October 4-12

Regulations

Chess Academy of Armenia in cooperation with Armenian Chess Federation is organizing “ChessMood” International Open Chess Tournament from October 4 /arrival/ to October 12 /departure/, 2021, at a 5 star Tsaghkadzor Marriott Hotel, Tsaghkadzor, RA.

The venue will host two different events:

A Group Tournament

B Group Tournament

Participation:

A Group Tournament is open to players with FIDE rating above 2000.

B Group Tournament is open to players with FIDE rating below 2000 and a limited number of unrated players.

System

The tournaments will be held in a 9-round Swiss system in accordance with FIDE Laws of Chess.

Time control:

A Group Tournament: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, plus 30 minutes till the end of the game with 30 seconds increment starting from move one.

B Group Tournament: 90 minutes for the whole game with 30 seconds increment starting from move one.

The default time for the tournament is 30 min from the start of the round.

The total prize fund of the tournament is 10,250,000 Armenian drams (495 AMD ≈ 1 USD as of 06.08.2021).

A tournament
Main prizes Special prizes
I 2 500 000 ≈ $ 5074 U2400 175 000 ≈ $ 355
II 1 750 000 ≈ $ 3552 U2200 125 000 ≈ $ 253
III 1 250 000 ≈ $ 2537 Senior 50+ 150 000 ≈ $ 304
IV 750 000 ≈ $ 1522 Women /I place/ 175 000 ≈ $ 355
V 500 000 ≈ $ 1014 Women /II place/ 125 000 ≈ $ 253
VI 350 000 ≈ $ 710 Under 18 150 000 ≈ $ 304
VII 250 000 ≈ $ 507      
VIII 200 000 ≈ $ 405      
IX 150 000 ≈ $ 304      
X 150 000 ≈ $ 304      
B tournament
Main prizes Special prizes
I 400 000 ≈ $ 811 Under 14 50 000 ≈ $ 101
II 250 000 ≈ $ 507 Under 10 50 000 ≈ $ 101
III 200 000 ≈ $ 405 Women 50 000 ≈ $ 101
IV 150 000 ≈ $ 304 Senior 50+ 50 000 ≈ $ 101
V 100 000 ≈ $ 202      
VI 100 000 ≈ $ 202      
VII 50 000 ≈ $ 101      
VIII 50 000 ≈ $ 101      

*All prizes are subject to income tax implication according to RA laws.

Our partner "ChessMood" has set special prizes for the participants of the tournament. The winners will receive a $10 000 "MoodCoin", which they can use at www.chessmood.com.

A tournament B tournament
Women 1500 I 1500
Under 16B 1000 II 1000
Under 16G 1000 III 500
Under 14B 1000 Women 500
Under 14G 1000 Under 10 500
64th place 500    

Our partner "Chessify" has set special prizes for the participants of the tournament. The winners will receive a $5 000 "ChessifyCoin", which they can use at www.chessify.me.

A tournament B tournament
I 1000 I 400
II 800 II 250
III 600 III 150
IV 300 Women 100
V 200 Under 14 100
VI 100    
VII 100    
VIII 100    
IX 100    
X 100    
Women /I place/ 500    
Under 18 200    

Tie-Breaks:

Tie-breaks will be carried out according to the following order:

  1. a) Cut Buchholz-1
  2. b) Buchholz in all cases
  3. c) Most games as black
  4. d) Greater number of victories

The monetary prizes will not be shared. No player can receive more than one prize.

Prizes will not be split and will be distributed in accordance with the final standing.

No player can receive more than one prize.

Schedule:

Event A tournament B tournament
Arrival October 4 October 4
Deadline of mandatory confirmation of participation October 4, 13:00 October 4, 13:00
Opening ceremony October 4, 14:30 October 4, 14:30
Round 1 October 4, 15:00 October 4, 15:00
Round 2 October 5, 15:00 October 5, 15:00
Round 3 October 6, 15:00 October 6, 15:00
Round 4 October 7, 15:00 October 7, 15:00
Round 5 October 8, 15:00 October 8, 15:00
Round 6 October 9, 15:00 October 9, 15:00
Round 7 October 10, 15:00 October 10, 15:00
Round 8 October 11, 15:00 October 11, 15:00
Round 9 October 12, 10:30 October 12, 10:30
Closing ceremony October 12, 17:00 October 12, 17:00

Entry fees:

A tournament Amount AMD Amount USD
GM, WGM Free of charge Free of charge
Above 2450 Free of charge Free of charge
2301-2450 IM, WIM 10 000 ≈ $ 20
FM 15 000 ≈ $ 30
Untitled 20 000 ≈ $ 40
2201-2300 IM, WIM 15 000 ≈ $ 30
FM 20 000 ≈ $ 40
Untitled 25 000 ≈ $ 50
2001-2200 IM, WIM 20 000 ≈ $ 40
FM 25 000 ≈ $ 50
Untitled 35 000 ≈ $ 70
B tournament Amount AMD Amount USD
1801-2000 15 000 ≈ $ 30
Under 1800 20 000 ≈ $ 40
Unrated 25 000 ≈ $ 50

* Students of the Chess Academy of Armenia will receive 20% discount on entry fees.

** Personal transfer for players from the airport to Tsaghkadzor is 10 000 AMD per person.

Accommodation:

The organizer has provided special conditions for players with a rating of over 2600 rating points. The number of these places is limited!

Hotels recommended by the organizers:

Hotel Room type Price with breakfast per person Price with full board per person
Tsaghkadzor Marriot Cottage / double 30 000 ≈ $ 60    
Standard Single 40 000 ≈ $ 80    
Standard Double 20 000 ≈ $ 40    
Deluxe Single 50 000 ≈ $ 100    
Deluxe Twin 25 000 ≈ $ 50    
Elegant Single 20 000 ≈ $ 40 Those who choose to stay at Elegant Hotel can have lunch /4000 AMD per person/ and dinner /4000 AMD per person/ in the restaurant.
Double 11 500 ≈ $ 23
University Hotel Tsaghkadzor Single 8 000 ≈ $ 16
Double 8 000 ≈ $ 16
Under-12 6 000 ≈ $ 12
Alpina Single 12 000 ≈ $ 24
Double 10 000 ≈ $ 20
Triple 9 000 ≈ $ 18
Cottage / 8 person 8 000 ≈ $ 16
Writer’s House Standard / single 8 000 ≈ $ 16
Standard / double 7 000 ≈ $ 14

*All hotel prices are in Armenian Drams (495AMD ≈ 1USD as of 06.08.2021)

**To reserve a room, please contact the tournament office.

Epidemiological protection:

According to the measures that will be valid on Armenia's territory at that moment, the epidemiological safety of participants and officials will be carried out at the tournament.

Registration:

The deadline is September 25, 2021.

The registration of the participants should be done online. It's necessary to click on the REGISTRATION button in the official website of the tournament (choose the subgroup), then fulfill all the fields and make the payment. In case of encountering any difficulty it is required to transfer the entry fee to Chess Academy bank account (it’s obligatory to mention the participant’s information - name, surname, date of birth, category/rating, telephone number and tournament name).

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