FIDE Open offering GM and IM norm opportunities.

 

Friday 9 to Friday 16 December, 1 round per day except Saturday 10 December (2 rounds).

 

The organisers will invite a minimum of 15 Grandmasters.

 

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16.30 - 21.30

East Hall

 

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10.30 - 15.30

East Hall

 

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16.30 - 21.30

East Hall

     
   
     

Time Control: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for all remaining moves, with a 30 sec increment starting at move 1.

Default time: 1 hour after scheduled start time.

Who Can Enter?: Anyone can enter the FIDE Open.

Prize Fund (Guaranteed): 1st £7,500, 2nd £5,000, 3rd £2,500, 4th £1,500, 5th £1,000, 6th - 10th £500 each.

 

Rating Prizes:

2250-2349 £250, £150, £75

2150 - 2249 £250, £150, £75

2050 - 2149 £250, £150, £75

Top English Juniors £500, £250, £100

Top English Women £500, £250, £100

Junior Prizes £500, £250, £100

Women’s Prize £500, £250, £100

 

GoldChess Brilliancy Prizes

Best Game - £500

Best Game by a Junior - £250

 

 

GoldChess is a chess website promoting beauty in the royal game. As well as awarding brilliancy prizes in tournaments around the world, we have developed products such as our monthly Genius Test.

 

GoldChess also runs tournaments with prize pools from $2,000 to $50,000, playing from given positions against our educational program CEEC (~1800 Elo).

 

We welcome your participation!

 

 

Byes: Players can take up to 2 half point byes between rounds 1-8 provided they are requested before the end of the previous round.

 

Registration: Players must register in advance of the FIDE Open, in one of the following ways:

 

   -   In person, at the venue between 12:00 and 20:00 on Thursday, 8th December, or

   -   By e-mail, sent to  on Thursday 8th December before 20:00

 

Do not use any other e-mail address you may have for one of the event organisers, as the people who access them will not necessarily be accessing e-mails as the publication deadline approaches.

 

Non English players must provide their FIDE Identification Number (FIN) at the time of entry. If you do not have a FIN, you must apply to your own federation for a FIN.

 

Players who do not register will not be included in the published pairings for Round 1.

 

The three highest placed eligible players in the FIDE Rated Open not already qualified will qualify for the 2017 British Championships.

 

Pairings Published for each Round: Midnight for all rounds except round 3 which will be published as soon as available.

 

Entry Fees

Early Bird Entry

If entering on or before

Monday 17 October

Standard Entry

If entering on or after

Tuesday 18 October

 

U25 - Young Persons* (born on or after 1/12/91)

Free

Free

 

Women*

Free

Free

 

GM/IM

Free

Free

 

Players rated 2050 and over

£75

£110

 

Unrated players & players rated under 2050

£125

£150

 

£20 Late Entry Fee for entries received after Monday 5 December

 

 

*Free entry applies to UK residents only

 


 

 

Proceeds from London Chess Classic are used to support

 

Chess in Schools and Communities

 

for more information about the work of the charity visit

 

www.chessinschools.co.uk

 
         

 

Weekend Tournaments

 

Pairings & Results

OPEN U2050 U1825 U1600 Prizewinners PGNs & Replays  

 

Friday 9 to Saturday 11 December 2 rounds per day except Friday 9 December (1 round).

 

4 sections: Open, U2050, U1825, U1600 (all FIDE Rated).

 

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18.30 - 22.30

East Hall

 

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10.30 - 14.30

East Hall

 

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16.30 - 20.30

East Hall

               
       
               

Time Control: All moves in 90 minutes plus a 30 second increment per move from move 1.

Default time: 1 hour after the scheduled start time.

 

Prize Fund (Guaranteed) in each section: 1st £250, 2nd £150, 3rd £75.

 

Rating Prizes in each section: 

Open (< 2200) £100, £50

Under 2050 (< 1950) £100, £50

Under 1825 (<1725) £100, £50

Under 1600 (< 1500) £100, £50

 

Non English players must provide their FIDE Identification Number (FIN) at the time of entry. If you do not have a FIN, you must apply to your own federation for a FIN.

