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Chess960 - Open

Entrance fee for registrations until 27th of July 2004:

Entrance fee
Chess960 -Open
Combination with ORDIX-Open
GM & IM
free
free
FM + Youth
€ 25.-
€ 45.-
Adults
€ 40.-
€ 70.-

The entrance fee will be increased by € 5.- after 27. July 2004 and by € 10.- at the start of the tournament. The entrance fee entitles participants to free entry to the top-events, that will take place in the evenings of the Chess Classic Mainz.

For the Chess960 and for the Ordix Open there is a joint prize fund of € 35.000.-

Prize fund in €
       
1. Place
6.000.-
Rating DWZ 2400 - 2201
2. Place
4.000.-
1. Place
600.-
3. Place
2.500.-
2. Place
400.-
4. Place
1.500.-
3. Place
250.-
5. Place
1.250.-
4. Place
100.-
6. Place
1.000.-
5. Place
50.-
7. Place
800.-
Rating DWZ 2200 - 2001
8. Place
700.-
1. Place
500.-
9. Place
600.-
2. Place
300.-
10. Place
500.-
3. Place
200.-
11. Place
400.-
4. Place
100.-
12. Place
300.-
5. Place
50.-
13. Place
200.-
Rating DWZ 2000 - 1751
14. Place
200.-
1. Place
350.-
15. Place
150.-
2. Place
250.-
16. Place
150.-
3. Place
150.-
17. Place
150.-
4. Place
100.-
18. Place
100.-
5. Place
50.-
19. Place
100.-
Rating DWZ 1751 - 0001
20. Place
100.-
1. Place
250.-
Special prize ladies 2. Place
200.-
1. Place
250.-
3. Place
150.-
2. Place
150.-
4. Place
100.-
3. Place
50.-
5. Place
50.-
Special prize senior players Special prize youth
1. Place
250.-
U10, U12
je 100.-
2. Place
150.-
U14, U16, U18
je 150.-
3. Place
50.-
Spezial "Nestor" prize.

If one player gets a prize in two or more prize categories, only the higher awarded prize will be paid. The other prize goes to the next best player in the prize category concerned.

Special combination prizes To encourage participation in both open tournaments, special prizes will be awarded to the best players, who play both the Chess960 Open as well as the Ordix Open. Distribution of the prices is based on the total number of points scored in both Chess960 and the Ordix Open.

Chess960-Ordix Open Combination Prizes
1. Place
1.500.-
2. Place
1.000.-
3. Place
800.-
4. Place
600.-
5. Place
450.-
6. Place
300.-
7. Place
250.-
8. Place
200.-
9. Place
150.-
10. Place
100.-
Special prize ladies
150.- + 2 special prizes
Special prize senior players
150.- + 2 special prizes
Special prize youth U18
150.- + 2 special prizes
Special prize youth U14
150.- + 2 special prizes
Rating 2400-2201
150.- + 2 special prizes
Rating 2200-2001
150.- + 2 special prizes
Rating 2000-1751
150.- + 2 special prizes
Rating 1750-0001
150.- + 2 special prizes

The distribution of single prizes for both tournaments is based on the relative number of participants of the two tournaments. The relation of the prizes for both tournaments is calculated on the number of participants following the formula: participants Chess960 Open/expected number of participants Ordix Open. The expected number of participants Ordix Open is set on the day before the Ordix Open starts plus 20%. The value of 20% is based on experiences in the past.

Important note: Prizes will only be handed out at the official prize-giving ceremony!

Rules and regulations
FIDE rules for active chess apply. 11 rounds shall be played, 20 minutes per game plus 5 seconds bonus per move. The starting position of the games of the Chess960 Open will be shown on a big screen in the playing hall before the round begins.

Monetary prices will be distributed among eligible players by secondary rating. Pairings are determined by the rules at the FIDE Congress at Puerto Rico. If players have ELO and DWZ ratings the higher rating will be used to determine which rating class a player belongs to. Incorrect information about ELO/DWZ ratings may cause the loss of prize money. Players without official ratings or tournament rating from previous Chess Classic tournaments are not eligible for winning rating prizes. Cut off date is 6. August of the following years: Senior 1944, Sub 18 1986, Sub 16 1988, Sub 14 1990, Sub 12 1992, Sub 10 1994. Prizes in rating- and special groups will only be awarded, if at least five participants play in the group concerned.

Important note: Smoking is strictly forbidden in the playing hall. Mobile phones have to be switched off completely in the playing hall. Players using electronic devices (e.g. Pocket PC) during the game will be expelled from the tournament.

 

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