Kazakhstan Chess Federation invites GMs, IMs, WIGs, and WIMs to participate in the Final of the VI Republican Online Open Tournament “Almaty Online Chess Festival 2020” on the platform on 9th of December 2020 at 19:30 (Almaty time, Kazakhstan). The total Prize Fund of the competition is 800,000 tenge (1’875 US$).

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. 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 IV Republican online open tournament “Almaty Online Chess Festival 2020” will be hosted on the YouTube channel of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation Sport commentator, International arbiter Sergey Kim will comment the tournament during the live broadcast.

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

Participant must send an application form 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 or can fill in the form at website. 

  • 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 through link by sending a request.
  • Important! Joining the tournament final on December 9, starts from 18:30. The pre-registered participants must join the competition within 1 hour using the link to the tournament 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 18:30 to 19:15 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 If the username on is King123, then the name in Zoom must also be King123. Link for Zoom: 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: 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

    For more information, please join a WhatsApp chat using the Link:

    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!

Application form for WIM, WGM, IM, GM


    Press-ofiice, Nur-Sultan city, 09/12/2020