VI REPUBLICAN ONLINE OPEN TOURNAMENT

 Dear chess fans!

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

VI Republican online open tournament consists of the qualifying stage (November 18th, 2020) and the final (November 20nd, 2020). The total prize Fund for 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 VI 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 the 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 Chess.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 these 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 2 p.m. on November 18th, 2020. If the application is submitted later than the specified period, participation in the competition is not guaranteed.

VI Republican online open tournament (qualifying stage)

  • Joining the qualifying tournament starts on November 18th, 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=1720759 at the Almaty Chess Festival club. In addition, you can add yourself via tabs “play” – “live chess” – “tournaments” – “upcoming” – “VI Almaty Chess Festival-qualifying”. The games will start automatically at 6 p.m.

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

https://chat.whatsapp.com/IameFY1Gz9z4CDSLrSwGGP

VI Republican online open tournament (Final)

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.

  • Important! Participants of the final on November 20th, 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 20, 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.

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-ofiice, Nur-Sultan city, 16/11/2020