The Polish Chess Federation and Gen. Kazimierz Sosnkowski Chess Foundation have a great pleasure and an honor to invite your players to take part in the MetLife Warsaw Najdorf Chess Festival, which will take place in the Warsaw Sports and Recreation Centre, 8–16 July 2016.
The event consists of 4 tournaments:
A – Open for players with Elo >= 2200;
B – Open for players with Elo 1600-2199;
C – Open for players with Elo < 1600; and
D – Tournament of chess prodigies (born 2006 and later).
The participants should register on the website not later than 20 June, 2016 or submit an application with the following data: name, surname, country, birthdate, FIDE rating – to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 20 June, 2016.
The tournament Director is Maria Macieja and the Chief Arbiter will be FIDE Arbiter Paweł Suwarski.
The total prize fund of the festival is 30.000 EUR.
A Tournament: prize fund 20600 Euros + 3000 Euros
B Tournament: prize fund 6000 Euros
C Tournament: prize fund 3000 Euros
D Tournament: prize fund 400 Euros
A, B and C Tournaments will be poayed according to the Swiss system in 9 rounds, with the time control of 90 min. for 40 moves + 30 min. for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. D Tournament will also be played according to the Swiss system, but in 7 rounds, and with the shorter time format: 1h for the game (no increment).
The Festival is a part of the ACP Tour and the ACP Open circuit, and belongs to the best and strongest opens is Europe nowadays.
More information about the festival at the Official Website