The Dubai Chess & Culture Club has the pleasure to invite players of your federation to participate in the 12th Dubai Open Chess Championship to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 4th to 14th April 2010. The tournament will be played in 9 rounds according to the Swiss System, with time control of 1 hour 30 minutes for the whole game with an incremental time of 30 seconds per move.
The Organizing Committee grants the prize fund of US $45000 and the winner will be awarded the custody of Sheikh Rashed Bin Hamdan Al Mactoum Cup. If two or more players share the same place, the money will be equally shared. In case of shared first place, the Cup will be awarded by the average rating of 8 strongest opponents of the each involved player.
Top ten prizes are: 1st place – $8000, 2nd – $5000, 3rd – $4000, 4th – $3500, 5th – $2500, 6th – $2200, 7th – $2000, 8th – $1700, 9th – $1500, 10th – $1300. Special prizes for ladies – $2300, special prizes for local players – $6000.
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