Estonian Sports Association Kalev is honoured to invite you to participate in the 28th Keres Memorial Rapidchess tournament which will take place on 11. - 13.01.2019
Venue: Original Sokos Hotell Viru conference rooms, II floor, Viru Väljak 4, Tallinn, Estonia.
System and rate of play: The tournament will be played in 11-round Swiss system, in accordance with the FIDE Laws of Chess. The rate of play will be 15 minutes for the entire game with an increment of 5 seconds starting from move one.
Schedule On the first day, 11.01.2019 from 18.00 - 21.00 Blitz tournament,
From 12.01.2019 10.45am - 13.01.2019 14.30 Keres Rapid tournament.
Registration deadline is 07.01.2019.
Regulations are included in the attachment.
With best wishes,
+372 50 86585
Estonian Sports Association Kalev
Tämä koskee erityisesti Hotelli Virua ja Hotelli Virun sisällä toimivaa parempaa Hotelli Estoriaa, jolla on kolme kerrosta 22:sta.
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ORGANIZERS Estonian Sports Association Kalev is organizing the 28th Keres Memorial Tournament. Estonian Chess Federation, the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, City of Tallinn and sponsors support the organization of tournament.
PURPOSE January 7, 2019 will be the 103rd birthday of chess grandmaster Paul Keres who was elected the Estonian Sportsman of the 20th Century. This tournament celebrates the birthday of one of the greatest chess players of all time. Paul Keres was member of ESA Kalev and honourary member since 1964. ESA Kalev has organized the tournament to keep the memory of Paul Keres alive and bring more youth to the game of chess.
TIME & VENUE The competition will be held from 11 th to 13th of January, 2019 in Tallinn, at the Original Sokos Hotel Viru conference halls. Hotel is located at Viru Väljak 4, Tallinn, Estonia. For more information visit https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/tallinn/sokos-hotel-viru
11.01.2019 16.00 – 21.00 Arrival and registration of participants 18.00 – 21.00 Blitz tournament
12.01.2019 09.00 – 10.30 Arrival and registration of participants, pairing 10.45 – 11.00 Opening Ceremony 11.00 – 12.00 I round 12.00 – 13.00 II round 13.00 – 14.00 III round 14.00 – 15.00 Lunch break 15.00 – 16.00 IV round 16.00 – 17.00 V round 17.00 – 18.00 VI round 18.00 – 19.00 VII round
13.01.2019 10.00 – 11.00 VIII round 11.00 – 12.00 IX round 12.00 – 13.00 X round 13.00 – 14.00 XI round
14.30 Awards Ceremony
SYSTEM AND RATE OF PLAY The competition will be organized in 11-round Swiss system, in accordance with the FIDE Laws of Chess. The rate of play will be 15 minutes for the entire game with an increment of 5 seconds starting from move
one. No zero tolerance will be used. Organizers reserve the right to check the players in accordance with FIDE Anti-cheating guidelines.
REGISTRATION The competition is open to all players who have registered by January 07, 2019, at the latest, and have paid the participation fee to the bank account of Estonian Sports Association Kalev by that date. SEB Pank; Account number EE641010022002657005, SWIFT code EEUHEE2X; Swedbank; Account number EE252200221001173980, SWIFT code HABAEE2X; LHV Pank; Account number EE247700771000738096, SWIFT code LHVBEE22. Recipient Name: Eesti Spordiselts Kalev (Estonian Sports Association Kalev) Explanation: Keres 2019 and the participant's name
The participation fee can also be paid by 21.december 2018 at the office of the Estonian Sports Association Kalev at the following address: Mustamäe tee 4, 2nd floor, room B204.
PARTICIPATION FEE Blitz tournament Participation fee 8eur; GM Free Rapid tournament rating less than 1799 40 euros; 1800 - 1999 35 euros; 2000 – 2299 30 euros; 2300 - 2499 25 euros; GM/WGM Free There is a discount of 20% for women, seniors (born 1959 or earlier) and youth players (born 2001 or later). Estonian players have an additional discount of 10%. The discounts will apply if the players are registering by 07.01.2019. The participation fee is based on the FIDE rapid rating (if a player does not have the rapid rating, FIDE standard rating will be used). Late payments after 08.01.2019 and cash payments before the start of the tournament will be at extra fee of 10 euros and discounts don´t apply. Participants will be registered in tournament’s list after the payment is confirmed.
TIE-BREAKS 1) M-Buchholtz with the lowest scoring opponent's score discarded; 2) Buchholtz with the 2 lowest scoring opponents' scores discarded ; 3) Direct Encounter. Prizes will be split according to the Hort system.
PRIZES All players will compete for the general prize fund of 5000 euros. Blitz tournament Prizes: I place 125 euros II place 75 euros III place 60 euros IV place 50 euros
Blitz tournament Special Prizes Best Woman I place 30 euros
Best Young player: I place 30 euros Best Senior player: I place 30 euros
I place - 1200 euros II place - 800 euros III place - 500 euros IV place - 300 euros V place - 200 euros VI place - 170 euros 7th- 8th places - 140 euros 9th - 12th places - 100 euros
Special Prizes Estonian Players: I place– 120 euros; II place – 70 euros; III place – 40 euros; Open (born 2001 or later) I place – 90 euros; II place – 50 euros; III place – 30 euros; Girls (born 2001 or later) I place – 90 euros; II place – 50 euros; III place – 30 euros; Women: I place– 90 euros; Seniors (born 1959 or earlier): I place – 90 euros;
No player will be awarded more than one general prize. Award money is subject to Estonian income taxes, 10% of income tax for non-residents.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR GRANDMASTERS The official hotel of the tournament will be the Original Sokos Hotel Viru, Tallinn (https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/tallinn/sokos-hotel-viru). There will be a limited number of a two-days accommodations provided free for Grandmasters according to their ratings, geographical diversity and registration time. Inquiries about GM accommodations, please contact Aleksander Tammert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ACCOMMODATION The organizers offer to all participants, who have registered on time, accommodation at discount price at the official hotel of the competition - the 4****Original Soks Hotel Viru. Participants can book their hotel stays from 10th to 14th of January. Accommodation requests by 27.12.2018 at: email@example.com and final payments for accommodation by 07.01.2019. Hotel information and rates at: www.eestikalev.ee/keres/majutus
CONTACTS Estonian Sports Association Kalev Mustamäe tee 4, 10621, Tallinn Phone +372 615 4280 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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