Regulations

Chess Academy of Armenia in cooperation with ChessMood Inc. is organizing “ChessMood” International Open Chess Tournament from September 29 /arrival/ to October 09 /departure/, 2022 at 5-star Tsaghkadzor Marriott Hotel, Tsaghkadzor, Republic of Armenia.

The venue will host two different events accordingly: A Group Tournament and B Group Tournament

  • A Group Tournament is open to players with 2000 and/or above international rating.
    * The tournament administration may allow a restricted number of young chess players with international rating below 2000 to compete in Group A tournament.
  • B Group Tournament is open to players with 2000 and/or below international rating and limited number of unrated players.

The tournaments will be held in 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 (450 AMD ≈ 1 USD as of 01.05.2022).

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 Senior 50+ 50 000 ≈ $ 101
IV 150 000 ≈ $ 304 Women 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 implications according to the laws of the Republic of Armenia.

Tie-Breaks:

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

  1. Cut Buchholz -1
  2. Buchholz in all cases
  3. Personal games,
  4. Number of games played with the black pieces
  5. Number of victories.

Prizes are not entitled to be shared and are distributed according to the final place in the tournament table. In case of a tie, the prizes will be distributed according to Tie Break proceedings. A player cannot be awarded more than one prize and will be awarded the higher prize. In case the category prize is the same as the main prize, the player receives the main prize.

ChessMood Inc. has established special prizes for the participants of the tournament. The winners will receive 20 Bundle Pro Memberships, which can be used at www.chessmood.com.

A tournament B tournament
I For 1 year I For 6 months
II For 6 months II For 3 months
III For 3 months III For 1 month
Best Woman For 6 months Best Woman For 3 months
Under 16B&G For 3 months Under 14B&G For 1 month
Under 14B&G For 3 months Under 12B&G For 1 month
64th place For 1 month Under 10B&G For 1 month
64th place For 1 month

Moreover, our partner Chessify Company has established special prizes for the participants of the tournament. The winners will receive a $3 000 "ChessifyCoin", which they can use at www.chessify.me.

A tournament B tournament
I 700 I 200
II 600 II 100
III 500 III 50
IV 400 Women 1st place 50
V 200
Women 1st place 200

Schedule

Event A Tournament B Tournament
Arrival September 29 September 29
Opening Ceremony September 29, 18։00 September 29, 18։00
Deadline of mandatory confirmation of participation September 29, 19։00 September 29, 19։00
Round 1 September 30, 15։00 September 30, 15։00
Round 2 October 1, 15։00 October 1, 15։00
Round 3 October 2, 15։00 October 2, 15։00
Round 4 October 3, 15։00 October 3, 15։00
Round 5 October 4, 15։00 October 4, 15։00
Round 6 October 5, 15։00 October 5, 15։00
Round 7 October 6, 15։00 October 6, 15։00
Round 8 October 7, 15։00 October 7, 15։00
Round 9 October 8, 11։00 October 8, 11։00
Closing Ceremony October 8, 17։00 October 8, 17։00
Departure October 9 October 9

Entry fees:

Participants A tournament
GM, WGM Free of charge
With the rating 2450 and/or above Free of charge
With the ratings 2301-2450 IM, WIM 15 000
FM 20 000
Untitled 25 000
With the ratings 2201-2300 IM, WIM 20 000
FM 25 000
Untitled 30 000
With the ratings 2001-2200 IM, WIM 30 000
FM 35 000
Untitled 45 000
Participants B tournament
With the ratings 1801-2000 20 000
With the ratings Under 1800 25 000
Unrated players /limited/ 30 000

Accommodation:

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

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 and dinner /8000 AMD per person/
Double 11 500 ≈ $ 23
Alpina Single 15 000
Double 12 000
Triple 10 000
Cottage / 8 person 8 000
Tsaghkadzor University Hotel Single 8 000
Double 8 000
Under-12 6 000
Writer’s House Standard / single 8 000
Standard / double 7 000

* Room rates are for 1 person per night. The number of rooms is strictly limited.

Transfer:

It is possible to organize transfer for players from the airport to Tsaghkadzor. Price is 10 000 AMD per person.

Visa:

For all the requirements of VISA purposes, please click here.

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. For Covid-19 conditions, please click here.

Health protocol and anti-cheating:

Health protection measures will be applied in accordance to valid instructions from Armenian government institutions. Following FIDE Fair-Play Rules, the organizer will implement anti-cheating measures.

Registration:

The deadline of registration is September 23, 18:00.

The registration of the participants should be done online by clicking on the REGISTRATION button on the tournament’s official website / https://open.chessmood.com/en/ (choosing the subgroup), then filling in all the fields and making the payment. In case of encountering any difficulty, it is required to transfer the entry fee to the 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).

Bank details:

Entry fees must be paid to the following Bank account of the Chess Academy:

INTERMEDIARY BANK CITIBANK NA, NEW YORK, SWIFT: CITIUS33
BENEFICIARY’S BANK NAME: AMERIABANK, SWIFT: ARMIAM22
BENEFICIARY NAME: Chess Academy of Armenia Fund
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 15700-18417800101 USD, TIN:02560522

Organizers

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