Friday, September 09, 2011

Mikhail Chigorin Memorial 2011

The 18th International Chess Festival Mikhail Chigorin Memorial will take place on 12-22nd October at the “Azimut Hotel” in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Festival consists of two tournaments:

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).
Total prize fund (granted by St. Petersburg Chess Federation) – 400.000 roubles (approx 9.600 EUR)

B. Classical chess tournament, stage of Cup Russia, October 14–22
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.
Total prize fund (granted by St. Petersburg Chess Federation and Russian Chess Federation) – 1.500.000 roubles (approx 36.000 EUR).

Full regulations here. The preliminary list of participants.

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