International RSSU Chess Cup

Moscow Open 2017

Russian Chess Cup 2017 Stage

January 26 – February 6

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REGULATIONS

for the XIII International RSSU Chess Cup «Мoscow Open-2017»

International RSSU Chess Cup «Moscow Open-2017» (hereinafter the Cup) is held in Moscow from January 26 to February 6 in 2017.

Arrival dates for participants are January 26th for children and university student tournaments and January 27th for main tournaments. Departure dates are February 5th for participants of children and university student tournaments and February 6th for participants of main tournaments. The place of venue is Russian State Social University (RSSU), ul. Vilgelma Pika, d. 4, Metro station "Botanichesky Sad".

The Cup hosts are Russian State Social University (RSSU, www.rgsu.net), a non-profit organization Moscow Chess Federation (MCF, www.moscowchess.org), the Management of Sport and Entertainment Activities of Moscow Department for Physical Culture and Sport (www. mossport.ru) with the support of the Russian Chess Federation (www.russiachess.org), and World Chess Federation (www.fide.com).

Official website – www.open.moscowchess.org

The Cup comprises eight separate tournaments:

A Tournament - RSSU Cup, Men’s Cup of Russia Stage
B Tournament - RSSU Cup, Women’s Cup of Russia Stage
C Tournament - RSSU Amateur Cup
D Tournament - RSSU Men Veteran Cup
E Tournament - RSSU Women Veteran Cup
F Tournament – National Student Chess League Championship
G Tournament - RSSU Blind and Visually Impaired Fast Chess Cup
H Tournament -  RSSU School Winner Cup

Additional RSSU Blitz Chess tournaments:

• Youth Cup (2002 d.o.b. and earlier)

• Adults Cup

FIDE workshops for coaches, arbiters, and school teachers will run during the Cup.

The general prize pool of the Cup comes to 4.500 million rubles.

RSSU Cup, the stage of men's Cup of Russia - A Tournament
The tournament prize is 1 500 000 rubles

Main prizes

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

500000

11

20000

2

330000

12

20000

3

150000

13

15000

4

90000

14

15000

5

75000

15

15000

6

65000

16

15000

7

45000

17

15000

8

35000

18

15000

9

30000

19

15000

10

25000

20

10000

 

«RSSU Cup, the stage of women's Cup of Russia – B Tournament»
The tournament prize is 750 000 rubles
Main prizes

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

200000

10

15000

2

150000

11

15000

3

100000

12

15000

4

60000

13

10000

5

50000

14

10000

6

40000

15

10000

7

25000

16

5000

8

20000

17

5000

9

15000

18

5000

 

RSSU Amateur Cup –С Tournament
Players having FIDE rating over 2300 are not permitted
The tournament prize is 500 000 RUB  

Main prizes

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

70000

11

20000

2

60000

12

20000

3

40000

13

15000

4

35000

14

15000

5

30000

15

15000

6

30000

16

15000

7

25000

17

10000

8

25000

18

10000

9

25000

19

10000

10

20000

20

10000

 

RSSU Men Veteran Cup – D Tournament

(Participants: men born in 1957 and later)
The tournament prize pool is 400 000 RUB

Main prizes

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

50 000

10

20 000

2

40 000

11

15 000

3

35 000

12

15 000

4

30 000

13

10 000

5

25 000

14

10 000

6

20 000

15

10 000

7

20 000

16

5 000

8

20 000

17

5 000

9

20 000

18

5 000

 

Prizes in the categories

 Men Veterans
(1947 d.o.b. and older)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

20 000

2

15 000

3

10 000

 

RSSU Women Veteran Cup – D Tournament
(Participants:  women born in 1962 and later)
The tournament prize pool is 100 000 RUB

Main prizes

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

30 000

5

5 000

2

15 000

6

5 000

3

10 000

7

4 000

4

10 000

8

3 000

 

Prizes in the categories 

Women Veterans

(1947 d.o.b. and older)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

10 000

2

5 000

3

3 000

 

National Student Chess League Championship –
Personally-team standings -  F Tournament
Only full-time students 25 y.o. and younger are allowed
(1993 d.o.b. or earlier)

The tournament prize is 500 000 rubles
Main prizes

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

60000

2

40 000

3

20 000

4

15 000

5

15 000

6

10 000

 

 

Place

Prizes for students of two rating categories (under 2300, under 2000)

Place

Prizes for students of two rating categories (under 2000, under 1700)

1

30 000 руб.

