Mai 18, 2024

Baku Open 2024 announced

The Ministry of Youth & Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijan Chess Federation are pleased to announce the Baku Open – 2024 Chess Festival dedicated to the 100th anniversary of FIDE. The festival will be held from June 28 (arrival day) to July 07 (last round and closing ceremony) in Baku Sport Hall.

The program of the festival includes competitions in two sections (A and B), 9-round Swiss tournaments with classical time control. Group A is open to players with FIDE Elo above 2100 (Women – above 1800), Group B is open for young players with FIDE Elo and born in 2012 and later.


Photo: Baku Sports Hall Facebook                                 

The total prize fund of the tournament amounts to USD 50,000, with USD 12,000 reserved for the winner of Section A. The first ten registered players with FIDE Elo above 2650 (as of June 1, 2024) and women with FIDE Elo above 2450 (as of June 1, 2024) will be provided with a full board.

Schedule:

Date

Time

Event

Group B

Group A

29 June

14:30

Opening ceremony

29 June

10:00

15:00

1st round

30 June

10:00

15:00

2nd round

01 July

10:00

15:00

3rd round

02 July

10:00

15:00

4th round

03 July

10:00

15:00

5th round

04 July

10:00

15:00

6th round

05 July

10:00

15:00

7th round

06 July

10:00

15:00

8th round

07 July

10:00

15:00

9th round

07 July

    20:00

Closing ceremony

 


Photo: thediaryofanomad.com/

The capital of Azerbaijan has a lot to offer besides chess. The guests of this open-minded and hospitable city are welcome to stroll along the Caspian promenade, visit the Old City and enjoy the unique blend of ancient and new.

Regulations for International Chess Festival Baku Open 2024 (PDF)

Contacts:
Azerbaijan Chess Federation
Е-mail: azerbaijanchess@yahoo.com
Website: http://asf.org.az