23rd Voronezh International Chess Festival
Alekhine Memorial
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Regulations (2019)

1. Chess 960 (Fischer chess) - 10.06 (Monday). Start at 11:00.
7 rounds swiss, 15 minutes + 3 seconds per move. Entry fee - 700 RR.
Prizes (in thousands of RR): 13/10/8/6/5/4/3/2/2/2/1/1/1. Special prizes.

2. Rapid tournament - 11.06 (Tuesday). Start at 10:15.
9 rounds swiss, 15 minutes + 2 seconds per move. Entry fee - 1500 RR.
Prizes (in thousands of RR): 30/22/18/14/10/9/8/7/6/5/4/3/2. Special prizes.

3. Blitz tournament - 17.06 (Monday). Start at 16:00.
11 rounds swiss, 3 minutes + 2 seconds per move. Entry fee - 750 RR.
Prizes (in thousands of RR) 15/12/10/8/6/5/4/3/3/3/2/2/2. Special prizes.

4. "Master open" (Elo > 2200). Stage of ACP Tour 2019, Russia Cup 2019. 12-21.06.
9 rounds swiss; 90 minutes per 40 moves + 30 minutes to the end + 30 seconds per each move.
Entry fee: 4000 RR for Elo 2201-2300; 3000 RR for Elo 2301-2400; 2500 RR for Elo 2401-2450; 2000 RR for Elo 2451+. Free for GM only.
IM, juniors (2002+), ladies, seniors (1958-), foreign players have 25% discount.
Participation of players having Elo <= 2200 can be confirmed only by Tournament Director with entry fee 10000 RR.
Prizes (in thousands of RR): 200/140/100/80/60/50/45/40/35/30/23/23/23. Special prizes for foreigners (30/20/13/7), juniors, ladies, seniors. Opportunity to achieve IM and GM norm.

5. "FIDE open" (Elo <= 2200) 12-20.06 9 rounds swiss; 90 minutes per game + 30 seconds per move.
Entry fee: 5000 RR for players w/o Elo; 4000 RR for Elo < 1600; 3500 RR for Elo 1601-1800; 3000 RR for Elo 1801-2000; 2500 RR for Elo 2001-2100; 2000 RR for Elo 2101-2200.
Prizes (in thousands of RR): 33/26/20/17/15/12/11/10/9/8/7/7/7. Special prizes.

Taxes 30% for foreigners.

Accommodation from 600 RR per night. (1 USD is appr. 65 RR)

We help with official invitation needed for Russian visa. Important: it needs 2-3 weeks!

The right is reserved by the organizers to refuse any entry.

Players arriving 30 minutes or more after the start of a playing session shall lose, unless the arbiter decides otherwise.

All mobile phones, tablets, and similar mobile devices are banned from the playing area. The organizers will provide solution of mobile device storage for players.

If you had to pay an entry fee, to confirm participation you should transfer 20 USD to the tournament director card (4276 1300 1641 6301) as a part of an entry fee and inform him about that.

Venue of the festival: Voronezh Regional Chess Club, Fridrikha Engelsa str., 34, phone +7 (473) 2550531

Festival Director: GM+IA+IO+FT Alexander Raetsky, phone / WhatsApp / Viber / Messenger: +7 (952) 9541863, e-mail: alexraetsky@hotmail.com