International Chess Festival kicks off in Baku

Baku, September 30, AZERTAC

The International Chess Festival Baku Open 2015, dedicated to the Independence Day of Republic of Azerbaijan, has today started in Baku at the AF Hotel near Caspian Sea.

The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry and Azerbaijan Chess Federation. The total prize fund is 40,000 USD and the first place is 10,000 USD worth.

The Tournament A is open for the players rated higher than 2250 FIDE and for women rated higher than 2100. Last year the winner was GM Ernesto Inarkiev.

The Tournament B is open for the players rated under 2250. Both groups will play over 9 rounds of Swiss pairings.

The tournament will end on October 8.

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