Tie-breaks in Plovdiv

Tie-breaks in Plovdiv

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
May 2, 2008, 11:44 PM |
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Tie breaks in Plovdiv

Although the titles have been decided in the European Championships, there are tie-breaks today for the medal winners and qualification for the World Championship.

Please note this is correction to the previous report which gave the placings as in the final table.  This means that Yelena Dembo could come home with a medal! 

System of the Tie-break matches:
  • Additional matches of two games will be played with 15 minutes on the clock and addition of 10 seconds before each move.
  • If this match is drawn again, then two games will be played with five minutes plus two seconds per move.
  • If this match is again drawn, then the sudden-death game will be played with white having 5 minutes on the clock and black having 4 minutes, without any addition. White has to win the sudden-death game in order to win the match.

There is also the not-so-small matter of the prize money to decide.

(1 EUR is approx $1.54)

Main Prizes
Rank         Men: 92 200 EUR       Women: 34 500 EUR
1                          15 000                6 000
2                          10 000                5 000
3                            8 000                4 000
4                            6 500                3 000
5                            5 500                2 000
6                            5 000                1 900
7                            4 500                1 800
8                            4 000                1 700
9                            3 500                1 600
10                          3 200                1 500
11                          3 000                1 400
12                          2 800                1 300
13                          2 500                1 200
14                          2 200                1 100
15                          2 000                1 000
16                          1 900
17                          1 800
18                          1 700
19                          1 600
20                          1 500
21                          1 400
22                          1 300
23                          1 200
24                          1 100
25                          1 000

 

UPDATE:  Unfortunately Yelena lost her first tie-break match against Viktoria Cmilyte and finishes in 7th place. More details to follow.

 


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