The International Chess Festival “Baku Open 2014” ( or, dedicated to the Independence Day of Republic of Azerbaijan, will take place from 22th September (arrival day) to 1st October (last round and closing ceremony) 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 50.000 USD.

First place is 10.000 USD worth.

The Tournament A is open for the players rated higher than 2250 FIDE and for women rated higher than 2100.

The Tournament B is open for the players rated under 2250 (for women – under 2100).

Both groups will be played over 9 rounds of Swiss pairings (with time control: 90 min for 40 moves, then 30 min – for finishing game, plus 30 sec per move, beginning from 1st move).

Child tournament (group C) will be held from 6th (arrival day) to 15th (last round) September at Republican Chess Centre.

The Tournament’s Regulation (see Azeri, English, Russian version).

Organizing Committee
Address: Khaqani str. I, Baku, AZ1000, Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan Chess
Tel: +99412 493-3841 or +99412 493-9084

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