Úvod » Unique rapid chess tournament, time handicap, September 17, 2017 - Bratislava
Date: September 17th, 2017
Location: Dom kultúry Vajnory, Pod lipami 2, Bratislava, Slovakia
Tournament system: Swiss system, 9 rounds,
Time control: total time of game is 20 min. and will be splitted
according our handicap table of ELO rating differences.
(more information in „Technical regulations“).
Results will not be sent to FIDE.
Organizers: Štefan Blaho, Peter Červeň, GM Likavský Tomáš
Director: Štefan Blaho, contact: +421 911 354 784, email@example.com
Chief Arbiter: FA Ladislav Šipeky
Application: Application to the tournament has to be done via application
Registration will be accepted only after payment of entry fee.
Due to the limited number of participants, the day of receipt of the payment
to the bank account is decisive. An exception to this rule may be granted
only by tournament director.
Entry fee: 35 €
Payment of entry fee: Payment is accepted only by credit/debit card online at our webpage (GoPay) or
by bank transfer and no later than September 12, 2017 (inclusive).
Beneficiary´s bank: Tatra banka, a.s.
Bank account (IBAN): SK73 1100 0000 0029 4704 1162
Beneficiary: Snacks s.r.o.
Beneficiary´s address: Dostojevského rad 13, 811 09 Bratislava
Variable symbol: purchase order number received
in confirmation e-mail after the application process
Information for receiver: name and surname
In case of late registration after 12.9.2017 or payment in
cash before start of the tournament additional of 7 € will be applied.
Cancelation: Cancelation of participation – by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Refreshments: Organizer will arrange catering free for all participants (lunch,
The hotel is close to the playing hall and negotiated prices for chess players are:
- single room incl. breakfast - 52 EUR (incl. tourist tax)
- double room incl. breakfast - 65 EUR (incl. tourist tax)
- parking free
It is necessary to use code “SACH” to book a room there to apply
negotiated prices for accommodation.
Organizer can arrange another accommodation on request.
Prizepool: 4.000 € GUARANTEED
Prizepool is guaranteed in case of at least 100 participants.
In case of participation below 100 participants the
prizepool will be 70% of paid entry fee and will be
splitted based on table no. 2.
Prizes: In case of participation of 100 and more participants the
guaranteed prizepool will be splitted on 18 prizes based
on table no. 1.
In case of participation less than 100 participants the prizepool of
70% of paid entry fee will be splitted on 12 prizes based
on table no. 2.
Table no. 1:
Split of guaranteed prizepool in case of
100 and more participants:
Table no. 2:
Split of prizepool in case of participation below
100 participants (as % of paid entry fees):
Exact amount of prizes in case of participation below
100 participants will be announced after 1st round latest.
All prizes over 350 € to be subject of 19 % income tax in
accordance with the existing tax law of Slovak republic.
Schedule: Registration of participants – Sunday September 17, 2017
from 9:00 till 10:00 hr.
Opening: 10:00 – 10:30
Round 1: 10:30 – 11:00
Round 2: 11:00 – 11:30
Round 3: 11:30 – 12:00
Round 4: 12:00 – 12:30
Round 5: 12:30 – 13:00
Lunch (catering): 13:00 – 14:00
Round 6: 14:00 – 14:30
Round 7: 14:30 – 15:00
Round 8: 15:00 – 15:30
Round 9: 15:30 – 16:00
Play-off matches: 16:00 – 16:25
Closing ceremony: 16:30 – 17:00
Prize-giving rules: Standing after 9 rounds will be determined on following:
(Buchholz score reduced by the lowest score of the opponents)
(sum of the scores of each of the opponents of a player)
There will be additional play-off matches for the 1st,
for the 2nd and for the 3rd place if the number of
points is equal.
You will get more information in the playing hall before the start of the
Technical regulations: A time handicap system will be used in our tournament. This
enables to a weaker player to have a bigger chance of winning
against a stronger one in comparison with classic rapid chess with
equal playing time for both the players.
The time handicap against the stronger player will be
used from our handicap table of ELO rating differences:
Standard FIDE ELO rating valid from 1st September 2017
will be considered for ELO rating difference calculation.
If a Slovak player is FIDE unrated, the national rating
will be applied.
If a foreign player is FIDE unrated, the organizer will
request a proof of national ELO rating of the player.
If a foreign player has no national ELO rating,
the organizer will request a proof of his national chess federation.
If such a player is not able provide us with a written confirmation
from his national federation, the organizer will not allow him to
particpate at the tournament.
Players with no ELO rating will get the basic ELO 1000
for the purposes of the tournament.
Adjusted FIDE rules for rapid chess will be applied.
The only adjustment is the section A.1:
“‘Rapid handicap chess game is one where all the moves must be
completed in a fixed time of at least 1 minute but less
than 20 minutes for each player”.
Other sections of the FIDE rules for rapid chess