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Monday, July 29, 2013

International Chess Festival Baku Open 2013 Sept 18-28

Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) 2013

Hi everyone, 

The International Chess Festival Baku Open 2013, dedicated to the Independence Day of Republic of Azerbaijan, will take place on 18-28th September at the AF Hotel near Caspian Sea. The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry and Azerbaijan Chess Federation. The total prize fund is 50.000 USD. First place is 10.000 USD worth.

The Tournament A is open for the players rated higher than 2250 FIDE and for women rated higher than 2100.

The Tournament B is open for the players rated under 2250. Both groups will be played over 9 rounds of Swiss pairings.

Youth Tournament (Group C) will be held from 6th (arrival day) to 15th (last round) September at the Republican Chess Centre.

Organizing CommitteeAddress: Khaqani str. I, Baku, AZ1000, Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan Chess Federation
Tel: +99412 493-3841 or +99412 493-9084

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