Regulations

Rate of play

Each player will get 2,5 hours for the first 40 moves, f.b. 1 hour for the next 16 moves, f.b. 15 minutes to finish the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move in the last period.
 
If a game is not finished after 5 hours of play, the arbiter shall require the player having the move to ‘seal’ that move.
 
A player having the move, who adjourns the game before the end of the playing session, shall be considered to have sealed at the nominal time for the end of the session, and his remaining time shall so be recorded.
 
For more:  see  ”Guidelines in case a game needs to be adjourned” at 
https://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=125&view=article
 

Playing Venue 

The tournament will take place in the same venue as the Dutch Championships and the SPAchess Open:
Sports Center Universum - Science Park 306, Amsterdam. More Information: click here.

Schedule

Saturday 
14 July
13.00 - 18.00 hrs
round 1
Sunday
15 July
13.00 - 18.00 hrs
round 2
Monday
16 July
13.00 - 18.00 hrs
round 3
Tuesday
17 July
13.00 hrs
adjourned games
Wednesday
18 July
13.00 - 18.00 hrs
round 4
Thursday
19 July
13.00 - 18.00 hrs
round 5
Friday
20 July
13.00 - 18.00 hrs
round 6
Saturday
21 July
13.00 hrs
adjourned games
Sunday
22 July
11.00 - 19.00 hrs
round 7
    19.00 hrs prize ceremony

Prize Money

Total $ 35,000
If players have the same number of points, their prizes will be shared equally.

1st prize: $ 10,000
2nd prize: $ 7,000
3rd prize:  $ 5,000
4th prize:  $ 4,000
5th prize:  $ 3,000
6th prize:  $ 3,000
7th prize:  $ 3,000

Rating

The results will not be reported for FIDE rating.

Players

Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR, 2769, 10th of the world)
Gata Kamsky (USA, 2741, 14th of the world)
Baadur Jobava (GEO, 2730, 21st of the world)
Krishnan Sasikiran (IND, 2707, 37th of the world)
Le Quang Liem (VIE, 2693, 51st of the world)
Emil Sutovsky (ISR, 2687, 59th of the world)
Anna Muzychuk (SLO, 2606, 200th of the world)