5th Chennai International Open Chess Tournament Print
Thursday, 20 December 2012 11:46
The 5th Chennai International Open Chess Tournament will take place on 15-23rd January at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai, India.

The tournament is organised by Sports Promotion Foundation, Chennai, under the guidance of Tamilnadu State Chess Association & All India Chess Federation.

Tournament Schedule:

Arrival - 15th January 2013 at 08:00 hrs.
Inauguration - 15th January 2013 at 14:00 hrs.

 15.1.2013 15:00 hrs. Round 1
 16.1.2013 10:00 hrs. Round 2
 16.1.2013 16:00 hrs. Round 3
 17.1.2013 14:00 hrs. Round 4
 18.1.2013 10:00 hrs. Round 5
 18.1.2013 16:00 hrs. Round 6
 19.1.2013 14.00 hrs. Round 7
 20.1.2013 14.00 hrs. Round 8
 21.1.2013 14.00 hrs. Round 9
 22.1.2013 14.00 hrs. Round 10
 23.1.2013 10.00 hrs. Round 11
  23.1.2013 17.00 hrs. Prize Distribution Ceremony

Prizes : Total Cash Prizes: Rs. 10,00,000/-

1st Rs. 2,00,000/- 2nd Rs. 1,50,000/-
3rd Rs. 1,25,000/- 4th Rs. 60,000/-
5th Rs. 40,000/- 6th Rs. 30,000/-
7th Rs. 25,000/- 8th Rs. 20,000/-
9th Rs. 15,000/- 10th Rs. 12, 000/-
11-15 Rs. 10,000/- each 16-20 Rs. 7,500/- each
21- 30 Rs. 4000/- each 31-35 Rs. 3,000/- each  

Please note that a Tax @ 20% ( as per Indian income tax regulations ) will be deducted from the prize money to be awarded to Foreign Players.
$1 equal to Rs.55/- approx

Special Prizes :

Prizes for top three unrated players (minimum 6 points)
First: Rs. 8,000/- Second : Rs. 6,000/- Third : Rs. 5,000/-

Reserved Prizes:

ELO 1200 -1900 1st : Rs. 10,000/- 2nd: Rs. 5,000/- 3rd Rs. 4000
ELO 1901 -2099 1st: Rs. 10,000/- 2nd: Rs. 5,000/- 3rd Rs. 4000
ELO 2100 -2250 1st: Rs. 10,000/- 2nd: Rs. 5,000/- 3rd Rs. 4000
ELO 2251 -2399 1st: Rs. 12,000/- 2nd: Rs. 9,000/-3rd Rs. 4,500
Best Women 1st: Rs. 8,000/- 2nd: Rs. 5,000/-
Best Under 18: 1st: Rs. 10,000/- 2nd: Rs. 8,000/-
Best Under 15: 1st: Rs. 8,000/- 2nd: Rs. 6,000/-
Best Under 10: 1st: Rs. 8,000/- 2nd: Rs. 6,000/-
Best Under 08: 1st: Rs. 6,000/- 2nd: Rs. 4,000/-
Best Tamilnadu player Rs. 5,000/-
Best Tamilnadu Girl Rs. 5,000/-
Note: One player will be given one prize only.

Entry Fee

For GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs Free
Rated 2400-2499 Rs. 2500/- Rated 2300-2399 Rs. 4500/-
Rated 2200-2299 Rs. 5000/- Rated 2000-2199 Rs. 5500/-
Rated 1800-1999 Rs. 6000/- Rated 1200-1799 Rs. 7000/-
Unrated Rs. 8000/-
Maximum entry for Tamilnadu players Rs. 5000/-(No lodging will be provided for Chennai and adjoining districts’ players)

Maximum entry for Tamilnadu girls Rs. 3500/-(No lodging will be provided for Chennai and adjoining districts’ players)

No request towards waiver of entry fee will be entertained.

There will be a discount of 15% of entry fees (other than Tamilnadu players) for those who remit their entry fees on or before 30.11.2012.

The last date of entry: 25th Dec 2012
Entries with late fee of Rs. 500 26th Dec 2012 to 10nd Jan 2012
Please note that this entry fee structure is valid only until 25th December 2011. Thereafter till 10th January 2013 the participants will have to pay Rs. 500/- extra. Entries will also be accepted at the venue till 09:00 Hrs. on 15th January 2013 with a late fee of Rs. 1,000/-. No request towards waiver of entry fee or waiver of late fee will be entertained.

Entries may be sent by DD favoring Sports Promotion Foundation payable at Chennai. Address for sending the entries is Mr.V.Dhanasekaran C/o. All India Chess Federation, Room.No.70, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Periament, Chennai–3. The organizers / TNSCA / AICF have the right to accept or reject any entry without assigning any reason thereof.

AICF registration fee for 2012-13 is compulsory for all Indian participants. The registration fee of Rs. 250/- will be accepted at the venue for the convenience of the players.

All participants will be provided free accommodation (other than Chennai and adjoining District players). The accompanying persons will have to bear their own expenses.

The Weather in Chennai during January is expected to be pleasant.

Tournament Rules:

System of Play:
The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of Chess and FIDE Swiss System with 11 rounds.

Tie Break:
In case of a tie, the latest FIDE Rules shall come in to effect. The Cash prizes however will not be shared.


Mr.K.Muralimohan - +91-9940094717
Mr.N.K.Nandakumar - +91-9176673939
Mr.V.Dhanasekaran - +91-9884748583
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Web site: www.tamilchess.com


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