The Junior Chess finals were previously planned to be held on December 15-24, and the adult Chess Cup among men and women was previously planned on December 17-26.The tournament has now been rescheduled to take place from December 22-29, when the finals of the Chess Cup among men and women and the Junior Chess Cup will be held in the capital of Kazakhstan,- Kazakhstan chess federation (KCF) reports.

Due to World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad that will be held in India (December 10-20), the federation has made an informed decision: the finals of the Kazakhstan Chess Cups will be held later than the dates announced on the calendar for 2017, states Grishchenko Irina, the Executive Director of the KCF.

The Chess Cup among men and women and the Junior Chess Cup will be held in Astana in the premises of the Central Chess Club “ASTANA” at the address: Asan Kaigi 2 st, for seven days, from the starting date of December 22 until the closing date of December 29, 2017.

Lists of participants for the Kazakhstan Chess Cup among men and women will be available after the stage 3 Pavlodar Open Cup, no later than December 5. The list can be downloaded here.

When calculating points, the highest results of participants in the three stages of the Cup were taken into account. If the points are tied in the final, the player who played in the fewest stages passes. In case of refusal of one of the participants in the final, the chess player who has taken the next place in the final table is allowed.