European Individual Prizes: Women 106000 versus Open 90000


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.