II stage of the Kazakhstan Classic Cup will be held in Almaty Grand Hotel “Tien-Shan” From October 16 to October 23, 2018. Tournament “A” will be held among players rated at least 2 100 ELO rating and tournament “B” – no higher than 2 100 will take place within the framework of the Almaty Open. The prize fund provided by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation (KCF) is 3 000 000 tenge.

Tournament “A” is included in the Cup of the Republic of Kazakhstan among men and women, points will be credited according to its results.

Competitions will be held on the Swiss system in 9 rounds. Time control: 90 minutes before the end of the match game with the addition of 30 seconds for each move, starting with the first. Competitions are held according to FIDE rules.
All chess players with a rating not lower than 2 100, who paid the tournament fee, are allowed to participate in tournament “A”. Athletes who have the GM, WGM titles and athletes with a rating of 2 400 and above – without a fee.
With a rating of 2 300 – 2 399 – 7 000 tenge, 2 200 – 2 299 – 10 000 tenge, 2 100 – 2 199 – 15 000 tenge.

All chess players with a rating of 2 100 and below, who paid the tournament fee, are allowed to participate in tournament “B”.
With a rating of 2000 – 2100 – 3 000 tenge, below 2000 – 5 000 tenge, without ELO – 7 000 tenge. There is a 50 % discount for boys and girls born in 2001 and younger, as well as for veterans born in 1955 and older people.

Republican Public Association “Kazakhstan Chess Federation”
BIN 911240001354, KBE 18
Address: The Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty, Medeu District, Al-Farabi Avenue, Building 36
Purpose of payment: “Tournament fee (the name of the tournament and the name of the participant are indicated)”

In order to participate in Almaty Open, it is necessary to send an application. We offer two options for applying:

  1. traditional way – by sending an application to the following e-mail address: office@kazchess.kz (download the registration form);
  2. online by filling out the registration form at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/vHG7NKALsg0kE5zB2.

Applications for participation are accepted until October 10, 2018.

Organizers have the right to close the registration of participants if the total number of players is exceeded by 120 people.

Regulations: download

Responsibility for holding the tournament rests with the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, KCF, the Department of Physical Culture and Sports for the City of Almaty.

General partner of KCF is NWF Samruk-Kazyna JSC, social partner is foundation for development of social projects “Samruk-Kazyna Trust”.

Contact addresses of the organizers:
Raushan Kulakhmetova, coordinator, acceptance of applications – 87024694665,
Gulmira Dauletova, director of the tournament – 87778322288.
Official we-bsite of the tournament: www.kazchess.kz