2nd International Chess Festival “Riga Technical University open”

Riga Technical UniversityGM Alexei Shirov sent me an invitation to the second edition of RTU Open. The first edition gathered 138 participants. The second will be bigger and stronger!

Tournament A – Grandmaster tournament. August 6-12.

ELO Tournament, 9 rounds, Swiss system with time control of 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move.The tournament should have GM, IM, WGM and WIM norms.

The guaranteed prize for the first place is 1000 LVL (1420 EUR)

Tournament B – Amateur ELO Tournament for players with ELO < 2150. August 9-12.

A 7 round Swiss system ELO tournament with time control of 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move.

The total prize fund of the festival is planned to be 5250 LVL (7500 EUR).

GMs and IMs with ELO > 2500 are eligible for a limited number of free accommodations. Limited number of GMs with ELO > 2600 is eligible for inscription fees. Please, contact organizers as soon as possible, if you are interested.

More detailed information and regulations available on the website of Latvian chess federation http://www.sahafederacija.lv/?category_name=rtu-open-2011

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