The international chess club “Debut” (Almaty) will hold traditional tournaments from October 12 until 15, 2017 in Rapid Format and Blitz speed chess. The Rapid Format speed chess “Cup of the President of the Union of Chess Players of Almaty” will be held first from October 12-14, and Blitz format “Silver Samovar” on A.K. Bulekpava’s Prizes on October 15.
Competitions will be held in 9 round Swiss format.
In rapid format speed chess, each player will have 15 minutes +10 seconds per turn made until the end of the game; in the blitz format – players will have 3 minutes plus 2 seconds for each turn.
The rapid format prize fund is 1 million 20 thousand tenge with 12 main prizes and the first place is for – 225 thousand tenge.
The prize fund of the blitz is 480 thousand tenge, 12 main places, 1 place – 150 thousand tenge.