Thursday, 03 June 2010 07:08

FIDE and the Organising Committee of the Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk announce that for the first time in Olympiad history there will be cash prizes for teams.

The following prizes will be paid to the winning teams in the Open and Women’s events:
1st. – EUR 20.000
2nd. – EUR 12.000
3rd. – EUR 8.000

The three winning teams for the best composite scores in the Open and Women’s sections
(The Nona Gaprindashvili International Trophy) shall receive:
1st. – EUR 10.000
2nd. – EUR 6.000
3rd . – EUR 4.000

Best Individual performance in both Open and Women’s sections
ALL Boards:
1st. – EUR 5.000
2nd. – EUR 3.000
3rd. – EUR 2.000

Special prizes for the best performance among new players in the Olympiad in Open and Women’s sections – EUR 2.000 [Only payable to participants that have not received another cash prize]

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