21th 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 10:00.
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!

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

Event manager: GM+IA+IO+FT Alexander Raetsky, phone: +7 (952) 9541863, e-mail: alexraetsky@hotmail.com