2017-09-09

Expect the Third Festival of the ChessBomb Tour 2017

OPEN CHESS GRAND PRIX IN BLITZ OUTDOORS 
ChessBomb Tour 2017

Bulgaria


Organizers: the chess portal ChessBomb.com and the Chess Club ChessBomb - Plovdiv
With the support of the municipalities of Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas and Vidin

             

The chain will include four festivals. Each festival will include qualification tournaments:
  • Tournaments of Group A - for international players with ELO> 2100
  • Tournaments of Group B - for players with an international ELO <2200
  • Tournaments of Group C - for children up to 16 years (born after 01.01.2001)  

The Festivals will be held according to the following schedule:
  • Festival I on 06.05.2017, in the town of Sofia - tournaments A1, B1, C1
  • Festival II on 03.06.2017, in the town of Plovdiv - tournaments A2, B2, C2
  • Festival III on 01.06.2017, in the town of Varna - canceled
  • Festival IV on 05.08.2017, in the town of Bourgas - tournaments AB4, C4
  • Festival III on 09.09.2017, in the town of Vidin - tournaments AB3, C3
  • Final tournament in the town of Plovdiv.

In the Final tournament will take part those 20 chess players who ranked:
  • among the first 3 in one of the the tournament A1-A4 - 12 finalists;
  • first in one of the tournaments B1-B4 and C1-C4 - 8 finalists.

The 10 participants, invited by the organizers, will also take part in the Final tournament. They will be ten of the best chess players in the world chess elite. They will play with the participants in the Final tournament.

All 30 participants in the Final tournament will be awarded.

REGULATION OF THE QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT IN VIDIN
  • The tournament AB3 - open - Group A and B
  • The tournaments of Group C will be for children up to 16 years (born after 01.01.2001)
The Festival III will be held in VIDIN, near the Gallery of art Nikola Petrov.
The right to participate in tournament AB3 and C3 have all the players who declare their participation in the tournament till 08.09.2017 and pay the tournament fee. Preliminary applications are accepted on email: aleksandar.delchev@gmail.com and on phone: +359 877657700 Emilia Djingirova

IMPORTANT! Preliminary applications pay  tournament tax reduced with 5 leva.

PROGRAMME OF TOURNAMENTS:

11:00 am to 1:00 pm. - Registration of participants
1.00 pm - Announcing the participants for the three tournaments and Technical Conference
1.30 pm - Opening of the Festival
2.00 pm - I Round
2.30 pm - II Round
3.00 pm - III Round
3:30 pm - IV Round
4.00 pm - V Round
4.30 pm - VI Round
Pause
5.30 pm - VII round
6.00 pm - VIII Round
6.30 pm - IX Round
7.00 pm -  Closing Tournaments and awarding the winners

CONTROL AND SYSTEM OF A PLAY
  • The tournament AB will be held in 13 rounds following the Swiss system, according to the FIDE tournament rules and FIDE Regulation from 1.07.2014. (Appendix В. Bliz - В4). The playing couples will be determined using the Swiss Manager software
  • The tournament C will be held in 9 rounds following the Swiss system, according to the FIDE tournament rules and FIDE Regulation from 1.07.2014(Appendix В. Bliz - В4) . The playing couples will be determined using the Swiss Manager software.
The time control of all tournaments will be 5 minutes per player until the end of the game with the increment of three (3) seconds per move starting from the first.

TIE-BREAK
The ranking of players whose finishing points are equal is determined by:
(A) The result of the games between players in the same group;
(B) Reduced Buchholz-1;
(C) Buchholz;
(D) Number of games won.

You can learn more for the First festival of the ChessBomb Tour 2017 and for the Second festival of the ChessBomb Tour 2017  in the ChessBomb blog.

2017-08-13

Super-GM Tournament - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz GCT 2017

The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz GCT 2017 is held in Saint Louis, USA from 14th till 18th of August 2017

Official site

Its a super-GM Tournament in which play: Kasparov, Aronian, Caruana, Nakamura,  Anand, Karjakin, Nepomniachtchi, Dominguez, Navara, Le Quang Liem


Rapid - Single Round-Robin
Blitz - Double Round-Robin

Rate of play:
Rapid: 25 minutes all moves + ; 10 seconds increment
Blitz: 5 minutes all moves + ; 3 seconds increment

Schedule : UTC/GMT -5 hours
14 August,2017 (Monday)
13:00 -  (Rapid) Round 01
14:30 -  (Rapid) Round 02
16:00 -  (Rapid) Round 03
15 August,2017 (Tuesday)
13:00 -  (Rapid) Round 04
14:30 -  (Rapid) Round 05
16:00 -  (Rapid) Round 06

16 August,2017 (Wednesday)
13:00 -  (Rapid) Round 07
14:30 -  (Rapid) Round 08
16:00 -  (Rapid) Round 09
                         
17 August,2017 (Thursday)
13:00 -  (Blitz) Round 10
13:30 -  (Blitz) Round 11
14:00 -  (Blitz) Round 12
14:30 -  (Blitz) Round 13
15:00 -  (Blitz) Round 14
15:30 -  (Blitz) Round 15
16:00 -  (Blitz) Round 16
16:30 -  (Blitz) Round 17
17:00 -  (Blitz) Round 18
18 August,2017 (Friday)
13:00 -  (Blitz) Round 19
13:30 -  (Blitz) Round 20
14:00 -  (Blitz) Round 21
14:30 -  (Blitz) Round 22
15:00 -  (Blitz) Round 23
15:30 -  (Blitz) Round 24
16:00 -  (Blitz) Round 25
16:30 -  (Blitz) Round 26
17:00 -  (Blitz) Round 27

Follow the games live on ChessBomb.