fax or email.

There are a number of budget hotels within walking distance from the venue. They can be found at www.agoda.com

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