 

Sections: FIDE rated players may play in the sections other than the Open if they are rated below those levels irrespective of ECF grade. Players without a FIDE rating may play in the U2050, U1825, or U1600 provided they have an ECF grade below 180, 150 or 120 respectively.

 

Byes: Players can take a half point bye between rounds 1-4 provided it is requested before the end of the previous round.

 

Entry Fees

Early Bird Entry

If entering on or before

Monday 17 October

Standard Entry

If entering on or after

Tuesday 18 October

 

U25 - Young Persons* (born on or after 1/12/91)

Free

Free

 

Women*

Free

Free

 

Adults

£30

£40

 

£20 Late Entry Fee for entries received after Monday 5 December

 

 

Players with English FIDE nationality must be ECF Gold or Platinum members or pay an additional £10 pay-to-play fee.

 

*Free entry applies to UK residents only

 


 

Weekday Tournaments: 2 sections - FIDE U2050 & FIDE U1750

 

Pairings & Results

U2050 U1750 Prizewinners  

 

Monday 12 to Friday 16 December. Schedule: 1 round per day

 

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16.30 - 21.30

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Time Control: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for all remaining moves, with a 30 second increment starting at move 1.

 

Default time: 1 hour after scheduled start time.

Sections: FIDE U2050: Anyone rated under 2050 FIDE (or National Elo). Those without an Elo rating wishing to play in this section must have an ECF grade under 180. FIDE U1750: Anyone rated under 1750 FIDE (or National Elo). Those without an Elo rating wishing to play in this section must have an ECF grade under 140.

 

Non English players must provide their FIDE Identification Number (FIN) at the time of entry. If you do not have a FIN, you must apply to your own federation for a FIN.

 

Byes: Players can take a half point bye between rounds 1-4 provided they are requested before the end of the previous round.

 

Pairings Published for each Round: Midnight for all rounds.

 

Prize Fund (Guaranteed) in each section: 1st £250, 2nd £150, 3rd £75.

 

Rating Prizes in each section: 

Under 2050 (< 1850) £100, £50

Under 1750 (<1450) £100, £50

 

Entry Fees

Early Bird Entry

If entering on or before

Monday 17 October

Standard Entry

If entering on or after

Tuesday 18 October

 

U25 - Young Persons* (born on or after 1/12/91)

Free

Free

 

Women*

Free

Free

 

Adults

£30

£40

 

£20 Late Entry Fee for entries received after Monday 5 December

 

 

Players with English FIDE nationality must be ECF Gold or Platinum members or pay an additional £10 pay-to-play fee.

 

*Free entry applies to UK residents only

 


 

 

Proceeds from London Chess Classic are used to support

 

Chess in Schools and Communities

 

for more information about the work of the charity visit

 

www.chessinschools.co.uk

 
         

 

Super Rapidplay Open Tournament (FIDE Rated)

in memory of Michael Uriely

 

Pairings & Results LIVE Games PGNs & Replays Prizewinners  
         

The Super Rapidplay is a 10-round FIDE rated open tournament with no grading sections; instead all players play in the same section and generous grading prizes have been added.

 

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December

 

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12.00 - 13.10

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13.45 - 15.00

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15.30 - 16.50

East Hall

               

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17.15 - 18.40

East Hall

               

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19.00 - 20.30

East Hall

   
 
   

Pairings Published for each Round: 11:30 for Rounds 1 and 6; as soon as available for other rounds.

 

Time Control: All moves in 25 minutes plus a 10 second increment per move from move 1. Default time: None, player is defaulted if time expires without having moved.

 

Grades: FIDE Rapidplay ratings published will be used for this event. For players without a current FIDE Rapidplay rating, the following grades / ratings will be used instead:

 

(1)  ECF Rapidplay grade,

(2)  ECF standard play,

(3)  FIDE standard,

(4)  Other national rating.

 

Byes: Up to two half point byes can be taken between rounds 1-9 provided they are requested before the end of the previous round.

 

Prize Fund (Guaranteed): 1st £5,000, 2nd £2,500, 3rd £1,500, 4th £1,000, 5th - 6th £750, 7th - 10th £500.

