The International Chess Festival “Baku Open 2015” (www.azerichess.az or www.chess.az), dedicated to the Independence Day of Republic of Azerbaijan, will take place from 29th September (arrival day) to 8th 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 40.000 USD.
First place is 10.000 USD worth.
The Tournament A is open for the players rated equally or higher than FIDE ELO=2250 and for women rated equally or higher than 2100.
The Tournament B is open for the players rated equally or lower FIDE ELO=2249 (for women – equally or lower FIDE ELO=2099).
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 1-st move)
Child tournament (group C) will be held from 5th (arrival day) to 14th (last round) September at Republican Chess Centre (with time control 2 hours for rest game).
Address: Khaqani str. 1, Baku, AZ1000, Azerbaijan,
Azerbaijan Chess Federation (ACF)
Tel: +99412 493-3841 or +99412 493-9084
Website: www.chess.az; www.azerichess.az