Grand Prix: special rules

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In the FIDE Grand Prix series, of which the first event is officially opened on Sunday in Baku, special rules apply.

Here you'll find some interesting rules applying in this Grand Prix Series:

Time control: 120 minutes for the first forty moves, 60 minutes for the next twenty moves and then each player will be allotted 15 minutes after the second time control and an increment of 30 seconds per move will be allowed from move 61 onwards.

Players will not be allowed to offer draws directly to their opponents. Any draw claim will be permitted only through the Chief Arbiter in the following cases:

  • a triple-repetition of the position,
  • a perpetual check,
  • in theoretically drawn position and
  • applying the rule of 50 moves (he writes his move on his scoresheet, and declares to the arbiter his intention to make this move which shall result in the last 50 moves having been made by each player without the movement of any pawn and without any capture, or the last 50 consecutive moves have been made by each player without the movement of any pawn and without any capture).


The Chief Arbiter may consult with the Technical Adviser before accepting any claim by players for a draw. The Chief Arbiter is the only authority who can acknowledge the final result of the game in these cases.

The players are required to make themselves available for short interviews immediately after each game. In general, both players shall be available for the daily press conference.

Players are required to be present at all official functions approved by FIDE President or his representative during the Tournament including official receptions and the opening and closing ceremonies.

Players are specifically requested to note the requirements of FIDE Regulations C.01 (Article 8.1) in respect of their dignified appearance at all times during the event.

Prize money

The recommended prize money which will be offered by host city organisers for each tournament is 212,000 Euros and is split 162,000 Euros as direct prize money for the tournament and 50,000 Euros towards an accumulated prize fund for the players at the end of the series:































Place



Euros

GP Points



1st

30,000

140 points + 40 bonus



2nd

22,500

130 points + 20



3rd

20,000

120 points + 10



4th

15,000

110 points



5th

12,500

100 points



6th

11,000

90 points



7th

10,000

80 points



8th

8,500

70 points



9th

7,500

60 points



10th

6,000

50 points



11th

5,500

40 points



12th

5,000

30 points



13th

4,500

20 points



14th

4,000

10 points



Total

  162,000



 



In the case of any tie in any tournament, the Grand Prix ranking points and prize money will be split equally. The overall winner of the Grand Prix will be the one who will score the most number of cumulative points. The cumulative score will be calculated from the best three results for each player. The winner of the Grand prix agrees to play a match against the winner of the 2009 World Cup.
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