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Prague Open 2023

21st International Chess Festival

part of CZECH TOUR 2023 Series

6th – 13th January 2023 Prague, Czech Republic

Place: the Olympik hotel ****, Sokolovska 138, Praha 8
Organizer: AVE CHESS z. s.
Festival director: Petr Lausman
Chief arbiter: IA Martin Dobrotka (SVK)

Announced tournaments

A) 6th – 13th January 2023: PRAGUE OPEN A

  • open master tournament with IM norm, rating for FIDE and DWZ
  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • Swiss system of 9 rounds, 2x 1,5 h/40 + 30 min + 30 s/move
  • waiting time 1 h in case of late arrival
  • starting fee in EUR
players accommodated through the organizer other players
GM, IM, WGM and WIM 0 0
ELO FIDE >= 2200 41.5 62.5
ELO FIDE >= 2000 58.5 79.5
ELO FIDE >= 1800 71 92
ELO FIDE >= 1500 83.5 104.5
ELO FIDE < 1500 and without ELO FIDE 104 125
  • discounts on starting fee: 25 % for FM, youth players up to 18 years of age, players over 65 years of age and women
  • fees for rating of the tournament results for ELO in the amount of 2.5 EUR per player charged according to the economic directive of the Chess Federation of the Czech Republic are not included in the starting fee and will be paid by participants during the registration. The organizer pays these fees for players with GM, IM, WGM and WIM titles
  • players registered after 28th December 2022 pay extra 8.5 EUR
  • financial prizes in CZK: 15 000, 10 000, 8 000, 6 000, 4 000, 2 000, 1 000, 1 000, best woman 1 000, best senior over 60 years of age 1 000, best youngster up to 16 years of age 1 000 (50 000 CZK altogether, from prizes in excess of 10 000 15% tax will be deducted)
  • material prizes for other players

B) 6th – 13th January 2023: PRAGUE OPEN B

  • open rating tournament with rating for FIDE and DWZ
  • players with ELO FIDE < 2000 and players without ELO FIDE
  • Swiss system of 9 rounds, 2x 1,5 h/40 + 30 min + 30 s/move
  • waiting time 1 h in case of late arrival
  • starting fee in EUR
players accommodated through the organizer other players
ELO FIDE 1500 - 1999 41.5 62.5
ELO FIDE < 1500 and without ELO FIDE 54 75
  • discounts on starting fee: 25 % for FM, youth players up to 18 years of age, players over 65 years of age and women
  • fees for rating of the tournament results for ELO in the amount of 2.5 EUR per player charged according to the economic directive of the Chess Federation of the Czech Republic are not included in the starting fee and will be paid by participants during the registration.
  • players registered after 28th December 2022 pay extra 8.5 EUR
  • financial prizes in CZK: 2 000, 1 500, 1 000, 1 000, 500, 500, best woman 500, senior over 60 years of age 500 best youngster up to 12 years of age 500, best player with ELO FIDE 1550–1699, 1400–1549, 1200–1399, and < 1200 500 (10 000 altogether)
  • material prizes for other players

C) 8th January 2023: open tournament in rapid chess

  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • rating for rapid ELO FIDE
  • Swiss system of 7 rounds, 2 x 10 min + 5s/move
  • starting fee: youngsters up to 18 years of age, players over 65 and women 5 EUR, other players 6.5 EUR
  • fees for rating of the tournament results for ELO in the amount of 0.5 EUR per player charged according to the economic directive of the Chess Federation of the Czech Republic are not included in the starting fee and will be paid by participants during the registration
  • financial prizes in CZK: 1 500, 1 000, 500
  • material prizes for other players
  • applications for this tournament are not registered and it is possible to register for it only on the day of launching of the tournament

D) 11th January 2023: open blitz tournament

  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • rating for rapid ELO FIDE
  • Swiss system of 11 rounds, 2 x 3 min. + 2s/move
  • starting fee 4.5 EUR
  • fees for rating of the tournament results for ELO in the amount of 0.5 EUR per player charged according to the economic directive of the Chess Federation of the Czech Republic are not included in the starting fee and will be paid by participants during the registration.
  • financial prizes in CZK: 1 000, 700, 500
  • material prizes for other players
  • applications for this tournament are not registered and it is possible to register for it only on the day of launching of the tournament

