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Convekta's Games of the Cup, Starting July 15, 2004
keywords: tournament, chessplanet
Robert Pawlak
Tuesday, July 13, 2004

[cup]Schedule

The cup will be a series of 46 blitz tournaments. Note: Complete rules are now available from here.

There will be 8 preliminary tournaments per month (2 preliminary tournaments a week), for a total of 40 preliminary tournaments.  The  first tournament will take place on July, 15, 18:00 Moscow time (10:00 EST, 16:00 GMT). 11 rounds Swiss, time control 3 0. Only the 30 best players from the preliminary tournaments will advance to the finals each month. Grandmasters do not need to play in the preliminary tournaments, and can enter the final tournament directly.

There will be 5 final tournaments (1 final tournament a month) after every eight preliminary tournaments. Each will be a 13 round swiss. For these games, the time control will be 3 1. The 8 best players in this series will advance to the superfinal.

The superfinal tournament will be held in December (exact date TBD). The pool of players for this tournament will be selected by examining each player's three best final tournament performances. Those that have the highest point totals will move on to the superfinal. Grandmasters with ELO above 2650 can enter into the superfinal directly. Time control for the superfinal will be 3 1.

Points and Prizes

Tournament Type Prize Schedule Point Schedule
Preliminary 1:$40; 2:$25; 3:$20; 4:$15; 5:$10; 6:$10; 7:$8; 8:$8; 9:$7; 10:$7 ($150 USD total, each tournament) 1: 20; 2: 15; 3: 11; 4: 8; 5: 6; 6: 5; 7: 4; 8: 3; 9: 2; 10:1
Final 1: $400; 2: $250; 3: $150; 4: $120; 5: $100; 6: $80; 7: $70; 8: $60; 9: $50; 10: $40 ($1400 USD total, each tournament) 1: 20; 2: 15; 3: 11; 4: 8; 5: 6; 6: 5; 7: 4; 8: 3; 9: 2; 10:1
SuperFinal 1: $2500; 2: $1500; 3: $1000; 4: $600; 5: $400; 6: $300; 7: $200; 8: $200; 9: $150; 10: $150 ($7000 USD total) 1: 20; 2: 15; 3: 11; 4: 8; 5: 6; 6: 5; 7: 4; 8: 3; 9: 2; 10:1

Entry Fee

200 RR for Russian citizens. $18 USD for citizens from another countries. Free entry for grandmasters. Paying the fee enters you in all the tournaments, assuming that you are not eliminated.

How to Register

  1. Download the client from http://chessplanet.ru/English/program_eng.html, and set it up.
  2. Log on and register a user name. It is essential to provide real name while registering.
  3. Pay with your credit card at: http://store.convekta.com/shop_model.asp?gid=202&sView=Catalog
  4. Send name, and other details to kubok@chessplanet.ru.

 

Misc

Games will be commented by Chess Assistant 7.1, and analysis should be available within a few minutes of game completion. All games to be held on Convekta's Chessplanet server. The official language of tournament is Russian, but knowledge of Russian is not necessary to participate. Official website of the tournament is: http://chessplanet.ru/English/cup_eng.html.

Free server software is necessary to play. It can be downloaded from http://chessplanet.ru/English/program_eng.html.

The information shown above is correct to the best of my knowledge, but I am not responsible for any errors.







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