FINAL OF II REPUBLICAN ONLINE OPEN TOURNAMENT “ALMATY ONLINE CHESS FESTIVAL”

Kazakhstan Chess Federation invites GMs, IMs, WIGs and WIMs to participate in the Final of the II (Second) Republican Online Open Tournament “Almaty Online Chess Festival 2020” on the Chess.com platforf on 30th of September 2020 at 14:00 (Almaty time, Kazakhstan). The total Prize Fund of the competition is 800,000 tenge (1’875 US$).

Tournament’s regulation: the tournament is held online on the chess.com platform according to the Swiss regular system in 9 rounds. Time control is 10 minutes + 2 seconds for each move, starting from the first one.

Participants of the final must join the “Almaty Chess Festival Final” club on the chess.com platform https://www.chess.com/club/almaty-chess-festival-final by sending a request. In addition, the participants can add themselves via the tab “play”-“tournaments”-“future”-“FINAL – II Almaty Chess Festival”. Tournament’s link is https://www.chess.com/live#t=1596692

ZOOM requirements: The final will be held with the participants monitoring in the Zoom video conference. Players should log in to Zoom from 13:00 till 13:45 on 30th of September 2020 (Almaty time, Kazakhstan). Each participant must connect to the Zoom video conference installed on a mobile device with enabled video and audio communications. The camera must be set up so that the computer monitor and the participant can be seen. The participant’s name in Zoom must match with his/her username in chess.com. If the username is King123, then the name in Zoom must also be King123. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/my/kazakhstanchess ; ID is 5457224730 (login without password, with the organizers’ permission).

Please note, that the Anti-cheating commission will be involved during the tournament. According to the Anti-cheating commission’s decision, a participant who uses hints (cheater) will be eliminated from the tournament. The Anti-cheating Commission’s decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

Only the best 120 participants of the qualifying stage will be able to take part in the final. In addition, the first 40 registered participants will be able to take part in the final, including 20 participants from the Republic of Kazakhstan and 20 participants from abroad with the titles of GMs, IMs, WIGs and WIMs.

GM Ilya Smirin (Israel), GM Alexander Fier (Brazil), GM Kirill Stupak (Belarus), GM Nodirbek Yakubboyev (Uzbekistan) and WGM Olga Babiy (Ukraine), as well as Kazakhstani GM Pavel Kotsur,  GM Petr Kostenko, WGM Elena Ankudinova and others, confirmed their participation in the tournament’s final.

The lists of participants of the qualifying stage who have passed to the final can be seen here: Download

A live broadcast of the final of the II Republican online open tournament “Almaty Online Chess Festival 2020” will be hosted on the YouTube channel of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation https://youtu.be/86uAtHHHRm4. Sport commentator, International arbiter Sergey Kim will comment the tournament during the live broadcast.

The total prize fund of the II Republican tournament Almaty Chess Festival 2020 is 800’000 tenge, incl.

1st place – 150,000 tenge

2nd place – 120,000

3rd place – 100,000

4th place – 80,000

5th place – 60,000

6th place – 40,000

7th place – 30,000

8th place – 30,000

9th place – 20,000

10th place – 20,000

11th place – 10,000

12th place – 10,000

13th place – 10,000

14th place – 10,000

15th place – 10,000

Women’s:

1st place – 50,000 tenge

2nd place – 30,000

3rd place – 20,000

4th place – 10,000

5th place – 10,000

The cash prizes will be transferred to the Bank accounts of the winners or their legal representatives. The winners must email their Bank details to play@kazchess.kz. Taxes will be deducted from the prizes in accordance with the current legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The prizes are not divided and are awarded according to the place taken in the final standing. One participant can receive only one prize with the highest value.

The II (Second) Republican tournament is held as part of the online tournaments “Almaty Online Chess Festival 2020”, held from September to December 2020, with a total Prize Fund of 4.8 million tenge (11’250 US$). The event has been organized by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation together with the Almaty City Sports Department and supported by the Almaty City Administration. The competitions are included in the official calendar of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) events https://www.fide.com/calendar/50913.

