Almaty Open 2017, a large international, stage 2, Kazakhstan Chess Cup tournament, will take place from October 2 – 11 in Almaty

Almaty Open 2017 tournament, carried out for the second time in Almaty, will be overseen by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation.International chess grandmasters from different countries with high ratings will be invited to play in “Almaty Open”. These skilled attendees will help our own chess players to improve their professional skills and confidence, and GM or IM titles may be awarded to some participants of this tournament.

The tournament will be played using the Swiss system with 9 rounds following FIDE rules. The chief arbiter will be Evgeniy Meteleno (Astana), FIDE Arbiter.

The total prize pool of “Almaty Open 2017” will be 2 500 000 tenge and the Grand Prize Winner will be awarded by 450 000 tenge. The awards ceremonies will celebrate the following: best veteran, best chess player under 16, and Almaty best chess player.