FINAL OF VI REPUBLICAN ONLINE OPEN TOURNAMENT “ALMATY ONLINE CHESS FESTIVAL”

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 Chess.com platform on 20th of November 2020 at 14:00 (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: List of participants

  • Important! Participants of the final on November 20, 2020 must join a new (different) club “Almaty Chess Festival Final” (before 11.00 am on November 20) on chess.com through https://www.chess.com/club/almaty-chess-festival-final link by sending a request. Tournament link to the final: FINAL – VI Almaty Chess Festival https://www.chess.com/live#t=1720764
  • Important! Joining the tournament final on November 20th, starts from 1 p.m to 2 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=1720764 . Also you can add yourself via the tabs “play” – “live chess” – “tournaments” – “upcoming” – FINAL – VI Almaty Chess Festival». To participate in an online tournament, we recommend using the browser.

The final of the tournament on November 20, 2020, is held using zoom. On November 20, from 1 m. to 1.45 p.m., each player of the 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.

A live broadcast of the final of the VI Republican online open tournament “Almaty Online Chess Festival 2020” will be hosted on the page of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation onFacebook. Sports commentator, International arbiter Sergey Kim will comment on the tournament during the live broadcast https://www.facebook.com/kazchesskz/live/. 

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 14
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 VI 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 mood, and a successful performance in the tournament!

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Press-office, Nur-Sultan city, 20/11/2020