 

Rating Prizes

2200 – 2299 £250, £150, £75

2100 – 2199 £250, £150, £75

2000 – 2099 £250, £150, £75

1900 – 1999 £250, £150, £75

1800 – 1899 £250, £150, £75

1700 – 1799 £250, £150, £75

1600 – 1699 £250, £150, £75

< 1600 £250, £150, £75

Junior Prizes £500, £250, £100

Women’s Prizes £500, £250, £100

 

Entry Fees

Early Bird Entry

If entering on or before

Sunday 16 October

Standard Entry

If entering on or after

Monday 17 October

 

U25 - Young Persons* (born on or after 1/12/91)

Free

Free

 

Women*

Free

Free

 

GM/IM/WGM/WIM

Free

Free

 

Adults

£50

£60

 

£20 Late Entry Fee for entries received after Friday 16 December

 

 

Silver, Gold or Platinum ECF members may claim a £10 discount from their entry fee.

 

*Free entry applies to UK residents only

 

 


Further Information

 

Click here for full terms & conditions of all London Chess Classic tournaments.

 

Watching the London Chess Classic

All competitors will have access to the Auditorium and Commentary room free of charge only if space permits and after tickets have been sold on the day. To guarantee access at the weekend, tournament entrants should purchase a ticket. There will also be live coverage of the main event on screens in the foyer.

 

Rating and Grading

 
   

All tournaments will be submitted to the English Chess Federation (ECF) for grading, and FIDE for rating. It is a condition of playing in the London Chess Classic that the data submitted at the time of entry will be forwarded to the ECF and FIDE as required to enable the games played to be graded by the ECF, and rated by FIDE.

 

Obtaining a FIDE Identification Number

All entrants must have a FIDE Identification Number at the time of submitting their entry, unless they wish their FIDE nationality to be England. English players without a FIDE Identification Number will have one created at the time the rating files are submitted to FIDE. Please note: At the time of writing, changing this nationality later costs 250 Euros.

 

Prize Calculation

The place prizes in all tournaments will be awarded to the player scoring the most points. There will be no tiebreaks applied, and in the event of a tie on points, the prize money will be shared equally between all tied players.

 

The rating prizes will be calculated on W-We, where W is the number of points scored, We is the expected number of points based on the difference between the ratings of the players in the game. A player is only eligible for a rating prize if:

 

   -   The player has not defaulted any games in the tournament, and

   -   The player had not withdrawn from the tournament (see the section on Byes)

 

Where there is a tie for a rating prize, the prize shall be won by the lowest-rated player involved in the tie. Where a player wins a place prize and a rating prize, the player will win whichever prize is of the higher value.

 

The additional prizes are won in addition to any other prize a player might win.

 

Withdrawals

No refund can be given to any person withdrawing from, or not turning up to, any event. No part refund will be given to anyone wishing to withdraw while the tournament is still in progress. Full refunds will be given up to Friday 2 December; between 3 December and the start of the event a £20 admin fee for all refunds will apply.

 

Parental Responsibility

Parents or guardians are responsible for their children during the tournament. The organisers and helpers are not able to act “in loco parentis” and are not able to take responsibility for any child’s actions, or for the actions of anyone that may affect your child.

 

Liability

The organisers accept no responsibility for any loss, theft or accident during the tournament.

 

Right to refuse entry

The tournament controller reserves the right to refuse entry without being required to state a reason. The tournament controller also reserves the right to transfer players between tournaments at any time.

 

Appeals Procedure

The London Chess Classic provides an independent appeals procedure for all competitons in the event of a dispute. Full details of the appeals process are given on the tournament website.

 

Publishing the Appeals Committee

A list of arbiters, and a list of members of the Players’ Panel, will be published before the start of Round 1 of the FIDE Open.

 

Entry

It is quicker and easier to enter events online. You will also receive a receipt of entry as soon as you have completed the payment process (credit/debit card or PayPal). Enter online on this website.

 

Photographs

Please note that we may publish photographs taken at this event on this website and on other public forums. Submission of your entry will be taken as confirmation of agreement to publish photographs taken at this event.

 

 

Information included on this page is subject to change. Please return for the most up-to-date information.

 

 

 

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