The 12th International Istanbul Chess Festival is scheduled to take part on 11-18th October at the YTÜ Beşiktaş Campus in Beşiktaş, Istanbul.

The Festival is organized by the Turkish Chess Education and Development Foundation (TÜRSEV), Turkish Chess Federation, Yildiz Technical University

The Festival will consist of three events: Open A (for players rated over 1600), Open B (U1800) and Blitz.

Open A and Open B will be played over nine rounds of Swiss accelerated pairings with the time control 90 minutes + 30 second increment per move.

Blitz tournament will take place on 18th October with time control 3′+2”.

The total of 21.000 TL will be distributed as prize fund by Turkish Chess Education and Development Foundation (TÜRSEV).

Full tournament regulations

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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