We wish all the participants good mood, luck, health, and success!

Press-office, Nur-Sultan city, 29/09/2020

 

 

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II REPUBLICAN ONLINE OPEN TOURNAMENT

Dear chess fans!

Kazakhstan chess Federation invites everyone to take part in the II Republican online open tournament “Almaty Online Chess Festival 2020”.

II Republican online open tournament consists of the qualifying stage (September 27th  2020) and the final (September 30th 2020). The total prize Fund of the competition is 800,000 tenge. The qualifying stage of the II Republican online open tournament will be held on September 27 at 14:00 (Almaty time, Kazakhstan).

Tournament is open to citizens of Kazakhstan and foreign citizens regardless of their professional or amateur status, age, ability, gender, sex or other categorization.

Rules: the tournament is held online on a chess platform Chess.com according to the regulated Swiss system in 9 rounds. Time control: 10 minutes + 2 seconds for each move, starting from the first one.

To participate in the competition, you must join the chess club “Almaty Chess Festival” (link https://www.chess.com/club/almaty-chess-festival) on the website chess.com. In this case, each player must have an official username on chess.com matching with his name. Further required to submit an application (with the scanned copies of passports/identity cards and personal photos, allowing to identify the identity of the participant and the number of mobile phone with whatsapp) and to email at play@kazchess.kz. 

Important: applications for participation in the qualifying tournament will be accepted till 10:00 on September 27th 2020. Joining the qualifying tournament on September 27th starts from 13:00 till 14:00. A pre-registered participant must join the competition within 1 hour using the link to the tournament https://www.chess.com/live#t=1584167 at the Almaty Chess Festival club. In addition, you can add yourself via the “play “tab-“tournaments”-“future”-“II Almaty Chess Festival”. Playing on a gaming platform chess.com it will start automatically at 14:00 (Almaty time, Kazakhstan). Please don`t be late! The selection stage is held without monitoring participants in the Zoom video conference.

The final of the II Republican online tournament will be held on September 30th at 14:00 (Almaty time, Kazakhstan). Participants of the final must join the new club “Almaty Chess Festival Final” on the gaming platform chess.com by link https://www.chess.com/club/almaty-chess-festival-final by sending a request. In addition, you can add yourself via the “play”tab-“tournaments”-“future”-“FINAL – II Almaty Chess Festival”. Tournament link: FINAL-II Almaty Chess Festival – will be in the profile of the final club.

The final will be held with monitoring of participants in the Zoom video conference. From 13.00 to 13.45 on September 30th 2020, each participant in the final must connect to the Zoom video conference installed on a mobile device with video and audio communication enabled. The camera must be set up so that the computer monitor and the participant can be seen. The participant’s name in Zoom must match with username in Chess.com. If the username is King123, then the name in Zoom must also be King123. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/my/kazakhstanchess ID: 5457224730 (login without password, with the permission of the organizer).

Please note, that the tournament will involve an Anti-cheating commission. According to the decision of the Anti-cheat commission, a participant who uses hints (cheater) will be excluded from the tournament. The decisions of the Anti-cheating Commission are final and cannot be appealed.

Cash prizes will be transferred to the Bank account of winners or their legal representatives. Winners must send their Bank details to email: play@kazchess.kz. Taxes will be deducted from prizes in accordance with the current legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Prizes are not divided and are awarded according to the place taken in the final standings. A participant can only receive one prize of the highest value.

We remind you that the II (second) Republican tournament is held as part of the online competitions “Almaty Online Chess Festival”, held from September to December 2020, with a total Prize Fund of 4.8 million tenge. The event was organized by the Kazakhstan chess Federation together with the Almaty city sports Department and supported by Almaty city Administration.

We wish the participants of the competition a good luck and success in sports!

Press-ofiice, Nur-Sultan city, 26/09/2020.

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