"President's Cup" in Baku.
Wednesday, 14 May 2008 00:00
III International Chess Festival "President's Cup" dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliev is being held in Baku, Azerbaijan from 9 to 21 May, 2008. The organizers of this event are Republican Chess Center (Club), Azerbaijan Chess Federation. The Festival consists of four tournaments: Children tournament 09-19 May, Open tournament 12-20 May, Seniors tournament 10-19 May and Blitz tournament 21 May. The total prize fund of the festival is $ 85000, for the 1st place the prize is 7000 USD + Cup.
Among the participants of Open Tournament there are: Milov Vadim (SUI), Sokolov Ivan (NED), Short Nigel D (ENG), Korchnoi Viktor (SUI), Beliavsky Alexander G (SLO), Timman Jan H (NED), Stefanova Antoaneta (BUL) Women World Champion 2004.
The regulations are as follows:
Time control: 90min+30sec; 90min
Number of rounds: 9
System: Swiss, Robin-round
The Organizers' contact:
Address: AZ 1009 BAKU, Husi Hajiyev Str. 42
Tel: +99 412 4371347
Mob: +99450 366-36-23
Fax: +99412 494 05 73
For more detailed information please visit the Official Site