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Regulations of the International Chess Tournament

Norway Chess & Norway Chess Women’s Tournament

Stavanger, Norway, May 27 – June 7, 2024


FIDE’s Laws of Chess will apply.

Tournament Regulations*

6 players will take part in the Tournament.
The Tournament is a double-round event with Armageddon.
The Tournament consists of 10 rounds.

Berger tables will be used for the pairings.
Drawing of lots will be done at the Technical Meeting.

Default time is 15 minutes.

Time Control
Each player will have 120 minutes on the clock with an increment of 10 seconds starting from move 41.
The time control for the Armageddon game: white has 10 minutes and black has 7 minutes with an increment for both players of 1 second per move, starting from move 41.

Draw by Mutual Agreement
Players are not allowed to agree to a draw until at least 30 moves have been made by each player. This rule does not apply to Armageddon games.

If the classical game is drawn, an Armageddon game will be played. It shall start within 20 minutes of the conclusion of the classical game. The player with White pieces will continue with White in Armageddon. If the Armageddon game is drawn, black will win.

Players will get the following points per round:

Win in the classical game: 3 points
Loss in the classical game: 0 points
Draw in the classical game & win Armageddon: 1½ points
Draw in the classical game & loss Armageddon: 1 point

If two players share the first place, there will be a Play-off to decide the winner. This Play-off consists of a two-game blitz match with the time control of 3 min. + 2 sec. increment per move. If this match ends in a tie, a further match will be played. If this match ends in a tie, there will be an Armageddon game where white has 10 minutes and black, with draw odds, has 7 minutes both with an increment of 1 second per move, starting from move 41.

If more than two players share first place, there will be a double round-robin with the below tiebreak rules.

The remaining players in this will also share the prize money according to the below tie-break systems:

  1. Direct Encounter
  2. Sonneborn-Berger
  3. Koya System
  4. The Koya System Extended
  5. Drawing of lots

For tie-breaks purpose only points in classical games will be counted.

Prize Money

The total prize fund of the Tournament is 1 690 000 NOK. Distribution of Prize money occurs as followed:

#1   NOK 700 000
#2   NOK 350 000
#3   NOK 200 000
#4   NOK 170 000
#5   NOK 150 000
#6   NOK 120 000

Prize money will be shared among the players with the same score based on the tiebreak results. This does not apply to the first prize.

*Organisers reserve the right to make changes in the regulations before the start of the tournament. All possible changes will be announced during the technical meeting on May 26th.