VIII REPUBLICAN ONLINE OPEN TOURNAMENT

 Dear chess fans!

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

The tournament consists of the qualifying stage (December 8th, 2020) and the final (December 9th, 2020). The total prize Fund for the competition is 800,000 tenge.

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.

Each participant must complete the following stages of registration on the Chess.com website:

  1. Create an official login on chess.com, matching the first and last name. Example: first and last name – Serikov Arman, username – Serikov_Arman. Or login with the last name and first name in the profile chess.com. The organizers have the right to remove a participant who did not enter their last name and first name in their profile in Chess.com.
  2. Join the Almaty Chess Festival club on the gaming platform chess.com by link https://www.chess.com/club/almaty-chess-festival by sending a request.
  3. After meeting these requirements you must send an application for participation in the competition (with a scanned copy of your passport/ID card and a personal photo that allows you to identify the participant, as well as indicating the mobile phone number with access to WhatsApp) by email to play@kazchess.kz or you can fill in the form at kazchess.kz website. 

Applications will be accepted till 2 p.m. on December 8th, 2020. If the application is submitted later than the specified period, participation in the competition is not guaranteed.

VIII Republican online open tournament (qualifying stage)

  • Joining the qualifying tournament starts on December 8th, from 5 p.m to 6 p.m. The pre-registered participant must join the competition within 1 hour using the link to the tournament https://www.chess.com/live#t=1836211 at the Almaty Chess Festival club. In addition, you can add yourself via tabs “play” – “live chess” – “tournaments” – “upcoming” – “OTBOR – Almaty Chess Festival”. The game will start automatically at 6 p.m.

For more information, please join a WhatsApp chat using the Link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/IameFY1Gz9z4CDSLrSwGGP

VIII Republican online open tournament (Final)

According to the tournament table of the qualifying stage, the first 100 best participants, as well as the first 20 registered Kazakhstani and the first 20 registered foreign participants with the titles of WIM, WGM, IM, GM, are eligible to participate in the final.

  • Important! Participants of the final on December 9th, 2020 must join a new (different) club “Almaty Chess Festival Final” (before 14.00 p.m. on December 9) on chess.com through https://www.chess.com/club/almaty-chess-festival-final link by sending a request.
  • Important! Joining the tournament final on December 9, starts from 5 p.m to 6 p.m. The pre-registered participants must join the competition within 1 hour using the link to the tournament https://www.chess.com/live#t=1836236. In addition, you can add yourself via the tabs “play” – “live chess” – “tournaments” – “upcoming” – FINAL – VIII Almaty Chess Festival».
  • The final of the tournament on December 9, 2020, is held using zoom. On December 9th, from 5 p.m to 6 p.m. each player of final stage must join the Zoom video conference installed on a mobile device with video and audio communication enabled. The camera must be installed in such a way that the computer monitor and the participant can be seen. The participant’s name in Zoom must match his/her username in chess.com. If the username on chess.com is King123, then the name in Zoom must also be King123. Link for Zoom: https://zoom.us/my/kazakhstanchess ID: 5457224730 (Log in without a password)

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 decision of the Anti-cheating Commission are final and cannot be appealed.

  • Prize Fund of the VI Republican online open tournament Almaty Chess Festival 2020 (final), tenge (before taxes):
    General prizes
    1 place 115 000
    2 place 85 000
    3 place 60 000
    4 place 50 000
    5 place 30 000
    6 place 20 000
    25 place 10 000
    50 place 10 000
    75 place 10 000
    Women’s prizes
    1 place 40 000
    2 place 30 000
    3 place 20 000
    Prizes for the Seniors (50+)
    1 place 40 000
    Prizes for the Seniors (65+)
    1 place 40 000
    Prizes for young people under 18
    1 place 40 000
    2 place 30 000
    3 place 20 000
    Prizes for children under 14
    1 place 40 000
    2 place 30 000
    3 place 20 000
    Prizes for children under 12
    1 place 30 000
    2 place 20 000
    3 place 10 000
    Total: 800 000

    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 by 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.

    Regulations: Download Regulations

    We remind you that the VIII Republican online open 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 all participants health, a good luck, and a successful performance in the tournament!

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    Press-ofiice, Nur-Sultan city, 06/12/2020