IV REPUBLICAN ONLINE OPEN TOURNAMENT

 Dear chess fans!

Kazakhstan chess Federation invites everyone to take part in the IV Republican online open tournament “Almaty Online Chess Festival 2020”.

IV Republican online open tournament consists of the qualifying stage (October 20th  2020) and the final (October 22nd 2020). The total prize Fund of the competition is 800,000 tenge. Tournament is open to citizens of Kazakhstan and foreign citizens regardless of their professional or amateur status, age, ability, gender, sex or other categorization.

The qualifying stage of the IV Republican online open tournament will be held on October 20th  2020 at 18:00 (Almaty time, Kazakhstan).

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

Each participant must complete the following stages of registration on chess.com website:

  1. Create an official login on chess.com, matching the first and last name. Example: first and last name – Serikov Arman, username – Serikov_Arman. Or login with the last name and first name in the profile chess.com. The organizers have the right to remove a participant who did not enter their last name and first name in their profile in com.
  2. Join the Almaty Chess Festival club on the gaming platform chess.com by link https://www.chess.com/club/almaty-chess-festival by sending a request.
  3. After meeting this requirements you must send an application 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 play@kazchess.kz or you can fill in the form at kazchess.kz website.

 Applications will be accepted till 12: 00 p.m. on October 20, 2020. If the application is submitted later than the specified period, participation in the competition is not guaranteed.

IV Republican online open tournament (qualifying stage)

Joining the qualifying tournament starts on the 20th of October from 5 p.m to 6 p.m. The pre-registered participant must join the competition within 1 hour using the link to the tournament https://www.chess.com/live#t=1639495   at the Almaty Chess Festival club. In addition, you can add yourself via the “play” tab-“tournaments” – “future”-“IV Almaty Chess Festival-selection”. The game will start automatically at 6 p.m.

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

https://chat.whatsapp.com/IameFY1Gz9z4CDSLrSwGGP

IV Republican online open tournament (Final)

Important! Participants of the final on October 22, 2020 must join a new (different) club “Almaty Chess Festival Final” (before 11.00 am on October 22) on the gaming platform chess.com by link https://www.chess.com/club/almaty-chess-festival-final by sending a request.

 Joining the tournament final on October 22 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=1639856 . In addition, you can add yourself via the “play” tab-“tournaments”-“future”-“FINAL – IV Almaty Chess Festival».

The final of the tournament on October 22, 2020, is held using zoom. On October 22, from 1  p.m. to 1.45 p.m., each final player 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 their username in chess.com. If the username is King123, then the name in Zoom must also be King123. Link for Zoom: https://zoom.us/my/kazakhstanchess 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 decisions of the Anti-cheating Commission are final and cannot be appealed.

Prize Fund of the IV Republican online 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 40 000
5 place 30 000
6 place 20 000
Women’s prizes
1 place 40 000
2 place 30 000
3 place 20 000
Prizes for the veterans (50+)
1 place 40 000
2 place 30 000
3 place 20 000
Prizes for the veterans (65+)
1 place 40 000
2 place 30 000
3 place 20 000
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
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 in accordance with 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 IV Almaty Chess Festival 

We remind you that the IV 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 the participants of the competition a good luck and success in sports!

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Press-ofiice, Nur-Sultan city, 18/10/2020.