of the International Open Tournament
February 11, 14.45 - opening ceremony of the tournament.
Rounds 1-8 start at 15.00.
February 20: 13.00 - start of round 9
CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS
Grandmasters ELO 2600 and higher: full accommodation (single room) at the expense of the St.Petersburg Chess Federation
Grandmasters ELO 2575 and higher: full accommodation (double room) at the expense of the St.Petersburg Chess Federation
Grandmasters ELO less than 2575: board.
Players without international titles:
50% discount is allowed for women, seniors (over 60 y. o.) and juniors (under 16 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
The PRIZE FUND is set as 200 000 rub
1st place - 50 000
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 February 1, 2001.
Organisation committee of the tournamentVladimirsky pr. 3, St.Petersburg 191025
"He who fears an isolated queen's pawn should give up chess". Siegbert Tarrasch
"The most powerful weapon in chess is to have the next move"! David Bronstein.