Chess Giants & International Open Rapid in Yerevan. Print
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Chess Giants - Yerevan 2008
Yerevan, Armenia
June 8-15, 2008


The Armenian Chess Federation is organizing a "Chess Giants Yerevan 2008" Rapid Round-Robin Tournament with the participation of world's eight top Grandmasters from June 8 to 15, 2008, in Yerevan, Armenia.

Here is the list of participants:
1. Morozevich Alexander Russia 2774
2. Aronian Levon Armenia 2763
3. Leko Peter Hungaria 2741
4. Adams Michael England 2729
5. Gelfand Boris Israel 2723
6. Bu Xiangzhi China 2708
7. Akopian Vladimir Armenia 2673
8. Sargissian Gabriel Armenia 2643
The prize fund of the event is 262.000 US$.


International Open Rapid Chess Tournament
Yerevan, Armenia
June 12-15, 2008


The Armenian Chess Federation is organizing an International Open Rapid Chess Tournament which will be held from June 12 to 15, 2008, in Yerevan, Armenia.

Prize Fund.

The total prize fund of the open rapid tournament is 33000 USD with the following breakdown.
1st place 6 000 USD
2nd place 4 000 USD
3rd place 3 500 USD
4th place 2 500 USD
5th place 2 000 USD
6th place 1 800 USD
7th place 1 600 USD
8th place 1 500 USD
9th place 1 400 USD
10th place 1 300 USD
11th-20th 800 USD
In case of a tie, prize money will be split evenly.

Entry fee.
International Masters with an Elo up to 2450 30 USD
Chess players with an Elo from 2301 to 2450 50 USD
Chess players with an Elo from 2151 to 2300 70 USD
Chess players with an Elo up to 2150 and without an Elo 100 USD

Board and Lodging.


The board and lodging costs will be covered by the participants.
The following accommodation options are offered:

Ani Plaza Hotel

Single room – 80 Euro
Double room – 50 Euro
Breakfast is included in the prices.
Optionally lunch – 10 Euro, dinner – 10 Euro

Erebuni Hotel

Single room – 60 Euro
Double room – 35 Euro
Breakfast is included in the prices.

Tournament System.


The tournament is held in 9 rounds, Swiss system. The time control is 25 minutes for the entire game with a 10 second increment added after each move.

The final places will be determined according to the following tie break system:
1. Performance 2. Color

Opening and pairing.


The opening and pairing of the open rapid tournament will be on June 12, 2008, at 13:00 (Yerevan time).

Please advise the Organizing Committee of your participation before June 1, 2008.

Official site.

Please visit the Official Site of "Chess Giants Yerevan 2008" for more information.

Contacts.

For further information please contact:

Mr. Gaguik Oganessian
General Secretary, Armenian Chess Federation President,
FIDE Zone 1,5
Tel.: (374)10-554923
Fax: (374)10-570758
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
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