1

30 000 руб.

2

15 000 руб.

2

15 000 руб.

3

10 000 руб.

3

10 000 руб.

 

 

Place

Team standing prizes

1

50 000 руб.

2

40 000 руб.

3

30 000 руб.

 

RSSU Blind and Visually Impaired Fast Chess Cup – G

The tournament prize is 100 000 rubles
Main prizes

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

20 000

4

8 000

2

15 000

5

7 000

3

10 000

6

5 000

 

Prizes in the categories 

Blind (Disability Class 1)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

15 000

2

10 000

3

5 000

 

 

Women

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

5 000

 


RSSU School Winner Cup - H Tournament
The tournament prize consists of  450 000 RUB value grants aimed to help the winners to participate in the World School Chess Championship in Romania(Iasi, April 21-30, 2017).

The tournament is open for schoolchildren. Age groups (boys and girls separately) are under 9 years old (born 2008 and younger), under 11 y. o. (born 2006-2007), under 13 y. o.  (born 2004-2005), and under 15 y. o. (born 2002-2003).

 

Additional RSSU Blitz Chess tournaments

“A” - Youth Cup (2002 d.o.b. and earlier)

“B” - Adults Cup

The tournament prize for each tournament is 100 000 rubles

The prize distribution for youth (2002 d.o.b. and earlier)

Main prizes

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

15 000

4

7 000

2

10 000

5

5 000

3

8 000

6

5 000

 

Prizes in the categories 

Young Ladies (2002 d.o.b. and earlier)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

10 000

2

5 000

3

5 000

 

Prizes in the categories  

Three age nomination are open: 2004-2005 d.o.b., 2006 – 2007 d.o.b., 2008 d.o.b. and earlier. The tournament prize is 10 000 RUB in each nomination.  

 

The prize distribution for adults

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

20 000

6

5 000

2

15 000

7

5 000

3

13 000

8

5 000

4

12 000

9

5 000

5

10 000

10

5 000

 

Prizes in the categories  

Women

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

5 000

 

The prize distribution and awarding system

In the case of equality of points, the prizes cannot be divided, and any participant can receive only the highest award. The primary prize is the priority. The place to be defined by the following additional indicators:

- Buchholz system;
- Median-Buchholz system (excluding one worst result);
- The result of a head-to-head meeting;
- “Performance” rating system.

The participant must score at least 50% of points to receive the prize.

Prizes are subject to taxation in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation (The income tax for Russian citizens is 13% and 30% for foreign citizens).
Upon receiving the prize, foreign nationals represent a copy of the passport.

In the absence of the winner at the closing award ceremony or in the case of dress code violation awards cannot be given and cannot be sent.

 Tournament schedule

Registration of participants

By January 15

Participants arrival

January 26 (children, students), January 27 (the rest)

Mandatory accreditation of participants

January 26 from 10 to 19 hours for children and students; January 27 from 10 to 19 hours – the rest

Opening ceremony

Major Tournaments:

Children and Student Tournaments:

January 28: 15.00

RSSU Assembly hall (A,B,C,D, E Tournaments)

 

January 27: 10.00

RSSU Assembly hall

 (F Tournament)

Classrooms (H Tournament)

Round 1

January 28: 16.00

January 27: 11.00

Round 2

January 29: 16.00

January 28: 10.30

Round 3

January 30: 16.00

January 29: 10.30

Round 4

January 31: 16.00

January 30: 10.30

Round 5

February 1: 16.00

January 31: 10.30

Round 6

February 2: 16.00

February 1: 10.30

Round 7

February 3: 16.00

February 2: 10.30

Round 8

February 4: 16.00

February 3: 10.30

Round 9

February 5: 11.00

February 4: 10.30

G Tournament - RSSU Blind and Visually Impaired Fast Chess Cup

February 4-5.

