Tournament

Sheikh Russel International Grandmasters Chess Tournament 2021

Sheikh Russel International Grandmasters Chess Tournament 2021 

 

Sponsored By: SAIF POWERTEC Limited

 

Organised By: Bangladesh Chess Federation

 

19th to 27th October, 2021, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Total Prize Money: 55,000.00 (Fifty Five Thousand) US Dollars 

 

RULES & REGULATIONS

 

The Tournament will be held from 19th to 27th October, 2021on the occasion of birthday celebration of Shahid Sheikh Russel, the youngest son of Father of Nation Banghabandu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The event will be played in accordance with the following rules and regulations:

 

1. ELIGIBILITY & PARTICIPATION

 

Invited each Federation from FIDE send their GM and IM only. It’s invitational International GM Chess event

 

2. PLAYING CONDITIONS

 

The tournament shall be conducted as a Swiss System competition of 9 rounds and will be played according to FIDE regulations.

 

The time control is 90min/40moves+30min/end+30sec increment per move starting from move 1. The games shall be played with DGT clocks. Pairings will be made by Swiss Manager Program.

 

Default Time: Default time is 30 minutes after starting the round.

 

The drawing of colors for round 1 shall be carried out during the players’ meeting.

 

3. SCHEDULE

 

Date

Day

Time

Round

18-10-2021

Monday

Any Time

Arrival

7:00 PM

Technical Meeting

19-10-2021

Tuesday 

3:00 PM

Inauguration Ceremony

4:00 PM

1st Round

20-10-2021

Wednesday 

3:00 PM

2nd Round

21-10-2021

Thursday

3:00 PM

3rd Round

22-10-2021

Friday

3:00 PM

4th Round

23-10-2021

Saturday

3:00 PM

5th Round

24-10-2021

Sunday

3:00 PM

6th Round

25-10-2021

Monday

3:00 PM

7th Round

26-10-2021

Tuesday

3:00 PM

8th Round

27-10-2021

Wednesday

11:00 AM

9th Round

6:00 PM

Prize-Distribution Ceremony

 

4. APPEARANCE MONEY & TRAVELLING EXPENSES

 

Bangladesh Chess Federation will provide Air Fare to all foreign Grndmasters (GM). Air travel expenses for the International Masters (IM) shall be borne by themselves.

 

We will arrange transfer between Hazrat Shahjalal international airport and hotel.

 

5. ACCOMMODATION

 

5.1 Bangladesh Chess Federation will provide free accommodation, food and local transportation to foreign GM’s and IM’s.

 

6. PRIZES

 

Total prize fund is 55,000 US $ as follows. Prize money will be not shared 

 

1st- US $ 10,000, 2nd- US $   7,000, 3rd - US $    5,000, 4th- US $    3,000, 5th- US $    2,000, 

6th- US $    2,000, 7th - US $    2,000,8th- US $    2,000,9th- US $   1,000, 10th-US $   1,000, 

11th-US $   1,000, 12th-US $   1,000,13th-US $   1,000, 14th-US $   1,000, 15th-US $ 1,000, 16th-US $ 1,000,17th-US $ 1,000, 18th-US $ 1,000, 19th-US $ 1,000 and 20th-US $ 1,000

 

Special prizes for Bangladeshi players: 1st-US $ 3,000, 2nd-US $ 2,000, 3rd-US $ 1,000, 4th- US$ 500, 5th-US$ 500, 6th-US$ 500, 7th-US$ 5,00, 8th-US$ 500, 9th-US$ 500, Best Woman-US$ 500, Best Under-20 US$-500 

 

7. CHIEF ARBITER AND HIS ASSISTANTS

 

The Chief Arbiter, his Deputy and Assistants will be appointed by the Bangladesh Chess Federation. 

 

8. APPEALS COMMITTEE

 

An Appeals Committee shall be constituted before the beginning of the tournament as stipulated in the regulations.

 

There shall be a Chairman, two members, and two reserve members shall from different Federations. No member of the Appeals Committee shall sit in judgment in a dispute involving a player or party from his Federation except where the dispute is between two players or two parties from his Federation.

All protests must be submitted in writing to the Appeals Committee not more than one hour after the relevant playing session, or the particular infringement complained against. The Committee may decide on the following matters:

an appeal against a decision by an arbiter, a protest against a player's behaviour,

a complaint alleging false interpretation of the regulations, a request for the interpretation of specific regulations,

a protest or complaint against any participant, or

all other matters which the Committee considers important.

If possible, the Committee shall reach a decision not more than two hours after the submission of a protest. The appeals process shall include written representations and a written decision. The Committee shall endeavor to find binding solutions that are within the true spirit of FIDE motto. Each protest must be accompanied by a deposit fee of USD 50 (Fifty US Dollars) or the equivalent in local currency. If the protest is accepted, the fee shall be returned. If the protest is rejected, the fee may be forfeited to the Organizing Committee. The written decision of the Appeals Committee arising from any dispute in respect of these regulations shall be final.

 

9. TIE BREAK

 

Prize money will be not shared in the Sheikh Russel International Grandmasters Chess Tournament, Tie break system to make ranking will be calculated in the following

order:

  1. Direct encounter between the players in tie; 

  2. Buchholz Cut 1**;

  3. Buchholz;

  4. Average Rating of Opponents Cut 1 (AROC 1)* Greater number of victories inclusive forfeit points

* Average Rating of Opponents, excluding the lowest-rated opponent.

** Buchholz score reduced by the lowest score of the opponents.

 

10. REGISTRATION

 

Requested to all foreign countries to send their GM and IM names on or before 5th October, 2021 with passport copies and photo ID at Bangladesh Chess Federation, 

E-mail: banchessfed@gmail.com

 

11. VISAS

 

Bangladesh Chess Federation will arrange visa on arrival at Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport, Dhaka, Bangladesh. All players must send a copy of passport (page with photo and key information), to Bangladesh Chess Federation before the 5th October, 2021

CONTACTS

Syed Shahab Uddin Shamim General Secretary Bangladesh Chess Federation

E-mail: banchessfed@gmail.com