«27TH FAJR CUP» INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT IN IRAN

From 5 to 11 February, 2019, the 27th Fajr Cup International Chess Tournament will be held in the capital of Iran.

It is expected that about 600 chess players from 40 countries of the world will take part in the February competition, and FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich will be invited as a special guest of the festival.

The last time the winner of the competition was the Iranian grandmaster Parham Magsudlu, who won the tournament with a score of 5.7 points from nine matches.

In 2019, tournament participants will be divided into 3 categories, depending on age and Elo rating:

– Category “A” – master tournament for chess players with an Elo rating not lower than 2000;
– Category “B” – for players with a rating below 2000;
– Category “C” – for juniors in the age category under 14 years.

The prize fund of the tournament will be 11,000 euros for category “A” and 613 million Iranian rials for categories “B” and “C”.

The games for each category will be held according to the Swiss system in 9 rounds for masters and for those categories, the number of players in which does not exceed 150. For the other categories 11 rounds are provided.

Tournament schedule for categories with nine rounds:

04 February, 14:00 – arrival
05 February, 17:00 – round 1
06 February, 09:30 – round 2
06 February, 17:00 – round 3
07 February, 17:00 – round 4
08 February, 09:30 – round 5
08 February, 17:00 – round 6
09 February, 17:00 – round 7
10 February, 17:00 – round 8
11 February, 09:30 – round 9

Tournament schedule for categories with 11 rounds:

04 February, 14:00 – arrival
05 February, 17:00 – round 1
06 February, 09:30 – round 2
06 February, 17:00 – round 3
07 February, 09:30 – round 4
07 February, 17:00 – round 5
08 February, 17:00 – round 6
09 February, 09:30 – round 7
09 February, 17:00 – round 8
10 February, 09:30 – round 9
10 February, 17:00 – round 10
11 February, 09:30 – round 11

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