February 4. Round 1 starts at 11.00

February 5. Round 7 starts at 13.00

RSSU Blitz Chess Cup

February 6, 11:00

January 26, 16:00

Additional program

“Chess in School” workshop

January 27, 28, 29

11:00 – 14:00

Workshop for coaches

January 30 — February 1

11:00 – 15:00

FIDE workshop for arbiters

February 2-5

11:00 – 15:00

Online commenting

Every day from 16:30

 

Closing Ceremony

February 5: 18.00

February 4: 15.30

Departure of participants

February 6

February 5

 

The competitions order

The Cup is held according to the rules of FIDE including chess rules with a use of a computer chess pairing program Swiss-Manager. The behavior of the participants is regulated by the actual statement "On sanctions in sport of chess" and by the actual statement on the inter-regional and all-Russian official sports competitions in chess. All tournaments are organized under the Swiss system with 9 rounds.

Tournaments A and B are played by the classical system (one round per day) with time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes with additional of 30 seconds per move starting from the first.
Tournament C, D, E, F, H are played by system scheme (one round per day) with time control: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per each move starting from the first.
F and H tournaments regularly start at 10:30 while on the first day they start at 11:00. А, В, С, D, E tournaments regularly start at 16:00 while on the last day they start at 11:00.
The tournament G is played with controlled 20 minutes per round with the addition of 10 seconds per move starting from the first.

Blitz tournaments are played with controlled 3 minutes per round with the addition of 2 seconds per move starting from the first.

The defeat is put for being late for a tour for more than 30 minutes; the opponent receives "+ (plus)", and participant being late receives "- (minus)".

According to the Federal Law "On Physical Culture and Sport in the Russian Federation" dated December 4, 2007, № 329-FL, gambling, betting, and laying a wager are forbidden. Cheating control is maintained with FIDE Anti-cheating regulations for events with a standard protection level.

Appeals Committee

The Appeals Committee consists of three main and two substitute members. Each protest (appeal) must be forwarded to the chairman of the Appeals Committee within one hour after the end of the tour. Protests against the results of the computer chess pairing are not accepted. Each participant submitting the protest must pay a deposit of three thousand rubles. Appeals Committee returns the deposit if the protest is solved. The decision of the Appeals Committee is final.

The Tournament Director

Tournament Director is appointed by the organizers of the Cup and is responsible for the preparation and holding of the competition at a high level. The tournament director has the right to prohibit or exclude  from the competition the participants who violated the Statement of competition or moral and ethical norms.

The terms of participation

The costs of the Cup participation(travel, meals , accommodation, entry fee) are paid by business trip organizers or by participants themselves. Participants invited by the organizers of the Cup are accepted free of charge (hotel and meals are provided).

Entry fees
RSSU Cup, the stage of Men’s Cup of Russia - Tournament A

The amount of payment depends on the FIDE rating on the payment date

ELO

Payment in rubles

More than 2600

No fee

2500-2599

1000

2400-2499

1500

2300-2399

2000

2200-2299

5000

2100-2199

7000

Less than 2100

10000

Unrated

15000

 

RSSU Cup, the stage of Women's Cup of Russia - Tournament B

The amount of payment depends on the FIDE rating on the payment date

ELO

Payment in rubles

More than 2400

No fee

2300-2399

1000

2200-2299

1500

2100-2199

2000

2000-2099

2500

1900-1999

3000

1800-1899

4000

Less than 1800

5000

 Unrated

10000

 

RSSU Amateur Cup – Tournament С

 The amount of payment depends on the FIDE rating on the payment date

ELO

Payment in rubles

2250-2299

1000

2200-2249

1500

2100-2199

2000

2000-2099

2500

1900-1999

3500

Less than 1900

4500

 Unrated

5000

 

Entry fee for D, E, F, G, and blits tournaments is 1000 rubles, H tournament’s fee is 2500 rubles per participant.

 Discounts

In tournaments A, B and C discount of 500 rubles is available for  juniors (born in 1999 and younger).
Men and women born in 1947 and older are allowed in tournament D and E without a fee.

