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2002 Edition: Regulation
The International Chess Festival includes the following tournaments:
Master Open Reserved for players with ELO FIDE, and players with Italian ELO >1899.
1st National Reserved for players with ELO 1700-1899.
2nd National
Reserved for players with ELO <1700.
3rd Category Promotion Tournament: reserved to players without ELO.

Master Open
9 Rounds - Swiss System - Time: 40 moves in 2 hours, then 20 moves each following hour, time control at the 40th, 60th, 80th.
The game will be adjourned after 6 hours of play and resumed on the same day at 21.45 with the following time control: 1 hour for 20 moves + 30 minutes Quick Play Finish.
The last round will be played without adjournment.

Other Tournaments
8 Rounds - Italo Swiss System - Time: 40 moves in 2 hours + 1 hour Q.P.F.

Both italian and foreign players can take part at the tournament.
The foreign players who are not in the FIDE list have to exhibit a document of their chess federation attesting their game strenght.

Achievement and variations of FIDE ELO and FIDE TITLES
As from FIDE normative.

Tie break
In case of equal standings in order to determinate the final classification it will be used the italian variation of the Bucholz System.

Pre-Registration and Information
Tel. and Fax + 39 02 95302021
Tel. 02 9513573
Email marcopagno@tiscali.it

Organizational contribution Euro 57,00 (Euro 35,00 for women and players of the Promotion Tournament, Euro 25,00 for the Juniors born after the 31.12.85).
Free registration for GM, IM and FM.
The registration will be accepted till the final term that is the drawing of the first round, subordinated to the availability of room and material.

For what is not considered in this regulation-notice are valid the norms of the FIDE International Regulations and the FSI Technical Regulations in force during the tournaments.
The registration to the tournament involves the total and unconditioned acceptance of the rules of this notice.
The organisation reserves itself the right to introduce changes that could be useful for the success of the chess festival or in case of uncontrollable events.

In the playing hall: smoking is not allowed and mobile phones must be switched off.
It's strictly forbidden to bring palmtop computers into the playing area.

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