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12th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess Tournament 2020 - Chess Contest Event in Sholinganallur Chennai

Chess Contest Information

  • Public
  • January 18 2020 2:00 PM - January 25 2020 5:00 PM ((GMT+05:30) Calcutta)
  • Sholinganallur
  • Novotel & Ibis Hotels, Sholinganallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (View Map)
  • Tournament Rules:

    System of Play:

    The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of Chess and FIDE Swiss System with 10 rounds. 

    Time Control:

    90 Minutes each with 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

    Default Time:

    15 Minutes. Any player who arrives at the chess board after the default time shall lose the game.

    Tie Break:

    In case of a tie following tie breaks will be applied. Direct encounter, Buchholz Cut 1, Buchholz, Sonneborn- Berger and number of wins (including forfeit games)

     The Cash prizes will not be shared.

    Condition for draw by agreement:

    Players should not agree for a draw in a game without completing 30 moves each

    Ban on Electronic devices and Wrist watch:

    Players should not possess any electronic device like Mobile Phone, laptop, blue tooth etc. during the game

    The All India Chess Federation has banned using wrist watch during the game in all the FIDE events. Therefore players are strictly instructed not to wear or keep wrist watch with them during the game.

    Boarding & Lodging :

    All GMs will be provided free boarding and hotel accommodation on double sharing basis.

    All IMs/WGMs/WIMs will be provided free boarding and hotel accommodation on double/triple sharing basis.

    All participants who also pay for Lodging along with the entry fee will be provided hotel accommodation on triple sharing basis/dormitory accommodation for entire duration of the event. The accompanying persons if they require accommodation should make a request and also pay for their accommodation along with the entry.


    Entry Registration:

    All the entries are  to be forwarded along with entry form and entry fee by DD favoring  Tamil Nadu State Chess Association, payable at Chennai. Address for sending the entries is the Tamil Nadu State Chess Association,  Hall No : 75, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai-600 003.

    Entry Form:

    It is mandatory to forward the entry form in the given format for accepting the entries along with prescribed entry fee. Organizers have the right to accept or reject any entry without assigning any reason.

    AICF Registration:

    All the participants must be registered with AICF as a player. AICF player registration fee is Rs.250/- for the year 2019-2020. Players who are yet to renew their AICF Player registration can use the below link http://aicf.in/players/ . For fresh AICF player registration please click http://aicf.in/online-player-registration. and such players are requested to keep their scanned passport size photograph and birth certificate and a valid email address (unique) not used by any other person/player for AICF, ready before the registration process. . Note: Only passport size (less than 1MB) photographs in jpeg format should be uploaded. If a player is already registered with AICF he/she should produce proof for the same at the time of registering his/her entry.        

    TNSCA Registration:

    TNSCA Player’s Registration for the year 2019-2020 is mandatory for the all participants from Tamil Nadu. Participants should send Rs.150/- towards TNSCA player registration fee for the year 2019-2020 with duly filled TNSCA player’s registration form, date of birth certificate copy and passport size photo along with the entry form. If a player is already registered with TNSCA he/she should produce proof at the time of registering his/her entry.


    Protest, if any against the decision of the Chief Arbiter, shall be made in writing with a protest fee of Rs.1000/- within one hour of the completion of the game. The amount shall be refunded if the appeal is upheld.

    Appeals Committee:

    Before the commencement of the tournament, five members Committee of Appeal with two reserves shall be formed by AICF/organisers. All the members and reserves shall be from different Federations. No member of the committee can vote on a dispute in which a player from his own Federation is involved and in such case the reserve member(s) shall take his/her place in the committee.

    Rights of Admission:

    The AICF/TNSCA reserve the right to admit/refuse any entry without assigning any reason thereof.

    The AICF/TNSCA reserve the rights of admission to the venue.

    Rated 2300 to 2399(With Lodging)
    Rated 2300 to 2399 (Without Lodging)
    Rated 2200 to 2299(With Lodging)
    Rated 2200 to 2299 (Without Lodging)
    Rated 1900 to 2199(With Lodging)
    Rated 1900 to 2199 (Without Lodging)
    Rated 1500 to 1899(With Lodging)
    Rated 1500 to 1899 (Without Lodging)
    Rated 1200 to 1499 (With Lodging)
    Rated 1200 to 1499 (Without Lodging)
    Rated 1200 to 1499 (With Lodging)
    Rated 1200 to 1499 (Without Lodging)
  • tnchesstmt@gmail.com
  • 044-25384477, 9840458484
  • chess.schoolconnects.in
  • Team Tamil Nadu State Chess Association
  • 6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17
  • 2020-01-13
  • Contest
  • In Person

About Organizer

Tamil Nadu State Chess Association

The Tamil Nadu State Chess Association is the apex body for the game of chess in Tamil Nadu, India. It was formed on April 26, 1947 with a view to identifying upcoming chess players and mould them into world-class professionals

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