The International Chess Festival Baku Open 2016, dedicated to the Independence Day of Republic of Azerbaijan, will take place from 17-26th September at the AF Hotel near Caspian Sea.

The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry and Azerbaijan Chess Federation. The total prize fund is 25,000 USD and the first place is 6,000 USD worth.

The Tournament A is open for the players rated higher than 2250 FIDE and for women rated higher than 2100. Last year winner was GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami.

The Tournament B is open for the players rated under 2250. Both groups will be played over 9 rounds of Swiss pairings.

AF Hotel

AF Hotel and its famous Aqua Park

Organizing Committee
Address: Khaqani str. 1, Baku, AZ1000, Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan Chess Federation (ACF)
Tel: +99412 493-3841 or +99412 493-9084

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