 Additional Program

A workshop for coaches is held by Kislov Mikhail, International Master.
FIDE workshop for arbiters is held by Alexander Tkachev, FIDE lecturer and International Arbiter.
The on-line commentary is held by Alexander Kalinin, International Grandmaster.
Chess in Schools workshop is held by Alexander Kostyev, the president of the International School Chess Union.
Participants of the FIDE seminars are issued certificates in accordance with the regulations of FIDE. The information is published on the FIDE website.
Participation fee for one seminar is 4000 rubles.
Applications for participation in the additional program are accepted by mail: iscu@mail.ru with a copy to moschess@mail.ru.

To participate in the Cup you must:

1) Fill out the registration form on the website of the Cup (www.open.moscowchess.org).
2) Pay the tournament fee through non-cash transaction before January 15, 2017.

The registration for the Cup ends January 15, 2016. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to refuse the registration after January 15, 2017. Participants, who as an exception registered after the due date, have to pay a 1000 rubles higher tournament fee. Cup fees are not refundable.

The registration considered complete when the registration fee get transferred to the Moscow Chess Federation bank account. Only participants who got accredited in time meaning children and students by 19:00 on January 28 and adults by 19:00 on January 29 are included in the random computer chess pairing  for the first round. Participants who did not receive accreditation in time or by some reason were excluded from the primary  pairing can be included in the additional pairing with a special permission from the main judge.

The accreditation card is a pass to the territory of Russian State Social University.

Payments are accepted by the current FIDE rating on the payment date.

Tournament payments have to be transferred to the Moscow Chess Federation bank account.

Bank details:

Recipient: A non-profit organization Moscow Chess Federation
INN 7704117022  KPP 771801001
BIC 044525225
Settl/Acc.  40703810438000004205  PJSC Sberbank
Corr/Acc.  30101810400000000225

The purpose of payment: A special-purpose contribution for the activities specified in the articles of association (МО2017 – tournament abbreviation)».
It is required to enter your name and the tournament abbreviation into the transaction slip. “Tournament A” or “tournament H -M9” are examples.
Foreign participants pay an entry fee in rubles on January 26-27, 2017 in RSSU according to a rating for January 1, 2017.

Visa support

Visa support is provided to all foreign chess players who applied to the Organizing Committee before December 15, 2015. Organizing Committee is not responsible for visas for the players who applied after the due date.

Accommodation

The list of official Cup hotels:
Hotel «Tourist» (www.hotelturist.com), Metro station "Botanicheskiy Sad". Rooms from 1400 rub. /per double room/ no breakfast
Hotel «Baikal» (www.baikalmoscow.ru ), Metro station "Botanicheskiy Sad". Rooms from 1600 rub. /per Twin Room with Shared Bathroom / no breakfast
Hotel «Cosmos» ( www.hotelturist.com), Metro station "VDNKh".

Booking fee is  equal to one-night stay price in a chosen room. The booking fee should be transferred to the Moscow Chess Federation bank account. Fee payment is not included in the payment for hotel accommodation and used by MCF for the organizing expenses. You can find detailed information on the festival website.

A number of rooms in the hotel is limited. The organizers do not guarantee hotel accommodation in the official Cup hotels in case of a big number of participants.

Requests for accommodation will be accepted until January 11, 2017, on the festival website www.moscowchess.org (email for accommodation questions: mo2017_hotel@mail.ru).

CONTACTS:

The Tournament Director:
Akhmetov Artem

E-mail: artemaz@mail.ru

Phone: +79165845886

Okssana Zhak

Phone: 7 (985) 492 01 24
Information by phone: + 7 495 255 67 67 ext. 5047 on business days before 6pm

Public organization - the Moscow Chess Federation:
E-mail: moschess@mail.ru

Phone: +7 (903) 534 13 02
Registration and hotel booking on-line on www.open.moscowchess.org

All additional questions and clarifications to the present statement are regulated by the Statement of the competition.
This statement is an official call for competition.

Attention: smoking is not allowed on the RSSU territory!!