MIGUEL NAJDORF INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL
Under the auspices
of the Marshal of the Mazovian Voivodeship Mr Adam Struzik
and the Mayor of the Warsaw Central District Mr Wojciech Bartelski
Warsaw, 18-26 July 2009
A – round-robin GM
B – Open for players with Elo>2000
C – Open for players with Elo<2000
D – Tournament of chess prodigies (born 1999 and later)
Warsaw Chess Foundation, Mazovian Chess Federation, "Polonia" Warsaw Chess Club
Municipality of the Warsaw Central District, Marshal's Office of the Mazovian Voivodeship, Warsaw Centre of Sports and Recreation
3. Festival Director
Maria Macieja, e-mail: , mobile: +48-603-391-318
Deputy Festival Director: Jarosław Kowalewski, mobile: +48-694-146-194
4. Chief Arbiter
International Arbiter Paweł Suwarski
5. On-line transmission service
dr Michał Rudolf
7. Date and venue
The tournaments will take place in the Warsaw Sports and Recreation Centre at ul.Polna 7a in Warsaw (city centre) http://www.osir-polna.pl/
|Saturday||18.07.2009||5.00 pm||Opening ceremony and 1st round|
|Sunday||19.07.2009||5.00 pm||2nd round|
|Monday||20.07.2009||5.00 pm||3rd round|
|Tuesday||21.07.2009||5.00 pm||4th round|
|Wednesday||22.07.2009||5.00 pm||5th round|
|Thursday||23.07.2009||5.00 pm||6th round|
|Friday||24.07.2009||5.00 pm||7th round|
|Saturday||25.07.2009||5.00 pm||8th round|
|Sunday||26.07.2009||10.00 am||9th round (A and B tournaments)|
|12.00 pm||9th round (C and D tournaments)|
|4.00 pm||Closing ceremony|
8. Tournament groups and entry fees
Tournament A is for personally invited players.
Tournament is a part of the ACP Tour.
Tournament B is open for players rated 2000 (Elo) and higher, with GM and IM norms available.
Entry fee: 130 PLN
Tournament C is open for players rated below 2000.
Entry fee: 100 PLN
A, B and C tournaments will be Elo rated.
Tournament D (chess prodigies) is open for players born 1999 and later.
Entry fee: 50 PLN
9. System of Play
Tournament A is a round-robin tournament, 9 rounds.
Tournaments B, C and D: Swiss system, 9 rounds
Group A: 90 min for 40 moves + 30 min for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.
Group B: 90 min for the game, with an increment of 30 sec per move.
Group C: 90 min for the game (no increment).
Group D: 60 min for the game.
Tournament A: prizes and appearance fees negotiated with the players;
Tournament B: total prize fund 32 200 PLN (gross)
Tournament C: total prize fund 3 800 PLN (gross)
Tournament D: item prizes
Item prizes in the Festival: 50 items of total value 5 000 PLN
Tournament B: money prizes (32 200 PLN total) + 10 item prizes:
|1st place||8000 PLN|
|2nd place||4500 PLN|
|3rd place||3500 PLN|
|4th place||2500 PLN|
|5th place||2000 PLN|
|6th place||1500 PLN|
|7th place||1200 PLN|
|8th place||1100 PLN|
|9th place||1000 PLN|
|10th place||900 PLN|
|11th place||750 PLN|
|12th place||650 PLN|
|13th place||550 PLN|
|14th place||500 PLN|
|the best woman||750 PLN|
|2nd woman||400 PLN|
|the best player born 1949 or earlier||400 PLN|
|the best player born 1991 or later||400 PLN|
|the best girl born 1991 or later||400 PLN|
|the best player with rating <= 2200||400 PLN|
|the best player with rating <= 2300||400 PLN|
|the best player with rating <= 2400||400 PLN|
Item prizes (10 prizes founded by the Warsaw Central District)
money prizes (3 800 PLN total) + 20 item prizes:
|1st place||750 PLN|
|2nd place||550 PLN|
|3rd place||450 PLN|
|4th place||350 PLN|
|5th place||300 PLN|
|6th place||200 PLN|
|the best woman||300 PLN|
|the best player born 1949 or earlier||300 PLN|
|the best player with rating <= 1600||200 PLN|
|the best player with rating <= 1400||200 PLN|
|the best player with rating <= 1200||200 PLN|
Item prizes (20 prizes founded by the Warsaw Central District)
item prizes for all children.
Prizes are not divided.
Not more than 2 prizes can be given to a player. If he wins more prizes, he receives the 2 highest. If the value of the prizes is equal, the player receives (if applicable) prizes in the following order:
- for the final place
- for the best girl
- for the best boy
- for the best player born 1949 or earlier
- for the best woman
- for the best place in rating groups (in as low rating group as possible)
All prizes are shown before taxes, the income tax of 10% will be deducted. According to the Polish law all prizes below 760 PLN are free of taxation.
11. Applications and fees:
Applications should be submitted to:
a) chief arbiter: Paweł Suwarski by e-mail:
b) Warsaw Chess Foundation:
- office, Monday - Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
- by fax: 022 887 67 06
Applications and entry fees should be sent by 30th June 2009.
For applications submitted later, the entry fees rise by 50 PLN.
- transfer to the bank account:
Fundacja na Rzecz Wspierania Szachów w Warszawie, ul. Konwiktorska 6, 00-206 Warszawa
bank: Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A., XV O/ Warszawa
account no.: 95 1240 2887 1111 0010 0485 3355
(please clearly state which players the payment concerns)
- at the cash desk of the Foundation, 6 Konwiktorska street, 00-206 Warsaw, from Monday to Friday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- on the 17th of July 2009 from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the Warsaw Sports and Recreation Centre, ul. Polna 7a (only for foreign participants)
The list of the participants will be regularly updated and published on the website www.poloniachess.pl, and the final list will be posted up for the verification by the players on 18th of July 2009 in the playing hall at 4 pm.
13. Special Conditions
- free participation: Grandmasters and Women Grandmasters.
- free accomodation and meals at the hotel of the Warsaw Sports and Recreation Centre, ul.Polna 7a, from 17.07.2009 till 26.07.2009 in a single room: participants of Tournament A
- free accomodation and meals at the hotel of the Warsaw Sports and Recreation Centre, ul.Polna 7a, from 17.07.2009 till 26.07.2009 in a double room: 10 GMs in Tournament B (in order of application)
- All the participants of the Festival may use the swimming-pool of the Centre free of charge daily from 8 pm till 10 pm.
The Organizer offers accommodation in the House of Students "Riviera" (100 m from the playing venue) in studio-type rooms (room + bathroom + kitchen annexe + room) from 17.07.2009 till 26.07.2009. Prices of accommodation and meals will be given in a separate information note.
The players have to insure themselves for health and accident risk.
16. Final notices
THE FINAL INTERPRETATION OF THE GENERAL INFORMATION BELONGS TO THE ORGANIZER.
Deputy Tournament Director