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It is difficult to determine the real compensation the top players receive since appearance fees are not disclosed. Sometimes as well there is a payment from other than the tournament organizers.
These appear to be comparable in that there is likely no appearance fee issue.
Women 106,000: 2012 March 1 to 2012 March 13
Open 90,000: 2012 March 19 to 2012 April 01
The prize fund is 100 000 EUR. According to Bulgarian law all prizes are taxable (10%).
This along with the 33,500 pounds at Gibraltar just for women should draw more women into chess. http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.com/prizes.htm
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