Unveiling the 1st Unicorn International FIDE Rated Open Chess Tournament 2024

Unveiling the 1st Unicorn International FIDE Rated Open Chess Tournament 2024

Greetings, chess enthusiasts and strategists alike! Get ready to mark your calendars and sharpen your wits because the 1st Unicorn International FIDE Rated Open Chess Tournament 2024 is about to make its grand debut in the heart of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Proudly organized under the esteemed banner of the All India Chess Federation and in collaboration with the MP Chess Ad-Hoc Committee, this tournament is set to redefine the realm of competitive chess.

Event Details:

  • AICF Event Code: 372111/MP/2024
  • Date: 13th - 17th July 2024
  • Venue: TIT College, Anand Nagar, Bhopal, MP
  • Supported by: Unicorn Chess Academy, Meetchess.com
Prizes Worth 10,00,000 INR Await!

Tournament Highlights

Prepare to engage in thrilling matches as we adhere to the FIDE Swiss System with 9 Rounds. The time control will be 90 minutes with a 30-second increment, ensuring an electrifying pace for every move.

In the spirit of fair play, the default time is set at 30 minutes, and players are prohibited from agreeing to a draw before the 30th black move.

Tie Break Rules

To determine the ultimate victor, tie-break mechanisms include Buchholz Cut 1, Buchholz, SB, Direct Encounter, Greater number of wins (Including forfeit points), and Greater number of wins with black.

Registration Essentials

  • All Indian Players must be registered with AICF for the year 2024-25.
  • Both Rated & Unrated Players are welcome.
  • Special categories require relevant certificates.

Important Dates

  • Last date for Entry 5th July 2024
  • Entry with Late fees till 12th July 2024
  • Entry closes on 12th July 2024, 12 PM IST

Prizes Galore

Prepare to vie for your share of the bounty, with a total cash prize of ₹10,00,000/- up for grabs, along with trophies across various categories including Open, Rating, and Age Groups.

A Glimpse into the Schedule

  • Arrival: 13th July 2024, 8:30 am
  • Players Meeting: 9:00 am
  • Inauguration: 9:30 am
  • Rounds: Scheduled from 13th to 17th July 2024
  • Closing Ceremony and Prize Distribution: 17th July 2024, 5:00 pm
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Entry Fee

Entry fees vary according to player categories, with early bird discounts available.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to secure your spot in this prestigious event.

Registration Details

  • GM/IM/WGM/WIM: Free
  • Entry Fee:
    • ₹5000 INR (for all rated and unrated players)
    • MP Players: ₹4500 INR
    • Bhopal Players: ₹4000 INR
    • Women Players, Specially Abled, Veteran Players, UCA/TIT Players: ₹4000 INR
    • Forces, North Eastern: ₹3500 INR
    • 100% visually impaired players: Free

Important Dates

  • Last date for Entry: 5th July 2024
  • Early Bird Discount: ₹3,500/-* for all till 15th May 2024
  • Entry will be accepted till 12th July 2024 with a late fee of ₹500 INR
  • Entry will be closed on 12th July 2024, 12 PM IST

Emergency Contact: +91 9713428168, +91 9713109488

Bank Details

  • Bank Name: Canara Bank
  • Branch: Narela Shankari, Bhopal
  • Account Holder Name: Unicorn Sports Cultural Society
  • Account No.: 5104101002477
  • IFSC: CNRB0005104

About the Organizers

  • Unicorn Chess Academy: Committed to fostering a love for chess and nurturing strategic thinking.
  • Meetchess.com: Pioneering chess education with contemporary video classrooms.

Contact Organisers

For any inquiries or assistance, feel free to reach out to organizers:

Explore Bhopal

Immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of Bhopal and discover its hidden gems. From the Tribal Museum to the iconic Sanchi Stupa, the city offers a myriad of experiences waiting to be explored.

Experience the Magic of Chess

Join us for a riveting chess extravaganza that promises not just intense competition, but also an unforgettable journey of skill, strategy, and camaraderie. Don't miss out on the chance to be part of history in the making. See you at the board!

Additional Information

Before you embark on your chess adventure, make sure to check out the nearby hotels for convenient accommodation options.

Plus, explore the city's landmarks and attractions to make the most of your visit to Bhopal.

Madhya Pradesh Chess AD-HOC Committee

Led by esteemed individuals including Mr. Gurmeet Singh and IM Akshat Khamparia, the committee ensures the smooth execution of the tournament.

Tournament Organizing Committee

Comprising dedicated individuals such as Dr. R. R. Karsoliya and Mr. Bhupendra Singh, the organizing committee leaves no stone unturned in ensuring a memorable event for all participants.

Tournament Arbiter’s Committee

Under the guidance of IA Praveen Thakre, the arbiter's committee upholds the integrity of the game and ensures fair play throughout the tournament.

Tournament Medical & First-aid Committee

Safety comes first, and our medical committee, led by Dr. Sanjeev Sharma, ensures the well-being of all participants.

Tournament Media Committee

Stay updated with the latest news and highlights, thanks to the efforts of the media committee.

Venue Details

The Technocrats Institute of Technology, Anand Nagar, Bhopal, MP, sets the stage for this epic chess battle. Refer to the provided map location for easy navigation.

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Prepare to embark on a chess journey like no other. The 1st Unicorn International FIDE Rated Open Chess Tournament 2024 awaits, beckoning players from every corner of the chess universe to test their skills and make history.
Don't miss your chance to be part of this extraordinary event.
See you at the board!

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