The European Individual Championship 2013: Dress Code, Zero-Tolerance, Sofia Rules

Время публикации: 10.01.2013 21:20 | Последнее обновление: 11.01.2013 01:38

Silvio Danailov wishes Alexei Shirov to win the European Individual Championship  

GM Alexey Shirov and Silvio Danailov, the President of ECU, had a small discussion on Chess-News regarding the forthcoming European Individual Championship which is scheduled to take place from May 5th-16th in Legnica, Poland. The Latvian GM has earlier noted in his interview given to our website that he is going to participate in the European Individual Championship for the first time ever. Shirov expressed his concern regarding the lack of information on the competition. The ECU president first promised information would be published in the nearest days, but GM was dissatisfied with such an answer. Silvio Danailov then wished Shirov success in the upcoming event and shared the link on ECU website where the Regulations have already been published. 

The rules are much like the ones applied in last year's competition: "The championship will be organized in 11-round Swiss system in accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules and FIDE Laws of Chess.

The rate of play will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.

Players may only agree to a draw after the 40th move has been made by black. Players violating this rule will be forfeited. If a player is offered a draw before the 40th move has been made by black, he should call an arbiter. His opponent shall be punished for distracting, according to the FIDE Laws of Chess.

Zero–tolerance rule will be applied for each round." The prize fund of the competition is 100,000 EUR.

Hotels recomended by the organizer:

"In accordance with the ECU regulations, GM, IM, FM (as well as WGM, WIM, WFM) are required to pay a fee in the amount of 65 €/person, while other players are obliged to make the payment of 130 €/person for the fee.

[...] The organization fee is 80 EUR per player. Organisation fee includes:
- transfer from and to Wroclaw airport (80 km) by bus;
- water, coffee and tea for players in the playing hall during the rounds."


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