Tournament A – Grandmaster open

ELO Tournament with GM, IM, WGM and WIM norms

The tournament will be part of ACP Tour

  • Regulations

    Swiss system, 9 rounds, FIDE rules, ELO rated.

  • Time limit

    90 minutes per game per player + 30 seconds per move starting from the move 1.

  • Schedule


    Monday 09.08. 14:00-16:00 Registration
    16:30 Opening ceremony
    17:00 1st round
    Tuesday 10.08. 11:00 2nd round
    17:00 3rd round
    Wednesday 11.08. 15:00 4th round
    Thursday 12.08. 11:00 5th round
    17:00 6th round
    Friday 13.08. 15:00 7th round
    Saturday 14.08. 15:00 8th round
    Sunday 15.08 11:00 9th round
    18:30 Closing ceremony
  • Entries

    Early registrations (by specifying your Name, ELO, Date of Birth, Country and accommodation if necessary) for the tournaments A – E and Y should be sent before the 24th of July either by e-mail: chess@rtu.lv or by filling the application form in the section “Registration”.

    The onsite registration according to the schedule of the corresponding tournament is mandatory also for online pre-registered participants, including participants that have free entry. The organizers reserve the rights to exclude players that have missed the onsite registration deadline from the tournament.

  • Entry fee

    GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs have free entry at the Tournament A

    ELO > 2299 55 EUR
    ELO 2200 – 2299 65 EUR
    ELO 2100 – 2199 75 EUR
    ELO 2000 – 2099 90 EUR
    ELO 1900 – 1999 110 EUR
    ELO < 1900 160 EUR
    Without ELO 200 EUR
  • Discounts

    FMs, WFMs, juniors up to 18 years of age (born 2003 and later), seniors over 65 years of age (born 1956 and earlier) have a 25% discount. Players representing Latvian Chess Federation have a 35% discount. FMs, WFMs, juniors up to 18 years of age and seniors over 65 years who represents Latvian Chess Federation have a 50% discount. Discounts do not add up. This discount does not refer to the additional charge for the late registration.

  • Late registrations

    Players whose application to tournaments A-E and Y will be registered after the 24th of July 2021 will pay additional charge of 10 EUR.

  • Late arrival

    Waiting time in the Tournaments A – E and Y in case of late arrival is 30 minutes.

  • Tie-breaks

    The following tie-break criteria are used: 1) Mini Bucholz (without worst result), 2) Bucholc and 3) Rating Performance.

  • Prize giving

    All players must be present at the closing ceremony to receive financial prizes. The organizers reserve the rights not to pay out prizes if the participant fails to do so.

  • Financial prizes

    The prize fund of the tournament A is 17 100 EUR (guaranteed in case of at least 180 participants), the first prize is guaranteed to be 2 500 EUR. 25 general prizes and special prizes for the best women, junior (born 2003 and later) and senior players (born 1961 and earlier) as well as rating prizes in at least 4 groups. General prizes are shared using the Hort system, special prizes are not shared. A player can receive only one prize.

    1st place 2500 EUR
    2nd place 1700 EUR
    3rd place 1250 EUR
    4th place 1000 EUR
    5 th place 850 EUR
    6 th place 750 EUR
    7 th place 650 EUR
    8 th place 550 EUR
    9 th place 480 EUR
    10 th place 410 EUR
    11 th place 360 EUR
    12 th place 310 EUR
    13 th place 280 EUR
    14 th place 250 EUR
    15 th place 220 EUR
    16 th place 200 EUR
    17 th place 180 EUR
    18 th place 170 EUR
    19 th place 160 EUR
    20 th place 150 EUR
    21st place 140 EUR
    22nd place 130 EUR
    23rd place 120 EUR
    24 th place 110 EUR
    25 th place 100 EUR
    Best Latvian players
    1st place 400 EUR
    2nd place 300 EUR
    3rd place 200 EUR
    4th place 150 EUR
    5 th place 100 EUR
    Women – 1st place 200 EUR
    Women – 2nd place 150 EUR
    Women – 3rd place 100 EUR
    Senior – 1st place 100 EUR
    Senior – 2st place 70 EUR
    Senior – 3st place 40 EUR
    Junior prizes
    1st place 100 EUR
    2nd place 70 EUR
    3rd place 50 EUR
    Senior prizes
    1st place 200 EUR
    2nd place 140 EUR
    3rd place 100 EUR
    Women prizes
    1st place 420 EUR
    2nd place 340 EUR
    3rd place 250 EUR
    4th place 200 EUR
    Rating prizes 
    ELO <2400 80 EUR
    ELO <2300 80 EUR
    ELO <2200 80 EUR
    ELO <2100 80 EUR
    ELO <2000 and Without ELO 80 EUR