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IXth International Open Tournament Chigorin Memorial, 26.10-3.11.2001, St. Petersburg, Russia. The event is 9 round Swiss (174 participants, including 25 GMs, 6 WGMs, 29 IM, 7 WIM).
Final Standings:
1. Kobalija, Mihail - 8.0
2-4. Belov, Vladimir; Kornev, Alexei; Rychagov, Andrey - 7.0
5-11. Kosyrev, Vladimir 6.5 Yandemirov, Valeri; Gavrilov, Alexei; Yagupov, Igor; Ulko, Jaroslav; Vorobiov, Evgeny E.; Loginov, Valery A - 6.5 etc.
Download games in zipped PGN
Official site: http://www.chess-tours.com/tournaments/chig2001/ (in English) http://www.totalchess.spb.ru (in Russian)

REGULATIONS
of the IXth International Open Tournament
Chigorin Memorial
October 25 (arrival day) - November 3, 2001

9 rounds Swiss open with time control of 2 hours x 40 moves plus 1 hour to finish

October 25, 19.00 - opening ceremony of the tournament, dedicated to the anniversary of the outstanding Russian chess player, the founder of the Russian chess tradition Mikhail Chigorin.

Rounds 1-8 start at 15.00.

November 3: 13.00 - start of round 9 20.00 - close ceremony

CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS

Grandmasters ELO 2600 and higher: full accommodation (single room) at the expense of the St.Petersburg Chess Federation

Grandmasters ELO 2550-2599: full accommodation (double room) at the expense of the St.Petersburg Chess Federation

Grandmasters ELO less than 2550: full accommodation at the expense of the St.Petersburg Chess Federation

International masters:
ElO 2500 and higher free
2450-2499 start fee $10
2400-2449 start fee $20
2350-2399 start fee $30
2300-2349 start fee $40
2250-2299 start fee $50
2200-2249 start fee $60
less than 2200 start fee $70

FIDE masters:
ElO 2500 and higher start fee $5
2450-2499 start fee $15
2400-2449 start fee $25
2350-2399 start fee $35
2300-2349 start fee $45
2250-2299 start fee $55
2200-2249 start fee $65
less than 2200 start fee $75

Players without international titles:
ElO 2500 and higher start fee $10
2450-2499 start fee $20
2400-2449 start fee $30
2350-2399 start fee $40
2300-2349 start fee $50
2250-2299 start fee $60
2200-2249 start fee $70
less than 2200 start fee $80
non rated players start fee $100

50% discount is allowed for women, seniors (over 60 y. o.) and juniors (under 18 y. o.), excepting non rated players. Discounts are allowed for players from the ISU states only.

Fees can be transferred in roubles in accordance with the Central Bank USD rate for the payment day to the account of the St.Petersburg Chess Federation:

Public organisation the St.Petersburg Chess Federation INN 7825441577
settlement account 40703810000000000825 in Menatep SPb Banc Public Corp.
correspondent account 30101810500000000763, BIK 044030763;

or to the currency account of the PCC Petersburg Kings Restricted Liability Society:
account 40702840200009000244,
Bank "MENATEP SPb" S-Petersburg, RUSSIA
Ost - West ?andelsbank AG, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Account 0103860417, SWIFT: OWHB DE FF

The PRIZE FUND is set as $ 5,000

1st place - $ 1,000 4th - $ 500 7th-10th places - $ 150 each

2nd place - $ 800 5th place - $ 350 11th-15th places - $ 100 each

3rd place - $ 700 6th place - $ 250

Prize sums for shared places will be divided in equal parts.

Prizes for best results in the following rating groups are set: 2400 - 2499, 2300 - 2399, less than 2300; also for best results among women, seniors (over 60 y. o.) and juniors (under 16 y. o.), provided that there will be at least 10 players in these groups.

The Buchholz Coefficient decides in case of even scores, then the Truncated Buchholz Coefficient. A player who won one of main prizes and also achieved the best result in his rating group can adopt only one prize.

Accommodation is guaranteed for those players who will confirm their participation before October 1, 2001.

Information:

e-mail: chessbi@spb.cityline.ru
tel./fax: (812) 311-71-60 Bolotinski, Igor Leonidovich
tel. (812) 311-57-23 Kudinov, Igor Petrovich

Organisation committee of the tournament
Vladimirsky pr. 3, St.Petersburg 191025
e-mail: chessbi@spb.cityline.ru





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