21st Voronezh International Chess Festival
Alekhine Memorial
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Regulations (2017)

1. Chess 960 (Fischer chess) - 10.06 (Saturday). Start at 11:00.
7 rounds swiss, 15 minutes + 3 seconds per move. Entry fee - 600 RR.
Prizes (in thousands of RR): 12/9/7/6/5/4/3/2/2/2/1/1/1. Special prizes.

2. Rapid tournament - 11.06 (Sunday). Start at 10:15.
9 rounds swiss, 15 minutes + 2 seconds per move. Entry fee - 1200 RR.
Prizes (in thousands of RR): 25/20/16/12/8/7/6/5/4/3/2/2/2. Special prizes.

3. Blitz tournament - 17.06 (Saturday). Start at 16:00.
9 rounds swiss, 3 minutes + 2 seconds per move. Entry fee - 600 RR.
Prizes (in thousands of RR) 12/9/7/6/5/4/3/2/2/2/1/1/1. Special prizes.

4. "Master open" (Elo > 2200). Stage of ACP Tour 2017, Russia Cup 2017. 12-21.06.
9 rounds swiss; 90 minutes per 40 moves + 30 minutes to the end + 30 seconds per each move.
Entry fee: 2000-10000 RR. Free for GM.
IM, juniors (1999+), ladies, seniors (1955-), foreign players have to pay 75%.
Prizes (in thousands of RR): 200/140/100/80/60/50/40/35/30/25/21/21/21. 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: 2000-5000 RR.
Prizes (in thousands of RR): 30/25/20/17/15/12/10/9/8/7/6/6/6. Special prizes.

6. "Sail of Hope" (tournament for people with disabilities) 13-19.06.
Venue: "Rehabilitation Center" (Kaliningradskaya str., 110). Swiss 7 rounds, 90 minutes per game + 30 seconds per move. 1st round starts at 15.30. 2-7 rounds start at 11.00. Participation available for persons having problems with hearing, vision, movement, etc. Tournament director - S.A.Kislov (ph. +7-473-2550531), +7-950-7534731). No entry fee for participants confirmed by TD.
Prizes (in thousands of RR): 10/8/7/5/4/4/4. Special prizes (in thousands of RR) for categories: women - 3; seniors (1953-) - 3; juniors (1997+) - 3; having problems with vision - 3, with hearing - 3, with movement - 3.

Taxes 30% for foreigners.

Accommodation from 600 RR per night. (1 USD is appr. 60 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 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: +7 (952) 9541863, e-mail: alexraetsky@hotmail.com