International RSSU Chess Cup

Moscow Open 2018

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January 25 – February 5

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REGULATIONS for the XIV International RSSU Chess Cup «Мoscow Open-2018» (download)

 

REGULATIONS
for the XIV International RSSU Chess Cup «Мoscow Open-2018»

International RSSU Chess Cup «Moscow Open-2018» (hereinafter the Cup) is held in Moscow from January 25 (arrival date) to February 5(departure date) in 2018.
January 25th is the day when children tournament (H) and university students tournament (F) participants arrive; January 26th is the day when participants of tournaments A, B, C, D arrive; February 2nd is the day when tournament G participants arrive; February 3rd is the day when tournament E participants arrive.
February 4th is the departure date for participants of tournaments F, H.
February 5th is the departure date for participants of tournaments A, B, C, D, E, G.
The place of venue is Russian State Social University (RSSU), Vilgelma Pika street, building 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 the Department of Sport and Tourism of Moscow (www. mossport.ru) with the support of the Russian Chess Federation (www.russiachess.org),  World Chess Federation (www.fide.com), and the European Chess Union (http://www.europechess.org/)

Official website – www.open.moscowchess.org

The Cup comprises eight separate tournaments:

A Tournament - RSSU Cup, the stage of men’s Cup of Russia
B Tournament - RSSU Cup, the stage of women’s Cup of Russia
C Tournament - RSSU Amateur Cup
D Tournament - RSSU Veteran Cup
E Tournament - Moscow Grand Prix 2018 for solving chess problems and studies – Pochinka’s tournament
F Tournament – National Student Chess League Championship
G Tournament - RSSU Blind and Visually Impaired Fast Chess Cup
H Tournament - RSSU School Winner Cup – Zhuravsky’s tournament

Additional events:
   ● Two RSSU Blitz Chess  tournaments (Youth Cup -2003 d.o.b. and earlier/Adults Cup)
   ● FIDE Arbiters' Seminar
   ● "Chess in School" National conference
   ● Qualification improvement courses

The general prize pool of the Cup is 4.500 million rubles

 

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

Main prizes

Place

Prize amount(RUB)

Place

Prize amount(RUB)

1

500000

10

30000

2

330000

11

25000

3

150000

12

20000

4

90000

13

15000

5

75000

14

15000

6

65000

15

15000

7

50000

16

15000

8

40000

17

15000

9

35000

18

15000


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

Main prizes

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

200000

9

20000

2

150000

10

15000

3

80000

11

15000

4

70000

12

14000

5

50000

13

13000

6

40000

14

12000

7

30000

15

11000

8

20000

16

10000


RSSU Amateur Cup –С Tournament
Players having FIDE rating below 2300 are permitted
The tournament prize fund is 450 000 RUB 

Main prizes

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

70000

10

18000

2

60000

11

17000

3

45000

12

16000

4

35000

13

15000

5

30000

14

14000

6

25000

15

13000

7

20000

16

12000

8

20000

17

11000

9

19000

18

10000


RSSU Veteran Cup – D Tournament
(Participants: men born in 1957 and older; women born in 1962 and older)
The tournament prize fund is 500 000 RUB

Main prizes

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

70 000

9

16 000

2

50 000

10

15 000

3

40 000

11

14 000

4

30 000

12

13 000

5

20 000

13

20 000

6

19 000

14

11 000

7

18 000

15

10 000

8

17 000

 

 


Prizes in the categories (men born in 1947 and older)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

20 000

2

15 000

3

10 000


Prizes in the categories (women born in 1962 and older)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

35 000

2

20 000

3

10 000

4

5 000

Prizes in the categories (women born in 1947 and older)

 

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

15 000

2

10 000

3

5 000

Moscow Grand Prix 2018 for solving chess problems and studies – E Tournament
The tournament prize fund is 100 000 RUB

Main prizes

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

30 000

4

5 000

2

20 000

5

3 000

3

10 000

6

2 000


Prizes in the categories (veterans born in 1957 and older)

 

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

5 000

2

3 000

3

2 000


Prizes in the categories (participants born in 2000 and younger)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

5 000

2

3 000

3

2 000


Prizes in the categories (women)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

5 000

2

3 000

3

2 000

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 younger)

The tournament prize fund is 500 000 rubles

Main prizes

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

80000

2

60 000

3

40 000

4

20 000

5

20 000

6

10 000

 

Place

Prizes for male and female students with the rating under 2200

Place

Prizes for  female students with the rating under 1800

1

40 000 руб.

1

40 000 руб.

2

20 000 руб.

2

20 000 руб.

3

10 000 руб.

3

10 000 руб.

 

Place

Team standing prizes

1

60 000 руб.

2

40 000 руб.

3

30 000 руб.

 
RSSU Blind and Visually Impaired Fast Chess Cup – G
The tournament prize fund is 100 000 rubles

Main prizes

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

20 000

4

8 000

2

15 000

5

6 000

3

12 000

6

4 000


Prizes in the categories (veterans born in 1957 and older)

 

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

10 000

2

6 000

3

4 000


RSSU School Winner Cup - H Tournament
The tournament prize fund is 400 000 RUB

There are four age groups (boys and girls play separately): under 9 years old (born 2009 and younger), under 11 y. o. (born 2007-2008), under 13 y. o.  (born 2005-2006), and under 15 y. o. (born 2003-2004). Each age group winner will get a 50000 rubles grant.

