17th Fajr International 3-10 Feb. in Kish, Iran Print
Friday, 09 January 2009 17:56
iri  The Kish Chess Association on behalf of the Islamic Republic of Iran Chess Federation is honored to invite all players from FIDE member National Federations to participate in the 17th Fajr International Open Chess Tournament which will be held in Kish Free zone south of Iran, February 3-10, 2009. Download regulations.


  • Participation in the 17th Fajr International Chess Tournament is open to all.

    Each National Chess Federation has right to nominate and send one Player as official invited player.

    The Organizing Committee will provide free participation, domestic Transfer and full board accommodation for official invited players as well as GM title holders and +2500 rated chess players.


    Registration is free for GMs and players with FIDE ratings 2400 and above. For other players as follows with January 2009 FIDE ratings of:

    2300 - 2399 US$50

    2200 - 2299 US$75

    2100 - 2199 US$100

    2100 and unrated US$150

    Deadline for Registration is January 23, 2009.



    Kish Island is south of the I.R. Iran.

    It has a domestic airport and connected to Tehran with 2-3 flights per day and with Dubai.


    1. All GM title holders and players with rating 2500 and above shall be provided free full board accommodation on a twin sharing basis from Feb 3-10.2009.
    2. Every player with rating 2400 to 2499 will pay US$20 per day for full board accommodation on a twin sharing.
    3. Accommodation fee for other players is US$40 for each person per day.
    * All Accommodations will be in 3 stars Hotels or more.

    1. The 17th Fajr International Chess Open Tournament will be played in 9 rounds using the Swiss System.
    2. The time control shall be 90 minutes for the whole game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.
    3. The FIDE Laws of Chess shall apply. The tournament will be FIDE rated.
    4. The Swiss Manager program shall be used for pairings.
    Twenty five Thousand U.S. Dollars (US$25,000) in cash prizes shall be awarded:
    1st place US$ 5000
    2nd place US$ 3500
    3rd place US$ 2500
    4th place US$ 1500
    5th place US$ 1000
    6th place US$ 900
    7th place US$ 700
    8th place US$ 600
    9th place US$ 500
    10th place US$ 500
    11th place US$ 100
    12th place US$ 100
    13th place US$ 100
    14th place US$ 100
    15th place US$ 100
    1st place for Persian Gulf player US$ 500
    1st place for Kish Island player US$ 200
    1st place under 20 years US$ 300
    2nd place under 20 years US$ 200
    3rd place under 20 years US$ 100
    Special prizes: US$ 6500
    Cash prizes shall be shared equally among tied players.
    All prizes will be paid 15% tax

    Feb. 03 Tuesday Arrival 19:00 Registration
    Feb. 03 Tuesday Technical Meeting 20:00
    Feb. 04 Wednesday Round 1 10:00
    Feb 04 Wednesday Round 2 18:00
    Feb 05 Thursday Round 3 09:00
    Feb 05 Thursday Round 4 18:00
    Feb 06 Friday Round 5 18:00
    Feb 07 Saturday Round 6 09:00
    Feb 07 Saturday Round 7 18:00
    Feb 08 Sunday Round 8 18:00
    Feb 09 Monday Round 9 09:00
    Feb 09 Monday Closing Ceremony 17:00
    Feb 10 Tuesday Departure

    Players who will come to Kish Island by Dubai airport doesn't need visa For those who need visa, the Organizing Committee shall issue invitations for them to apply at the I. R. of Iran consulate in their countries.

    All participating players are kindly requested to fill in the attached registration form, which should include passport copy, passport particulars of participants, and return the same to the Organizing Committee not later than January 23, 2008 to the I. R. of Iran Chess Federation. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or organizing committee
    About Kish Island: http://www.kishfreezonesports.ir
    We look forward to welcoming you to Kish.
    For more information Contact with:
    Kish Chess Association:
    Mr. Behzad Dedzdar
    Mobile: +98 934 7695200
    Mr. Kzem Mortazavi
    Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Mobile: +98 912 385 1445
    Mr. Hadi Karimi, Secretary General of Iran Chess Federation
    Mobile: +98 912 500 9221; Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    Mr. Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh, Delegate of Iran Chess Federation
    Mobile: +97 150 664 9280; Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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