Criteria used for ranking and prizes distribution

  • 1. number of points, 2. Buchholz Cut 1, 3. Buchholz, 4. Sonnenborn-Berger, 5. the greater number of games played with black
  • Prizes in tournaments A and B are distributed according to Hort system among such number of players which corresponds to the number of advertised prizes; prizes in tournaments C and D are not divided

Accommodation

The Olympik hotel Artemis ****+

(the playing hall is situated here)
  • single rooms, price including breakfast 62.5 EUR/room and night
  • double rooms, price including breakfast 71 EUR/room and night
  • triple rooms, price including breakfast 91.5 EUR/room and night

The Olympik hotel Congress ****

(the playing hall is situated here)
  • single rooms, price including breakfast 50 EUR/room and night
  • double rooms, price including breakfast 58.5 EUR/room and night
  • triple rooms, price including breakfast 79 EUR/room and night

The Olympik hotel Tristar ***

(the playing hall is situated here)
  • single rooms, price including breakfast 46 EUR/room and night
  • double rooms, price including breakfast 54 EUR/room and night
  • triple rooms, price including breakfast 75 EUR/room and night

Accommodated persons over the age of 18 pay the municipal fee in the amount of 50 CZK / night (~ 2 EUR) upon arrival at the reception.

Schedule

Thu 5/1 18.00—20.00 Registration A, B
Fri 6/1 10.00—14.00 Registration A, B
16.00 1st round A, B
Sat 7/1 9.00 2nd round A, B
16.00 3rd round A, B
Sun 8/1 8.30—9.15 Registration C
9.30—13.30 Tournament C
16.00 4th round A, B
Mon 9/1 16.00 5th round A, B
Tue 10/1 16.00 6th round A, B
Wed 11/1 9.15—9.45 registration D
10.00—13.00 Tournament D
16.00 7th round A, B
Thu 12/1 16.00 8th round A, B
Fri 13/1 9.00 9th round A, B
15.30 Solemn conclusion

Other information

  • Complete your obligatory applications together with accommodation orders by 28th December 2022 on http://www.czechtour.net/applications/ or by e-mail to ave-kontakt@outlook.cz

  • Transport connection: The hotel is situated near the city centre (4 metro stations) at a distance of ca. 100 m from the metro station line B Invalidovna.
  • The parking place is situated directly next to the Olympik hotel, the price for participants of our festival is 6 EUR / day.
  • Starting fee and accommodation payments will be collected during the registration in cash in EUR (at the amount given in these regulations), CZK (in the rate 24:1 compared to prices given in these regulations) or USD or by debit and credit cards: Eurocard/Master Card, Maestro, VISA, VISA Electron, JCB or Diners Club
  • Discount on starting fee and accommodation price - 5% discount in 2nd start in the tournament held within the frame of this year CZECH TOUR Series, or 10% in 3rd start, 15% in 4th start etc. (only starts from all tournaments for individuals played with rating min. 2 x 1,5h + 30s/move are counted)
  • By participating in the tournament, the player gives the organizer the right to take photos and videos with his person and to use them.
  • Interesting things, photos: http://www.facebook.com/czechtouren

Festivals arranged within the frame of CZECH TOUR International Chess Festivals Series Autumn 2022 and Winter 2023

5–12 Nov 2022 12th HRADEC KRALOVE OPEN
12–19 Nov 2022 11th BRNO OPEN
6–13 Jan 2023 21st PRAGUE OPEN
14–21 Jan 2023 21st MARIENBAD OPEN
24 Feb – 3 Mar 2023 22nd LIBEREC OPEN
4–11 Mar 2023 11th PILSEN OPEN

Contact to the organizer

AVE CHESS z. s., Pricna 1892/4, 110 00 Praha, Czech Republic
tel. + 420 - 466 535 200
mobile phone + 420 - 608 203 007
e-mail: ave-kontakt@outlook.cz

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