Additional tournaments
RSSU Blitz Chess tournament
“A” - Youth Cup (2003 d.o.b. and younger)
“B” - Adults Cup

The tournament prize fund for each tournament is 100 000 rubles
The prize distribution for the youth cup (2003 d.o.b. and younger)

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 (2003 d.o.b. and younger)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

10 000

2

5 000

3

5 000


Three age nominations are opened: 2005-2006 d.o.b., 2007 – 2008 d.o.b., 2009 d.o.b. and younger. The tournament prize fund is 10 000 RUB for each tournament. 

The prize distribution for adults

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

Place

Prize amount (RUB)

1

20 000

5

10 000

2

15 000

6

5 000

3

13 000

7

5 000

4

12 000

8

5 000

Prizes in the categories 

Prizes in the categories

Prize amount (RUB)

Women

5 000

Male Veterans

5 000

2000 d.o.b. and younger

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:
- The Buchholz system;
- The Median-Buchholz system (excluding one worst result);
- The result of a head-to-head meeting;
- The Sonneborn–Berger score.
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).
Prizes of RF citizens are transferred to their bank accounts. Upon receiving the prize they must provide a copy of their passport, TIN and corresponding (full) bank details. Foreign nationals have to provide a copy of their passport upon receiving the prize.
Children and citizens under the age of 18 must carry a birth certificate (passport) and a permission from the official representative of the minor to receive the prize or to transfer it.

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

Mandatory accreditation of participants

January 25 from 10 to 19 -  children and students; January 26 from 10 to 19  – the rest

Opening ceremony

Major Tournaments:

Children and Student Tournaments:

January 27: 15.00

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

 

January 26: 10.00

RSSU Assembly hall

 (F Tournament)

Classrooms (H Tournament)

Round 1

January 27: 16.30

January 26: 11.00

Round 2

January 28: 16.00

January 27: 10.30

Round 3

January 29: 16.00

January 28: 10.30

Round 4

January 30: 16.00

January 29: 10.30

Round 5

January 31: 16.00

January 30: 10.30

Round 6

February 1: 16.00

January 31: 10.30

Round 7

February 2: 16.00

February 1: 10.30

Round 8

February 3: 16.00

February 2: 10.30

Round 9

February 4: 11.00

February 3: 10.30

G Tournament

February 3-4.

February 3.  The accreditation of participants will take place from 10 to 12. Opening ceremony is at 12.30. Round 1 starts at 13.00

February 4. Round 7 starts at 13.00

Tournament E

February 4. Opening ceremony is at 10.00

10.15-11.45 Round 1

12.00-13.30 Round 2

Blitz Chess Cup

February 5, 11.00

January 25, 16.00

Additional program

Grandmaster lectures

January 27, 28, 29

11.00 – 14.00

“Chess in School” Conference

January 30

11.00 – 15.00

FIDE workshop for arbiters, qualification improvement courses

January 31 - February 4

January 31 - February 1

11.00 – 15.00

Online commenting

Daily at 16.30

 

Closing Ceremony

February 4: 18.00

February 3: 15.30

Departure of participants

February 5

February 4

The competitions order

The Cup is held according to the chess sport rules, approved by order No. 654 of the Ministry of Sports of Russia on 17 July 2017 and compatible with FIDE chess rules. 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. Tournaments A, B, C, D, F, H are organized under the Swiss system with 9 rounds with a use of a computer chess pairing program Swiss-Manager.
Tournaments A and B are played (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, F, H are played (one round per day) with time control: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per each move starting from the first.
Tournament D consists of two separated parts: D-1 for men and D-2 for women.
The first group tournaments F and H start every day but first day at 10:30. The second group tournaments А, В, С, D start every day at 16:00, first day at 16.30 and last day at 11.00.
The tournament G is played with controlled 25 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).
Foreign participants without FIDE ID are not permitted.

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

1900- 2099

10000

Less than 1900

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

1400-1799

5000

 Less than 1400

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

1600-1899

4500

 1200-1599

6000

Less than 1200

10000

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 2000 and younger).
Men and women born in 1948 and older are allowed in tournament D, E, G without a fee.

Additional Program

FIDE workshop for arbiters is held by Alexander Tkachev, FIDE lecturer and International Arbiter.
Grandmaster lectures.
The on-line commentary is held by Alexander Kalinin, International Grandmaster.
Chess in Schools conference.
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 or one qualification improvement course is 4000 rubles.
Lecture participation fee is 1000 rubles.
Applications for participation in the additional program are accepted by mail: 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, 2018.
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 is deposited to the Moscow Chess Federation bank account. Only participants who got accredited in time meaning children and students on January 28 and adults on January 29 by 19:00 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 Foundation Chess In Schools bank account.
Bank details:
Recipient: A non-profit organization Foundation Chess In Schools
TIN 7720317950 RRC 772001001 BIC 044525593
Checking account 40703810801300000136 AO «Alfa-Bank», Moscow
Corr/Acc. 30101810200000000593
The purpose of payment: A special-purpose contribution for the activities specified in the articles of association (МО2018 – 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 25-26, 2018 in RSSU according to a rating for January 1, 2018.

Visa support

Visa support is provided to all foreign chess players who applied to the Organizing Committee before December 15, 2017. 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 Foundation Chess In Schools 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, 2018, on the festival website www.moscowchess.org (email for accommodation questions: mo2018_hotel@mail.ru).

CONTACTS:

The Tournament Director:
Akhmetov Artem
E-mail: artemaz@mail.ru
Information by phone: + 7 916 304 40 90 on business days from 12 to 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!!