A - Grand Master Open

A - open grand master tournament with rating for FIDE, part of ACP world series

22nd - 31st July 2016

Right of participation: players with ELO FIDE >= 2100

System of tournament: Swiss system of 9 rounds

Criteria used for ranking:
1. number of points
2. average ELO of rivals
3. median Buchholz
4. Buchholz
5. number of wins
prizes are distributed according to Hort system (among such number of players corresponding to number of advertised prizes)

Rate of game: 2x 1,5 h/40 + 30 min + 30 s / move

Waiting time in case of late coming is 1 h

Tournament prize fund (financial prizes in CZK, payment in EUR possible, from prizes in excess of 10.000 15% tax will be deducted): 240.000 CZK altogether

1. 75.000
2. 40.000
3. 25.000
4. 15.000
5. 10.000
6. 8.000
7. 6.000
8. 5.000
9. 4.000
10. 3.000
11.-12. 2.000
13.-14. 1.500
15.-16. 1.000

Special financial prizes:
3 best women players will be granted 3.000, 2.000, 1.000
3 best seniors (born in 1956 and older) 3.000, 2.000, 1.000
3 best young players (born in 1998 and younger) 3.000, 2.000, 1.000
3 best players with ELO 2200 - 2299 3.000, 2.000, 1.000
3 best players with ELO < 2200 2.000, 1.200, 800
3 best players from the Czech Republic 5.000, 3.000, 2.000 
the best woman player from the Czech Republic 1.000
the best young player (born in 1998 and younger) from the Czech Republic 1.000

Fusion of special and other prizes is admissible

Notice: prizes are awarded only during solemn presentation of results

Starting fee is given in EUR (payments in CZK and USD possible):

  Players accommodated
through the organizer
Other players
IM with ELO FIDE >= 2450, GM conditions upon agreement conditions upon agreement
IM, WIM, WGM 0 0
ELO FIDE >= 2400 36 48
ELO FIDE 2300 - 2399 60 72
ELO FIDE 2200 - 2299 72 84
ELO FIDE 2100 - 2199 84 96
ELO FIDE 1900 - 2099 *120 *132

Exceptions: The organizer reserves the right to accept a player whose ELO does not meet requirements of the tournament (starting fee is marked with *)

Discounts: young players up to 18 years of age, seniors over 65 years of age and women players have 25 % discount, these discounts do not refer to additional charge for late registration and are not added up

Fees for rating of the tournament results for ELO charged according to the economic directive of the Chess Federation of the Czech Republic (2,5 EUR for a player) are not included in the starting fee and will be paid by participants during the registration. The organizer pays these fees for players with GM, IM, WGM and WIM titles.

Exceptions: The organizer reserves the right to set a player whose ELO does not meet requirements of that tournament on his own request. The starting fee will be in this case 120 EUR.

Late registrations: Those players whose application will be registered after 15th June 2016 will pay additional charge of 12 EUR.

Time schedule of the Tournament:

Thursday 21st July
10.00 - 21.00 registration
Friday 22nd July
08.00 - 12.00 registration
Friday 22nd July 15.00 1st round
Saturday 23rd July
15.00 2nd round
Sunday 24th July
15.00 3rd round
Monday 25th July
15.00 4th round
Tuesday 26th July
15.00 5th round
Wednesday 27th July
15.00 6th round
Thursday 28th July
15.00 7th round
Friday 29th July
15.00 8th round
Saturday 30th July 15.00 9th round
Sunday 31st July
10.00 - 11.30 solemn presentation of results

Place: Registration, solemn presentation of results and all games will take place at the Tipsport arena