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General Tournament Information
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 Place and time

AR Crimea, Yalta, settlement Foros, June 7 – 20, 2008.

 Chief Arbiter

International arbiter  Tovchyga, Oleg (Ukraine)


        1. The competition is conducted in the sanatorium complex “Foros” in settlement Foros  of the AR Crimea from June 7th (day of arrival), to June 20th, 2008 (day of departure) by a round robin system among 12 personally invited participants in 11 rounds with one rest day.


         2. Competition is conducted in accordance with FIDE Laws of Chess with use of electronic clock and the Tournament rules of FIDE.


         3. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves and 30 minutes to the end of the game to each participant with addition of 30 sec. after every move starting from the first move.


         4. Day of arrival -  Saturday, June 7th, 2008.

        Technical meeting and drawing of lots of participants – Saturday, June 7th, 2008  at 20:00 local time.

Opening ceremony of the competition and the 1st round – Sunday, June 8th, at 14:30

Start of the rounds 2-11 – at 15:00.

The rest day – Saturday, June 14th.

Closing Ceremony will be after finishing of the last 11th round on Thursday, June 19th.

        Day of departure – Friday, June 20th  2008.


        5. Places are determined by quantity of scores. In the case of equality of scores of the two or more participants, the places are determined (in order of priorities) on:

          -  result of the direct encounter;

  -  Sonneborn-Berger system;
  -  number of won games.