2nd International Chess Rapid Tournament “Alexander the Great Cup”

May 27, 2008

The 2nd International Chess Rapid Tournament “Alexander the Great Cup” will take place during the ECC 2008. The games will be played at the Athos Hotel and the minimum prize fund is 1500 eur. No fees for GMs, IMs, and WGMs.

The tournament is a FIDE Swiss System 9 rounds with rate of play 20΄+ 10΄΄per move from the first.

Registrations are open untill 16th October 2008

1. Organizers: The chess club “Galaxias Sports Club of Thessaloniki”

2. Venue: Hotel Athos – Kallithea Halkidiki

3. Technical Regulations: FIDE Swiss System 9 rounds with rate of play 20΄+ 10΄΄per move from the first. FIDE Laws of Chess for rapid play is valid for the tournament.

4. Schedule of games:

Friday 24th October 1st, 2nd, 3rd round. Start of the games at 16:00 pm.
Saturday 25th October 4th, 5th, 6th, round Start of the games at 11:00 am.
Saturday 25th October 7th, 8th, 9th round. Start of the games at 17:00 pm.
Closing Ceremony: at 22.00 pm.

5. Tie-Breaks: a) Direct Encounter (If all tied players have met each other, the sum of points from these encounters will decide), b) Buchholz, c) Sonneborn-Berger, d) Number of won games, e) Sum of Progressive Scores and cuts.

6. Prizes: (min. 1.500 euros)
General standing: 1st 500, 2nd 400 and 3rd 300 Euros. 1st woman 150 and 1st junior U18 150 euros.
Between tied players money prizes will be shared. In case of a player having the right to two or more prizes he gets the higher one. Prizes can be raised with a latter announcement.

8. Cups-Medals: Cups to the 1st, and medals 2nd and 3rd; cup to the 1st and medals to the 2nd and 3rd woman; cups to the 1st and medals to the 2nd and 3rd. of juniors U18.

9. Entry: 15 euros
Exception: Gms and Ims and WGms

Registration are open till 16th October 2008

10. Accommodation: Accommodation and board will be provided at G-Hotels, The room prices are the same with European Club Cup Hotels ‘rates (please see the registration).

11. Contact Information:
Tournament Manager
Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou
Tel.- Fax.: +30 2310865778 –
E-mail: teotsorb@otenet.gr

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