$30,000 for Chess Amateur Tournament in Sochi

Chess Amateur Tournament is held on the Swiss system in 9 rounds

The International Chess Amateur Tournament is held from March 31th (arrival day) to April 8th (departure day) 2018 in Sochi at the Bridge Resort 4****. It is a tournament dedicated to non-professional chess players, with a significant prize fund. Everyone has the right to participate in the tournament, except for the holders of the title “International Grandmaster” among men and players with a FIDE rating above 2325.

In addition to the main competition, an international tournament for children – born in 2006 and younger, is held, with a FIDE rating of no higher than 2200 (titles – no difference).

Organizers are LLC Chess Amateur International with Chief arbiter IA Mikhail Vitalievich Kryukov.

More about the Chess Amateur Tournament

Chess Amateur Tournament is held on the Swiss system in 9 rounds, while the Children’s Tournament is a 7 rounds Swiss. Time control for both events is 90 minutes to the end of the game + 30 seconds for each move made, starting with the first. Events are held according to the rules of FIDE, effective from 01/01/2018.

The total prize fund of the Chess amateurs Tournament is 1 850 000 rubles or around 30 000 USD

1st prize – 300 000 rubles
2nd prize – 200 000 rubles
3rd prize – 100 000 rubles
4th prize – 75 000 rubles
5th prize – 50 000 rubles
6-10th prizes – 40 000 rubles
11-15th prizes – 35 000 rubles
16-20th prizes – 30 000 rubles
21-30th prizes – 25 000 rubles

The following additional prizes are provided for the categories:

  1. Among players with a FIDE rating of 1900 and below:

1st prize – 40 000 rubles,
2nd prize – 20 000 rubles,
3rd prize – 10 000 rubles

  1. Among players with a FIDE rating of 2100 and below:

1st prize – 40 000 rubles,
2nd prize – 20 000 rubles,
3rd prize – 10 000 rubles

  1. Among the boys, players in 2002 years born and younger:

1st prize – 40 000 rubles,
2nd prize – 20 000 rubles,
3rd prize – 10 000 rubles

  1. Among the veterans, players born in 1957 and older:

1st prize – 40 000 rubles,
2nd prize – 20 000 rubles,
3rd prize – 10 000 rubles

  1. Among women:

1st prize – 40 000 rubles,
2nd prize – 20 000 rubles,
3rd prize-10.000 rubles

A participant can receive more than one prize. Extra prizes are not shared!

The total prize fund of the Children’s Tournament is 300,000 rubles.

1st prize – 50 000 rubles
2nd prize – 40 000 rubles
3rd prize-30 000 rubles
4th prize – 25 000 rubles
5th prize – 20 000 rubles
6-10th prizes-15 000 rubles
11-16th prizes-10 000 rubles

In both events in the case of the sharing of prizes “Hort System” is used.

Chess Amateur Tournament schedule

March 31th, from 2:00 pm – registration and accommodation of players and guests
March 31th, 8:00 pm – opening ceremony, “dating party”

Schedule of Chess amateurs tournament:

April 1st, 10:00 am – Round 1
April 2nd, 10:00 am – Round 2
April 2nd, 3:30 pm – Round 3
April 3rd, 10:00 am – Round 4
April 4th, 10:00 am – Round 5
April 4th, 3:30 pm – Round 6
April 5th, 10:00 am – Round 7
April 6th, 10:00 am – Round 8
April 7th, 10:00 am – Round 9

Schedule of Children’s Tournament:

April 1st, 10:00 am – Round 1
April 2nd, 10:00 am – Round 2
April 3rd, 10:00 am – Round 3
April 4th, 10:00 am – Round 4
April 5th, 10:00 am – Round 5
April 6th, 10:00 am – Round 6
April 7th, 10:00 am – Round 7

April 7th, 4:00 pm – closing ceremony, prize giving
April 8th, before 12:00 pm – check out of players and guests

Detailed information and signup at http://chessamateur.ru or at the email address of the organizers register@chessamateur.ru

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