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Monday, February 24, 2014

Yerevan to Host European Chess Championship 2014

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2014

Hello everyone,

The Armenian Chess Federation under the auspices of the European Chess Union is organizing the 2014 European Individual Chess Championship – Tigran Petrosian Memorial on 2-15th March 2014.

The Championship will be held at the Yerevan Business Centre in Armenian capitol.

The European Individual Chess Championship is open to all players representing Chess Federations which comprise the European Chess Union (FIDE zones 1.1 to 1.10) regardless of their title or rating. There is also no limit in the number of participants per federation; however applications have to be sent by the national federations only.

The European Individual Championship 2014 is a qualification event for the next World Cup. According to FIDE regulations and the decision of the ECU Board, 23 players will qualify.

The championship will be organized in 11-round Swiss system in accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules and FIDE Laws of Chess.

The rate of play will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.

The ECU Rule related to dress code – Chapter B Article 13 – will be applied at this competition.

The prize fund of 160,000 EUR will be distributed to 25 regular and 15 special (performance minus rating) prizes. Top prizes are EUR 20 000, 16 000, 14 000, 12 000, 10 000 etc.

Entry form, sent by the organizers, should be filled in and resent to the e-mail or fax of the Armenian Chess Federation not later than January 15, 2014, only by the national federations. This date is the registration deadline. After that, federations will not be able to register or modify any registrations. After this date all the registrations have to be confirmed by the ECU.

In accordance with the ECU regulations, GM, IM, FM (as well as WGM, WIM, WFM) are required to pay a fee in the amount of 65 €/person, while other players are obliged to make the payment of 130 €/person for the fee.

Participants can obtain all necessary information through Armenian Chess Federation
Fax: (374) 10570758
Address:50, Khandjian Str.,0025, Yerevan, Armenia

Official website

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