International Chess Federation
Wednesday, 03 Apr 2024 22:43
Aktobe Open - Vladimir Dvorkovich Memorial  announced

The Kazakhstan Chess Federation invites you to participate in the International Chess Tournament Aktobe Open 2024, dedicated to the memory of Vladimir Dvorkovich, a renowned arbiter and prominent figure in the chess world.

The tournament is supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The general partner is Freedom Holding Corp. while Aktobe Copper Company acts as a partner of the competition.

Dates: from May 24 (day of arrival) to June 3 (day of departure).

Location: ACE Tennis Club, 2, Mangilik El St., Aktobe.

The Aktobe Open will be held in two sections:

Masters Tournament for GM, FM, IM, WGM, WIM, and WFM ranked 2400 and above (men) and 2200 and above (women) as of May 1, 2024.

The organizing committee provides support only for invited athletes with a rating above 2600 as of May 1, 2024 (the list of invited participants is formed by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation).

Open Tournament is for players rated 1800 - 2399 as of May 1, 2024.

Both events are 9-round Swiss tournaments with classical time control (90 minutes + 30 seconds increment).

The guaranteed prize fund for the Masters Tournament is 45,000,000 KZT (approximately $100,000), with 9,000,000 KZT (approximately $20,000) going to a winner. Special prizes will be awarded to the three best women and three best Kazakhstani players. 

The guaranteed prize fund for the Open Tournament is 4,550,000 KZT. Special prizes will be awarded to the best women, veterans (born in 1964 or earlier), and boys and girls under 14 and under 10. 

Applications for participation in tournaments are submitted on the website of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation:

Regulations for Aktobe Open - Vladimir Dvorkovich Memorial (pdf)