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3rd Chennai International Open Chess Tournament

17-26th January at the Jawaharlal Nehru Multipurpose indoor stadium, in Chennai, India

The 3rd Chennai International Open Chess Tournament will take place from 17th to 26th January 2011 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Multipurpose indoor stadium, in Chennai, India. The tournament is organised by Sports Promotion Foundation, Under the guidance of Tamilnadu State Chess Association and All India Chess Federation.

Tournament Schedule

Arrival 17th January 2011 at 12.00 noon

Inauguration 17th January 2011 at 04.00.P.M.

Rounds

18.01.2011 14.00 hrs. Round 1

19.01.2011 09.30 hrs. Round 2

19.01.2011 16.00 hrs. Round 3

20.01.2011 09.30 hrs. Round 4

21.01.2011 09.30 hrs. Round 5

21.01.2011 16.00 hrs. Round 6

22.01.2011 09.30 hrs. Round 7

23.01.2011 09.30 hrs. Round 8

24.01.2011 09.30 hrs. Round 9

25.01.2011 09.30 hrs. Round 10

26.01.2011 09.30 hrs. Round 11

26.01.2011 16.00 hrs Prize Distribution Ceremony

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

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. 5000/- each 31-35 Rs. 2,500/- each

Please note that a Tax @ 10.1% (as per Indian income tax regulations) will be deducted from the prize money to be awarded to Foreign Players

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 Ist: Rs. 10,000/- 2nd: Rs. 5,000/- 3rd Rs. 4000

ELO 1901 -2099 Ist: Rs. 10,000/- 2nd: Rs. 5,000/- 3rd Rs. 4000

ELO 2100 -2250 Ist: Rs. 10,000/- 2nd: Rs. 5,000/- 3rd Rs. 4000

ELO 2251 -2399 Ist: Rs. 13,000/- 2nd: Rs. 10,000/- 3rd Rs. 5000

Best Women Ist: Rs. 8,000/- 2nd: Rs. 5,000/-

Best Under 18: Ist: Rs. 10,000/- 2nd: Rs. 8,000/-

Best Under 15: Ist: Rs. 8,000/- 2nd: Rs. 6,000/-

Best Under 10: Ist: Rs. 8,000/- 2nd: Rs. 6,000/-

Best Under 08: Ist: 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. 2000/- Rated 2300-2399 Rs. 4000/-

Rated 2200-2299 Rs. 4500/- Rated 2000-2199 Rs. 5500/-

Rated 1800-1999 Rs. 6000/- Rated 1200-1799 Rs. 7000/-

Unrated Rs. 7800/-

Maximum entry for Tamilnadu players Rs. 4500/-(No lodging will be provided)

Maximum entry for Tamilnadu girls Rs. 3000/-(No lodging will be provided)

Request towards waiver of entry fee will not 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 07.12.2010.

The last date of entry: 31st December, 2010

Entries with late fee of Rs. 500 1st to 10th January 2011

Please note that this entry fee structure is valid only until 31st December 2010. Entries will also be accepted at the venue till 15:00 Hrs. on 17th January 2011 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 at Chennai. Address for sending the entries is Mr. V.Dhanasekaran C/o. All India Chess Federation, Room.No.70, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai – 3.

Registration:

AICF registration fee for 2010-11 is compulsory for all Indian participants. The registration fee of Rs. 250/- will be accepted at the venue for the convenience of the players.

Accommodation:

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

Weather:

The weather in Tamilnadu during January is expected to be pleasant.

System of Play:

The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of Chess and FIDE Swiss System with 11 rounds. Subject to approval of FIDE, Accelerated pairings will be employed for first two rounds of the event to increase norm chances of players.

Tie Break:

In case of a tie, the latest FIDE Rules shall come in to effect. The Cash prizes however will be shared.

Contact:

Mr.K.Muralimohan – +91-9940094717

Mr.N.K.Nandakumar – +91-9176673939

Mr.V.Dhanasekaran – +91-9884748583

Email: dvsundar@hotmail.com

Web site: www.tamilchess.com

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