USD57k prize for 2017 Hainan Chess Open in Sanya (Dec 16 - 26)
The 2017 Hainan Chess Open will be held from December 16th to 26th, 2017, in Sanya. The venue will be the Sanya Visun Royal Yacht Hotel.
Chess players of all nationalities are welcome to join in on the fun. The event is organized jointly by the Department of Culture, Radio, Television, Publication, and Sports of Sanya, and by the Hainan Chess Association.
Players will be divided into an A group and a B group.
> The A group is open to male and female players rated 2200 and above based on the October 1st 2017 FIDE rating list.
>The B group is open to male and female players rated less than 2199 based on the October 1st 2017 FIDE rating list (also open to unrated players).
The tournament will operate in nine rounds according to the Swiss System. The time control is 90 minutes for each player with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from the first move. Male and female players will play together and their results will be ranked together.
Total prize money will be US $57,000.
2017 Hainan Chess Open 2017海南国际象棋国际公开赛
Date: December 16th to 26th, 2017
Venue: Sanya Visun Royal Yacht Hotel
Registration: The deadline for registration is November 25th, 2017
Contact person: Cindy Li