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Chess Giants Yerevan 2008

Alexander Morozevich is the top seeded

The Armenian Chess Federation is organizing a “Chess Giants Yerevan 2008” Rapid Round-Robin Tournament, informs Gaguik Oganessian, General Secretary, Armenian Chess Federation. The tournament will be with the participation eight of the of world’s top Grandmasters from June 8 to 15, 2008, in Yerevan, Armenia.

Participants

1. Morozevich Alexander Russia 2774

2. Aronian Levon Armenia 2763

3. Leko Peter Hungary 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$. The official site of the “Chess Giants” is now fully operational. Lot’s of information will be available on www.armchess.am

Chess giants

Parallel open

Parallel to the Chess Giants, there will be a rapid open in Yerevan.

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 fees

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

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.


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