The aim of the tournament is to pay the tribute to one of the brightest representatives of Latvian Chess ever who tragically died in Soviet camps during the Second World War. The tournament will be supported by the family of Vladimir Petrov among others.
The festival will feature leading Latvian Grandmasters as well as a few Grandmasters from neighboring countries and chess lovers from all around the world.
The tournament will be held in three groups A, B and C.
Tournament A is 15 round Swiss with the time control 15 minutes for each player plus 6 seconds increment for each move. First round on 21st of February 2014 at 17.30 hours, last round on 23rd of February at 19.00 hours.
The total prize fund is 4000 Euros (or 1600 Euros + 80% of entry fees, whichever amount is higher).
Last year winner was Radoslaw Wojtaszek
GM Shirov Alexei LAT 2704
GM Kovalenko Igor LAT 2653
GM Neiksans Arturs LAT 2568
GM Sveshnikov Evgeny LAT 2568
GM Miezis Normunds LAT 2524
GM Starostits Ilmars LAT 2486
GM Petkevich Jusefs LAT 2364
FM Lavendelis Egons LAT 2305
Tournament B is reserved for players rated 1875-2324. Time control is 12 minutes plus 5 seconds per move; Swiss system; 12 rounds. The prize fund will be 75% of all entry fees.
Tournament C is reserved for players rated less than 1875. Time control is 12 minutes plus 5 seconds per move; Swiss system; 12 rounds. The prize fund will be 75% of all entry fees.
The Blitz Tournament will be held Feb. 20 at 16:30 in the Amber Beach resort (Jaunkemeri). The time control is 4 minutes plus 3 seconds for each move starting with the first move; 9 rounds. Prize fund: 80% of entry fees. The entry fee is 10 Euros.